The 73rd Emmys arrive Sunday, and if you're watching at home, you won't be the only one. Thanks to the stubborn pandemic, the Television Academy is limiting attendance to about 600, meaning that some of this year's nominees won't be allowed to attend. Don't worry. This is mostly just producers. Your favorite stars will (probably) still be there, provided they're fully vaccinated and have tested negative for COVID. It's going to be So. Much. Fun!
A particularly good time will likely be had by the entourages of "The Crown," "Ted Lasso" and "Mare of Easttown," the favorites to haul away multiple Emmys in the drama, comedy and limited series categories, respectively. With luck, there'll be a surprise or two as well as long overdue recognition for Michael K. Williams, whose recent, tragic death will weigh heavy on the evening. If he doesn't win, I'll be tempted to switch off the television and watch an episode of "The Wire."
But that's not going to happen, is it? Well, this is the Emmys, so you never know. Read on for thoughts on that category and others.
"I May Destroy You"
"Mare of Easttown"
"The Queen's Gambit"
"The Underground Railroad"
Should win: "Mare of Easttown"