Emmy Awards 2020: nominees

Succession, Killing Eve, Ozark, The Crown and Mrs. America are amongst nominees in the 72nd Emmy Awards, announced overnight.

Dominating the extensive nominees were Watchmen (26 nominations), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (20), Succession and Ozark (both 18).

Australian nominees include Hugh Jackman (Bad Education), Cate Blanchett (Mrs. America), Sarah Snook (Succession), Toni Collette (Unbelievable), Hannah Gadsby (Hannah Gadsby: Douglas). NZ director Jessica Hobbs, who has many Australian credits is also nominated. Update: Tony McNamara is also nominated.

Nominees were announced remotely overnight but winners will be announced on Sept 20th at an event hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

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

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

Limited Series
Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)
Mrs. America (Hulu)
Unbelievable (Netflix)
Unorthodox (Netflix)
Watchmen (HBO)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
Steve Carell (The Morning Show)
Brian Cox (Succession)
Billy Porter (Pose)
Jeremy Strong (Succession)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show)
Olivia Colman (The Crown)
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)
Laura Linney (Ozark)
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
Zendaya (Euphoria)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
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)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
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)

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Jeremy Irons (Watchmen)
Hugh Jackman (Bad Education)
Paul Mescal (Normal People)
Jeremy Pope (Hollywood)
Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Cate Blanchett (Mrs. America)
Shira Haas (Unorthodox)
Regina King (Watchmen)
Octavia Spencer (Self Made)
Kerry Washington (Little Fires Everywhere)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
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)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
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)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
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)
Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
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)

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)

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)

Reality Competition
The Masked Singer (FOX)
Nailed It (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)

Variety Talk Series
Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Animated Program
Big Mouth • Disclosure The Movie: The Musical! • Netflix Bob’s Burgers • Pig Trouble In Little Tina • Fox
BoJack Horseman • The View From Halfway Down • Netflix • Rick And Morty • The Vat Of Acid Episode • Adult Swim
The Simpsons • Thanksgiving Of Horror • Fox

Directing For A Drama Series
The Crown • Aberfan • Netflix Benjamin Caron
The Crown • Cri de Coeur • Netflix Jessica Hobbs
Homeland • Prisoners Of War • Showtime Lesli Linka Glatter
The Morning Show • The Interview Mimi Leder
Ozark • Fire Pink • Netflix Alik Sakharov
Ozark • Su Casa Es Mi Casa • Netflix Ben Semanoff
Succession • Hunting • HBO Andrij Parekh
Succession • This Is Not For Tears • HBO Mark Mylod

Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel • It’s Comedy Or Cabbage • Prime Video Luke Kirby as Lenny Bruce
Modern Family • Legacy • ABC Fred Willard as Frank Dunphy
Modern Love • When Cupid Is A Prying Journalist • Prime Video Dev Patel as Joshua
Saturday Night Live • Host: Adam Driver • NBC Adam Driver as Host
Saturday Night Live • Host: Eddie Murphy • NBC Eddie Murphy as Host
Saturday Night Live • SNL At Home #2 • NBC Brad Pitt as Dr. Anthony Fauci

Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Black Mirror • Smithereens • Netflix Andrew Scott as Chris Gillhaney
The Mandalorian • Chapter 8: Redemption • Disney+ Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon
The Morning Show • Chaos Is The New Cocaine • Apple TV+ Martin Short as Dick Lundy
The Outsider • Fish In A Barrel • HBO Jason Bateman as Terry Maitland
Succession • Dundee • HBO James Cromwell as Ewan Roy
This Is Us • After The Fire • NBC Ron Cephas Jones as William Hill

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
A Black Lady Sketch Show • Angela Bassett Is The Baddest B***h • HBO Angela Bassett as Mo
The Good Place • You’ve Changed, Man • NBC Maya Rudolph as The Judge
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel • A Jewish Girl Walks Into The Apollo… • Prime Video Wanda Sykes as Moms Mabley
The Politician • Vienna • Netflix Bette Midler as Hadassah Gold
Saturday Night Live • Host: Eddie Murphy • NBC Maya Rudolph as Senator Kamala Harris
Saturday Night Live • Host: Phoebe Waller-Bridge • NBC Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Host

Guest Actress In A Drama Series
The Handmaid’s Tale • God Bless The Child • Hulu Alexis Bledel as Emily
How To Get Away With Murder • Stay • ABC Cicely Tyson as Ophelia Harkness
Orange Is The New Black • God Bless America • Netflix Laverne Cox as Sophia Burset
Succession • Return • HBO Harriet Walter as Lady Caroline Collingwood
Succession • Tern Haven • HBO Cherry Jones as Nan Pierce
This Is Us • Flip A Coin • NBC Phylicia Rashad as Carol Clarke

Television Movie
American Son • Netflix
Bad Education • HBO
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones • Netflix
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie • Netflix
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend • Netflix

Variety Special (Live)
77th Annual Golden Globe Awards • NBC
Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: “All In The Family” And “Good Times” • ABC
The Oscars • ABC
Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Starring Jennifer Lopez And Shakira
73rd Annual Tony Awards • CBS

Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones • Netflix
Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize For American Humor • PBS
Hannah Gadsby: Douglas • Netflix
Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill • Netflix
John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch • Netflix
Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah • Netflix

Children’s Program
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance • Netflix
Star Wars Resistance • Disney Channel
We Are The Dream: The Kids Of The Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest • HBO

Documentary Or Nonfiction Special
The Apollo • HBO
Beastie Boys Story • Apple TV+
Becoming • Netflix
The Great Hack • Netflix
Laurel Canyon: A Place In Time • EPIX

Documentary Or Nonfiction Series
American Masters • PBS
Hillary • Hulu
The Last Dance • ESPN
McMillion$ • HBO
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem And Madness • Netflix

Writing For A Comedy Series
The Good Place • Whenever You’re Ready • NBC Michael Schur
The Great • The Great • Hulu Tony McNamara
Schitt’s Creek • Happy Ending • Pop TV Daniel Levy
Schitt’s Creek • The Presidential Suite • Pop TV David West Read
What We Do In The Shadows • Collaboration • FX Networks Sam Johnson, Chris Marcil
What We Do In The Shadows • Ghosts • FX Networks Paul Simms
What We Do In The Shadows • On The Run • FX Networks Stefani Robinson

Writing For A Drama Series
Better Call Saul • Bad Choice Road • AMC Thomas Schnauz
Better Call Saul • Bagman • AMC Gordon Smith
The Crown • Aberfan • Netflix Peter Morgan
Ozark • All In • Netflix Chris Mundy
Ozark • Boss Fight • Netflix John Shiban
Ozark • Fire Pink • Netflix Miki Johnson
Succession • This Is Not For Tears • HBO Jesse Armstrong

Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special
Mrs. America • Shirley • FX Networks Tanya Barfield
Normal People • Episode 3 • Hulu Sally Rooney, Alice Birch
Unbelievable • Episode 1 • Netflix Susannah Grant, Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman
Unorthodox • Part 1 • Netflix Anna Winger
Watchmen • This Extraordinary Being • HBO Damon Lindelof, Cord Jefferson

Writing For A Variety Series
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah • Comedy Central
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee • TBS
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver • HBO
Late Night With Seth Meyers • NBC
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert • CBS

Writing For A Variety Special
Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones • Netflix Dave Chappelle
Hannah Gadsby: Douglas • Netflix Hannah Gadsby
John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch • Netflix John Mulaney, Marika Sawyer
Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything • Netflix Patton Oswalt
Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby • Netflix Seth Meyers

Emmys will broadcast Monday, September 21 at 10.00am on FOX Arena.

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  1. Here are some interesting but pointless facts about this years nominations

    *Four out of the six nominees for best Guest Actress in a drama were nominated last year. These are Cherry Jones, Laverne Cox, Phylicia Rashad and Cicely Tyson. Last year Jessica Lange and Carice Van Houten were nominated but Alexis Bedel and Harriet Walters are.

    *Ron Cephas Jones is nominated once again for best guest actor for This is Us and his daughter Jasmine Cephas Jones is nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

    *Here are some people with three/ fours nominations – Dan Levy (Producing, Writing, Directing and supporting Actor for Schitt’s Creek), Jason Bateman (lead actor and directing The Ozarks, Best guest actor for The Outsider), Maya Rudolph (best voice over for Big Mouth, two nomination for best guest actress in a comedy for The Good Place and SNL), Issa Rae…

  2. daveinprogress

    Big snub for Kristen Bell for The Good Place considering three co stars were nommed. And Lily Tomlin and Grace and Frankie overlooked. Annie Potts in Young Sheldon and Larry David for Curb although it got a Comedy Series nod.

  3. Thank god Hollywood didn’t get nominated for Best Limited Series- definitely nosedived halfway through.
    Poor Reese Witherspoon – she had her fingers in so many pies (Big Little Lies, Little Fires Everywhere, Morning Show) yet no nominations anywhere. Witherspoon but Withoutanemmy

  4. daveinprogress

    Yay! Schitt’s Creek managed a clean sweep of acting noms. So delighted for the 4 main stars. Especially Daniel and Annie. Last chance for this series. My hope is that Catherine O’Hara will win. Just a one off portrayal. Unforgettable character.

  5. Baby Yoda (aka the Child) for best supporting actor in a drama please!

    I kid I kid.
    I’m pleasantly satisfied with most nominations here.

    Except… ‘Normal People’ being snubbed so heavily in most categories it was eligible for is a criminal offence.

  6. carolemorrissey

    I don’t even recognise half of those comedies. Where’s Young Sheldon? It’s one of the funniest shows on TV. I’m surprised Nicole isn’t up for Big Little Lies or Rose Byrne for Mrs America. Good to see so many Aussies nominated.

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