The race for Outstanding Comedy Series at this year’s Emmy Awards is in full swing, and it looks like it’s going to be some serious competition. This year’s Emmy nominees were announced this morning Melissa Fumero as well as JB Smoothand the nominations for best comedy series include a number of familiar faces, as well as a few new contenders that could outpace their more established competitors.

Eight shows were nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, including abbot elementary, Barry, Curb Enthusiasm, Khaki, The Wonderful Miss Maisel, Only murders in the building, Ted Lassoas well as What are we doing in the shadows. Of the nominees abbot elementary as well as Only kills are the only two shows to have been nominated for rookie seasons, with the rest of the contestants receiving a significant number of nominations and awards in the past. (Remember Ted Lassolast year’s comedy?


By total number of nominations Ted Lasso tops the comedy package with twenty more nominations to match last year’s twenty awards, including repeat nominations for acting Jason Sudeikis, Juno Temple, Hannah Waddinghamas well as Brett Goldsteinas well as new nominations for such stars as Sarah Niles as well as Tohib Jimo. Khaki as well as Only murders in the building closely following them, seventeen nominations in each, with Barry behind fourteen.

abbot elementary, however, could prove to be this year’s standout winner. Popular ABC sitcom Workplace, produced, written and starring Quinta Brunson, received seven nominations in its first season, making Brunson the first black woman to receive three Emmy Award comedy nominations. The show has received rave reviews since its premiere, and as it also leads the nominations at this year’s TCA Awards, we’re rooting for it to get ahead of older shows like Border as well as Barry from under them.

As for other comedy nominations, Kaley Cuoco as well as Donald Glover managed to squeeze out Lead Role and Actress in a Comedy Series nominations for his work on Stewardess as well as Atlantarespectively, despite the series being rejected in the main series category. Khaki nearly won the Guest Actor/Actress category in the Comedy Series categories, receiving nominations for Laurie Metcalfe, Jane Adams, Caitlin Olsonas well as Christopher McDonaldbye Jerrod Carmichael is the Outstanding Player in the Guest Actor category, nominated for his role as host in the final season Saturday night life.

The 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air on September 12 on NBC and Peacock. The full list of nominations can be found on the Television Academy website or watch the video below.