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Emmy Awards 2020: See All the Nominees

"Watchmen," "Killing Eve", and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" come out on top this year (as well as Zendaya)
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It’s been quite the year to celebrate the gift of television. Even in the midst of a pandemic, the 2020 Emmys will still be premiering live on ABC, and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, although its exact format remains unclear (at this point, it’s difficult to imagine a 7000-person ceremony happening anytime in the near future). With former heavyweights Game of Thrones and Fleabag now out of the running, there is suddenly room this year for previously underrated performances to be recognized. Nominees were just announced today, and unsurprisingly, Netflix swept the field for the most with 160 nominations.

Zendaya, for Euphoria, and Paul Mescal, for Normal People, are first-time nominees, representing the young acting talent to come out of the past year. Snubs include Reese Witherspoon, who was eligible for three different shows (Big Little Lies, The Morning Show, and Little Fires Everywhere) but not nominated for any. The hit TV show Westworld and the cast of FX’s Pose, a series depicting the underground ballroom scene in 1980s New York, were also unfortunately left out this year. Watchmen, Killing Eve, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel are some of the TV shows that took the most nods. You can watch the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards at 8 pm EST on Sunday, September 20—for now, here’s a list of the major nominations:

Best Drama Series 

Better Call Saul 

The Crown 

The Handmaid's Tale 

Killing Eve 

The Mandalorian 


Stranger Things 


Best 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

Best Limited Series 

Little Fires Everywhere 

Mrs. America




Best 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)

Best 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)

Best 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)

Best 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)

Best 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)

Best 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)

Best 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)


Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series 

Nicholas Braun (Succession)

Kieran Culkin (Succession)

Mark Duplass (The Morning Show)

Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul)

Matthew Macfadyen (Succession)

Bradley Whitford (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series 

Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

 Betty Gilpin (GLOW)

D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place)

Marin Hinkle (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)

Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek)

Yvonne Orji (Insecure)

Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live)

Best 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)

Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek)

Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Uzo Aduba (Mrs. America)

Toni Collette (Unbelievable)

Margo Martindale (Mrs. America)

Jean Smart (Watchmen)

Holland Taylor (Hollywood)

Tracey Ullman (Mrs. America)

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen)

Jovan Adepo (Watchmen)

Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend)

Louis Gossett Jr (Watchmen

Dylan McDermott (Hollywood)

Jim Parsons (Hollywood)



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