By Abb Jones
The Reelness

The nominations for the 72nd annual Emmy Awards are out, which, due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel as a virtual event on September 20th on ABC.

Netflix reaped the biggest nominations haul Tuesday – a whopping 160 – breaking HBO’s record last year of 137 nominations. HBO’s Watchmen received the most nominations, 26, followed by Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with 20. Netflix’s Ozark and HBO’s Succession each scored 18, while Disney+’s The Mandalorian, NBC’s Saturday Night Live and Pop TV’s Schitt’s Creek each earned 15 nominations.

HBO’s Watchmen received a leading 26 Emmy nominations.

Here are the nominees in the main categories (click on shows highlighted in gold for our reviews):

Best Drama Series

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

Jason Bateman in Ozark.

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)

Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth in Season 3 of The Crown.

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)

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)

Former Emmy winner Julia Garner as sassy-mouthed Ruth in Ozark.

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Helena Bonham Carter, (The Crown)
Laura Dern, (Big Little Lies)
Julia Garner, (Ozark)
Thandie Newton, (Westworld)
Sarah Snook, (Succession)
Fiona Shaw, (Killing Eve)
Meryl Streep, (Big Little Lies)
Samira Wiley, (The Handmaid’s Tale)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel scored 20 nominations, including one for star Rachel Brosnahan.

Best 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)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

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)

In addition to a Best Comedy Series nomination, all four main cast members of Schitt’s Creek received nominations.

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)

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 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 Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS)

RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 12

Best Competition Series

The Masked Singer
Nailed It
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Eureka, Shangela and Bob The Drag Queen in We’re Here.

Best Unstructured Reality Program

Amy Schumer Learns To Cook: Lunch Break And Pasta Night (Food Network)
Cheer (Netflix)
Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked (VH1)
We’re Here (HBO)

Best Limited Series

Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)
Mrs. America (FX on Hulu)
Unbelievable (Netflix)
Unorthodox (Netflix)
Watchmen (HBO)

Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones in Hulu’s Normal People.

Best Actor in a Limited Series or a Television Movie

Jeremy Irons (Watchmen)
Hugh Jackman (Bad Education)
Paul Mescal (Normal People)
Jeremy Pope (Hollywood)
Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True)

Care Blanchett in Mrs. America

Best Actress in a Limited Series or a Television Movie

Cate Blanchett (Mrs. America)
Shira Haas (Unorthodox)
Regina King (Watchmen)
Octavia Spencer (Self Made)
Kerry Washington (Little Fires Everywhere)

Dylan McDermott in Hollywood.

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)

Margo Martindale, Elizabeth Banks and Uzo Uduba in Mrs. America.

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie

Uzo Aduba, (Mrs. America)
Toni Collette, (Unbelievable)
Margo Martindale, (Mrs. America)
Jean Smart, (Watchmen)
Holland Taylor, (Hollywood)
Tracey Ullman, (Mrs. America)


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