The 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony has been and gone. With so many great titles in contention this year, it was tough to pick just one winner in each category, but the academy did and now there’s a new crop of Emmy Award-winning shows to add to your watch list.
If you’re keen to dive into a new award-winning show, we’ve gathered a list of the 2021 Emmy winners and where you can watch them on Australian streaming services. If you’d prefer to judge a show on its Rotten Tomatoes score we’ve included that, too.
All synopsis are provided by streaming services.
Where to watch all the 2021 Emmy winners
The Queen’s Gambit
In a 1950s orphanage, a young girl reveals an astonishing talent for chess and begins an unlikely journey to stardom while grappling with addiction.
- Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
- Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%
This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.
- Outstanding Drama Series
- Best Lead Actor In A Drama Series – John O’Connor
- Best Lead Actress In A Drama Series – Olivia Colman
- Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Tobias Menzies
- Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Gillian Anderson
- Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
- Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%
Jason Sudeikis is an American football coach hired to manage a British soccer team. What he lacks in knowledge he makes up for with optimism, determination… and biscuits.
- Outstanding Comedy Series
- Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Jason Sudeikis
- Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Brett Goldstein
- Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Hannah Waddingham
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%
Mare of Easttown
In this seven-episode series, a detective from Pennsylvania tries her best to prevent her life from falling apart while investigating a mysterious murder.
- Best Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – Kate Winslet
- Best Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – Evan Peters
- Best Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – Julianne Nicholson
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%
Hacks is a comedy series that explores a dark mentorship between Deborah Vance (Jean Smart), a legendary Las Vegas comedian, and an entitled 25-year-old (Hannah Einbinder).
- Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Jean Smart
- Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
- Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%
The filmed version of the original Broadway smash hit “Hamilton” combines the best elements of live theatre, film and streaming in an astounding blend of hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway. Presenting the tale of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, this revolutionary moment in theatre is the story of America then, told by America now.
- Outstanding Variety Special (pre-recorded)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%
His name built an empire. His style defined an era. American fashion designer Halston skyrockets to fame before his life starts to spin out of control.
- Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie – Ewan McGregor
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%
I May Destroy You
After being sexually assaulted in a nightclub, Arabella’s life changes irreversibly and she is forced to reassess everything, including her career, friends and family.
- Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series of Movie
Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Hosted by RuPaul, drag queen contestants compete in an elimination-style contest and strut their stuff in a variety of challenges – all to prove that they’ve got what it takes to be America’s Next Drag Superstar.
- Oustanding Competition Program
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Comedian John Oliver hosts an in-depth satirical look at developments from the past seven days in politics and current events.
- Outstanding Variety Talk Series
- Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%
If you’ve seen all these winning shows already, you can also check out our list of the 2021 Emmy nominees and where to watch them.