2020 Emmy Awards: ‘Watchmen,’ ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ and ‘Ozark’ Score the Most Nominations

Other nominees include “Stranger Things,” “Saturday Night Live,” and Hugh Jackman’s “Bad Education”

July 28, 2020

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … a superhero-filled graphic novel adaptation scoring the most nominations for the 2020 Emmys.

On Tuesday, the Television Academy announced the nominees for the 72nd Emmy Awards and HBO’s” Watchmen” lead the pack with 26. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Succession,” and “Ozark” followed closely behind along with “Schitt’s Creek,” “Saturday Night Live,” and the live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian.”

Plenty of big-name actors and TV hosts scored nominations, too, including Stern Show veterans Jason Bateman (“Ozark”), Steve Carell (“The Morning Show”), Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”), Hugh Jackman (“Bad Education”), Jimmy Kimmel (“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”), Stephen Colbert (“Late Show With Stephen Colbert”), Trevor Noah (“Daily Show with Trevor Noah”), and Hank Azaria (“The Simpsons”).

The nominations were announced by Leslie Jones, Laverne Cox, Josh Gad, and Tatiana Maslany. Kimmel is set to host the awards ceremony itself, airing Sept. 20 on ABC.

See which shows and stars were nominated in the most popular categories (below) and check out the complete list of nominees here.

Outstanding 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)

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 drama series:

Jason Bateman, “Ozark”

Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”

Billy Porter, “Pose”

Jeremy Strong, “Succession”

Brian Cox, “Succession”

Steve Carell, “The Morning Show”

Outstanding 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)

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 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 variety/talk series:

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO)

“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC)

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS)

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS)

Outstanding reality/competition program:

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)

“The Voice” (NBC)

“Nailed It” (Netflix)

“Top Chef” (Bravo)

“The Masked Singer” (FOX)

Outstanding variety sketch series:

“A Black Lady Sketch Show” (HBO)

“Drunk History” (Comedy Central)

“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Outstanding limited series:

“Watchmen” (HBO)

“Mrs. America” (Hulu)

“Unbelievable” (Netflix)

“Little Fires Everywhere” (Hulu)

“Unorthodox” (Netflix)

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie:

Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True”

Hugh Jackman, “Bad Education”

Jeremy Irons, “Watchmen”

Paul Mescal, “Normal People”

Jeremy Pope, “Hollywood”

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie:

Cate Blanchett, “Mrs. America”

Regina King, “Watchmen”

Kerry Washington, “Little Fires Everywhere”

Shira Haas, “Unorthodox”

Octavia Spencer, “Self-Made”

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series:

Giancarlo Esposito, “Better Call Saul”

Bradley Whitford, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”

Mark Duplass, “The Morning Show”

Nicholas Braun, “Succession”

Kieran Culkin, “Succession”

Matthew Macfadyen, “Succession”

Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld”

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series:

Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”

Meryl Streep, “Big Little Lies”

Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown”

Samira Wiley, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Fiona Shaw, “Killing Eve”

Julia Garner, “Ozark”

Sarah Snook, “Succession”

Thandie Newton, “Westworld”

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series:

Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

William Jackson Harper, “The Good Place”

Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method”

Sterling K. Brown, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Mahershala Ali, “Ramy”

Kenan Thompson, “Saturday Night Live”

Dan Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series:

Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”

D’Arcy Carden, “The Good Place”

Yvonne Orji, “Insecure”

Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Marin Hinkle, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”

Cecily Strong, “Saturday Night Live”

Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek”

Outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie:

Dylan McDermott, “Hollywood”

Jim Parsons, “Hollywood”

Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend”

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, “Watchmen”

Jovan Adepo, “Watchmen”

Louis Gossett Jr., “Watchmen”

Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie:

Holland Taylor, “Hollywood”

Uzo Aduba, “Mrs. America”

Margo Martindale, “Mrs. America”

Tracey Ullman, “Mrs. America”

Toni Collette, “Unbelievable”

Jean Smart, “Watchmen”

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