Emmy Nominations: Issa Rae, Anthony Anderson, Don Cheadle, Regina King, Kerry Washington Nominated + Fans React To Viola Davis Snub!
Congratulations are in order for many Black and POC entertainers who have been nominated for a 2020 Emmy Award. The 72nd Emmy Awards Nominations were announced Tuesday morning ( July 28th,) and you can’t help but to notice, that the Emmy’s have a very diverse list of nominees.
Netflix broke the record for most nominations in a single year, with a total of 160 in total. The most-nominated series was HBO’s ‘Watchmen,’ with 26, followed by Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with 20. Netflix’s Ozark and HBO’s Succession each both brought in 18, while Disney+’s The Mandalorian, NBC’s Saturday Night Live and Pop TV’s Schitt’s Creek each earned 15 nominations.
Noms for the Best Comedy are HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, Neflix’s Dead to Me, NBC’s The Good Place, HBO’s Insecure, Netflix’s The Kominsky Method and FX’s What We Do in the Shadows.
Some of your favorite actors and shows were nominated in various categories:
Best Comedy Series
Best Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
Billy Porter (Pose)
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Don Cheadle (Black Monday)
Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Issa Rae (Insecure)
Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)
Best Actor in a Limited Series or a Television Movie
Jeremy Pope (Hollywood)
Best Actress in a Limited Series or a Television Movie
Regina King (Watchmen)
Octavia Spencer (Self Made)
Kerry Washington (Little Fires Everywhere)
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Thandie Newton (Westworld)
Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live)
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Yvonne Orji (Insecure)
Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend)
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen)
Jovan Adepo (Watchmen)
Louis Gossett Jr. (Watchmen)
Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Uzo Aduba (Mrs. America)
Best Competition Program
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Some of the stars took to social media to express their gratitude for the nomination,
— euphoria (@euphoriaHBO) July 28, 2020
— Billy Porter (@theebillyporter) July 28, 2020
Some fans however were upset that veteran actress Viola Davis wasn’t mentioned on the list of names:
i can’t believe viola davis didn’t get nominated for her performance in season 6 this has to be a jokepic.twitter.com/SG8dqhAiUV
— arianne martell’s (@lordenerys) July 28, 2020
viola davis gave us one of the most iconic lines and she’s still not nominated
— ? (@CAVLRYS) July 28, 2020
The 72nd Emmy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, he will also serve as executive producer for the show, and will broadcast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Sept. 20 on ABC.
Congratulations to the nominees! Will you be watching the 72nd Emmy Awards this year? Let us know in the comments!