Did your favorite show make the cut? Here are the 2020 Primetime Emmy nominees

HBO's "Watchmen" leads with 26 nominations this year.


“Watchmen,” cloaked in superhero mythology and grounded in real-world racism, received a leading 26 nominations Tuesday for the prime-time Emmy Awards.

The series, which captured America’s deep unease as it faces racial and political clashes amid a pandemic, was nominated as best limited series and received bids for cast members including Regina King and Jeremy Irons.

King was part of a vanguard of actors of color who showed that TV academy voters took heed of the social climate.

“Zendaya!” exclaimed Emmy announcement host Leslie Jones, her gleeful reaction to the “Euphoria” star’s nomination as best actress in a drama. “This is a great day,” Jones added.

She was part of a socially distanced, virtual release of nominees that was online, not on television as is usual. But nothing is usual during a coronavirus era that has brought Hollywood production to a virtual standstill and is making awards like the Emmys grasp for alternatives.

The strong showing by Netflix's “Ozark” helped the streamer to a record-setting 160 nominations that bested onetime perennial leader HBO, which earned 107 nods.

Streaming newcomer Apple TV+ earned attention in its first season with Jennifer Aniston’s best drama actress bid for “The Morning Show.” Another streaming newbie, Disney+, saw its Star Wars franchise spinoff, “The Mandalorian,” claim a best drama nomination among its hefty 15 total nods.

The Amazon comedy “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is the second most-nominated series with 20, followed by Netflix's “Ozark” with 18.

“This year, we are also bearing witness to one of the greatest fights for social justice in history. And it is our duty to use this medium for change,” Frank Scherma, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy said at the outset of the presentation.

Take a look at nominees in top categories below:

Comedy Series

“Curb Your Enthusiasm”

“Dead to Me”

“The Good Place”


“The Kominsky Method”

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

“Schitt’s Creek”

“What We Do in the Shadows”

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 Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Yvonne Orji, “Insecure”

Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”

Marin Hinkle, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”

Cecily Strong, “Saturday Night Live”

D’Arcy Carden, “The Good Place”

Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Mahershala Ali, “Ramy”

Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method”

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

Daniel Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”

Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Kenan Thompson, “Saturday Night Live”

William Jackson Harper, “The Good Place”

Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Outstanding Drama Series

“Better Call Saul”

“The Crown”

“Killing Eve”

“The Handmaid’s Tale”

“The Mandalorian”


“Stranger Things”


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 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 Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Kieran Culkin, “Succession”

Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”

Giancarlo Esposito, “Better Call Saul”

Bradley Whitford, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Mark Duplass, “The Morning Show”

Nicholas Braun, “Succession”

Matthew Macfadyen, “Succession”

Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown”

Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”

Julia Garner, “Ozark”

Thandie Newton, “Westworld”

Fiona Shaw, “Killing Eve”

Sarah Snook, “Succession”

Meryl Streep, “Big Little Lies”

Samira Wiley, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Outstanding Limited Series

“Little Fires Everywhere”

“Mrs. America”




Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Jeremy Irons, “Watchmen”

Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True”

Hugh Jackman, “Bad Education”

Paul Mescal, “Normal People”

Jeremy Pope, “Hollywood”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Regina King, “Watchmen”

Cate Blanchett, “Mrs. America”

Kerry Washington, “Little Fires Everywhere”

Shira Haas, “Unorthodox”

Octavia Spencer, “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Toni Collette, “Unbelievable”

Jean Smart, “Watchmen”

Tracey Ullman, “Mrs. America”

Uzo Aduba, “Mrs. America”

Margo Martindale, “Mrs. America”

Holland Taylor, “Hollywood”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Jim Parsons, “Hollywood”

Dylan McDermott, “Hollywood”

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

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, “Watchmen”

Jovan Adepo, “Watchmen”

Louis Gossett Jr.,” Watchmen”

Outstanding Television Movie

“American Son”

“Bad Education”

“Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones”

“El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie”

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend”

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Andrew Scott, “Black Mirror”

Giancarlo Esposito, “The Mandalorian”

Martin Short, “The Morning Show”

Jason Bateman, “The Outsider”

James Cromwell, “Succession”

Ron Cephas Jones, “This Is Us”

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Alexis Bledel, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Cicely Tyson, “How To Get Away With Murder”

Laverne Cox, “Orange Is The New Black”

Harriet Walter, “Succession”

Cherry Jones, “Succession”

Phylicia Rashad, “This Is Us”

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Luke Kirby, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Fred Willard, “Modern Family”

Dev Patel, “Modern Love”

Adam Driver, “Saturday Night Live”

Eddie Murphy “Saturday Night Live”

Brad Pitt, “Saturday Night Live”

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Angela Bassett, “A Black Lady Sketch Show”

Maya Rudolph, “The Good Place”

Wanda Sykes, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Bette Midler, “The Politician”

Maya Rudolph, “Saturday Night Live”

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Saturday Night Live”

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

“The Masked Singer”

“Nailed It!”

“RuPaul’s Drag Race”

“Top Chef”

“The Voice’’