Emmys 2020 Nominations: Watchmen, The Mandalorian, The Good Place, And More

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Award shows are probably the last thing on people's minds right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Emmys just announced its nominations for the 72nd annual award ceremony during a livestream. Favorite series like This is Us, Watchmen, and more are expected to be nominated for this year's show.

Each year, the event showcases and awards the best in television. This year's event will be a virtual one, taking place on September 20 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET, and hosted by ABC's Jimmy Kimmel. For the announcements, Leslie Jones hosted a livestream on YouTube, which you can watch below.

GameSpot's best TV show of 2019, Watchmen, has received three nominations for Limited Series, Best Actor in a Limited Series, and Best Actress in a Limited Series. NBC comedy The Good Place wracked up two nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy Series and Best Comedy.

There were two pretty big surprise announcements, as Disney+'s The Mandalorian was nominated for Best Drama Series and FX's What We Do in the Shadows for Best Comedy Series. Below, you'll find the nominees for this year's Emmys. This is a curated list, but you can find the entire Emmys nomination list here.

72nd Emmys nominations:

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 Youseff (Ramy)

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series

  • Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)
  • Rachael Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
  • Linda Cardellini (Dead to Me)
  • Catherine O'Hara (Schitt's Creek)
  • Issa Rae (Insecure)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (Blask-ish)

Variety talk series

  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series

  • Jason Bateman (Ozark)
  • Sterling K Brown (This is Us)
  • Steve Carell (The Morning Show)
  • Brian Cox (Succession)
  • Billy Porter (Pose)
  • Jeremy Strong (Succession)

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series

  • Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show)
  • Olivia Colman (The Crown)
  • Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)
  • Laura Linney (Ozark)
  • Sondra Oh (Killing Eve)
  • Zendaya (Euphoria)

Competition program

  • The Masked Singer
  • Nailed It
  • RuPaul's Drag Race
  • Top Chef
  • The Voice

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie

  • Jeremy Irons (Watchmen)
  • Hugh Jackman (Bad Education)
  • Paul Mescal (Normal People)
  • Jeremy Pope (Hollywood)
  • Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much is True)

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie

  • Cate Blanchett (Mrs. America)
  • Shira Haas (Unorthodox)
  • Regina King (Watchmen)
  • Octavia Spencer (Self Made)
  • Kerry Washington (Little Fires Everywhere)

Limited series

  • Little Fires Everywhere
  • Mrs. America
  • Unbelievable
  • Unorthodox
  • Watchmen

Comedy series

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Dead to Me
  • The Good Place
  • Insecure
  • The Kominsky Method
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Schitt's Creek
  • What We Do in the Shadows

Drama series

  • Better Call Saul
  • The Crown
  • The Handmaid's Tale
  • Killing Eve
  • The Mandalorian
  • Ozark
  • Stranger Things
  • Succession

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance

  • Maya Rudolph (Big Mouth)
  • Leslie Odom Jr (Central Park)
  • Wanda Sykes (Crank Yankers)
  • Taika Waititi (The Mandalorian)
  • Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons)
  • Hank Azaria (The Simpsons)

Outstanding Animated Program

  • Big Mouth
  • Bob's Burgers
  • BoJack Horseman
  • Rick and Morty
  • The Simpsons

Outstanding Short Form Animated Program

  • Forky Asks a Question: What Is Love?
  • Robot Chicken
  • Steven Universe Future

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Program

  • Big Little Lies
  • The Handmaid's Tale
  • Killing Eve
  • The Morning Show
  • Ozark
  • Succession

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Or Fantasy Program

  • The Crown
  • Hollywood
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Watchmen
  • Westworld

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half hour)

  • GLOW
  • The Mandalorian
  • Space Force
  • What We Do in the Shadows
  • Will & Grace

Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Reality Or Competition Series

  • At Home With Amy Sedaris
  • Drunk History
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • Queer Eye
  • Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes

  • Carnival Row
  • The Handmaid's Tale
  • The Madalorian
  • Watchmen
  • Westworld

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