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Nominations Announced for 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards

“Watchmen” leads the way with a total of 26 nods, while “Succession” and “Ozark” battle for Best Drama

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Credit: Disney "The Mandalorian," HBO "Watchmen" and FX "What We Do in the Shadows"

The nominations for the 77th Emmy Nomination Awards were announced today, with “Watchmen” leading the nominations with a total of 26 nods in the limited series categories.

The nominations were announced by Leslie Jones in a studio, along with Laverne Cox, Josh Gad, and Tatiana Maslany part of the announcement digitally. The ceremony is set to place on Sept. 20, with the creative arts Emmys taking place on Sept. 12 and 13 the previous week.

The biggest surprises included the Star Wars series “The Mandalorian” in Best Drama Series and “What We Do in the Shadows” earning a well-deserved nomination in the Best Comedy Series category.

The biggest snubs include Bob Odenkirk missing out on a Best Actor nomination for the first time in “Better Call Saul’s” run, as well as multiple-Emmy winner Aaron Paul missing out on a Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie nomination for his reprisal of Jesse Pinkman.

Joining “What We Do in the Shadows” in the Best Comedy Series category include “Dead to Me,” “The Good Place,”Insecure,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “The Kominsky Method,” “Schitt’s Creek” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” the latter of which leading all comedy series’ with 20 nominations.

Leading the way in the drama categories are “Ozark” and “Succession” with 18 nominations each, with the battle for Best Drama Series looking to be between the two given their display in the comedy and writing categories too. Joining the pair and “The Mandalorian” in the Best Drama category are “The Crown,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Killing Eve” and “Stranger Things.”

The following is the list of nominations in all the major categories. For the full list of nominees, click here.

Best Drama Series

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

Best 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”

Best Limited Series

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

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Nicholas Braun, “Succession”
  • Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”
  • Kieran Culkin, “Succession”
  • Mark Duplass, “The Morning Show”
  • Giancarlo Esposito, “Better Call Saul”
  • Matthew Macfadyen, “Succession”
  • Bradley Whitford, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld”

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Mahershala Ali, “Ramy”
  • Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method”
  • Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
  • Sterling K. Brown, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
  • William Jackson Harper, “The Good Place”
  • Dan Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”
  • Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
  • Kenan Thompson, “Saturday Night Live”

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, “Watchmen”
  • Jovan Adepo, “Watchmen”
  • Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend”
  • Louis Gossett Jr., “Watchmen”
  • Dylan McDermott, “Hollywood”
  • Jim Parsons, “Hollywood”

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”

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
  • D’Arcy Carden, “The Good Place”
  • Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”
  • Marin Hinkle, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
  • Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek”
  • Yvonne Orji, “Insecure”
  • Cecily Strong, “Saturday Night Live”

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Uzo Aduba, “Mrs. America”
  • Toni Collette, “Unbelievable”
  • Margo Martindale, “Mrs. America”
  • Jean Smart, “Watchmen”
  • Holland Taylor, “Hollywood”
  • Tracey Ullman, “Mrs. America”

Reality Competition

  • “The Masked Singer”
  • “Nailed It”
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
  • “Top Chef”
  • “The Voice”

Variety Sketch Series

  • “A Black Lady Sketch Show”
  • “Drunk History”
  • “Saturday Night Live”

Variety Talk Series

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

What are your favorite nominations from this year’s Emmys? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Written by Bradley Weir

Recently graduated from the UK with a degree in film. Passionate about all things movies, especially the awards season!


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