Emmy statues appear at the nominations for the 71st Emmy Awards at the Saban Media Center’s Wolfe Theatre at the Television Academy on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in North Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

The 72nd Emmy Nominations Are In!

By: Tori Roovers

29/7/2020

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Yesterday morning, the Emmy nominations were announced during a Live stream on ABC’s site.

There were some notable moments, surprises and snubs.

Netflix totaled 160 nominations, passing HBO and breaking record for most nominations.

The Watchmen earned the most nominations for a single show, with 26 nominations.

Brad Pitt earned his second-ever Emmy nomination for parodying Dr. Anthony Fauci on Saturday Night Live in the category outstanding guest actor in a comedy series, which he earned back in 2002 for playing his small roll as Will in Friends. 

Jennifer Aniston also earned her first Emmy in 11 years, recognizing her for her role as TV anchor Alex Levy in Apple+’s show The Morning Show.

This is prompting people to say Reese Witherspoon was snubbed, as she was also a lead in this show and has notably transitioned from film to TV seamlessly with her other shows Big Little Lies and Little Fires Everywhere.

Disney+’s Mandalorian also swept up 15 nominations. It made a big showing in the crafts categories and also earned an outstanding drama series nom.

Schitt’s Creek also earned 15 nominations. Dan Levy had a very sweet response on Twitter:

Check out the full list of nominations here:

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or TV 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 TV movie

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

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 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 reality/competition series

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

Outstanding variety talk series

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

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”
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