Emmy 2020 nominees announced

Superhero series Watchmen scored the most nominations with an impressive 26. 

The nominees for the 2020 Emmy Awards have been announced. 

A virtual ceremony took place in Los Angeles hosted by comedian Leslie Jones with Josh Gad, Tatiana Maslany and Laverne Cox presenting.  

Damon Lindelof’s critically-acclaimed superhero drama Watchmen leads the way with 26 nominations including Outstanding limited series and Lead actress in a limited series or movie for star Regina King. 

Amazon’s 1950s-set comedy series The Marvelous Mrs Maisel is next with 20 while Netflix’s gritty drama Ozark and HBO’s brilliant black comedy Succession tie with 18. 

Plenty of British talent has been recognised including Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer, The Crown’s Olivia Colman, Watchmen’s Jeremy Irons and Normal People’s Paul Mescal. 

You can view the full list of nominees here.

Streaming giant Netflix nabbed 160 nominations for its content beating out rival HBO with 107 for the second time. 

Apple TV+’s star-studded original series The Morning Show also scored several nominations for stars Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carrell, Mark Duplass and Billy Crudup. 

Noticeably absent from the list of nominees were both Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn which has prompted a backlash from fans on Twitter. 

The actual Emmy’s ceremony is due to take place virtually on Monday 21st September with late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel presenting. 

Source: BBC News

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