The nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards were announced Tuesday. Leslie Jones hosted a virtual event to announce all of the nominees and was joined by Laverne Cox, Josh Gad, Tatiana Maslany and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma.
The Emmy Awards, which celebrates excellence in television, are set to take place on Sept. 20 on ABC with Jimmy Kimmel serving as host. The Television Academy announced in June that it is increasing the number of nominations in the comedy and drama categories from seven to eight. Paired performer categories such as Supporting Actor Comedy and Supporting Actress Comedy, will have parity in the number of nominations.
HBO’s Watchmen took the top spot for program nominations with 26 followed by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (20), Ozark (18), Succession (18), newcomer The Mandalorian (15), Schitt’s Creek (15), Saturday Night Live (15) and The Crown (13).
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