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The 72nd Emmy Award Nominations 2020 are here!

It’s time to celebrate the best of the 2019-2020 TV season. Former Saturday Night Live star, Leslie Jones, was virtually joined by Laverne Cox, Josh Gad and Tatiana Maslany to announce the nominations. This year’s Emmy’s will be re-imagined as a socially distanced event. Due to the production restrictions imposed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Awards ceremonies like the Oscars and Golden Globes have pushed back their big nights. However, we’ll find out who wins the 2020 Emmy Awards when ABC broadcasts the ceremony live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The ceremony is set to air in less than two months making it the first major entertainment award show of the Covid-era. The 72nd Emmy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, and is set to air on Sunday, Sept. 20 on ABC.

Netflix Breaks Records

Netflix broke the record for most nominations in a single year, scoring 160 in total, which is 42 nominations more than their 2019 haul. HBO who was the previous record-holder with 137 in 2019, has now followed second this year with 107 nominations. NBC finished third with 47 nominations.

Top Nominations

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HBO’s dystopian graphic novel adaptation, Watchmen, topped all nominees with 26 nods, followed by Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (20), Netflix’s Ozark (18) and HBO’s Succession (18). Furthermore, Disney+ got into the game in its first year with the Star Wars spin-off, The Mandalorian. Tying with Saturday Night Live and the final season of Schitt’s Creek with 15 each.

Without further ado, here are the shows, stars and helmers battling it out for the 2020 Emmys.

Outstanding Drama Series

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  • Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
  • Killing Eve (BBC America)
  • The Mandalorian (Disney+)
  • Ozark (Netflix)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • Succession (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

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  • Jason Bateman (Ozark)
  • Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
  • Steve Carell (The Morning Show)
  • Brian Cox (Succession)
  • Billy Porter (Pose)
  • Jeremy Strong (Succession)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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  • Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show)
  • Olivia Colman (The Crown)
  • Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)
  • Laura Linney (Ozark)
  • Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
  • Zendaya (Euphoria)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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  • Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul)
  • Bradley Whitford (The Handmaid’s Tale)
  • Billy Crudup (The Morning Show)
  • Mark Duplass (The Morning Show)
  • Nicholas Braun (Succession)
  • Kieran Culkin (Succession)
  • Matthew Macfadyen (Succession)
  • Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

  • Jason Bateman, The Outsider (HBO)
  • Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us (NBC)
  • James Cromwell, Succession (HBO)
  • Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian (Disney+)
  • Andrew Scott, Black Mirror (Netflix)
  • Martin Short, The Morning Show (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

  • Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
  • Laverne Cox, Orange Is The New Black (Netflix)
  • Cherry Jones, Succession (HBO)
  • Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us (NBC)
  • Cicely Tyson, How To Get Away With Murder (ABC)
  • Harriet Walter, Succession (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

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  • Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)
  • Meryl Streep (Big Little Lies)
  • Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown)
  • Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale)
  • Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve)
  • Julia Garner (Ozark)
  • Sarah Snook (Succession)
  • Thandie Newton (Westworld)

Outstanding Comedy Series

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  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
  • Dead to Me (Netflix)
  • The Good Place (NBC)
  • Insecure (HBO)
  • The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
  • Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
  • What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

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  • Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday)
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place)
  • Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
  • Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek)
  • Ramy Youssef (Ramy)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

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  • Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)
  • Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
  • Linda Cardellini (Dead to Me)
  • Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek)
  • Issa Rae (Insecure)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

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  • Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
  • William Jackson Harper (The Good Place)
  • Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)
  • Sterling K. Brown (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
  • Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
  • Mahershala Ali (Ramy)
  • Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live)
  • Daniel Levy (Schitt’s Creek)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

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  • Betty Gilpin (GLOW)
  • D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place)
  • Yvonne Orji (Insecure)
  • Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
  • Marin Hinkle (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
  • Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
  • Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live)
  • Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

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  • Fred Willard, Modern Family
  • Dev Patel, Modern Love
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  • Adam Driver, Saturday Night Live
  • Eddie Murphy, Saturday Night Live
  • Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Angela Bassett, A Black Lady Sketch Show
  • Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Saturday Night Live
  • Maya Rudolph, The Good Place
  • Wanda Sykes, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Bette Midler, The Politician

Outstanding Limited Series

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  • Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)
  • Mrs. America (FX on Hulu)
  • Unbelievable (Netflix)
  • Unorthodox (Netflix)
  • Watchmen (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

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  • Jeremy Irons (Watchmen)
  • Hugh Jackman (Bad Education)
  • Paul Mescal (Normal People)
  • Jeremy Pope (Hollywood)
  • Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

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Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Dylan McDermott (Hollywood)
  • Jim Parsons (Hollywood)
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend)
  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen)
  • Jovan Adepo (Watchmen)
  • Louis Gossett Jr. (Watchmen)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Holland Taylor (Hollywood)
  • Uzo Aduba (Mrs. America)
  • Margo Martindale (Mrs. America)
  • Tracey Ullman (Mrs. America)
  • Toni Collette (Unbelievable)
  • Jean Smart (Watchmen)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

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  • The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
  • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
  • The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Outstanding Competition Program

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  • The Masked Singer (Fox)
  • Nailed It! (Netflix)
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
  • Top Chef (Bravo)
  • The Voice (NBC)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

  • A Black Lady Sketch Show
  • Drunk History
  • Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program

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  • Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye (Netflix)
  • Nicole Byer, Nailed It! (Netflix)
  • Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec, Kevin O’Leary, Shark Tank (ABC)
  • Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio, Top Chef (Bravo)
  • Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, Making It (NBC)
  • RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

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  • Amy Schumer Learns To Cook (Food Network)
  • Cheer (Netflix)
  • Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up (Netflix)
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked (VH1)
  • We’re Here (HBO)

Outstanding Structured Reality Program

  • Antiques Roadshow (PBS)
  • Love Is Blind (Netflix)
  • Queer Eye (Netflix)
  • Shark Tank (ABC)
  • A Very Brady Renovation (HGTV)

“I don’t know where we will do this or how we will do this”

Further details about the event taking place amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic have yet to be announced. “I don’t know where we will do this or how we will do this or even why we are doing this. But we are doing it and I am hosting it,” Jimmy Fallon joked in a statement on June 16.

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The main event is scheduled to precede the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Which will be held during a two-day ceremony from Saturday, Sept. 12 to Sunday, Sept. 13.

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Anushka Menon

Anushka likes to use her great writing skills to curate articles on the Hollywood film industry, multichannel commerce, and online business strategies. She loves to share her ideas on Hollywood here at Clout News.

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