Emmys 2021: Elizabeth Olsen, Regé-Jean Page and More Among First-Time Nominees

Nominees for the 2021 Emmy Awards were announced on July 13. Find out which TV stars have the honor of being nominated for the first time ever.

By Samantha Bergeson Jul 13, 2021 4:42 PMTags
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A moment to remember.

On July 13, Ron Cephas Jones and Jasmine Cephas Jones announced the A-listers nominated for a 2021 Emmy Award, including Elizabeth Olsen, Jason SudeikisRegé-Jean Page, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jonathan Majors and more with their first-ever Emmy nominationsMJ Rodriguez also made history as the first-ever transgender lead actor nominated for an Emmy for her role on Pose. 

In total, there are 44 first-time performer nominations across the Lead, Supporting, Guest and Short Form categories. 

Shows including Lovecraft CountryThe Flight Attendant, The CrownTed Lasso and Bridgerton, alongside mini-series WandaVision, are amongst the series with first-time nominees. 

Like the inaugural nominated stars, Ron Cephas Jones and Jasmine Cephas Jones made Emmy history in 2020 by becoming the first father-daughter duo to win performance Emmys in the same year. Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma called this year's nominees a "particularly heartwarming" batch due to challenging past year amidst the coronavirus pandemic

The 2021 ceremony is set to take place Sept. 19, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS and Paramount+. The 73rd annual Emmy Awards will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. 

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While we don't know just yet who will take home their very first Emmy, check out all of the stars who just received their first-ever nomination!

Anya Taylor-Joy

The multi-talented star received her first Emmy nod for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for The Queen's Gambit.

Jason Sudeikis

The awards just keep coming in for Ted Lasso! Jason Sudeikis made his Emmy nomination debut for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his titular role on Ted Lasso.

Regé-Jean Page

The Duke of Hastings landed his first Emmy nom for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Bridgerton.

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco received her first-ever Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for HBO Max's The Flight Attendant.

Daniel Kaluuya

Daniel Kaluuya lands an Emmy nom for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live. 

Yvette Nicole Brown

Yvette Nicole Brown is nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Black Lady Sketch Show. 

J.B. Smoove

Funnyman J.B. Smoove is nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series in Quibi mystery series Mapleworth Murders. 

Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo stunned in Genius: Aretha, landing her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.

Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer is up for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series with Turnt Up With The Taylors.

Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany is nominated for Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for playing Vision on critically-acclaimed Disney+ mini-series, WandaVision.

Elizabeth Olsen

The star is recognized for her turn as Wanda Maximoff in WandaVision alongside co-star Bettany. Elizabeth Olsen is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. 

MJ Rodriguez

MJ Rodriguez already made history with her Lead Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Pose, marking a historic moment for trans lead stars.

Carl Weathers

Carl Weathers is up for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for The Mandalorian. 

Thomas Brodie Sangster

Thomas Brodie Sangster is recognized for his role on The Queen's Gambit in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie category.

Moses Ingram

Moses Ingram lands an Emmy nom for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for The Queen's Gambit.

Emma Corrin

Emma Corrin is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for portraying Princess Diana on The Crown.

Josh O'Connor

After winning a Golden Globe for his role on The Crown, Josh O'Connor is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his turn as Prince Charles.

Tobias Menzies

Tobias Menzies wows as Prince Philip in The Crown, and the actor is now nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. 

Jonathan Majors

Rising star Jonathan Majors received an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series nomination for Lovecraft Country.

Jurnee Smollett

The Lovecraft Country star earned her first Emmy nom for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. 

Evan Peters

Despite exiting mid-way through Mare of Easttown, Evan Peters a.k.a our Internet boyfriend landed his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for the HBO Max series.

Julianne Nicholson

Mare of Easttown star Julianne Nicholson is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. 

Michaela Coel

I May Destroy You creator Michaela Coel is nominated for a trio of awards—not bad for a first time Emmy nominee! Coel is recognized for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie, as well as Directing and Writing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie. 

Paapa Essiedu

Paapa Essiedu is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for I May Destroy You.

Madeline Brewer

The Handmaid's Tale star is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. 

Max Minghella

The Handmaid's Tale star is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. 

O. T. Fagbenle

O. T. Fagbenle landed his first nomination for The Handmaid's Tale in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category.

Mckenna Grace

Mckenna Grace lands her first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for The Handmaid's Tale. 

Juno Temple

Juno Temple received her first Emmy nod for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Ted Lasso.

Hannah Waddingham

The Ted Lasso powerhouse is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. 

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