Emmy Awards

Nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards

For the first time, the Television Academy will not hold in-person announcements of Emmy nominees.

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Watch the 72 Emmy Awards Nominations hosted by Leslie Jones.

The 72nd Emmy Award nominees were announced July 28, 2020 at 11:30AM ET/8:30AM PT. The 72nd Emmy Awards are scheduled for Sept. 20, 8:00PM ET/5:00PM PT.

See the complete list of nominees below.

On a typical Emmy noms day, press from around the world stagger into the Television Academy building in North Hollywood very early in the morning. They grab some coffee and breakfast, then sit in their assigned seats to watch the accolades roll in for stars of the small screen. But like much of Hollywood these days, the 72nd Emmy Awards nominations will look a little different. They will be broadcast only online and on social media. And we will be streaming the announcements right here.

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Outside the Television Academy before the 2019 Emmy nominations announcement.

Leslie Jones (“SNL”) has been tapped to host the announcements this year, presumably from the comfort of her living room, and no doubt, still very entertaining. 

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Leslie Jones attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, more people than ever before have turned to television to fill their entertainment needs. That means TV industry members were at home binging shows they might have been too busy working to watch otherwise. So many of your favorite shows, or shows you just discovered, could be among this year’s nominees.

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Rachel Brosnahan in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

Emmy favorites like Netflix’s “The Crown” and Amazon Prime’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” will most likely be among those with multiple nominations. Fan favorites like PopTV’s “‘Schitt’s Creek” and HBO’s “Succession” are definite contenders. And with big shows like “Game of Thrones” and “Fleabag” out of the running, that opens the door for more lesser known series like Hulu’s “Ramy.” Star and creator Ramy Youssef won a Golden Globe earlier this year for his portrayal of a millennial Muslim American.

Other programs to watch for include Hulu’s limited series “Mrs. America” starring Cate Blanchett, HBO’s “Watchman” and Netflix’s “Unbelievable” are among the top contenders. Apple TV+’s much hyped “The Morning Show” could get nominations, just based on pure movie star power alone.

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PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 09: (L-R) Uzo Aduba, Stacey Sher, Margo Martindale, Cate Blanchett, Tracey Ullman, and Dahvi Waller of Mrs. America' speak during the FX segment of the 2020 Winter TCA Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 09, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

ABC is airing the awards this year, and the network is looking at plans for both a traditional broadcast in a theater setting and a virtual one. Jimmy Kimmel is slated to host no matter where they land. ABC President Karey Burke told USA Today they are waiting until the last possible moment to pivot while they explore all options.


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