2021 Emmy Winners

WIF congratulates the women who have taken home the Television Academy’s top honors at this year’s Emmy Awards!

Governors Award

Debbie Allen

Outstanding Comedy Series

“Ted Lasso”: Liza Katzer, Co-Executive Producer; Jane Becker, Supervising Producer; Jamie Lee, Supervising Producer; Tina Pawlik, Produced by

Outstanding Competition Program

“RuPaul’s Drag Race”: Mandy Salangsang, Executive Producer; Michele Mills, Executive Producer; Zoe Jackson, Co-Executive Producer; Lisa Steele, Co-Executive Producer; Michelle Visage, Producer; Alicia Gargaro-Magaña, Producer; Jen Passovoy, Supervising Producer

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

“Hacks” (There Is No Line [Pilot]): Lucia Aniello, Directed by

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

“The Crown” (War): Jessica Hobbs, Directed by

Outstanding Drama Series

“The Crown”: Suzanne Mackie, Executive Producer; Oona O’Beirn, Producer

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Jean Smart as Deborah Vance, “Hacks”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, “The Crown”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Kate Winslet as Mare Sheehan, “Mare of Easttown”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Hannah Waddingham as Rebecca Welton, “Ted Lasso”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher, “The Crown”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Julianne Nicholson as Lori Ross, “Mare of Easttown”

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

“Saturday Night Live”: Lindsay Shookus, Producer; Erin Doyle, Producer; Caroline Maroney, Producer

Outstanding Variety Special (Live)

“Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand Building Back America Great Again Better 2020”: Tanya Michnevich Bracco, Co-Executive Producer; Denise Rehrig, Co-Executive Producer; Emily Gertler, Supervising Producer; Sara Vilkomerson, Supervising Producer; Paige Kendig, Producer

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

“Hamilton”: Jill Furman, Executive Producer; Maggie Brohn, Executive Producer

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”: Liz Stanton, Executive Producer; Laura L. Griffin, Producer; Kate Mullaney, Producer; Catherine Owens, Producer; Marian Wang, Producer

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

“Hacks” (There Is No Line [Pilot]): Lucia Aniello, Written by; Jen Statsky

Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

“I May Destroy You”: Michaela Coel, Written by

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”: Ali Barthwell, Liz Hynes, Joanna Rothkopf, Chrissy Shackelford, Seena Vali, Writers

Creative Arts Emmys

Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

“Keke Palmer’s Turnt Up with the Taylors”: Keke Palmer as Barbie / Gammy Tay / Lil Thad / Miranda / Rick

Casting for a Comedy Series

“Ted Lasso”: Theo Park, Casting by

Casting for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

“The Queen’s Gambit”: Ellen Lewis, Casting by; Kate Sprance, Casting by; Olivia Scott-Webb, Casting by; Tina Gerussi, Location Casting; Anna-Lena Slater, Location Casting; Tatjana Moutchnik, Location Casting; Stephanie Maile, Location Casting

Casting for a Reality Program

“RuPaul’s Drag Race”: Goloka Bolte, Casting by

Character Voice-Over Performance

“Big Mouth” (A Very Special 9/11 Episode): Maya Rudolph as Connie the Hormone Monstress

Contemporary Costumes

“Pose” (Series Finale): Analucia McGorty, Costume Designer; Michelle Roy, Assistant Costume Designer; Linda Giammarese, Costume Supervisor

Contemporary Hairstyling

“Pose” (Series Finale): Tene Wilder, Hairstylist; Lisa Thomas, Hairstylist

Contemporary Hairstyling for a Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality Program

“Saturday Night Live” (Host: Maya Rudolph): Jodi Mancuso, Department Head Hairstylist; Cara Hannah, Key Hairstylist; Inga Thrasher, Hairstylist; Amanda Duffy Evans, Hairstylist; Gina Ferrucci, Hairstylist

Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic)

“Pose” (Series Finale): Sherri Berman Laurence, Department Head Makeup Artist; Nicky Pattison Illum, Key Makeup Artist; Jessica Padilla, Additional Makeup Artist; Jennifer Suarez, Additional Makeup Artist

Choreography for Scripted Programming

Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square: Debbie Allen, Choreographer

Contemporary Makeup for a Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality Program (Non-Prosthetic)

“Saturday Night Live” (Host: Elon Musk): Amy Tagliamonti, Key Makeup Artist; Kim Weber, Makeup Artist; Joanna Pisani, Key Makeup Artist; Young Beck, Key Makeup Artist

Costumes for a Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality Program

  • Black Is King: Zerina Akers, Costume Designer
  • “The Masked Singer” (Super 8 – The Plot Chickens! Part 2): Marina Toybina, Costume Designer; Grainne O’Sullivan, Costume Supervisor; Gabrielle Letamendi, Assistant Costume Designer; Lucia Maldonado, Assistant Costume Designer
  • Sherman’s Showcase Black History Month Spectacular: Ariyela Wald-Cohain, Costume Designer; Patty Malkin, Costume Supervisor; Erica Schwartz, Assistant Costume Supervisor

Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program

Dick Johnson Is Dead: Kirsten Johnson, Directed by

Documentary or Nonfiction Special

Boys State: Laurene Powell Jobs, Executive Producer; Nicole Stott, Executive Producer; Shannon Dill, Co-Executive Producer; Amanda McBaine, Producer

Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking

76 Days: Pluto: Jean Tsien, Produced by

Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes

“WandaVision” (Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience): Virginia Burton, Costume Supervisor

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

“Saturday Night Live”: Maya Rudolph as Host

Guest Actress in a Drama Series

“The Crown” (48:1): Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II

Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special

“Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy”: Eve Kay, Executive Producer; Amy Entelis, Executive Producer; Molly Harrington, Supervising Producer

Main Title Design

“The Good Lord Bird”: Abigail Fairfax, Illustrator/Animator

Music Supervision

“I May Destroy You” (Ego Death): Ciara Elwis, Music Supervisor

Original Music and Lyrics

“WandaVision”: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Music & Lyrics

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

“RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked”: San Heng, Executive Producer; Mandy Salangsang, Executive Producer; Jen Passovoy, Supervising Producer

Period and/or Character Hairstyling

“Bridgerton” (Art of the Swoon): Lynda J. Pearce, Assistant Department Head Hairstylist; Claire Matthews, Hairstylist; Tania Couper, Hairstylist

Period Costumes

“The Queen’s Gambit” (End Game): Gabriele Binder, Costume Designer; Gina Krauss, Assistant Costume Designer; Katrin Hoffmann, Assistant Costume Designer; Nanrose Buchmann, Assistant Costume Designer; Sparka Lee Hall, Costume Supervisor

Picture Editing for a Structured Reality or Competition Program

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Condragulations): Jamie Martin, Lead Editor

Picture Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program

“Life Below Zero” (The Other Side): Jennifer Nelson, Additional Editor

Picture Editing for Variety Programming

“A Black Lady Sketch Show” (Sister, May I Call You Oshun?): Daysha Broadway, Supervising Editor; Stephanie Filo, Editor; Jessica Hernández, Editor

Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More)

“The Queen’s Gambit”: Kai Karla Koch, Art Director; Sabine Schaaf, Set Decorator

Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour)

“WandaVision”: Sharon Davis, Art Director; Kathy Orlando, Set Decorator

Production Design for a Variety, Reality, or Competition Series

“Saturday Night Live” (Host: Kristen Wiig): Melissa Shakun, Art Director

Production Design for a Variety Special

“The Oscars”: Alana Billingsley, Art Director

Prosthetic Makeup

“The Mandalorian” (Chapter 13: The Jedi): Samantha Ward, Makeup Artist

Short Form Comedy, Drama, or Variety Series

“Carpool Karaoke: The Series”: Sheila Rogers, Supervising Producer; Diana Miller, Producer

Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series

“Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”: Morolake Akinosun, Producer

Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

“The Queen’s Gambit” (Exchanges): Michelle Tesoro, ACE, Editor

Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation

“Love, Death + Robots” (Snow in the Desert): Dawn Lunsford, Foley Editor; Alicia Stevens, Foley Artist

Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)

“Lovecraft Country” (Sundown): Paula Fairfield, Sound Designer

Sound Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie, or Special

“The Queen’s Gambit” (End Game): Mary-Ellen Porto, Sound Editor; Rachel Chancey, Foley Artist

Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)

“The Mandalorian” (Chapter 13: The Jedi): Bonnie Wild, Re-Recording Mixer; Shawn Holden, CAS, Production Mixer

Special Visual Effects in a Season or Movie

“The Mandalorian”: Abbigail Keller, Visual Effects Producer

Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode

“Star Trek: Discovery” (Su’kal): Aleksandra Kochoska, VFX Producer; Kristen Prahl, VFX Producer Ghost VFX; Leslie Chung, VFX Supervisor Crafty Apes

Structured Reality Program

“Queer Eye”: Jennifer Lane, Executive Producer; Jordana Hochman, Executive Producer; Rachelle Mendez, Executive Producer

Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Special

Hamilton: Abby Levine, Video Control

Writing for a Nonfiction Program

The Social Dilemma: Vickie Curtis, Written by