Emmys predictions: The Crown and Ted Lasso could win big at Sunday night's awards

Los Angeles, California - The Crown and Ted Lasso have been heavily tipped for major wins ahead of the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards taking place on Sunday night.

The Emmy Awards will air live from Los Angeles on Sunday night.
The Emmy Awards will air live from Los Angeles on Sunday night.  © Collage: 123RF/macrovector & mishella

The biggest night in TV is returning to downtown Los Angeles for a star-studded in-person event following last year's stripped-back pandemic edition.

Most of the A-list nominees will be in attendance.

The Crown, Netflix's lavishly produced regal series, is a favorite to win the outstanding drama prize for the first time after receiving critical acclaim for its fourth season.

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It will be up against another hugely popular Netflix show in Bridgerton, while the other nominees include Amazon's anti-superhero series The Boys, HBO's horror drama Lovecraft Country, and Disney's Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian.

There is also a clear favorite in the comedy categories.

Ted Lasso, which stars Jason Sudeikis as a folksy football coach parachuted into a struggling Premier League team, looks likely to win outstanding comedy series.

Its rivals for the title include Kaley Cuoco's The Flight Attendant and Netflix's Cobra Kai.

The highly competitive limited series category includes Mare of Easttown, I May Destroy You, The Queen's Gambit, and WandaVision.

Will the Brits sweep most major acting cateogies?

Jason Sudeikis is expected to win outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for his role in the popular series Ted Lasso.
Jason Sudeikis is expected to win outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for his role in the popular series Ted Lasso.  © MAGO/ZUMA Wire

The Brits could sweep in the individual acting categories. The Crown's Olivia Colman and Emma Corrin are both up for outstanding lead actress in a drama series, while Josh O'Connor is nominated in the male equivalent category. The show's supporting cast has also received nods for Gillian Anderson, Helena Bonham Carter and Tobias Menzies.

Bridgerton's Regé-Jean Page is nominated for his breakout role as the dashing Duke of Hastings and is up against O'Connor, while Kate Winslet is nominated for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie for gritty detective drama Mare Of Easttown.

Sudeikis is expected to win outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for Ted Lasso.

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The Emmy Awards will be staged outdoors due to concerns about the coronavirus Delta variant, instead of in the traditional Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The show will incorporate an "indoor/outdoor" model that will be located at LA Live’s Event Deck.

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and air live on Sunday night at 8 PM EST on CBS and Paramount+.

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