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Canadians and The 2020 Emmy Awards

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The cast of Schitt's Creek at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards. Photo by Ralph Lucas for Northernstars.ca.

Canadians and The 2020 Emmy Awards

(July 28, 2020 – Los Angeles, California) The 72nd annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations have been announced and it should come as no surprise that the most-nominated series was HBO’s Watchmen, picking up 26 nominations in all. HBO has often been at the top of the list when it comes to total nominations, but this year Netflix has jumped ahead breaking the record with 160 nominations in all. In 2019 HBO set the record at 137.

 Mostly an American awards show, which is to be expected, Canadian productions and people were well represented when the nominations were announced and the Canadian comedy series Schitt’s Creek earned 15 nominations.

Today’s announcement was made by Leslie Jones. The winners will be announced on September 20. And the nominations are…

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 drama series:
Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
Killing Eve
The Mandalorian
Stranger Things
Outstanding limited series:
Little Fires Everywhere
Mrs. America
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
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
Supporting actor in a comedy series:
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
William Jackson Harper, The Good Place
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Sterling K. Brown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Mahershala Ali, Ramy
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Supporting actress in a comedy series:
Betty Gilpin, GLOW
D’Arcy Carden, The Good Place
Yvonne Orji, Insecure
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live
Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek
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
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
Supporting actor in a drama series:
Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
Mark Duplass, The Morning Show
Nicholas Braun, Succession
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld
Supporting actress in a drama series:
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale
Fiona Shaw , Killing Eve
Julia Garner, Ozark
Sarah Snook, Succession
Thandie Newton, Westworld
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
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
Supporting actor in a limited series or movie:
Dylan McDermott, Hollywood
Jim Parsons, Hollywood
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen
Jovan Adepo, Watchmen
Louis Gossett Jr, Watchmen
Supporting actress in a limited series or movie:
Holland Taylor, Hollywood
Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America
Margo Martindale, Mrs. America
Tracey Ullman, Mrs. America
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
Jean Smart, Watchmen
Outstanding reality competition series:
The Masked Singer
Nailed It
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice
Outstanding variety talk series:
Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Outstanding variety sketch series:
A Black Lady Sketch Show
Drunk History
Saturday Night Live
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
Writing for a comedy series:
Michael Schur, The Good Place
Tony McNamara, The Great
Sam Johnson, What We Do In The Shadows
Chris Marcil, What We Do In The Shadows
Paul Simms, What We Do In The Shadows
Stefani Robinson, What We Do In The Shadows
Writing for a drama series:
Thomas Schnauz, Better Call Saul
Thomas Schnauz,
Gordon Smith, Better Call Saul
Peter Morgan, The Crown
Chris Mundy, Ozark
John Shiban, Ozark
Miki Johnso, Ozark
Jesse Armstrong, Succession
Writing for a limited series, movie or drama:
Tanya Barfield, Mrs. America
Sally Rooney, Normal People
Alice Birch, Normal People
Susannah Grant, Unbelievable
Michael Chabon, Unbelievable
Ayelet Waldman, Unbelievable
Anna Winger, Unorthodox
Damon Lindelof, Watchmen
Cord Jefferson, Watchmen
Director for a comedy series:
Matt Shakman, The Great
Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Daniel Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Gail Mancuso, Modern Family • Finale Part 2
Ramy Youssef, Ramy
Andrew Cividino, Schitt’s Creek
Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek
James Burrows, Will & Grace
Directing for a drama series:
Benjamin Caron, The Crown
Jessica Hobbs, The Crown
Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland
Mimi Leder, The Morning Show Mimi Leder,
Alik Sakharov, Ozark
Ben Semanoff, Ozark
Andrij Parekh, Succession
Mark Mylod, Succession
Directing for a limited series:
Lynn Shelton, Little Fires Everywhere
Lenny Abrahamson, Normal People
Maria Schrader, Unorthodox
Nicole Kassell, Watchmen
Steph Green, Watchmen
Stephen Williams, Watchmen

If you’re counting, following Watchmen’s 26 nominations are Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with 20. Netflix’s Ozark and HBO’s Succession each scored 18, while Disney+’s The Mandalorian, NBC’s Saturday Night Live and Pop TV’s Schitt’s Creek each earned 15 nominations.