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Emmy Awards 2020: Nominations announced for the 72nd ceremony


The award season kicks off: Leslie Jones announced the nominations for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards in a live stream on Tuesday

Dystopian drama Guardian and Comedy The wonderful woman Maisel led nominations for the Emmy Awards, the highest awards on television, on Tuesday.

Watchmen is the leading contender with 26 nominations. The HBO series plays Regina King and is a superhero drama that deals with race, police and white supremacy and is based on a graphic novel from the 1980s.

The Amazon comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is the second most nominated series at 20, followed by Netflix's Ozark at 18.

Former Saturday Night's live star, Leslie Jones, unveiled the nominations in a live stream, kicking off an unusual award season seasoned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Emmy Awards will take place on September 20th and are likely to be a virtual event due to the pandemic.

In terms of streaming wars, HBO and Amazon have achieved impressive numbers this year, but it was Netflix that received the most recognition with an astonishing 160 nominations, compared to 118 the previous year.

Among the nominees for outstanding drama series were HBO's dark, humorous follow-up, which deals with the struggle of a powerful media family to control their company, as well as the dark thriller Ozark.

Better to call Saul, The Crown, The Maid's Story, Kill Eve, The Mandalorian, and Stranger Things were also nominated in this category.

Leading contender: Regina King plays HBO's Watchmen, a superhero story that dealt with racism in America. It received 26 nominations

Leading contender: Regina King plays HBO's Watchmen, a superhero story that dealt with racism in America. It received 26 nominations

Mazel tov: Emmy favorite The wonderful woman Maisel received 20 nominations

Mazel tov: Emmy favorite The wonderful woman Maisel received 20 nominations

Bottom up! HBO's flagship drama received very wealthy 18 nominations

Bottom up! HBO's flagship drama received very wealthy 18 nominations

Stubborn: Both Laura Linney and Jason Bateman were nominated for roles in the hit Netflix drama Ozark, and the show peaked at 18 nominations (associated with the successor).

Stubborn: Both Laura Linney and Jason Bateman were nominated for roles in the hit Netflix drama Ozark, and the show peaked at 18 nominations (associated with the successor).

On the comedy page, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel – Amazon's story of a 1950s housewife comic – was nominated for outstanding comedy series, along with the unusual hit Schitt & # 39; s Creek, which is just ending its six-year run would have.

Catherine O’Hara was nominated for her role as Moira Rose as a leading actress in a comedy series.

Curb your enthusiasm, Dead for me The good place Unsure The Kominsky method and Whatever we do in the shadows also nodded.

Jodie Comer with the Best Actress Trophy from last year's Emmy Awards

Will she win again? Jodie was nominated again this year

Will she kill again? Jodie Comer was again nominated for her role in Killing Eve (left picture with the trophy for best actress at last year's Emmy Awards).

Dead funny: Christina Applegate and co-star Linda Cardellii compete against each other in the category "Outstanding leading actress in a comedy series"

Dead funny: Christina Applegate and co-star Linda Cardellii compete against each other in the category "Outstanding leading actress in a comedy series"

HBO's Watchmen, a superhero story that dealt with racism in America, was nominated in the limited series race Small fires everywhere Mrs. America, Incredible and Unorthodox.

The nominees for the drama series actress are: Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show; Olivia Colman, The Crown; Jodie Comer, Killing Eve; Laura Linney, Ozark; Sandra Oh, kill Eva; Zendaya, euphoria.

The star of friends, Aniston, has received high praise for her performance as Alexy Levy in her TV news drama and took the actress home in a Drama Series Award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards earlier this January.

However, her co-star Reese Witherspoon received neither a nomination nor a nod for her role in Hulus Little Fires Everywhere.

Can she do it again? Jennifer Aniston won at the SAG Awards earlier this year for her performance as Alex Levy on Apple TV's The Morning Show

Can she do it again? Jennifer Aniston won at the SAG Awards earlier this year for her performance as Alex Levy on Apple TV's The Morning Show

Fiery performance: Kerry Washington was nominated for an outstanding lead actress in a limited series or film for Little Fires Everywhere

Fiery performance: Kerry Washington was nominated for an outstanding lead actress in a limited series or film for Little Fires Everywhere

Funny girl: In her HBO show Insecure, Issa Rae received a nomination for an outstanding leading actress in a comedy series

Funny girl: In her HBO show Insecure, Issa Rae received a nomination for an outstanding leading actress in a comedy series

Outstanding: Shira Haas was rightly recognized for her role as Esty in Unorthordox in the Outstanding Lead Actress category in a limited series or movie

Outstanding: Shira Haas was rightly recognized for her role as Esty in Unorthordox in the Outstanding Lead Actress category in a limited series or movie

In the meantime, Sandra Oh's nod marked her third nomination for leading actress Emmy. She was the first Asian woman to be nominated as a leading actress in one category.

Her co-star Jodie Comer won Emmy as an outstanding leading actress in a drama series last year and is nominated again this year.

Shira Haas was rightly recognized for her role as Esty in Unorthordox in the Outstanding Actress category in a limited series or movie.

Shantay, you stay: RuPaul & # 39; s Drag Race was again nominated for the Outstanding Competition Program and has won the award in the past two years

Shantay, you stay: RuPaul & # 39; s Drag Race was again nominated for the Outstanding Competition Program and has won the award in the past two years

Comedy icons: Both Eugene Levy and Catherine O & # 39; Hara were nominated for their work in Schitt & # 39; s Creek, which recently ended its run after six seasons

Comedy icons: Both Eugene Levy and Catherine O & # 39; Hara were nominated for their work in Schitt & # 39; s Creek, which recently ended its run after six seasons

The Israeli actress missed out on the German Television Awards, where she was nominated for Best Actress for her role, which was inspired by Deborah Feldman's autobiography Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots.

The nominees for the drama series actor are: Jason Bateman, Ozark; Sterling K. Brown, that's us; Billy Porter, Pose; Jeremy Strong, successor; Brian Cox, successor; Steve Carell, The Morning Show.

Porter won pose last year for his role as Pray Tell, moderator of the balls in New York, on the FX show.

Objection! Bob Odenkirk, who plays Saul Goodman on the hit show Better Call Saul, was rejected in the drama series category, causing an outcry from fans

Objection! Bob Odenkirk, who plays Saul Goodman on the hit show Better Call Saul, was rejected in the drama series category, causing an outcry from fans

Historical: Billy Porter won pose last year for his role as Pray Tell, moderator of the balls in New York, on the FX show

Historical: Billy Porter won pose last year for his role as Pray Tell, moderator of the balls in New York, on the FX show

Bob Odenkirk, who plays Saul Goodman, was strikingly absent from this list in the hit show Better Call Saul, which sparked an outcry from fans on Twitter after the news.

The nominees for the main actor in a comedy series are: Anthony Anderson, black; Don Cheadle, Black Monday; Ted Danson, the good place; Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method; Eugene Levy, Schitt & # 39; s Creek; Ramy Youssef, Ramy.

The Good Place received an impressive total of six nominations for its last season, having been overlooked in previous years.

The nominees for the main actress in a comedy series are: Christina Applegate, Dead to Me; Rachel Brosnahan, the wonderful Mrs. Maisel; Linda Cardellini, dead for me; Catherine O & # 39; Hara, Schits Creek; Issa Rae, uncertain; Tracee Ellis Ross, black.

A look inside: Oscar winner Olivia Colman was nominated in a drama series for The Crown as an outstanding leading actress

A look inside: Oscar winner Olivia Colman was nominated in a drama series for The Crown as an outstanding leading actress

This is the first year in which the reality series The Amazing Race has not been nominated in the Reality Competition Programs category. It has been nominated every year since it started in 2003 and has received 10 awards.

However, CBS has postponed the show's 32nd season due to the corona virus, which means it wasn't approved this year. Instead, the category includes this year The masked singer, Done!, RuPaul & # 39; s Drag Race, Top chef and The voice.

RuPaul & # 39; s hit show has won in the competition program category for the past two years, but would need to win eight times more to break The Amazing Race's current record.

Unusual times: The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards nomination ceremony takes place in a turbulent time for the industry, which has been hard hit by the outbreak of the corona virus that is derailing the television calendar

Unusual times: The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards nomination ceremony takes place in a turbulent time for the industry, which has been hard hit by the outbreak of the corona virus that is derailing the television calendar

An energetic Jones launched the announcement Tuesday morning by appearing on a virtual set, joking that she was told that many others would be on the set to announce the nominees and that she was locked in a studio with just one cameraman was.

The ceremony takes place in a turbulent time for the industry, hit hard by the virus outbreak that derailed the television calendar and prevented some shows from being considered for this year's awards.

Even so, the 24,000 members of the television academy received a record number of entries to look through this year, and probably had enough time to watch TV while they were penned at home due to the Corona virus lock.

72nd Primetime Emmy Awards: All major nominations

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations honor the best and brightest on television. Here is a list of all the main categories …

Excellent drama series

Better call Saul, AMC

The Crown, Netflix

The story of the maid, Hulu

Kill Eva, BBC America

The Mandalorian, Disney +

Ozark, Netflix

Stranger Things, Netflix

Succession, HBO

Succession, HBO

Succession, HBO

Ozark, Netflix

Ozark, Netflix

The story of the maid, Hulu

The story of the maid, Hulu

Outstanding leading actress in a drama series

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show

Olivia Colman, The Crown

Jodie Comer, Eva kill

Laura Linney, Ozark

Sandra Oh, kill Eva

Zendaya, euphoria

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show

Zendaya, euphoria

Zendaya, euphoria

Olivia Colman, The Crown

Olivia Colman, The Crown

Outstanding To lead Actor in a drama series

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Sterling K. Brown, that's us

Steve Carell, The Morning Show

Brian Cox, successor

Billy Porter, pose

Jeremy Strong, successor

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Jeremy Strong, successor

Jeremy Strong, successor

Sterling K. Brown, that's us

Sterling K. Brown, that's us

Outstanding comedy series

Curb your enthusiasm, HBO

Dead to me, Netflix

The good place, NBC

Unsure, HBO

The Kominsky method, Netflix

The wonderful woman Maisel, Amazon

Schitt & # 39; s Creek, Pop

What we do in the shade, FX

The good place, NBC

The good place, NBC

Curb your enthusiasm, HBO

Curb your enthusiasm, HBO

What we do in the shade, FX

What we do in the shade, FX

Outstanding leading actress in a comedy series

Christina Applegate, dead for me

Rachel Brosnahan, the wonderful Mrs. Maisel

Linda Cardellini, dead for me

Catherine O & # 39; Hara, Schitt & # 39; s Creek

Issa Rae, uncertain

Tracy Ellis Ross, black

Linda Cardellini, dead for me

Linda Cardellini, dead for me

Rachel Brosnahan, the wonderful Mrs. Maisel

Rachel Brosnahan, the wonderful Mrs. Maisel

Issa Rae, uncertain

Issa Rae, uncertain

Outstanding leading actor in the comedy series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Don Cheadle, Black Monday

Ted Danson, the good place

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Meathod

Eugene Levy, Schitt & # 39; s Creek

Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Eugene Levy, Schitt & # 39; s Creek

Eugene Levy, Schitt & # 39; s Creek

Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Outstanding competition program

The masked singer

Done!

RuPaul & # 39; s Drag Race

Top chef

The voice

The masked singer

The masked singer

Top chef

Top chef

The voice

The voice

Excellent variety show series

The daily show with Trevor Noah

Full front with Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last week tonight with John Oliver

The late show with Stephen Colbert

Last week tonight with John Oliver

Last week tonight with John Oliver

The daily show with Trevor Noah

The daily show with Trevor Noah

Full front with Samantha Bee

Full front with Samantha Bee

Outstanding protagonist in a limited series or movie

Jeremy Irons, guardian

Hugh Jackman, poor education

Paul Mescal, normal people

Jeremy Pope, Hollywood

Mark Ruffalo, I know that so much is true

Paul Mescal, normal people

Paul Mescal, normal people

Hugh Jackman, poor education

Hugh Jackman, poor education

Mark Ruffalo, I know that so much is true

Mark Ruffalo, I know that so much is true

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie

Cate Blanchett, wife of America

Shira Haas, unorthodox

Regina King, guardian

Octavia Spencer, homemade

Kerry Washington, small fires everywhere

Cate Blanchett, wife of America

Cate Blanchett, wife of America

Regina King, guardian

Regina King, guardian

Kerry Washington, small fires everywhere

Kerry Washington, small fires everywhere

Excellent limited series

Small fires everywhere, Hulu

Mrs. America, FX on Hulu

Incredible, Netflix

Unorthodox, Netflix

Guardian, HBO

Unorthodox, Netflix

Unorthodox, Netflix

Small fires everywhere, Hulu

Small fires everywhere, Hulu

Incredible, Netflix

Incredible, Netflix

Logan would be proud: HBO's prestigious drama Succession received a total of 18 nominations

Logan would be proud: HBO's prestigious drama Succession received a total of 18 nominations

Dark Crime: Ozark plays Laura Linney and Jason Bateman and has received an impressive 18 nominations

Dark Crime: Ozark plays Laura Linney and Jason Bateman and has received an impressive 18 nominations

Leader: Oscar winner Olivia Coleman plays in Netflix’s flagship The Crown, which was nominated in the Outstanding Drama category

Leader: Oscar winner Olivia Coleman plays in Netflix’s flagship The Crown, which was nominated in the Outstanding Drama category

Buzz: Jennifer Aniston received an award for her role as Alex Levy on The Morning Show, although Reese Witherspoon missed it

Buzz: Jennifer Aniston received an award for her role as Alex Levy on The Morning Show, although Reese Witherspoon missed it

Dystopian Drama: Hulus The Handmaid & # 39; s Tale was again nominated in the Outstanding Drama category

Dystopian Drama: Hulus The Handmaid & # 39; s Tale was again nominated in the Outstanding Drama category

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