‘Law & Order’: Did the Franchise, Actors Receive Any 2021 Emmy Nominations?

by Madison Miller
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The 2021 Emmy nominations are out and the nominees are … No one from any of the “Law & Order” franchise shows!

‘Law & Order’ No 2021 Emmy Nominations

Fans of the longtime “Law & Order” world may be disappointed to learn that the franchise was completely shut out of any nominations this year. This includes both of the current shows on TV, “Law & Order: SVU” and “Law & Order: Organized Crime.”

Both Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni have zero nominations for their respective roles.

However, “Law & Order: SVU” has picked up several Emmy nominations over the years. Hargitay took home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series back in 2006. She hasn’t won each time but has been nominated eight times in that category over the course of over two decades playing her character.

Meloni won that same year as well in the same category. “Law & Order: SVU” has past nominations in the category of Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. That includes Amanda Plummer, Leslie Caron, Cynthia Nixon, Ellen Burstyn, and Ann-Margret.

In the past, the series has also gotten nominations for Screen Actors Guild Awards, ALMA Awards, American Cinema Editors Awards, Edgar Allan Poe Awards, and GLAAD Media Awards.

“Law & Order: SVU” is going into its 23rd season soon. It’s the longest-running primetime live-action series of all time. After so much time, it only makes sense that some awards followed the detectives and crime along the way.

2021 Ratings and Emmy Nominations

“Law & Order: Organized Crime” is a rookie series that just completed its first season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the “SVU” episode with the Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson reunion scored its best same-day ratings in several years. It had a 1.69 rating and 8.03 million viewers.

Audiences then stuck around for “Law & Order: Organized Crime” directly after. There were 7.86 million people tuning in for the premiere. This is the best series debut of the season in that demographic, aside from CBS’ “The Equalizer.”

Although “Law & Order” isn’t a nominee for any Emmy Awards, the lineup is full of amazing shows and spectacular actors.

Emma Corrin and Olivia Colman from “The Crown” are nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series alongside Uzo Aduba, Elisabeth Moss, Jurnee Smollett, and Mj Rodriguez.

“The Boys,” “Bridgerton,” “The Crown,” “The Mandalorian,” “Lovecraft Country,” “Pose,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and “This Is Us” are all up for Outstanding Drama Series.

Popular streaming series are also getting a lot of attention ahead of the Emmy Awards. This includes limited series like “Mare of Easttown,” “WandaVision,” “The Queen’s Gambit,” and “The Underground Railroad.”

This year’s Emmy ceremony will bring along a semblance of normality as well. Instead of an almost all virtual event, the ceremony will return with a limited live audience of both nominees and guests. It will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer.

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