The 2020 Emmy Nominations List Was Just Announced, And We’ve Got You Covered

Courtesy: The Television Academy

It’s that time of the year again: Nominations season. Earlier today, the 2020 Emmy nominations were officially announced. Unfortunately for entertainment fans, nomination votes weren’t open to the public. The first round of voting began in June, and was restricted to members of the ATAS. The second round of voting begins in August, and the winners will be announced on September 20, 2020, at 8PM EST/5PM PST.

The official nominations list were released earlier today, by the Television Academy official YouTube channel. CEO, Frank Scherma, introduced Leslie Jones, Laverne Cox, Josh Gad, and Tatiana Maslany to announce the following nominees.

Outstanding 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”

Outstanding Lead 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”

Outstanding Variety Talk Series:

  • “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”
  • “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”
  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
  • “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
  • “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Outstanding Lead 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”

Outstanding 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”

Outstanding Competition Program:

  • “The Masked Singer”
  • “Nailed It!”
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
  • “Top Chef”
  • “The Voice”

Outstanding Lead 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”

Outstanding Lead 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”

Outstanding Limited Series:

  • “Little Fires Everywhere”
  • “Mrs. America”
  • “Unbelievable”
  • “Unorthodox”
  • “Watchmen”

Outstanding Comedy Series:

  • “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
  • “Dead To Me”
  • “The Good Place”
  • “Insecure”
  • “The Kominsky Method”
  • “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
  • “Schitt’s Creek”
  • “What We Do In The Shadows”

Outstanding Drama Series:

  • “Better Call Saul”
  • “The Crown”
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • “Killing Eve”
  • “The Mandalorian”
  • “Ozark”
  • “Stranger Things”
  • “Succession”

It was also revealed that television personality, Jimmy Kimmel, will be hosting the 72nd annual Emmy Awards. 

The nominations announcement ended with a very surprised, very confused Laverne Cox finding out that she was nominated for an Emmy in the “best actress” category. The exchange between Leslie and Laverne was absolutely hilarious.

A big congrats goes out to the list of nominees (as well as their production crews) for all of their hard work!

Published by Monica Ring

Screenwriter/Journalist with a passion for storytelling

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