2020 Emmy Nominations Announced: Check Out The Full List Of TV's Best

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2020 will no doubt go down as one of the most unpredictable years possible in the entertainment world, from the lack of ongoing TV productions to the rise of remote talk show formats to massive increases in streaming viewership. Even in the face of future unknowns, however, the show must go on, and in this case, we're talking about the 72nd annual Emmy Awards, which today announced nominations for this year's virtual ceremony, which will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

SNL star and future Supermarket Sweep host Leslie Jones was the front-woman picked to deliver the 2020 Emmy nominations, as accompanied by Avenue 5 and Central Park's Josh Gad, Perry Mason's Tatiana Maslany and Inventing Anna's Laverne Cox. You can check out the full list below to see all the well-deserved nods, the shocking snubs and the nominees you wish would just go away already.

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul

The Crown

The Handmaid's Tale

Killing Eve

The Mandalorian


Stranger Things


Outstanding 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

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 Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown

Lara 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

Outstanding 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

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid's Tale

Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black

Cherry Jones, Succession

Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us

Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away with Murder

Harriet Walter, Succession

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, The Outsider

James Cromwell, Succession

Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian

Ron Cephas Jones, The Is Us

Andrew Scott, Black Mirror

Martin Short, The Morning Show

Outstanding Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Dead to Me

The Good Place


The Kominsky Method

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Schitt's Creek

What We Do in the Shadows

Outstanding 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

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 Youssef, Ramy

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Betty Gilpin, GLOW

Yvonne Orji, Insecure

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live

Annie Murphy, Schitt's Creek

D'Arcy Carden, The Good Place

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Mahershala Ali, Ramy

Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Daniel Levy, Schitt's Creek

William Jackson Harper, The Good Place

Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method

Sterling K. Brown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Angela Bassett, A Black Lady Sketch Show

Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live

Maya Rudolph, The Good Place

Bette Midler, The Politician

Wanda Sykes, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Fred Willard, Modern Family

Dev Patel, Modern Love

Brad Pitt, Saturday Night Live

Adam Driver, Saturday Night Live

Eddie Murphy, Saturday Night Live

Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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Outstanding Limited Series

Little Fires Everywhere

Mrs. America




Outstanding Television Movie

American Son

Bad Education

Dolly Parton's Heartstrings: These Old Bones

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend

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

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 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

Outstanding 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

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Outstanding 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 Competition Program

The Masked Singer

Nailed It

RuPaul's Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program

Bobby Berk, Queer Eye

Nicole Byer, Nailed It!

Barbara Corcoran, Shark Tank

Padma Lakshmi, Top Chef

Amy Poehler, Making It

RuPaul, RuPaul's Drag Race

Outstanding Variety Sketch Show

A Black Lady Sketch Show

Drunk History

Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor

Dave Chappelle: Sticks and Stones

Hannah Gadsby: Douglas

Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill

John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch

Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah

Though dates are subject to change, of course, the 2020 Emmy Awards are set to be held on ABC on Sunday, September 20, at 8:00 p.m. ET. While waiting to see who comes out on top during TV's biggest night, be sure to check out our 2020 Fall TV premiere schedule to see what shows are debuting that may very well end up on next year's Emmy nomination list.

Nick Venable
Assistant Managing Editor

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.