The 2020 EMMY nominations are out and they’re causing quite the buzz. Some well-deserving shows landed a lengthy list of nominations including HBO’s Regina King led WATCHMEN.
The critically acclaimed series racked up TWENTY-SIX nominations including Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Jeremy Irons), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Regina King), 3 for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special (Nicole Kassell, Steph Green, Stephen Williams), 3 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jovan Adepo, Louis Gossett Jr.), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Jean Smart) and Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special (Jesse Armstrong).
The EMMYS were also (hella) receptive to INSECURE and gave out eight nominations to the HBO show including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Issa Rae) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Yvonne Orji). Yes, Yvonne’s portrayal of the exceptionally annoying, problematic bestie Molly def deserved praise. We hope she wins.
The absolutely outstanding cinematography on the show was also recognized.
Another standout nod went to Zendaya whose acting on Euphoria didn’t go unnoticed.
Still, there were some snubs.
Reese Witherspoon was skipped over for her ELITE Karen-cosplay in Little Fires Everywhere BUT (and that’s a big, but) Kerry Washington got her nomination for bringing Mia Warren’s problematic antics to life.
FX’s hit series Pose was nominated in a number of categories including Outstanding Period Costumes, Outstanding Period And/Or Character Hairstyling, Outstanding Period And/Or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) and Best Actor in a Drama Series for Billy Porter who does an EXCELLENT job as Pray Tell on the program.
Still, people pointed out that NONE of the transwomen actresses from Pose landed nominations and people are PISSED to once again see MJ Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Angelica Ross, Dominique Jackson, and the rest of the talented cast ignored.
The continuous ignoring of the women who are quite literally the driving force of Pose is now being likened to trans erasure.
Something seems a bit off…
what do YOU think is going on here???
The EMMYS are set to air Sunday, Sept. 20, on ABC—will YOU be watching???
See the full list of Emmy nominees in key categories on the flip.
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 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 Variety Talk Series
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” Comedy Central
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” TBS
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” ABC
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” HBO
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” CBS
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 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”
Outstanding Reality Competition Program
“The Masked Singer”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”
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 Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Cate Blanchett, “Mrs. America”
Shira Haas, “Unorthodox”
Regina King, “Watchmen”
Octavia Spencer, “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker”
Kerry Washington, “Little Fires Everywhere”
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Kieran Culkin, “Succession”
Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”
Giancarlo Esposito, “Better Call Saul”
Bradley Whitford, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Mark Duplass, “The Morning Show”
Nicholas Braun, “Succession”
Matthew Macfadyen, “Succession”
Jeffery Wright, “Westworld”
Outstanding 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”
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Yvonne Orji, “Insecure”
Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”
Marin Hinkle, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
Cecily Strong, “Saturday Night Live”
D’Arcy Carden, “The Good Place;”
Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek”
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Mahershala Ali, “Ramy”
Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method”
Sterling K. Brown, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Daniel Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”
Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Kenan Thompson, “Saturday Night Live”
William Jackson, “The Good Place”
Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Outstanding Limited Series
“Little Fires Everywhere,” Hulu
“Mrs. America,” FX Networks
Outstanding Comedy Series
“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” HBO
“Dead To Me,” Netflix
“The Good Place,” NBC
“The Kominsky Method,” Netflix
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Prime Video
“Schitt’s Creek,” Pop
“What We Do In The Shadows,” FX Networks
Outstanding Drama Series
“Better Call Saul,” AMC
“The Crown,” Netflix
“The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu
“Killing Eve,” BBC America
“The Mandalorian,” Disney+
“Stranger Things,” Netflix
Click here to see the full list of Emmy nominees.
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