In a world of uncertainty, there is one thing that will last forever: nominations for the awards ceremony will always have stunts! The nominees for the Emmy Awards 2020 have been announced by Leslie Jones, Tatiana Maslany, Josh Gad and Laverne Cox on Tuesday, July 28, and while many incredible shows were honored, the list contained quite a few surprises – some good and some, well, not great.
HBO’s Watchmen topped the list with a total of 26 nominations, followed by Amazon’s The wonderful Mrs. Maisel with 20 kinks in total; Netflix’s Ozark and HBOs Succession bound with 18 awards each. As for the networks, Netflix led with 160 kinks; HBO followed with 107; NBC with 47; ABC with 36; and FX with 33.
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From Disney to Emmys
Starting with the positive reactions, Zendaya coleman received her first Emmy nomination for her role in HBOs Euphoria. However, that comes with an extra shock: what was the nomination for Euphoria in the Outstanding Drama Series category?
Yay for Comedy
In addition to no less than 15 nominations for Schitt’s Creek, the Outstanding Comedy Series category also surprised fans – in a great way – with a nod to FXs What we do in the shade. While Ramy did not end up in the main category, leading man Ramy Youssef and supporting role Mahershala Ali both received well-deserved nods.
No love for Reese
although The Morning Show, Small fires everywhere and Big Little Lies each earned nominations, Reese Witherspoon was overlooked for her share in all three. Her counterparts – Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Meryl Streep and Laura Dern – were nominated.
Although the Netflix series was nominated, Unbelievables Merritt Weaver and Kaitlyn Dever were snubbed.
Why didn’t they call Saul?
In the same vein, Better call Saul was honored in the Outstanding Drama Series category, but neither Bob Odenkirk neither Rhea Seehorn got a nod in the actor categories. Speaking of Breaking Bad world El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie received an excellent TV movie nod, Aaron Paul was not marked.
It is never a shock to see The Handmaid’s Tale receive multiple nominations. However, when the series is recognized, however Elisabeth Moss not, we have questions.
The 72nd Emmy Awards will air on ABC Sunday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. ET.
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