Watchmen gets the most Emmy Award nominations with 26


Watchmen, The Mandalorian, What We Do In The Shadows, Stranger Things and other genre fare rack up lots of Emmy nominations!

For years, Game of Thrones dominated the Emmy proceedings, racking up piles of nominations and a record-setting stack of awards. Now, we’re about to have the first Emmy ceremony since Game of Thrones ended. Will anything rise to take its place?

Well, the nominations for the 2020 Emmys were just announced. Here are some factoids by the numbers:

  • Netflix garnered 160 nominations, the most of any studio/streaming service and a record by itself.
  • HBO was behind it with 107 nominations.
  • HBO’s Watchmen garnered the most nominations of any show, with 26. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was behind it with 20.

Other sci-fi/fantasy fare on the board includes Westworld (11 nominations), The Handmaid’s Tale (ditto), What We Do In The Shadows (9 noms), Rick and Morty (2), Stranger Things (8) and The Mandalorian (15), the latter two of which are nominated in the category of Outstanding Drama Series, the top award of the night and the one that Game of Thrones kept taking home year after year.

Take a look at some of the big nominees below:

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
  • Brian Cox, Succession
  • Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
  • Steve Carrell The Morning Show
  • Jeremy Strong, Succession
  • Billy Porter, Pose

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 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 Limited Series

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

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
  • The Good Place (NBC)
  • Dead to Me (Netflix)
  • Insecure (HBO)
  • The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime Video)
  • Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV)
  • What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Outstanding 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)

Outstanding Competition Program

  • The Masked Singer (Fox)
  • Nailed It! (Netflix)
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
  • Top Chef (Bravo)
  • The Voice (NBC)

Outstanding 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)

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance

  • Maya Rudolph as Connie the Hormone Monstress in Big Mouth
  • Leslie Odom Jr. as Owen in Central Park
  • Wanda Sykes as Gladys in Crank Yankers
  • Taika Waititi as IG-11 in The Mandalorian
  • Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson, Nelson, Ralph, and Todd on The Simpsons
  • Hank Azaria as Professor Frink, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Cletus, Kirk, and the Sea Captain on The Simpsons

Outstanding Animated Program

  • Big Mouth, “Disclosure The Movie: The Musical!”
  • Bob’s Burgers, “Pig Trouble In Little Tina”
  • BoJack Horseman, “The View From Halfway Down”
  • Rick And Morty, “The Vat Of Acid Episode”
  • The Simpsons, “Thanksgiving Of Horror”

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour Or More)

  • Big Little Lies, “What Have They Done?”
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, “Household”
  • Killing Eve, “Are You From Pinner?”
  • The Morning Show, “In The Dark Night Of The Soul It’s Always 3:30 In The Morning”
  • Ozark, “Wartime”
  • Succession, “This Is Not for Tears”

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More)

  • The Crown, “Aberfan”
  • Hollywood
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Watchmen, “An Almost Religious Awe”
  • Westworld, “Parce Domine”

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour)

  • GLOW, “Up, Up, Up”
  • The Mandalorian, “Chapter 1”
  • Space Force, “THE LAUNCH”
  • What We Do In The Shadows, “Resurrection”
  • Will & Grace, “We Love Lucy”

Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Dead To Me
  • Insecure
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • What We Do In The Shadows

Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series

  • Big Little Lies
  • The Crown
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Killing Eve
  • Ozark
  • Succession

Outstanding Casting For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special

  • Mrs. America
  • Normal People
  • Unbelievable
  • Unorthodox
  • Watchmen

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour)

  • The End Of The F***ing World, “Episode 2”
  • Homecoming, “Giant”
  • Insecure, “Lowkey Happy”
  • Insecure, “Lowkey Lost”
  • The Mandalorian, “Chapter 7”

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour)

  • The Crown, “Aberfan”
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “It’s Comedy Or Cabbage”
  • Mindhunter, “Episode 6”
  • Ozark, “Boss Fight”
  • Tales From The Loop, “Loop”
  • Westworld, “Parce Domine”

Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Series Or Movie

  • Defending Jacob, “After”
  • Devs, “Episode 7”
  • The Plot Against America, “Part 1”
  • Watchmen, “Little Fear of Lightning”
  • Watchmen, “This Extraordinary Being”

Outstanding Period Costumes

  • The Crown, “Cri De Coeur”
  • Hollywood, “A Hollywood Ending”
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “It’s Comedy Or Cabbage”
  • Mrs. America, “Shirley”
  • Pose, “Acting Up:

Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes

  • Carnival Row, “Aisling”
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, “Household”
  • The Mandalorian, “Chapter 3: The Sin”
  • Watchmen, “It’s Summer And We’re Running Out Of Ice”
  • Westworld, “Parce Domine”

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

  • The Great, “Pilot”
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “It’s Comedy Or Cabbage”
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Marvelous Radio”
  • Modern Family, “Finale Part 2”
  • Ramy, “”
  • Schitt’s Creek, “Happy Ending”
  • Will & Grace, “We Love Lucy”

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

  • The Crown, “Aberfan”
  • The Crown, “Cri de Coeur”
  • Homeland, “Prisoners Of War”
  • The Morning Show, “The Interview”
  • Ozark, “Fire Pink”
  • Ozark, “Su Casa Es Mi Casa”
  • Succession, “Hunting”
  • Succession, “This Is Not For Tears”

Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special

  • Little Fires Everywhere, “Find A Way”
  • Normal People, “Episode 5”
  • Unorthodox
  • Watchmen, “It’s Summer And We’re Running Out Of Ice”
  • Watchmen, “Little Fear Of Lightning”
  • Watchmen, “This Extraordinary Being”

The Primetime Emmy Awards will air on September 20, and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The Creative Arts Emmys, which is where they hand out all the technical awards to people not beautiful enough to be on TV, airs a few days beforehand.

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