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Dystopian series 'Watchmen' leads all Emmy nominees with 26

Dystopian series 'Watchmen' leads all Emmy nominees with 26
Dystopian series 'Watchmen' leads all Emmy nominees with 26
Posted at 10:04 AM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 12:26:48-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “HBO's” limited series “Watchmen” is the leading Emmy nominee with 26 nods.

The series, which captured America’s unease as it faces racial clashes amid a pandemic, was nominated as best limited series and received bids for cast members including Regina King and Jeremy Irons.

Leslie Jones kicked off the reading of this year's Emmy nominations. Jones opened the virtual presentation by joking that she was locked on a set with only a cameraman.

Jones helped read the nominees, which included 20 for the Amazon comedy “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” for the second spot. Netflix's “Ozark" came in third with 18 nominations.

The September 20 ceremony will air on ABC with Jimmy Kimmel as host.

The prime-time Emmys are the first major entertainment awards to cope with limitations forced by the pandemic.

Read the full list here.

The nominees for lead actress in a drama series are:

  • Jennifer Aniston, 'The Morning Show'
  • Olivia Colman, 'The Crown'
  • Jodie Comer, 'Killing Eve'
  • Laura Linney, 'Ozark'
  • Sandra Oh, 'Killing Eve'
  • Zendaya, 'Euphoria'

The nominees for lead actor in a drama series are:

  • Jason Bateman, 'Ozark'
  • Sterling K. Brown, 'This is Us'
  • Steve Carell, 'The Morning Show'
  • Brian Cox, 'Succession'
  • Billy Porter, 'Pose'
  • Jeremy Strong, 'Succession'

The nominees for lead actress in a comedy series are:

  • 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'

The nominees for lead actor in a comedy series are:

  • 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'

The nominees for drama series are:

  • 'Better Call Saul'
  • 'The Crown'
  • 'The Handmaid's Tale'
  • 'Killing Eve'
  • 'The Mandalorian'
  • 'Ozark'
  • 'Stranger Things'
  • 'Succession'

The nominees for comedy series are:

  • 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
  • 'Dead to Me'
  • 'The Good Place'
  • 'Insecure'
  • 'The Kominsky Method'
  • 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'
  • 'Schitt's Creek'
  • 'What We Do In The Shadows'

The nominees for limited series are:

  • 'Little Fires Everywhere'
  • 'Mrs. America'
  • 'Unbelievable'
  • 'Unorthodox'
  • 'Watchmen'