Emmy Awards 2021: These are the 7 records that can be broken at this Sunday’s gala

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We continue with our coverage emmy awards special in the days leading up to next Sunday’s ceremony. On this occasion, we stop to review what are the records that can be broken at this gala that, on paper, can leave several memorable moments.

Some of them are starring Ted Lasso, Lady’s Gambit and The Crown, but there are also some that can be really historical, like the possible Emmy by MJ Rodriguez.

1. Two winning actresses for the same role: Isabel II

Olivia Colman and Claire Foy in 'The Crown' season 4.

Olivia Colman and Claire Foy in ‘The Crown’ season 4.

The Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama she received over the weekend Claire Foy for his anecdotal cameo in season four of The Crown It has been a source of ridicule and bewilderment, but it opens the door to a historic record. Yes Olivia Colman, nominated as a leading actress in this edition, gets the statuette next Sunday, it will be the first time that two actresses win the Emmy for playing the same character (Elizabeth II) in the same series in one edition.

2. ‘The Crown’ can make full in the performance categories

Emma Corrin and Josh O'Connor are favorites in their categories.

Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor are favorites in their categories.


Emma Corrin y Josh O’Connor from the beginning of this career they have been the favorites in the categories of best actress and leading actor in drama. If they both get the statuette, and The Crown The best drama wins, it will be the first time this triplet has been achieved since Homeland did the same with its first season (2012).

Actually, the series has possibilities with all its acting candidates, so it could be the first drama series to achieve full in all the performance awards given at the gala in its category. Before they got it Angels in America (miniseries) and last year Schitt’s Creek in comedy.

3. Jean Smart can match a record that only Betty White has achieved

Jean Smart stars in 'Hacks', pending release in Spain.

Jean Smart stars in ‘Hacks’, pending release in Spain.

She already has one as a guest actress by Frasier and another as a secondary by Samantha Who. In addition, this year he also opts for the award as a secondary miniseries, for Mare of EasttownSo he could go home with two Emmys.

4. MJ Rodriguez may be the first trans actress to win an Emmy as a lead.

MJ Rodriguez in season 3 of 'Pose'.
After Laverne Cox’s milestone (four guest actress nominations by Orange is The New Black), Rodriguez’s sole nomination for Pose has already been a record, because it is the first trans actress to compete in a major category of interpretation.

She is also the second Latin actress to be nominated, and if she wins, she would be the first to get the statuette, because Rita Moreno did not win when she competed in 1970 for The Rockford Files. The industry still has a long way to go in terms of Latino representation.

5. Sterling K. Brown or Billy Porter can match a record

Billy Porter (Pose) y Sterling K. Brown (This is Us).

Billy Porter (Pose) y Sterling K. Brown (This is Us).

It is already a milestone that four of the nominees in the category of best leading actor in a drama are black actors, but yes Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us) O Billy Porter (Pose) take the statuette, one of them will be the second black actor to repeat victory in the main category for the same role. Until now, Bill Cosby had only achieved it for I Spy, in the late 60s.

6. ‘Lady’s Gambit’ may become the most awarded miniseries in Emmys history

Anna Taylor Joy may be one of the winners of the night.

Anna Taylor Joy may be one of the winners of the night.

The record has been held since 2008 John Adams, HBO miniseries that got 13 statuettes. In this edition Lady’s gambit has a chance of matching or even exceeding that figure, as it will arrive at the ceremony with 8 awards in the count, those obtained in the Creative Awards.

7. ‘Ted Lasso’ has three records at stake in this edition

Phil Dunster and Jason Sudeikis in 'Ted Lasso' season 2.

Phil Dunster and Jason Sudeikis in ‘Ted Lasso’ season 2.

The most nominated comedy of this edition of the awards has three records at stake and will arrive at the gala with three statuettes of the Creative Awards and with options in seven categories that will be presented at the ceremony.

For one thing, it could become the Most Awarded Comedy / Drama Series In Its First Season, record you have for now The West Wing of the White House, which got nine on its premiere.

If she wins all four Emmys in the acting categories, she would be the second comedy to win the full gala, right after Schitt’s Creek last year. And right to Schitt’s Creek could snatch the record as the most awarded comedy in an edition, the winning comedy in 2020 got nine statuettes and, on paper, Ted Lasso has a chance of 10.

The Emmy Awards will be delivered on Sunday, September 19, and the ceremony can be seen on Movistar +.

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