The Queen’s Gambit Calls Checkmate On Outstanding Limited Series At 2021 Emmy Awards


These shows may be limited to one season, but they certainly pack a punch.

I can destroy you, Easttown mare, The Queen’s Gambit, The Underground Railroad and WandaVision were nominated for the exceptional limited series or Anthology at Emmys 2021. And while every title, whether it’s comedy, drama, or action deserves an award, only one cast and one crew can be a winner.

It seems that members of the Television Academy agree that Netflix The Queen’s Gambit reign supreme. The streaming show won the final award of the night, capping a memorable 2021 Emmys.

In their acceptance speech, the producer Guillaume Horberg noted, “Anya Taylor joy, What can I say ? You brought the sexy back to chess and inspired a whole generation of girls and young women to realize that patriarchy simply has no defense against our queens. “

The Anya Taylor Joy-hosted series was set to win after taking the cake at the Critics Choice, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild earlier this year.

The HBO series, Easttown mare was also a favorite, with Kate winslet, Evan peters and Smart jeans earning much praise for their gritty procedural drama.

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Another HBO series in the running was Michaela coelthe captivating show I can destroy you. The beautifully written limited series was based on Coel’s own sexual assault, which took place while she was writing her comedy Chewing gum.

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Another equally captivating series was that of Amazon Prime The Underground Railroad, featuring Joel Edgerton, Aaron rock, Ainsio Mbedu and William Jackson. The show focused on a slave escape from a plantation in Georgia, following her as she escapes a slave hunter and meets other freedom seekers along the way.

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Last but not least, the beloved Disney + show WandaVision. Elizabeth olsen and Paul bettanyThe Marvel series captivated audiences with its portrayal of comic book characters Wanda and Vision. Without speaking about, Catherine hahn essentially stole the show with her role as the villainous Agatha. WandaVision was a surprising addition to the rewards circuit as it is one of the first Marvel titles to receive the buzz.

To see which other stars and shows are winning big at the 2021 Emmys, check out our list of winners here!

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Look at the E! Daily pop for a recap of the 2021 Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept.20 at 11 a.m., only on E !.


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