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7 Excellent 2021 Emmy-Winning Shows You Need To Binge-Watch Right Away

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7 Excellent 2021 Emmy-Winning Shows You Need To Binge-Watch Right Away

Some 2021 Emmy Awards’ heavy-hitters to add to your list.

The 73rd Emmy Awards stuck to a predictable set of winners, although none undeserving of the accolades. The night was especially huge for British actors and shows generally set in England with The Crown and Ted Lasso emerging as the big winners of the night. We’ve compiled a list of 7 must-watch Emmy winning shows for your viewing pleasure.

1. Ted Lasso

The internet cannot get enough of Ted Lasso. The story of a small-time football coach who is hired to coach a professional team in England has unanimously been described as the perfect comfort show. In an age where television and films are getting increasingly dark, Ted Lasso comes as a breath of fresh air.

Emmys won: Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series — Jason Sudeikis.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series — Hannah Waddingham.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series — Brett Goldstein.

Where to watch: Apple TV+

2. Mare of Easttown

Mare of Easttown is a captivating watch from start to finish. Led by a brilliant Kate Winslet, the show revolves around a detective caught in the middle of a murder investigation in Pennsylvania. If you’re into slow burn thrillers, you’ll want to check this one out.

Emmys won: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie — Kate Winslet.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie — Julianne Nicholson.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie — Evan Peters.

Where to watch: Binge

3. The Queens Gambit

This coming-of-age drama was all the rage when it first came out in 2020, in part because of it’s lead Anya Taylor-Joy’s brilliant performance. With great writing, an intricate plotline and a brilliant cast, the miniseries was Netflix’s top show in over 63 countries.

Emmys won: Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie — Scott Frank.

Where to watch: Netflix

4. Hacks

Jean Smart who was also brilliant in the earlier mentioned Mare of Easttown won the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her work in Hacks at the Emmy awards. The show is a gripping commentary on women in film and is as eye-opening as it is hilarious.

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Emmys won: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series — Jean Smart. Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series — Lucia Aniello, Paul W Downs and Jen Statsky.
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series — Lucia Aniello.

Where to watch: Stan

5. The Crown

The Crown was the most nominated drama series at the Emmy Awards along with Mandalorian at 24 nominations. With 11 wins now under it’s belt, the show has ushered Netflix into the main leagues. The show explores the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and nabbed most of the gold statuettes of the evening.

Emmys won: Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series — Olivia Colman. Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series — Josh O’Connor. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series — Gillian Anderson.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series — Tobias Menzies. Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series — Peter Morgan.
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series — Jessica Hobbs.

Where to watch: Netflix

6. I May Destroy You

Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You, is not an easy watch but an important one. The show that revolves around the life of a sexual assault survivor sees Coel as the showrunner, director, star, and writer and is must-watch television in these times.

Emmys won: Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie — Michaela Coel.

Where to watch: Binge

7. Halston

This five-part miniseries delves into the life of American fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick more popularly known as Halston complete with all the struggles and glitz of the fashion world. The show also recreates a bygone fashion era to perfection but it is Ewan McGregor in the lead role who steals the show.

Emmys won: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie — Ewan McGregor.

Where to watch: Netflix.

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