There is no denying that during the worldwide lockdown due to COVID-19, there was a renewed appreciation for the creative people behind today’s television shows.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will be rewarding some of these shows, as well as their stars, and creators that kept the masses sane. Last week the father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones (“This is Us”) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (“Blindspotting”) unveiled the nominees for the 73rd Emmy Awards.

The host this year is Cedric the Entertainer who will emcee the live show, which will take place at the Microsoft Theater on Sept. 19. Due to the continued issue around COVID-19, there will be a limited audience, intimate and small, which will consist of all nominees and their guests.

The Primetime Emmy Awards will feature 26 different categories ranging from writing and acting to awards for different genres — drama, talk shows, comedies, among others. Only shows that were released between June 1, 2020, and May 31, 2021, were eligible for this year’s ceremony.

Jurnee Smollett and Jonathan Majors in “Lovecraft Country”

Front runners in the drama category include X’s “Pose,” Netflix’s “Bridgerton” and “The Crown,” NBC’s “This is Us,” Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and HBO’s “Lovecraft Country.”

For comedies, Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method,” HBO Max’s “The Flight Attendant, ” and ABC’s “Black-ish.”

In the limited series category, industry insiders are buzzing about HBO’s “I May Destroy You,” Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit,” Amazon Prime’s “The Underground Railroad” and Disney+’s “WandaVision.”

Note, the Creative Arts Emmys, which typically place a week before the live broadcast Emmys ceremony.

Here is the full list of the major Emmy nominees for the primetime ceremony:

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
”Conan” (TBS)
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC)
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO)
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS)
Outstanding Competition Series
”The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“Nailed It!” (Netflix)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)
“The Voice” (NBC)
Lead Actress, Comedy
Aidy Bryant, “Shrill”
Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant”
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”
Jean Smart, “Hacks”
Lead Actor, Comedy
Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”
Kenan Thompson, “Kenan”
Comedy Series
”Black-ish” (ABC)
“Cobra Kai” (Netflix)
“Emily in Paris” (Netflix)
“Hacks” (HBO Max)
“The Flight Attendant” (HBO Max)
“The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)
“Pen15″ (Hulu)
“Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)
Lead Actor, Limited Series, Movie or Anthology
Paul Bettany, “WandaVision”
Hugh Grant, “The Undoing”
Ewan McGregor, “Halston”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton”
Leslie Odom, Jr., “Hamilton”
Lead Actress, Limited Series, Movie or Anthology
Michaela Coel, “I May Destroy You”
Cynthia Erivo, “Genius: Aretha”
Elizabeth Olsen, “WandaVision”
Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Queen’s Gambit”
Kate Winslet, “Mare of Easttown”
Outstanding Limited Series
”I May Destroy You” (HBO)
“Mare of Easttown” (HBO)
“The Queen’s Gambit” (Netflix)
“The Underground Railroad” (Amazon Prime)
“WandaVision” (Disney+)
Lead Actress, Drama
Uzo Aduba, “In Treatment”
Olivia Colman, “The Crown”
Emma Corrin, “The Crown”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Mj Rodriguez, “Pose”
Jurnee Smollett, “Lovecraft Country”
Lead Actor, Drama
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
Jonathan Majors, “Lovecraft Country”
Josh O’Connor, “The Crown”
Rege-Jean Page, “Bridgerton”
Billy Porter, “Pose”
Matthew Rhys, “Perry Mason”
Drama Series
”The Boys” (Amazon)
“Bridgerton” (Netflix)
“The Crown” (Netflix)
“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
“Lovecraft Country” (HBO)
“The Mandalorian” (Disney+)
“Pose” (FX)
“This Is Us” (NBC)