The results are in! Nominations for the Emmy Awards 2020 were announced on Tuesday, July 28 – and the stars couldn’t hide their excitement.
Leslie Jones host of the live streamed nomination event with a little help from Laverne Cox, Josh Gad and Tatiana Maslany, which reads the names of some TV stars, directors and writers honored at the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards this fall.
For the 2020 season, old favorites love Game of Thrones, Fleabag and Veep gave way to newcomers such as The Morning Show, Succession and The Mandalorian. Zendaya earned her first nomination for her portrayal of Rue in HBOs Euphoria and streaming giant Hulu scored big nods for their limited series, including Normal people and Small fires everywhere. Sterling K. Brown made history by being among the first actors to be nominated for his work in both a comedy and drama series the same year.
“I’m overwhelmed and honored – really, really honored,” he said in an Instagram video shouting out his nominees in both the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category and the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category. Thank you to the Television Academy for acknowledging my work in both This is us and The wonderful Mrs. Maisel. Thanks to my fellow nominees, it is an honor to be among you. … What an incredible honor. ”
Unlike other awards, including the Oscars and the Golden Globes, the Emmys have not moved their broadcast date amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. That was confirmed in June Jimmy Kimmel would hold the award ceremony, which will take place in September. The comedian, 52, also hosted in 2012 and 2016.
“I don’t know where we’re going to do this or how we’re going to do this or even why we’re doing this,” Kimmel teased in a statement shortly before announcing his summer break from Jimmy Kimmel Live! “But we’ll do it and I’ll host it.”
Scroll down to see how Hugh Jackman, William Jackson Harper and more stars responded to their Emmy nominations.