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The 2020 Emmy Award Nominations

By Matt Neglia 

​The nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards have been announced and as always, there were a ton of surprises and snubs.

Click below to see the nominations and be on the lookout for our podcast discussing the nominations and predicting the winners.

Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dead to Me
The Good Place
The Kominsky Method

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Schitt’s Creek
What We Do In The Shadows

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate – Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Linda Cardellini – Dead to Me
Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish

Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek
Issa Rae – Insecure

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

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
D’Arcy Carden – The Good Place
Betty Gilpin – GLOW

Marin Hinkle – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek
Yvonne Orji – Molly
Cecily Strong – Saturday Night Live

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Mahershala Ali – Ramy
Alan Arkin – The Kominsky Method

Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Sterling K. Brown – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
William Jackson Harper – The Good Place
Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek
Tony Shalhoub – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kenan Thompson – Saturday Night Live

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Angela Bassett – A Black Lady Sketch Show
Bette Midler – The Politician
Maya Rudolph – The Good Place
Maya Rudolph – Saturday Night Live
Wanda Sykes – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Saturday Night Live

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Adam Driver – Saturday Night Live
Luke Kirby – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Eddie Murphy – Saturday Night Live
Dev Patel – Modern Love
Brad Pitt – Saturday Night Live

Fred Willard – Modern Family

Drama Series
Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
Killing Eve

The Mandalorian
Stranger Things

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 Drama Series
Jason Bateman – Ozark
Steve Carell – The Morning Show

Brian Cox – Succession
Billy Porter – Pose
Jeremy Strong – Succession
Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown
Laura Dern – Big Little Lies
Julia Garner – Ozark
Thandie Newton – Westworld
Fiona Shaw – Killing Eve
Sarah Snook – Succession
Meryl Streep – Big Little Lies
Samira Wiley – The Handmaid’s Tale

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nicholas Braun – Succession
Billy Crudup – The Morning Show
Kieran Culkin – Succession
Mark Duplass – The Morning Show
Giancarlo Esposito – Better Call Saul
Matthew Mcfayden – Succession

Bradley Whitford – The Handmaid’s Tale
Jeffrey Wright – Westworld

Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Alexis Bledel – The Handmaid’s Tale
Laverne Cox – Orange is the New Black

Cherry Jones – Succession
Phylicia Rashad – This Is Us
Cicely Tyson – How to Get Away With Murder
Harriet Walter – Succession

Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman – The Outsider
Ron Cephas Jones – This Is Us

James Cromwell – Succession
Giancarlo Esposito – The Mandalorian

Andrew Scott – Black Mirror
Martin Short – The Morning Show

Limited Series
Little Fires Everywhere
Mrs. America

TV Movie
American Son
Bad Education
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones

El Camino
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Lead Actress in a Limited Series/Movie
Cate Blanchett – Mrs. America
Regina King – Watchmen
Shira Haas – Unorthodox
Octavia Spencer – Self Made

Kerry Washington – Little Fires Everywhere

Lead Actor in a Limited Series/Movie
Jeremy Irons – Watchmen
Hugh Jackman – Bad Education
Paul Mescal – Normal People

Jeremy Pope – Hollywood
Mark Ruffalo – I Know This Much Is True

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series/Movie
Uzo Aduba – Mrs. America
Toni Collette – Unbelievable
Margo Martindale – Mrs. America

Jean Smart – Watchmen
Tracey Ullman – Mrs. America

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series/Movie
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II – Watchmen
Jovan Adepo – Watchmen
Dylan McDermott – Hollywood

Jim Parsons – Hollywood
Louis Gossett Jr. – Watchmen

Variety Talk Series
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Variety Sketch Series
A Black Lady Sketch Show
Drunk History
Saturday Night Live

Reality Competition Program
The Masked Singer
Nailed It

RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program
Bobby Berk – Queer Eye
Nicole Byer – Nailed It
Barbara Corcoran – Shark Tank

RuPaul Charles – RuPaul’s Drag Race
Padma Lakshmi – Top Chef
Amy Poehler – Making It

Watchmen – 26
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – 20
Ozark – 18
Succession – 18
The Mandalorian – 15
Saturday Night Live – 15
Schitt’s Creek – 15
The Crown – 13
Hollywood – 12
Westworld – 11
The Handmaid’s Tale – 10
Mrs. America – 10
RuPaul’s Drag Race – 10
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – 9
The Oscars – 9
Insecure – 8
Killing Eve – 8
The Morning Show – 8
Stranger Things – 8
Unorthodox – 8
What We Do In The Shadows – 8
Better Call Saul – 7
Queer Eye – 7
Cheer – 6
Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones – 6
Euphoria – 6
The Good Place – 6
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem & Madness – 6
The Voice – 6
Apollo 11 – 5
Beastie Boys Story – 5
Big Little Lies – 5
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah – 5
Little Fires Everywhere – 5
McMillion$ – 5
The Politician – 5
Pose – 5
Star Trek: Picard – 5
This Is Us – 5
​Will & Grace – 5

The full list of nominations including the directing, writing and tech categories can be found here. The 72 Emmy Awards ceremony will take place on September 20th 2020 with Jimmy Kimmel hosting.

The Next Best Picture Podcast · Next Best Series Podcast – Reactions To The 2020 Emmy Nominations

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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