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Ready for the Olympics? Here’s a complete list of Olympians with New Jersey ties

Ready for the Olympics

New Jersey doesn’t have the most Olympians. That honor falls to California, with 126 among the 613 athletes formally introduced on July 13.

The Garden State might not bring home the most medals, either. But there’s plenty of Olympic spirit from Alpine to Cape May — and not all of it supporting Team USA.

Meet the athletes at the 2021 Olympics in Japan with ties back to New Jersey. Events will begin July 21, with the Opening Ceremonies scheduled for July 23.

Edrice “Bam” Adebayo

Basketball, United States

The Miami Heat’s 6-foot-9 center/forward was born in Newark, but grew up in Pinetown, North Carolina.

Named North Carolina’s Mr. Basketball and the Gatorade North Carolina Player of the Year, Adebayo attended the University of Kentucky for one season, and was selected No. 14 overall by Miami in the 2017 NBA Draft. A 2020 NBA All-Star, he averaged 18.7 points, nine rebounds and 5.4 assists per game.

Lizzie Bird

Steeplechase, Great Britain

Bird set the British national record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:22.8) on July 10 at the Wanda Diamond League Meet, improving her personal best by almost four seconds.

A Princeton alumna (2017), Bird qualified for Team Great Britain by winning the steeplechase at the British Athletics Championships in Manchester, England on June 26. She was a two-time Ivy League champion and four-time NCAA Regional qualifier in the steeplechase. The Ivy cross country champion in 2015, Bird holds the Princeton indoor record in the mile.

Colton Brown

Judo, United States

Brown, a 2009 Piscataway High School graduate, will be competing in his second Olympics at the 90kg weight class.

He has competed in three World Championships and two Senior World Championships, and most recently finished in fifth place at the Pan-American Senior Championships in April.

Claire Collins

Rowing, United States

A Princeton University alumna (2019), Collins will be part of the United States women’s four.

A California native who grew up in McLean, Virginia, Collins helped the Tigers win four straight Ivy titles. She was a four-time All-Ivy honoree and three-time All-American, and was nominated as NCAA Woman of the Year.

Fencing, United States

A Riverdale resident who attended Pompton Lakes High School, Dubrovich will compete in foil for the United States women’s fencing team.

Dubrovich was a three-time NCAA first-team All-American (2013, 2014, 2016) at Columbia University and won three NCAA tournament medals and two NCAA team titles. While at Pompton Lakes, she won the 2010 NJSIAA foil championship.

Tracy Eisser

Rowing, United States

Bergen County native Tracy Eisser will compete in her second Olympics after partnering with Megan Kalmoe to win the women’s pair final at the U.S. Olympic team trials in June in West Windsor. Rowing will be held in late July at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo Bay.

Eisser, a 31-year-old who trains out of U.S. Rowing’s Princeton headquarters, calls women’s pair the event that she is “most passionate about.” At the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, the Fair Lawn High and Cornell graduate was fifth in the quadruple sculls.

Nic Fink

Swimming, United States

Fink, a Pingry and University of Georgia graduate, made Team USA for the first time at age 27, winning the 200-meter breaststroke (2:07.55) in a 1-2 finish with club teammate Andrew Wilson.

Fink failed to finish in the top two at either the 2012 or 2016 Trials, and he had another heartbreak with a third-place showing in the 100 breast a few days before he finally qualified.

Baseball, United States

A Toms River native, Frazier will be Team USA’s starting third baseman in his first Olympics. He became available after the Pittsburgh Pirates designated him for assignment in May.

Frazier first emerged to the national stage in 1998 when he led Toms River East to the Little League World Series title. He led Toms River South High School to two consecutive Group 3 titles in 2002 and 2003 before starring at Rutgers and winning Big East Player of the Year in 2007. He’s enjoyed a successful MLB career and owns 218 home runs and 639 RBI for his career.

English Gardner

Track and field, United States

The 2010 Eastern Regional graduate is heading to her second Olympics after being selected to the 4×100 relay pool after placing sixth in the 100-meter dash trials.

Philadelphia born and an Oregon alumna, Gardner was part of the gold-medal winning 4×100 relay at the 2016 games and placed seventh in the 100. She’s won two World Championship silvers with the relay as well (2013, 2015). Gardner is a two-time NCAA champion in the 100 (2012, 2013) and two-time winner at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships (2013, 2016).

Alen Hadzic

Fencing, United States

A Paterson native, Hadzic was a two-time NJSIAA champion and three-time district champion at Montclair before heading to Columbia University. Hadzic was the runner-up at the 2013 NCAA Championships in men’s epee and earned first team All-American honors.

Hadzic won the men’s epee competition at the North American Cup in May to qualify as the replacement athlete for the men’s epee Olympic team. As a replacement athlete, Hadzic trains with the team and travels to the Olympics but only competes if a team member suffers an injury or is unable to compete.

Mohamed Hamza

Fencing, Egypt

A rising junior at Princeton University, Hamza will represent Egypt in the foil individual and team competitions. He helped Egypt finish seventh in the team event at the 2016 Olympics.

Hamza finished sixth at the 2019 NCAA Championships, and was named second team All-Ivy League.

Tobin Heath

Soccer, United States

The forward will be competing in her fourth Olympics and will be looking to win her third gold medal after winning in 2008 in Beijing and 2012 in London.

Heath, who graduated from Ridge High School in 2006, has won two World Cup titles, in 2015 and 2019, and has won two NWSL championships with the Portland Thorns.

Katharine Holmes

Fencing, United States

A four-time All-American in epee at Princeton University, Holmes finished second, third and seventh at four NCAA Championships appearances. She helped the United States finish fifth in team epee at the 2016 Olympics, and advanced to the round of 32 individually.

Ashleigh Johnson

Water polo, United States

Johnson was the first Princeton University women’s water polo player to be named first team All-America, and third to be selected in each of her four seasons. The Tigers’ goalie finished her college career with a 100-17 record, along with a school-record 1,362 saves and a .693 save percentage.

A member of the 2016 gold-medal American Olympic team, Johnson grew up in Miami.

Patrick Kivlehan

Baseball, United States

Kivlehan, a West Nyack, N.Y. native and former St. Joseph football and baseball standout, is an outfielder on the United States baseball team. The former Rutgers star played in 43 football games in four years as a safety for the Scarlet Knights and only one season on the baseball team. He was selected in the fourth round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners.

Kivlehan, 31, has played in the majors with the San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds and Arizona Diamondbacks. He’s currently with the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres.

Alexia Lacatena

Softball, Italy

Lacatena, a recent graduate of Lenape Valley who has signed a National Letter of Intent with Kentucky, will pitch for the Italian national softball team.

Though Lacatena grew up in Byram and doesn’t speak Italian, she was eligible to play for Italy through her parents, Maria and Dominic. She followed her eldest sister, Maria, onto the national team.

Carli Lloyd

Soccer, United States

The 2001 Delran grad is going to her fourth consecutive Olympic Games and is hoping to win her third gold medal as a member of the U.S. women’s national soccer team (2008, 2012).

A Rutgers alumna who set school records for career points (117) and goals (50), Lloyd is one of the most decorated players in U.S. history. She’s received numerous honors including U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year (2008), FIFA World Player of the Year (2015), CONCACAF Women’s Player of the Year (2015), IFFHS World’s Best Woman Playmaker (2015) and IFFHS CONCACAF Best Woman Player of the Decade (2011-2020).

She’s been a part of two World Cup winning teams (2015, 2019), and in 2015 she won the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player. On June 14, at 38 years and 332 days old, she became the oldest goal scorer in USWNT history during a 4-0 win over Jamaica.

Sam Mattis

Track and field, United States

The East Brunswick High School graduate reigning U.S. champion and earned his spot on the Olympic team after finishing third in the discus at the USA Track & Field trials with a distance of 205-1.

The three-time NJSIAA Meet of Champions winner still holds the meet record in discus with a distance of 218-4, set in 2012.

Sydney McLaughlin

Track and field, United States

The Dunellen native and Union Catholic graduate is headed to her second Olympics after qualifying for the 400-meter hurdles in a world-record 51.9 seconds. McLaughlin broke the old record of 52.16 previously set by Dalilah Muhammad, who finished second (52.42).

McLaughlin won the silver medal at the 2019 World Championships. She was youngest athlete to qualify for the U.S. track and field team four years ago, finishing third at the USATF Trials at age 16.

Nick Mead

Rowing, United States

Mead helped Princeton University win three medals at the IRA Championships, including 2V silver in 2014 and two bronze in the varsity eight in 2017. He will be part of US Rowing’s men’s eight.

Athing Mu

Track and field, United States

Mu, 19, has competed for Trenton Track Club since age 6, but did not run at Trenton Central High School. At the USA Track & Field trials, she won the 800 meters in 1:56.07, fastest in the world this year and second-fastest by an American all-time. She broke the Olympic Trials record, as well as her own American under-20 record.

Mu, who turned pro after her freshman season at Texas A&M, set NCAA records in the  indoor 600 (1:25.8) and 800 (1:58.4), and outdoor 400 (49.57) and 800 (1:57.73), and anchored the record-setting 4×400 indoors and outdoors. She is a four-time first-team All-American, and captured the NCAA outdoor 400 meter title, and was part of the Aggies’ winning 4×400 indoors and outdoors.

Keturah Orji

Track and field, United States

Keturah Orji qualified for her second straight Olympics by winning the triple jump at the USA Track & Field trials. Orji, a 25-year-old Mount Olive and University of Georgia alumna, broke the meet record by soaring 47 feet, 7¾ inches (14.52 meters) on her final attempt. The record (47-5) had been set in 2004.

Orji is trying to become the first American woman to win a triple jump medal at the Olympics. She was fourth in 2016, the first American woman to reach the final since 1996.

She is the first woman to win four NCAA Division I triple jump titles, and the first field-event specialist to earn the prestigious Bowerman trophy.

Tommy Paul

Tennis, United States

Paul was born in Voorhees Twp., but grew up in Greenville, North Carolina, where he began playing tennis at age 5. He played his first International Tennis Federation tournament in October 2010.

Paul won the 2015 French Open boys’ singles title by defeating fellow American Taylor Fritz. He also reached the final at the 2015 U.S. Open boys’ singles, losing to Fritz.

He turned pro in 2015, and is currently ranked No. 50. Paul lives in Delray Beach, Fla.

Doug Payne

Equestrian, United States

Payne will compete in eventing with Starr Witness. He won the team gold medal at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, and finished fourth individually.

Born in Morristown, Payne got involved with the United States Pony Club at age 7. He graduated from Voorhees High School, and competed on Rochester Institute of Technology’s alpine skiing team.

Payne, his wife Jessica, and their children live in Aiken, South Carolina.

Morgan Pearson

Triathlon, United States

A swimmer at Berkeley Aquatic Club and distance runner at Delbarton while growing up in the New Vernon section of Harding, Pearson became a seven-time All-American at the University of Colorado. He transitioned to USA Triathlon’s Collegiate Recruitment Program, which identifies top NCAA swimmers and runners who have the potential to excel as triathletes.

The USA Triathlon Age Group Sprint National champion in 2017, Pearson qualified for the Olympics by earning bronze at the World Triathlon Championship Series May 15 in Yokohama, Japan. He also earned silver in Leeds on June 6, becoming the first American man to win multiple WTS medals.

Elizaveta Pletneva

Rhythmic gymnastics, United States

Pletevna, 19, will represent the United States in the group competition. Born in Russia, Pletneva lived in Caldwell early in her life. She currently lives in Wheeling, Illinois, and competes at North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center. She finished first in the all-around at the 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships in St. Louis.

Julia Ratcliffe

Track and field, New Zealand

Ratcliffe, a Princeton University graduate (2017) Ratcliffe broke the Oceania and national hammer throw records , throwing 241-3 (73.55 meters) at the New Zealand Track & Field Championships. The 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Ratcliffe was the 2014 NCAA hammer champion and a four-time All-America honoree at Princeton.

Molly Reckford


Molly Reckford and her rowing partner Michelle Sechser won all three of their races at the final Olympic qualification regatta in mid May in Lucerne, Switzerland, making Team USA in the lightweight women’s double sculls. Reckford grew up in Short Hills, but competed for Phillips Exeter in New Hampshire and then Dartmouth. Reckford’s late grandfather, Bill Spencer, was a two-time Olympic biathlete and long-time coach.

Francesca Russo

Fencing, United States

Russo graduated from Wayne Valley in 2014 as a four-time NJSIAA champion who compiled a career record of 96-4. She also helped the Bergen Fencing Club win a world championship in Croatia, and was a 2013 junior world team champion.

At Notre Dame, she was a two-time national women’s sabre champion (2015, 2017) and led the Fighting Irish to a pair of NCAA team championships. Russo, who now coaches at Wayne Valley, told Wayne Magazine of her Olympic dreams in 2017.

Hannah Scott

Rowing, Great Britain

A recent Princeton University graduate, Scott will represent Great Britain in the heavyweight four. She is a two-time Ivy League champion and 2019 All-American, helping the Tigers to two top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships.

Kailen Sheridan

Soccer, Canada

The goalkeeper for Hanover-based Gotham FC, Sheridan will suit up for Canada in Toyko. Sheridan, 25, grew up in Whitby, Ontario, and was selected 23rd by Gotham FC (then Sky Blue) in the 2017 draft out of Clemson. She has allowed two goals and posted three shutouts in five matches this season.

Sheridan will play alongside her Gotham teammate, striker Evelyne Viens. Sheridan was an alternate on the 2016 Olympic team.

Equestrian, United States

The daughter of New Jersey rock and roll legends Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa, Jessica Springsteen has made her second Olympic team in show jumping. She was an alternate rider in 2012 but did not make the cut in 2016. A Ranney alum and Colts Neck native, Springsteen is currently ranked No. 3 nationally and 27th worldwide.

Earlier this month, Springsteen told the USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey, “Being a part of this team is something I’ve dreamed of since I was little, and to do so alongside riders that I’ve admired and been inspired by for years makes it even more special. I am thankful for the continued support of my team, friends and family, and hope to make everyone proud this summer.”

Eliza Stone

Fencing, United States

The first four-time All-American sabre at Princeton University, Stone won individual and team NCAA titles in 2013. Stone has been a volunteer assistant coach since graduating in 2013.

Gevvie Stone

Rowing, United States

Princeton University alumna (2007) Gevvie Stone will row for the United States at her third Olympics. Stone and Kristina Wagner qualified in the women’s double sculls, winning their heat by almost four seconds.

Stone, who grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, was part of Princeton’s undefeated varsity eight in 2006. She won silver in the single sculls at the 2016 Olympics, and was seventh in 2012.

Curtis Thompson

Javelin, United States

A 2014 Florence grad, Thompson is heading to the Olympics for the first time.

Born in Trenton, Thompson was a four-time first team All-American javelin thrower at Mississippi State. He won the 2016 NCAA championship and the 2018 USATF title. He finished first at the Olympic Trials with a throw of 271 feet, 7 inches (82.78 meters). His winning throw was 11 feet, 7 inches, farther than his competitor, which is a record for largest margin of victory.

Khalil Thompson

Fencing, United States

Thompson has been fencing since age 9 alongside sister Kamali, who narrowly missed an Olympic spot herself. The Teaneck native competed in sabre and went on to compete at Penn State for a year before returning to New Jersey. Thompson, 24, is currently fencing and working towards a degree in communications and media studies at NJIT.

Thompson has been a strong advocate for mental health and speaks openly about depression that nearly had him quit fencing five years ago. Thompson was emotional after winning the North American Cup in May to qualify for the sabre team and reach the Olympics for the first time.

Ed Trippas

Steeplechase, Australia

A Princeton University senior, Trippas qualified for the Australian Olympic team with a personal best of 8:19.6 in the stepplechase while competing in Spain. He is the fourth man from Oceania to break 8:20, and is ranked third on Australia’s all-time list.

Trippas’ time is the 10th fastest by a NCAA student-athlete. The Tigers’ men’s cross country captain in the fall, Trippas was the Ivy League steeplechase champion and earned honorable mention All-America honors in 2019.

Anna Van Brummen

Fencing, United States

The first Princeton University woman to win a NCAA epee championship, Van Brummen is a replacement athlete for the team competition. Van Brummen, who grew up in Houston, was a four-time first-team All-Ivy League honoree.

Evelyne Viens

Soccer, Canada

A striker for Hanover-based Gotham FC, Viens will represent her native Canada at the Olympics. She has two goals in seven international appearances.

A bilingual Quebec native, Viens was drafted fifth overall out of the University of South Florida in the 2020 draft. She led USF in goals and points for four years, breaking the American Athletic Conference records for all-time goals (73), goals per game (0.95), points (169), points per game (2.19), shots (360) and shots per game (4.68).

Fred Vystavel

Rowing, Denmark

Vystavel and Joachim Sutton, the coxless pair from Denmark, finished second to the Netherlands at the Olympic Qualifying Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland. Vystavel, a 2016 Princeton University graduate, is the school’s first heavyweight Olympic qualifier.

Ajeé Wilson

Track and field, United States

The Neptune native is on her way to her second Olympics in the 800 meters.

Wilson is a two-time bronze medalist at the World Championships and advanced to the semifinals at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Her personal best of 1:55.61 in the 800 is an American record.

Rudy Winkler

Track and field, United States

Winkler broke the American record in the hammer throw (271-4) to defend his title at the USA Track and Field Olympic Trials. He finished 18th in Rio in 2016.

The 2017 NCAA hammer champion and 2016 runner-up while at Cornell University, Winkler competed for Rutgers in the spring of 2018 while earning a master’s degree in business and cybersecurity. He is a volunteer assistant with the Scarlet Knights’ women’s track and field program.

Dagmara Wozniak

Fencing, United States

Wozniak, who was born in Poland, graduated from Colonia High School in 2006. She was named to the U.S. Olympic team in 2008 as a substitute and then as a competitor in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.

She finished eighth in 2012 and won the bronze in 2016. She won a gold medal with Team USA in 2014 and is currently ranked as one of the top 10 sabre fencers in the world.

Staff writers Robert Aitken, Josh Friedman, Nick Gantaifis, Lauren Knego, Danny LoGiudice, Greg Mattura and Greg Tartaglia contributed to this report. 

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2021 Primetime Emmys: Complete list of the nominees

In the top three categories — drama, comedy and limited series — TV broadcast networks scored only two nominations.

WASHINGTON — The 2021 Emmy nominees have been revealed and Tuesday’s announcements brought its fair share of surprises. 

Streaming platforms led the way, with HBO and HBO Max together taking the front spot in nominations with 130 total, as Variety noted

Netflix’s “The Crown,” along with Disney Plus’ “The Mandalorian” led the way individually, tied at 24 nominations a piece. 

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, are coming up on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. Eastern/ 5 p.m. Pacific on CBS.

Here is the full list of this year’s nominees provided by the Television Academy:

Outstanding Animated Program

  • “Big Mouth” (Netflix) 
  • “Bob’s Burgers” (FOX, 20th Century Fox Television / Bento Box Animation) 
  • Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal (Adult Swim, Cartoon Network Studios)
  • “The Simpsons” (FOX, A Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Television Animation) 
  • “South Park: The Pandemic Special” (Comedy Central, Central Productions, LLC)

Outstanding Short Form Animated Program

  • “Love, Death + Robots” 
  • “Maggie Simpson In: The Force Awakens From Its Nap” (Disney+, A Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Television Animation)
  • “Once Upon A Snowman” (Disney+, Walt Disney Animation Studios)
  • “Robot Chicken”

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

  • “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
  • “A Black Lady Sketch Show” (HBO)

Outstanding TV Movie

  • “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square” (Netflix)
  • “Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia” (Lifetime)
  • “Oslo” (HBO)
  • “Sylvie’s Love” (Amazon Prime Video)
  • “Uncle Frank” (Amazon Prime Video)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

  • Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, Jen Statsky, “Hacks”
  • Maya Erskine, “Pen15”
  • Meredith Scardino, “Girls5eva”
  • Jason Sudeikis; Story by Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly, “Ted Lasso”
  • Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence; Story by Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly, “Ted Lasso”
  • Steve Yockey, “The Flight Attendant”

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

  • Lucia Aniello, “Hacks”
  • Zach Braff, “Ted Lasso”
  • James Burrows, “B Positive”
  • MJ Delaney, “Ted Lasso”
  • Susanna Fogel, “The Flight Attendant”
  • Declan Lowney, “Ted Lasso”
  • James Widdowes, “Mom”

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

  • Yahlin Chang, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • Jon Favreau, “The Mandalorian”
  • Dave Filoni, “The Mandalorian”
  • Misha Green, “Lovecraft Country”
  • Peter Morgan, “The Crown”
  • Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, Janet Mock, Our Lady J, “Pose”
  • Rebecca Sonnenshine, “The Boys”

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

  • Steven Canals, “Pose”
  • Benjamin Caron, “The Crown”
  • Jon Favreau, “The Mandalorian”
  • Liz Garbus, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • Jessica Hobbs, “The Crown”
  • Julie Anne Robinson, “Bridgerton”

Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • Michaela Coel, “I May Destroy You”
  • Laura Donney, “WandaVision”
  • Scott Frank, “The Queen’s Gambit”
  • Chuck Hayward, Peter Cameron, “WandaVision”
  • Brad Ingelsby, “Mare of Easttown”
  • Jac Schaeffer, “WandaVision”

Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • Scott Frank, “The Queen’s Gambit”
  • Barry Jenkins, “The Underground Railroad”
  • Thomas Kail, “Hamilton”
  • Sam Miller, Michaela Coel, “I May Destroy You”
  • Sam Miller, “I May Destroy You”
  • Matt Shakman, “WandaVision”
  • Craig Zobel, “Mare of Easttown”

Guest Actress in a Drama Series

  • Alexis Bledel, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • Claire Foy, “The Crown”
  • Mckenna Grace, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • Sophie Okonedo, “Ratched”
  • Phylicia Rashad, “This is Us”

Guest Actor in a Drama Series

  • Don Cheadle, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”
  • Charles Dance, “The Crown”
  • Timothy Olyphant, “The Mandalorian”
  • Courtney B. Vance, “Lovecraft Country”
  • Carl Weathers, “The Mandalorian”

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Jane Adams, “Hacks”
  • Yvette Nicole Brown, “A Black Lady Sketch Show”
  • Bernadette Peters, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”
  • Issa Rae, “A Black Lady Sketch Show”
  • Maya Rudolph, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live”

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Dave Chappelle, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Morgan Freeman, “The Kominsky Method”
  • Daniel Kaluuya, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Daniel Levy, “Saturday Night Live”

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

  • “I May Destroy You” (HBO)
  • “Mare of Easttown” (HBO)
  • “The Queen’s Gambit” (Netflix)
  • “The Underground Railroad” (Amazon Prime Video)
  • “WandaVision” (Disney+)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • 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 Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Paul Bettany, “WandaVision”
  • Hugh Grant, “The Undoing”
  • Ewan McGregor, “Halston”
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton”
  • Leslie Odom Jr., “Hamilton”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Renée Elise Goldsberry, “Hamilton”
  • Kathryn Hahn, “WandaVision”
  • Moses Ingram, “The Queen’s Gambit”
  • Julianne Nicholson, “Mare of Easttown”
  • Jean Smart, “Mare of Easttown”
  • Phillipa Soo, “Hamilton”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Thomas Brodie-Sangster, “The Queen’s Gambit”
  • Daveed Diggs, “Hamilton”
  • Paapa Essiedu, “I May Destroy You”
  • Jonathan Groff, “Hamilton”
  • Evan Peters, “Mare of Easttown”
  • Anthony Ramos, “Hamilton”

Outstanding 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+)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Aidy Bryant, “Shrill”
  • Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant”
  • Allison Janney, “Mom”
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”
  • Jean Smart, “Hacks”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson, “Black-Ish”
  • Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”
  • William H. Macy, “Shameless”
  • Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”
  • Kenan Thompson, “Kenan”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Aidy Bryant, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Hannah Einbinder, “Hacks”
  • Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Rosie Perez, “The Flight Attendant”
  • Cecily Strong, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Juno Temple, “Ted Lasso”
  • Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso”

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Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Carl Clemons-Hopkins, “Hacks”
  • Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso”
  • Brendan Hunt, “Ted Lasso”
  • Nick Mohammed, “Ted Lasso”
  • Paul Reiser, “The Kominsky Method”
  • Jeremy Swift, “Ted Lasso”
  • Kenan Thompson, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Bowen Yang, “Saturday Night Live”

Outstanding Competition Program

  • “The Amazing Race” (CBS)
  • “Nailed It!” (Netflix)
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
  • “Top Chef” (Bravo)
  • “The Voice” (NBC)

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 Drama Series

  • “The Boys” (Amazon Prime Video)
  • “Bridgerton” (Netflix)
  • “The Crown” (Netflix)
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
  • “Lovecraft Country” (HBO)
  • “The Mandalorian” (Disney+)
  • “Pose” (FX)
  • “This Is Us” (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • 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”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
  • Jonathan Majors, “Lovecraft Country”
  • Josh O’Connor, “The Crown”
  • Regé-Jean Page, “Bridgerton”
  • Billy Porter, “Pose”
  • Matthew Rhys, “Perry Mason”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Gillian Anderson, “The Crown”
  • Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown”
  • Madeline Brewer, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • Aunjanue Ellis, “Lovecraft Country”
  • Emerald Fennell, “The Crown”
  • Yvonne Strahovski, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • Samira Wiley, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Giancarlo Esposito, “The Mandalorian”
  • O-T Fagbenle, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • John Lithgow, “Perry Mason”
  • Tobias Menzies, “The Crown”
  • Max Minghella, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • Chris Sullivan, “This is Us”
  • Bradley Whitford, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • Michael Kenneth Williams, “Lovecraft Country”

See the full list of nominees announced by the Television Academy here.

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Freeview and Freesat complete merger, but what does it mean for your TV?

Freeview and Freesat are now one and the same company. The two brands finalised their long-awaited merger at the end of last week. For those who don’t want to shell out a small fortune to enjoy Sky Q, Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video subscriptions to watch at home… Freeview and Freesat offer a wealth of shows and movies to watch for free. If you have either of these services, the merger brings some good news.

Freeview parent company Digital UK, which was a joint venture between the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and transmitter operator Arqiva – until the latter left the project last year, has now confirmed that it acquired Freesat on July 8, 2021. Freesat had two shareholders, BBC and ITV, which meant the merger had to be cleared by the relevant authorities and regulators.

The process of bringing the two companies together will take a number of months, the brands confirmed.

It’s unclear what exactly the merger will mean for viewers. However, Digital UK has claimed bringing both brands under the same roof will mean both will “benefit from a more streamlined approach to technological innovation and product development”.

As such, we’d expect new functionality to roll out to Freeview and Freesat devices at the same time. Fingers crossed, it should also mean that upcoming content deals will apply to both set-top boxes – so Freesat and Freeview viewers will be able to enjoy the same boxsets and channels.

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We’d also hope that innovations already available on one of the Digital UK services but not another can now be shared – bringing both of these free-to-watch options on a level footing for the first time.

For those who don’t know, Freesat offers access to a number of the same channels as Freeview, but relies on a satellite dish to connect viewers to their favourite shows. So, if you’ve decided to leave Sky Q, but still have a dish strapped to your roof and don’t fancy a weekend of DIY – you can plug in a Freesat compatible set-top box to access free-to-air channels using your existing receiver. That’s a different approach to Freeview, which leverages your aerial.

There are a few advantages to Freesat over Freeview, most notably, that the service uses the additional capacity afforded when broadcasting via satellite to offer a selection of 24 high-definition channels, including those from BBC, ITV, Channel 5, Discovery Networks, France 24, Paramount Network, Bloomberg, RT UK and TRT World.

That said, Freeview Play – which requires an internet connection to bring catch-up services into the TV Guide – includes more content than Freesat. When using a Freeview Play television or set-top box, scrolling to the left on the TV Guide will allow viewers “travel back in time” and jump into previously-aired shows still available from BBC iPlayer, My5, ITV Hub, All4 and others.

In total, it pulls content from 10 on-demand catch-up services now, following the launch of POP Player at the end of last year. While much of this is also possible with Freesat, the service doesn’t currently include any shows from All4.

Jonathan Thompson, CEO, Digital UK, said: “I’m delighted to be heading up the new entity and am very much looking forward to leading the development of free-to-view TV in the UK over the coming years. Freeview and Freesat are both major success stories for the UK’s TV industry and wider society, enabling the public policy goals that underpin public service broadcasting, allowing access to high quality TV for free, for all.”

The news comes as Digital UK struck a deal with Amazon to bring Freeview Play to its Fire TV Edition TVs. These are TVs powered entirely by the Fire TV operating system that can also be found on its best-selling Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Cube set-top boxes.

The Freeview Play app will allow access to 85 live broadcast channels and content from 10 on-demand players, including BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, UKTV Play, CBS Catchup Channels UK, Horror Bites, STV Player and BBC Sounds.

Archaeology breakthrough as Jerusalem discovery ‘confirms complete chapters’ from Bible

The Book of Jeremiah is the second of the Latter Prophets in the Hebrew Bible, and the second of the Prophets in the Old Testament. It tells the story of one of the major characters of the text, Jeremiah, including his private life, his experiences, and his imprisonment, which almost saw him killed. During the last days of the Kingdom of Judah, the prophet warned the residents of Jerusalem of their impending captivity at the hands of the Babylonian army. 

But instead of heeding that warning, the princes of King Zedekiah’s administration attacked the messenger and plunged him into a dungeon.

And, incredibly, historian Shahar Shilo detailed how the story was given credibility by the discovery of a hardened clay seal impression in the City of David.

He said: “Historical documents are affirming the Biblical story, the texts from the Bible are as clear as it gets, but we, historians, can actually prove it.

“This is bulla, which is an impression, and it belonged to a certain minister in the Kingdom of Zadok.

“He was called Jehucal ben Shelemiah (Jehucal the son of Shelemiah).

“This is the guy who grabs Jeremiah up by the arm and throws him to the pit when he sees a terrible prophecy.”

Measuring just one centimetre in diameter, the artefact was almost missed by excavators.

But leading archaeologist Dr Eilat Mazar deciphered its message, which read: “Belonging to Jehucal, son of Shelemiah, son of Shovi.”

The Bible describes that this Jehucal was one of the princes who interacted with Jeremiah.

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Jeremiah’s warnings continued to go unheeded by Judah’s rulers, priests and people.

Rather than turning many to safety, Jeremiah’s work almost got him killed.

The incredible document helps vindicate the accuracy of the Bible, but Dr Mazar, who was a key figure in its discovery, sadly passed away earlier this year at the age of 64.

In her five decades of excavating the Holy Land, she discovered the remains of a palace believed to belong to King David, a gate identified with King Solomon, a wall thought to have been built by Nehemiah and a seal that may have belonged to the prophet Isaiah.

Once called the “queen of Jerusalem archaeology,” Dr Mazar took the Bible seriously as a historical text and quarrelled with scholars who thought it was unscientific to pay too much attention to it.

Author: Callum Hoare
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Nintendo's Scheduled Switch Network Maintenance Appears To Be Complete

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The situation with Switch Error Code 2123-1502 has somewhat improved over the past week, but Nintendo seems to still be busy behind the scenes.

Following on from a notice last week, it has now performed scheduled maintenance on its online services. This covers the Switch eShop and certain online game services.

“[Network maintenance information] We are currently performing maintenance on the Nintendo eShop. The end is scheduled around 15:30. Please note that it cannot be used during maintenance.”

With any luck, it puts an end to those pesky error code issues which first appeared when Switch system update 12.0.3 rolled out earlier this month.

If we hear anything else, we’ll be sure to let you know. How’s your Switch going now that this network maintenance has been performed? Tell us down in the comments.

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Led Zeppelin lyrics quiz: Can you name the song and complete these lyrics?

Led Zeppelin came together as a band in the late 1960s and quickly became hugely successful. They lasted a decade together, parting ways in 1980 after the death of their drummer, John Bonham. But can you name the song and complete these famous lyrics?

Led Zeppelin included Robert Plant, John Bonham, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page.

The foursome rose to stardom in the USA after performing live, rarely releasing singles and focusing instead on albums and live gigs.

However, it ended after a short time when their drummer, John, died, and the band parted ways.

But do you know their songs and could complete their lyrics?

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7. Complete the lyrics: “On my way/I’ve been this way ten years to the day”
8. Complete the lyrics: “Eyes that shine, burnin’ red”
9. Complete the lyrics: “Took my chances on a big jet-plane”
10. Complete the lyrics: “You hurt and abuse/Tellin’ all of your lies”
11. Complete the lyrics: “And the warmth of your smile starts a burning”
12. Complete the lyrics: “Mellow is the man who knows what he’s been missing”


7. “Ramble on/Gotta find the queen of all my dreams” – Ramble On
8. “Dreams of you all through my head” – Black Dog
9. “Never let ’em tell ya that they’re all the same” – Going to California
10. “Run ’round, sweet baby, lord, how they hypnotize” – Dazed and Confused
11. “And the thrill of your touch give me fright” – Fool in the Rain
12. “Many, many men can’t see the open road” – Over the Hills and Far Away

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Kevin De Bruyne copies Cristiano Ronaldo to complete full Man City sweep of PFA awards

“You want to win all the trophies with the team, and this is probably the most important one as an individual trophy in the league.

“To be voted by your competitors, by players you compete with every game, to choose you, that says a lot.

“They’re the people in my view who know most about the game. When you have these things, you can show your kids and say ‘Look, this is what daddy did when he was younger.’”

De Bruyne’s win completed a clean sweep of the PFA awards for City, with his team-mate Phil Foden named Young Player of the Year.

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Fortnite Visit NBA Creative Hub – How to visit hub and complete NBA Challenges

UPDATE: In a new update from Epic Games, the development team has confirmed that they are still looking into today’s issue with completing a Visit to the Fortnite NBA Creative Hub Challenge, and others.

The latest message reads: “We’re continuing to look into reports that players are unable to complete some of the NBA Challenges in Creative mode. We’ll provide an update soon.”

Some gamers are reporting being able to complete the current NBA Challenges tonight, meaning the fix could be rolling out. More on this week’s new Fortnite NBA Challenges can be found below.

ORIGINALFortnite fans can complete a new set of NBA challenges across all platforms today, but some are proving more difficult than others.

The 2nd half of Fortnite’s NBA Crossover event arrived on May 25, 2021, with a big part being played in Fortnite Creative. One of this week’s new quests includes visiting the Fortnite NBA Welcome Hub, which can be found in Creative Mode.

A message from Epic Games adds: “This hoops-inspired haven, built by Atlas Creative, brings the NBA to Fortnite Creative.

“As you explore the Welcome Hub, you’ll find a wide array of basketball-themed areas to explore and you can view and purchase the new NBA Outfits directly from the Welcome Hub.”

The complete list of challenges includes a Visit to the Fortnite NBA Creative Hub, which rewards you with 50,000 XP.

There is also:

  • Play a match of Court Crashers for 50,000 XP
  • Collect coins in Court Crashers for 50,000 XP
  • And Complete all “The Crossover” challenges

But some gamers are struggling with the Visit Fortnite NBA Creative Hub part of those challenges. This includes accessing the NBA Hub, only to find that the visit has not been logged by the game.

The good news is that for those who have been affected, it appears that issues with finding the correct spot is down to a glitch, rather than not finding the right spot.

A message from Epic Games on Twitter confirms as much, revealing that it might not be possible to complete this part just yet.

“We’re investigating an issue preventing players from completing their NBA Challenges. We’ll provide an update once the issue is resolved.”

With how everything is set up, players should be able to just head over to the Creative Mode and find the NBA Hub without any issues.

This means completing the task by going to the NBA Creative via the in-game menu, which should be available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, PS5 and Mobile.

So until the problem is fixed, gamers might have to wait a little while to pick up that extra XP.

More details regarding the NBA Hub can be found below, including what will be available when the issues have been solved:


While exploring the Hub, you’ll be surrounded by clips covering this season’s best highlights. With the 2021 NBA Playoffs underway, celebrate dunks, dimes, buzzer beaters, and the best plays of the regular season, as Fortnite brings video into Creative Mode for the first time ever. 

A new NBA highlight reel will be showcased in the Hub each day:

  • May 25 – Top Plays of the Season
  • May 26 – Dazzling Dunks
  • May 27 – Crossovers & Handles
  • May 28 – Clutch Plays
  • May 29 – Top Rejections
  • May 30 – Top Dimes
  • May 31 – Top Plays of the Season (Encore)


We’re also excited to bring you an NBA-themed LTM showcase — The Crossover: Court Crashers — also created by AtlasCreative. Launch yourself off huge jumps and land big dunks on basketball hoops to score points. Queue up for The Crossover: Court Crashers playlist to play or enter code 1898-7178-3313 to check it out privately.

Complete The Crossover quest by playing the Court Crashers LTM and visiting the NBA Welcome Hub. You will score XP as you complete each challenge and unlock a Basketball Hoop Banner as the final reward!

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Most dangerous Android threat in years: Attackers threaten to take ‘complete control’

Android users often hear alerts about dangerous new Google Play Store apps or malware to avoid. And with warnings coming left, right and centre, it’s easy to begin to glaze over a little when the next ‘red alert’ comes along. However, the latest Android alert is one Google fans cannot take lightly. Trust us.
The latest warning comes from the horse’s mouth – Google, the company that owns and develops Android. The Californian search company revealed this week the existence of four Android new vulnerabilities out in the wild that bad actors know about – and have been actively exploiting.

All four of these vulnerabilities allow threat actors to execute malicious code to take complete control of an Android device. The reason this latest alert is so important for Android users to take heed of is such exploits are a rarity. As reported by Threatpost, since 2014, there have only been six Android bugs to be exploited in the wild.

This means the four vulnerabilities announced this week make up two-thirds of all zero-day threats that Android users have faced since 2014. Yikes.

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In 2020, Google only disclosed one zero-day Android vulnerability, according to security firm Zimperium. The latest security threat was revealed by Google in an update to its May security bulletin on Wednesday. The post, originally published on May 3, highlighted 50 vulnerabilities that Android users needed to be aware of. And in the latest update to the bulletin, Google said there were “indications” four of these “may be under limited, targeted exploitation.”

Maddie Stone, the security researcher with Google’s Project Zero, also added on Twitter: “Android has updated the May security with notes that 4 vulns were exploited in the wild”. All four of these vulnerabilities could allow hackers to take complete control of an Android device, with all of them affecting GPU firmware code. Two can affect the ARM Mali GPU driver, while the other two impact the Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU graphics component.

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Asaf Peleg, the VP of strategic projects at Zimperium, told ArsTechnica that a successful exploit of these vulnerabilities “would give complete control of the victim’s mobile endpoint”.

Peleg added: “From elevating privileges beyond what is available by default to executing code outside of the current process’s existing sandbox, the device would be fully compromised, and no data would be safe.”

Android phones that use ARM- or Qualcomm-branded GPUs are the only ones affected by the vulnerability. It’s unclear exactly how attackers would take advantage of such a flaw. After all, Google keeps quiet about exactly

But what is for certain is that Android users should make sure they download the May 2021 security update, which addresses these vulnerabilities, as soon as it becomes available to them.

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Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs complete British withdrawal from Super League

“As a result of listening to you and the wider football community over recent days we are withdrawing from the proposed Super League. We made a mistake, and we apologise for it.

“We know it will take time to restore your faith in what we are trying to achieve here at Arsenal but let us be clear that the decision to be part of the Super League was driven by our desire to protect Arsenal, the club you love, and to support the game you love through greater solidarity and financial stability.

“Stability is essential for the game to prosper and we will continue to strive to bring the security the game needs to move forward.

“The system needs to be fixed. We must work together to find solutions which protect the future of the game and harness the extraordinary power football has to get us on the edge of our seats.

“Finally, we know this has been hugely unsettling at the end of what has been an incredibly difficult year for us all.

“Our aim is always to make the right decisions for this great football club, to protect it for the future and to take us forward. We didn’t make the right decision here, which we fully accept.

“We have heard you. The Arsenal Board.”

Liverpool players rallied on social media for their club to withdraw and they duly obliged.

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