The nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards have been announced and once again the best from TV and Web series have been nominated. As usual, Netflix and HBO, the two biggest names in serialized entertainment, got the most nods.
Netflix edged out HBO with a whopping 160 nominations whereas HBO could only muster 107. This time freshman streaming services Apple TV and Disney + also managed to get nods, as did Quibi.
Netflix’s history-making tally is the most ever for a network or streaming service in a single year. However, HBO’s linchpin in the limited series category Watchmen boasted an incredible 26 nominations.
Nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards
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The superhero TV series that hails from DC has become something of a defining moment in TV in 2020 given how much the 2019 show shared in similarity with the events of 2020. Star Regina King and Supporting Actor Jeremy Irons was nominated, among the show’s numerous other nominations. Elsewhere Amazon’s comedy The Marvelous Mrs Maisel claimed 20 nominations. The leading dramas were Netflix’s “Ozark” and HBO’s “Succession,” both of which pulled 18 nods.
The Best Drama Series nominees are as follows:
Better Call Saul (AMC)
The Crown (Netflix)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Killing Eve (BBC America)
The Mandalorian (Disney+)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Best Comedy Series:
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Dead to Me (Netflix)
The Good Place (NBC)
The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Best Limited Series:
Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)
Mrs. America (FX on Hulu)
Acting Categories nominations
In the acting categories, Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong of Succession, Steve Carrel of The Morning Show, Sterling K Brown of This is Us, Jason Bateman for Ozark and Billy Porter for Pose were all nominated. On the female side, Jennifer Annitson was nominated for The Morning Show, Laura Linney for Ozark, Olivia Coleman for The Crown, Zendaya for Euphoria, with Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh getting nods for Killing Eve. For Steve Carrel and Jennifer Anniston former stars of The Office and Friends, this is the first time getting an Emmy nomination for a dramatic work.
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In the comedy acting categories 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) and Tracee Ellis Ross were all nominated.
As were Anthony Anderson (Black-ish),Don Cheadle (Black Monday), Ted Danson (The Good Place), Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method), Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek) and Ramy Youssef (Ramy) for Best Actors in Comedy shows.
The Best Actor nominees in Limited Series were: Jeremy Irons (Watchmen),Hugh Jackman (Bad Education)
Paul Mescal (Normal People),Jeremy Pope (Hollywood), and Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True). The Best Actress in Limited Series nominees were: Cate Blanchett (Mrs. America),Shira Haas (Unorthodox),Regina King (Watchmen),Octavia Spencer (Self Made) and Kerry Washington (Little Fires Everywhere).
The full list for the awards can be found at emmys.com. The 72nd Emmy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who will also serve as executive producer and will likely happen virtually.