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Big Nominees, Surprises, And Snubs: Inside The 2020 Primetime Emmy Nominations

72nd Emmy Awards Nominations Announcement

The 2020 Emmy Awards will probably look different this year, but the nomination conversation remains the same. We're breaking down this year's big nominees, surprises, and snubs.

We all can agree that the Emmy Awards become more and more competitive every year. With the nominations come big takeaways, surprises, and of course - snubs. Let's break down this year's nomination list!

Big Noms

Emmy season is here, and it is the time where everyone is at the edge of their seat waiting to see if their favorite show(s) got nominated for an award.

Without further ado, here are some the shows (and networks) that claimed some big nominations:

  • Watchmen (26 nominations)
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (20 nominations)
  • Succession/Ozark (both tied with 18 nominations)
  • Netflix (160 nominations)
  • NBC (47 nominations)
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (10 nominations)
  • Saturday Night Live (15 nominations)
  • The Mandalorian (15 nominations)

Big Surprises

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We LOVE a good surprise - so here are some Emmy nomination surprises that made the crowd and The Los Angeles Times jump for joy:

  • Zendaya: Best Lead Actress (drama)
  • The Mandalorian: Best Drama Series
  • Insecure: Best Comedy Series
  • Shira Haas, Unorthodox: Best Lead Actress (limited series/TV movie)
  • The dynamic duo of Black-ish stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross: Best Lead Actor in a Comedy and Best Lead Actress in a Comedy, respectively

Big Snubs

The Emmys is simply not the Emmys with a few snubs in between - especially with 2020 being a very competitive year, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Here are some of the snubs that caught the world by surprise:

  • Big Little Lies: Best Drama Series
  • Reese Witherspoon: Best Lead Actress (drama), Best Supporting Actress (drama), Best Lead Actress (limited series/TV movie)
  • Ramy: Best Comedy Series
  • Rhea Seehorn: Best Supporting Actress (drama)
  • Better Things: Best Comedy Series
  • Viola Davis: Best Lead Actress (drama)
  • Daisy Edgar-Jones: Best Lead Actress (limited series/TV movie)

Whatever happens, the Emmys is going to be special for everyone.

Set your DVR to watch the Emmys on September 20 exclusively on ABC!

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