Emmy Awards 2020: Watchmen leads the way with 26 nominations


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Watchmen star Regina King with show creator Damon Lindelof

HBO’s Watchmen superhero series leads the way at this year’s Emmy Awards, with 26 total nominations.

The show, which starred Regina King, gained recognition despite plans for a dropped second series.

Comedy-drama The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won 20 nominations, while Ozark and Succession have 18 each.

British nominees this year include Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer and The Crown’s Olivia Colman – both of whom are nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series.

Irish actor Paul Mescal, star of BBC Three’s Normal people, is nominated for lead actor in a limited series.

Three Britons are nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama – Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown), Thandie Newton (Westworld) and Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve).

Shows with the most nominations

  • Guardians – 26
  • The wonderful Mrs. Maisel – 20
  • Succession – 18
  • Ozark – 18
  • Ruisseau Schitt – 15
  • The Mandalorian – 15

Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller Bridge is nominated for a guest actress in a comedy series after hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live.

His former co-star Andrew Scott is nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, for his performance in an episode of Black Mirror.

Scottish actor Brian Cox is also recognized for his role in Succession – where he plays Logan Roy, a tough and vindictive media baron.

British brothers Matthew Macfadyen and Harriet Walter are also recognized for their performances in the satirical drama created by British writer Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show, Fresh Meat).

Netflix has the most nominations, with 160 in total. This is the second time he has beaten rival HBO, which has 107 this year.

HBO suffered from the absence of a former Emmy favorite, Game of Thrones, which ended in 2019 after its eighth season.

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Irish actor Paul Mescal is nominated for Best Actor in a Limited Series for Normal People

The comedy series Schitt’s Creek, which recently ended after six seasons, won 15 nominations, including Best Actress in a Comedy Series for Catherine O’Hara.

The Morning Show – which is one of the first original series produced by Apple TV – also won several major actor nominations.

Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carrell, Mark Duplass and Billy Crudup have all been recognized – but Reese Witherspoon, who is also the show’s executive producer, missed it.

The Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian, which was made available on the recently launched Disney Plus, won 15 nominations.

The Primetime Modern Family sitcom – which has already won 22 Emmy Awards (out of 80 nominations) – has added just three nominations for its final season this year.

Watchmen, the most nominated show of the year, is an innovative reimagining of a graphic superhero novel that tackled racism in America.

It won a loyal following and critical acclaim last year during its nine-episode series.

But its creator Damon Lindelof did not want to produce a second series. He gave his blessing to HBO to make another one without him, but the network refused to do so.

Nominations for the show include English actor Jeremy Irons for lead actor in a limited series.

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Schitt’s Creek comedy series, which recently ended after six seasons, won 15 nominations

The preparation for this year’s nominations was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic and the announcement took place virtually, with comedian Leslie Jones.

The winners are expected to be announced on September 20 at a ceremony broadcast by ABC and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

The Emmys are the biggest night in American television and recognize excellence in the medium.

Previous multiple Emmy winners, such as Game of Thrones, Veep, and Fleabag, were out of competition this year as their streak ended, giving way to newcomers in the drama and comedy categories, a rarity for a night that is usually fulfilled. of repetitions. champions.

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