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Despite the Covid-related production delays of the past year, some spectacular shows have come out. On Sunday, Sep. 19, the Television Academy will recognize their achievement with the Emmy Awards. To get your Emmy fix, check out the following nominees and past winners. Pick them up at your neighborhood branch by clicking on the images or titles to take you to the library's catalog. Place on hold to pick up later or come in today and check them out.

2021 Outstanding Drama Series Nominees

Lovecraft CountryThe CrownThe Handmaid's Tale

Lovecraft Country: This acclaimed union of Lovecraftian horror and the horrors of the Jim Crow South was nominated for 18 Emmy's roughly two weeks following its cancellation.

The Crown: Queen Elizabeth II and her family are the focus of this Netflix darling.

The Handmaid's Tale: Based on the book by Margaret Atwood, this compelling series follows Offred as she survives a dystopian society.

Prior winners include

SuccessionGame of ThronesBreaking Bad

Succession: Members of the Roy family vie for the top spot in the family business when its patriarch's health is on the decline.

Game of Thrones: This often brutal but always entertaining show based on the fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, won the Outstanding Drama Series category in 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019.

Breaking Bad: Walter White, a chemistry teacher, falls into a side hustle of cooking and selling crystal meth with his former student, Jesse Pinkman, in order to provide for his family after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. 

 

2021 Outstanding Comedy Series Nominees

Cobra KaiThe Kominsky Method

Cobra Kai: This Netflix original is a continuation of the Karate Kid movie, set 34 years after the tournament. It follows the antagonist, Johnny Lawrence, as he resurrects the Cobra Kai dojo and his rivalry with Daniel LaRousso.

The Kominsky Method: An aging actor and his manager/best friend, navigate youth-obsessed Los Angeles through the challenges in their lives.

Past winners include

Schitt's CreekFleabag

Schitt's Creek: When wealthy Johnny Rose bought the town, Schitt's Creek, for his son, he had no idea he would end up fleeing there after his business manager swindles his family out of their fortune.

Fleabag: Fleabag is an outrageous, inappropriate, promiscuous, and vulnerable woman trying to keep her guinea pig-themed cafe afloat while she comes to terms with the death of her business partner/best friend and navigates fraught relationships with close family.

 

2021 Outstanding Limited Series Nominee

Mare of Easttown

Mare of Easttown: Detective Sergeant Mare Sheehan investigates the murder of a young woman, while struggling to deal with the death of her son.

Past winners include:

WatchmenChernobyl

Watchmen: Police officers are required to wear masks to protect their identities. Angela Abar, or Sister Night, is one of those officers. She uses her anonymity to fight racists. 

Chernobyl: This mini-series recounts the 1984 nuclear accident in Chernobyl and the people who sacrificed to keep this disaster from being bigger than it was. 

Some descriptions adapted from publisher or IMDB.com. All Emmy data from IMDB.com.