Golden Globes 2021 TV Nominations: The Crown And Schitt’s Creek Take The Lead – Full List

The Crown / Schitt's Creek

by Ben Travis |
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If there’s anyone who could take on the Queen, it’s screen queen Moira Rose. That’s exactly the showdown taking place in the TV nominations for the Golden Globes 2021, with Netflix’s The Crown and Schitt’s Creek leading the way for the upcoming ceremony, both receiving five nominations each.

The categories were unveiled today, and it’s a pretty different field in a year without mega blockbuster behemoths like Game Of Thrones or heavy-hitters like Succession. That said, The Crown is one of the biggest shows around today, and delivered a heavyweight fourth season taking in the arrival of Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana. The show has bagged a nomination for Best Television Series (Drama), and acting nominations for Olivia Colman, Josh O’Connor, Emma Corrin, and Helena Bonham Carter (notably, nothing for Gillian Anderson as Thatcher). Meanwhile, the final season of wholesome Canadian sitcom Schitt’s Creek picked up nominations for Best Television Series (Musical Or Comedy), with acting nominations for Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, Dan Levy (oddly listed in the Supporting category, despite being effectively the lead of the ensemble in the final run), and Annie Murphy.

Hot on the heels of those two shows is HBO’s glossy-trash whodunnit The Undoing, which is up for Best Television Series (Limited Series), and received recognition for all-star cast members Hugh Grant, Nicole Kidman and Donald Sutherland. Ozark remains a major awards contender too, up for Best Television Series (Drama) and with nods for Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, and Julia Garner.

The Undoing

Elsewhere, Normal People was nominated for Limited Series and Best Performance for Daisy Edgar-Jones (nothing for Paul Mescal and his little gold chain, sadly), the loveable Ted Lasso got some love in return, and Ryan Murphy’s One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest prequel-reimagining Ratched received three nominations. There’s also recognition for The Queen’s Gambit in Limited Series and Best Performance for Anya Taylor-Joy, plus two nominations for Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology – which here comes under Limited Series / Motion Picture Made For TV, rather than appearing in the film categories. The Mandalorian only mustered one nomination, but it’s up there against The Crown and Ozark for Best Television Series (Drama).

But there are some major snubs in the TV categories – most notably, nothing at all for Michaela Coel’s extraordinary I May Destroy You, nothing for Zendaya or Euphoria, no love for Issa Rae’s Insecure or What We Do In The Shadows, and very little for usual favourites like Better Call Saul and Killing Eve. Perhaps it wasn’t eligible, but Shonda Rhimes’ massively successful Netflix period drama Bridgerton isn’t here either – did it fall through the cracks, or will it pop up among next year’s nominees?

I May Destroy You

We’ll find out who wins big when the Golden Globes 2021 take place on 28 February – and in the meantime, here’s the full list of nominees in the television categories.

Read the Golden Globes 2021 Film Nominations here

Best Television Series (Drama)

The Crown

Lovecraft Country

The Mandalorian



Best Television Series (Musical Or Comedy)

Emily in Paris

The Flight Attendant

Schitt's Creek

The Great

Ted Lasso

Best Television Series (Limited Series)

Normal People

The Queen's Gambit

Small Axe

The Undoing


Best Performance By An Actor (Drama)

Jason Bateman – Ozark

Josh O'Connor – The Crown

Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul

Al Pacino – Hunters

Matthew Rhys – Perry Mason

Best Performance By An Actress (Drama)

Olivia Colman – The Crown

Jodie Comer – Killing Eve

Emma Corrin – The Crown

Laura Linney – Ozark

Sarah Paulson – Ratched

Best Performance By An Actor (Musical Or Comedy)

Don Cheadle – Black Monday

Nicholas Hoult – The Great

Eugene Levy – Schitt's Creek

Jason Sudekis – Ted Lasso

Ramy Youssef – Ramy

Best Performance By An Actress (Musical Or Comedy)

Lily Collins – Emily In Paris

Kaley Cuoco – The Flight Attendant

Elle Fanning – The Great

Jane Levy – Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

Catherine O'Hara – Schitt's Creek

Best Performance By An Actor (Limited Series)

Bryan Cranston – Your Honor

Jeff Daniels – The Comey Rule

Hugh Grant – The Undoing

Mark Ruffalo – I Know This Much is True

Ethan Hawke – The Good Lord Bird

Best Performance By An Actress (Limited Series)

Cate Blanchett – Mrs. America

Daisy Edgar-Jones – Normal People

Shira Haas – Unorthodox

Nicole Kidman – The Undoing

Anya Taylor-Joy – The Queen's Gambit

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role

Gillian Anderson – The Crown

Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown

Julia Garner – Ozark

Annie Murphy – Schitt's Creek

Cynthia Nixon – Ratched

Best Performance by An Actor In A Supporting Role

John Boyega – Small Axe

Brendan Gleeson – The Comey Rule

Daniel Levy – Schitt's Creek

Jim Parsons – Hollywood

Donald Sutherland – The Undoing

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