LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 22: Phoebe Waller-Bridge poses with awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Director for a Comedy Series in the press room during the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on 22 September on, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ 72nd Annual Emmy Awards will be presented on September 20. But who will take part in the race?
On Tuesday, Leslie Jones (“SNL”), Laverne Cox (“Orange is the new black”), Josh Gad (“Frozen”) and Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) unveiled the nominees – both in front of and behind the camera.
The coronavirus pandemic is unlikely to have influenced too many nominations this year, as most TV shows will be shot well before their broadcast date. Shows included in this year’s nominee selections had to be aired between June 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020 or made available on a streaming platform.
This year’s Emmys was already expected to differ from previous years as a number of top-class shows, often sweeping their categories, have ended. “Game of Thrones”, “Veep” and “Fleabag” are just three of the shows that will be missing at the award ceremony.
Still, the top competitors are probably not new shows. HBOs “Succession,” Netflix “Ozark” and Hulus The Handmaid’s Tale is expected to receive nominations in the drama categories. But new arrival “Watchmen” could snap a few nods.
“Schitt’s Creek”, which has generated enthusiasm in recent years, is probably a leader in the comedy category.
The Primetime Emmy Awards will span 26 different categories, from acting and writing awards to awards for different types of programs – including comedies, dramas and talk shows.
Jimmy Kimmel will host the live show, although it is unclear what arrangements are being made to ensure the safety of all participants. The format and production of the award ceremony may vary this year.
The Creative Arts Emmys, which usually take place a week before the live broadcast of the Emmys ceremony, recognize technical achievements and are not included in the program. These awards go to cameramen, casting directors and sound editors, among others.
This year the Creative Arts will be Emmys Hosting a virtual ceremony instead of packing into an auditorium as a precaution against the spread of the corona virus. The Governors Ball Dinners, the official after parties for the Emmys, were also canceled.
Here is the full list of nominees:
Main actor in a comedy series:
Anthony Anderson – “Black-ish” (ABC)
Don Cheadle – “Black Monday” (Showtime)
Ted Danson – “The Good Place” (NBC)
Michael Douglas – “The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)
Eugene Levy – “Schitt’s Creek” (CBC TV)
Ramy Youssef – “Ramy” (Hulu)
Lead actress in a comedy series:
Christina Applegate – “Dead For Me” (Netflix)
Linda Cardellini – “Dead For Me” (Netflix)
Rachel Brosnahan – “The Wonderful Woman Maisel” (Amazon)
Catherine O’Hara – “Schitt’s Creek” (CBC TV)
Issa Rae – “Unsure” (HBO)
Tracee Ellis Ross – “Blackish” (ABC)
Best variety talk series
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)
“Full front with Samantha Bee” (TBS)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC)
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS)
Best actor in a drama series
Jason Bateman – “Ozark” (Netflix)
Sterling K. Brown – “That’s Us” (NBC)
Steve Carell “The Morning Show” (Apple)
Brian Cox – “Succession” (HBO)
Billy Porter – “Pose” (FX)
Jeremy Strong – “Succession” (HBO)
Best actress in a drama series
Jennifer Aniston – “The Morning Show” (Apple)
Olivia Colman – “The Crown” (Netflix)
Jodie Comer – “Killing Eve” (BBC)
Laura Linney – “Ozark” (Netflix)
Sandra Oh – “Killing Eve” (BBC)
Zendaya – “Euphoria” (HBO)