Emmys 2020 Nominations Full List: Netflix beats HBO but ‘Watchmen’ and ‘Succession’ score big

Of all the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations that arrived on Tuesday, July 28, Netflix had a whopping 160 nominations, followed by HBO with 107. Although for HBO, ‘Watchmen’ received 26 nominations, the most of any program


                            Emmys 2020 Nominations Full List: Netflix beats HBO but ‘Watchmen’ and ‘Succession’ score big
'Succession' (HBO) / 'What We Do in the Shadows' (IMDb) / 'Watchmen' (HBO)

The Emmy nominations for 2020 unsurprisingly has Netflix taking the lead. Of all the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations that arrived on Tuesday, July 28, Netflix had a whopping 160 nominations, followed by HBO with 107. Although for HBO, ‘Watchmen’ received 26 nominations, the most of any program. HBO’s ‘Succession’ too received 18 nominations, the same as Netflix’s ‘Ozark’. It’s the second time that Netflix has taken a lead on HBO. In 2018, Netflix ended HBO’s 17-year highest Emmy nominations streak by landing 112 nominations as opposed to HBO’s 108.

Yet, numbers are not the only things that matter. Of all the shows that have been nominated for the Emmys, the talking point seems to be revolving around the non-Netflix shows. For example, Twitter saw ‘What We Do in the Shadows', an FX comedy series, trending even though the show received only one nod in a major category -- best comedy series -- and eight nominations in total.

“A well deserved Emmy nomination for ‘What We Do in the Shadows’, by far the best comedy on TV,” wrote Dave Schilling, a TV critic, on Twitter. In fact, some seemed downright angry about the fact that the vampire mockumentary had received only one nod. A Twitter user wrote, “So you can recognize ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ as Best Comedy Series but not nominate any of the actors? Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén, Mark Proksch -- they served and slayed [sic] this season. Harvey especially.”

Similarly, fans were happy about the ‘Succession’ nominations. “Jeremy Strong's nomination along with the others is the good news I needed in 2020,” wrote a fan on Twitter. Another wrote, “F*** yeah, get ready for Succession to win everything! Let’s go.”

Fans also seemed to be similarly happy about Pop TV's 'Schitt's Creek'. "Oh my god 'Schitt's Creek' has 15 total Emmy nominations this is f***ing insane oh my god," wrote a clearly enthused fan. Another wrote, "Schitt's Creek deserves every award." 

Here’s the list of the major categories and the nominations:

Drama Series

'Better Call Saul' (AMC)

'The Crown' (Netflix)

'The Handmaid’s Tale' (Hulu)

'Killing Eve' (BBC America/AMC)

'The Mandalorian' (Disney Plus)

'Ozark' (Netflix)

'Stranger Things' (Netflix)

'Succession' (HBO)

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 Prime Video)

'Schitt’s Creek' (Pop TV)

'What We Do in the Shadows' (FX)

Limited Series

'Little Fires Everywhere' (Hulu)

'Mrs. America' (Hulu)

'Unbelievable' (Netflix)

'Unorthodox' (Netflix)

'Watchmen' (HBO)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman  for 'Ozark'

Sterling K. Brown for 'This Is Us'

Steve Carell for 'The Morning Show'

Brian Cox for 'Succession'

Billy Porter for 'Pose'

Jeremy Strong for 'Succession'

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Jennifer Aniston for 'The Morning Show'

Olivia Colman for 'The Crown'

Jodie Comer for 'Killing Eve'

Laura Linney for 'Ozark'

Sandra Oh for 'Killing Eve'

Zendaya for 'Euphoria'

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson for 'Black-ish'

Don Cheadle for 'Black Monday'

Ted Danson for 'The Good Place'

Michael Douglas for 'The Kominsky Method'

Eugene Levy for 'Schitt’s Creek'

Ramy Youssef for 'Ramy'

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate for 'Dead to Me'

Rachel Brosnahan for 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

Linda Cardellini for 'Dead to Me'

Catherine O’Hara for 'Schitt’s Creek'

Issa Rae for 'Insecure'

Tracee Ellis Ross for 'Black-ish'

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Jeremy Irons for 'Watchmen'

Hugh Jackman for 'Bad Education'

Paul Mescal for 'Normal People'

Jeremy Pope for 'Hollywood'

Mark Ruffalo for 'I Know This Much Is True'

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Cate Blanchett for 'Mrs. America'

Shira Haas for 'Unorthodox'

Regina King for 'Watchmen'

Octavia Spencer for 'Self Made'

Kerry Washington for 'Little Fires Everywhere'

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Giancarlo Esposito for 'Better Call Saul'

Bradley Whitford for 'The Handmaid’s Tale'

Billy Crudup for 'The Morning Show'

Mark Duplass for 'The Morning Show'

Nicholas Braun for 'Succession'

Kieran Culkin for 'Succession'

Matthew Macfadyen for 'Succession'

Jeffrey Wright for 'Westworld'

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Laura Dern for 'Big Little Lies'

Meryl Streep for 'Big Little Lies'

Helena Bonham Carter for 'The Crown'

Samira Wiley for 'The Handmaid’s Tale'

Fiona Shaw for 'Killing Eve'

Julia Garner for 'Ozark'

Sarah Snook for 'Succession'

Thandie Newton for 'Westworld'

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Andre Braugher for 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

William Jackson Harper for 'The Good Place'

Alan Arkin for 'The Kominsky Method'

Sterling K. Brown for 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

Tony Shalhoub for 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

Mahershala Ali for 'Ramy'

Kenan Thompson for 'Saturday Night Live'

Dan Levy for 'Schitt’s Creek'

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Betty Gilpin for 'G.L.O.W.'

D’Arcy Carden for 'The Good Place'

Yvonne Orji for 'Insecure'

Alex Borstein for 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

Marin Hinkle for 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

Kate McKinnon for 'Saturday Night Live'

Cecily Strong for 'Saturday Night Live'

Annie Murphy for 'Schitt’s Creek'

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Dylan McDermott for 'Hollywood'

Jim Parsons for 'Hollywood'

Tituss Burgess for 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend'

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II for 'Watchmen'

Jovan Adepo for 'Watchmen'

Louis Gossett Jr. for 'Watchmen'

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Holland Taylor for 'Hollywood'

Uzo Aduba for 'Mrs. America'

Margo Martindale for 'Mrs. America'

Tracey Ullman for 'Mrs. America'

Toni Collette for 'Unbelievable'

Jean Smart for 'Watchmen'

Reality Competition

'The Masked Singer' (FOX)

'Nailed It' (Netflix)

'RuPaul’s Drag Race' (VH1)

'Top Chef' (Bravo)

'The Voice' (NBC)

Variety Sketch Series

'A Black Lady Sketch Show' (HBO)

'Drunk History' (Comedy Central)

'Saturday Night Live' (NBC)

Variety Talk Series

'Daily Show with Trevor Noah' (Comedy Central)

'Full Frontal with Samantha Bee' (TBS)

'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (ABC)

'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' (HBO)

'Late Show with Stephen Colbert' (CBS)

Character Voice-Over Performance

Maya Rudolph for ‘Big Mouth’

Leslie Odom Jr. for ‘Central Park’.

Wanda Sykes for ‘Crank Yankers’

Taika Waititi for 'The Mandalorian’

Nancy Cartwright for ‘The Simpsons’

Hank Azaria for ‘The Simpsons’

Animated Program

‘Big Mouth’ (Netflix)

‘Bob's Burgers’ (20th Century Fox Television)

‘BoJack Horseman’ (Netflix)

‘Rick And Morty’ (Adult Swim)

‘The Simpsons’ (20th Century Fox Television)


Casting For A Drama Series

‘Big Little Lies’ (HBO)

‘The Crown’ (Netflix)

‘The Handmaid's Tale’ (Hulu)

‘Killing Eve’ (BBC America)

‘Ozark’ (Netflix)

‘Succession’ (HBO)

Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

Luke Kirby for ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

Fred Willard for ‘Modern Family’

Dev Patel for ‘Modern Love’

Adam Driver for ‘Saturday Night Live’

Eddie Murphy for ‘Saturday Night Live’

Brad Pitt for ‘Saturday Night Live’

Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)

‘The Crown’ (Netflix)

‘Euphoria’ (HBO)

‘The Mandalorian’ (Disney+)

‘Ozark’ (Netflix)

‘Succession’ (HBO)

Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)

‘Hollywood’ (Netflix)

‘Little Fires Everywhere’ (Hulu)

‘Mrs. America’ (FX)

‘Unorthodox’ (Netflix)

‘Watchmen’ (HBO)

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