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Yvonne Orji, Other Black Actors Top 2020 Emmy Awards Nominations

Yvonne Orji, Other Black Actors Top 2020 Emmy Awards Nominations

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The Television Academy on Tuesday announced the complete Emmy Award nominations list for the 72nd edition of the show. The announcement itself comes as a shocker to many television fans during a time when multiple shows have been put on breaks or holds of some sort, as a result of the Corona Virus pandemic.

This season, the nomination announcement was hosted by Leslie Jones, Laverne Cox, Josh Gad, and Tatiana Maslany. The quad were joined by Television Academy chairman and CEO, Frank Scherma, and together they announced the nominations in the primetime categories. Black Actors Emmys.

Issa Rae nominated for Insecure

The nominations this year were over 100 categories with a record of 767 programs competing in these categories. The winners in Primetime categories will be announced  on September 20th, in a live ceremony to be hosted by Saturday Night Live host, Jimmy Kimmel on ABC. Black Actors Emmys.

Zendaya nominated for her role in Euphoria

A record-breaking number of black actors have been nominated in this year’s awards. Industry newbie, Jeremy Pope, nominated for ‘outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie’ while expressing his excitement for his nomination said, “I’m proud to see so many black artists nominated this year. It gives me hope that systemic change in our entertainment industry is not only possible, it’s imminent.”

Jeremy Pope nominated for his role in Hollywood

Jeremy was nominated alongside prominent black actors like Billy Porter, Regina King, Issa Rae, Angela Bassett, Octavia Spencer, Sterling K. Brown, Ron Cephas, Kerry Washington, and Nigeria’s Yvonne Orji among others.

The final round voting begins August 21 and runs through to August 31 right before the virtual creative arts ceremony. Black Actors Emmys.

Here is the full list of the 2020 Emmy Award Primetime Nominations…

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Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul
AMC • High Bridge, Crystal Diner, Gran Via Productions, and Sony Pictures Television

The Crown
Netflix • Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television

The Handmaid’s Tale
Hulu • MGM, Daniel Wilson Productions, The Littlefield Company, White Oak Pictures

Killing Eve
BBC America • Sid Gentle Films Ltd.

The Mandalorian
Disney+ • Lucasfilm Ltd.

Ozark
Netflix • Media Rights Capital

Stranger Things
Netflix • Netflix

Succession
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Project Zeus, Hyperobject Industries and Gary Sanchez Productions

Outstanding Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm
HBO • HBO Entertainment

Dead To Me
Netflix • CBS Television Studios

The Good Place
NBC • Universal Television in association with Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment

Insecure
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Issa Rae Productions, Penny for Your Thoughts Entertainment and 3 Arts Entertainment

The Kominsky Method
Netflix • A Warner Bros. Television Production

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Prime Video • Amazon Studios

Schitt’s Creek Black Actors Emmys.
Pop TV • Not A Real Company Productions, Inc.

What We Do In The Shadows
FX Networks • FX Productions

Yvonne Orji (L), Kerry Washington (C) and Issa Rae (R) on the set of Insecure

Outstanding Limited Series

Little Fires Everywhere
Hulu • ABC Signature Studios / Hello Sunshine

Mrs. America
FX Networks • FX Productions

Unbelievable
Netflix • CBS Television Studios

Unorthodox
Netflix • Studio Airlift and RealFilm

Watchmen
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with White Rabbit, Paramount Television, Warner Bros. Television & DC Comics

Outstanding Television Movie

American Son
Netflix • Simpson Street

Bad Education
HBO • HBO Films in association with Automatik, Sight Unseen and Slater Hall Productions

Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones
Netflix • A Warner Bros. Television Production

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Netflix • Sony Pictures Television / High Bridge Productions / Gran Via Productions

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend • Netflix
Universal Television in association with 3 Arts Entertainment, Little Stranger, Inc. and Bevel Gears

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
TBS • Jax Media with Randy and Pam’s Quality Entertainment

Jimmy Kimmel Live! Black Actors Emmys.
ABC • ABC Studios in association with Kimmelot

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Sixteen String Jack Productions and Avalon Television

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
CBS • CBS Television Studios

Angela Bassett nominated for her role in A Black Lady Sketch Show

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

A Black Lady Sketch Show
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with JAX Media, 3 Arts Entertainment, Issa Rae Productions, and For Better or Words Inc.

Drunk History
Comedy Central • Gary Sanchez Productions, Central Productions, LLC

Saturday Night Live
NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety Special (Live)

77th Annual Golden Globe Awards
NBC • dick Clark productions, LLC in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: “All In The Family” And “Good Times”
ABC • Sony Pictures Television, Act III Productions, Kimmelot, D’Arconville, Gary Sanchez Productions, Simpson Street

The Oscars
ABC • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Starring Jennifer Lopez And Shakira
Fox • NFL Network

73rd Annual Tony Awards
CBS • White Cherry Entertainment

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones
Netflix • Lathan TV | Pilot Boy

Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize For American Humor
PBS • WETA Washington, D.C., The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Done + Dusted

Hannah Gadsby: Douglas
Netflix • Irwin Entertainment

Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill
Netflix • Embassy Row

John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch
Netflix • 3 Arts Entertainment

Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah
Netflix • Push It Productions

Outstanding Competition Program

The Masked Singer

Nailed It!

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

Black Monday
Showtime • Sony Pictures Television, Point Grey Pictures, Shark vs. Bear, After Alaska
Don Cheadle as Mo Monroe

Black-ish Black Actors Emmys.
ABC • ABC Studios
Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson Sr.

The Good Place
NBC • Universal Television in association with Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment
Ted Danson as Michael

The Kominsky Method
Netflix • A Warner Bros. Television Production Michael Douglas as Sandy Kominsky
Ramy

Hulu • A24 Television
Ramy Youssef as Ramy

Schitt’s Creek
Pop TV • Not A Real Company Productions, Inc.
Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose

Billy Porter nominated for his role in Pose

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

The Morning Show
Apple TV+ • Media Res
Steve Carell as Mitch Kessler

Ozark
Netflix • Media Rights Capital
Jason Bateman as Martin ‘Marty’ Byrde

Pose
FX Networks • Fox21 Television Studios and FX Productions
Billy Porter as Pray Tell

Succession
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Project Zeus, Hyperobject Industries and Gary Sanchez Productions
Brian Cox as Logan Roy

Succession
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Project Zeus, Hyperobject Industries and Gary Sanchez Productions
Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy

This Is Us
NBC • 20th Century Fox Television
Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie

Bad Education
HBO • HBO Films in association with Automatik, Sight Unseen and Slater Hall Productions
Hugh Jackman as Frank Tassone Black Actors Emmys.

Hollywood
Netflix • Netflix
Jeremy Pope as Archie Coleman

I Know This Much Is True
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Willi Hill Productions and FilmNation Entertainment
Mark Ruffalo as Dominick Birdsey/Thomas Birdsey

Normal People
Hulu • Hulu Originals in association with BBC
Paul Mescal as Connell

Watchmen
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with White Rabbit, Paramount Television, Warner Bros. Television & DC Comics
Jeremy Irons as Adrian Veidt / Ozymandias

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Black-ish
ABC • ABC Studios
Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson

Dead To Me
Netflix • CBS Television Studios
Christina Applegate as Jen Harding

Dead To Me
Netflix • CBS Television Studios
Linda Cardellini as Judy Hale

Insecure
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Issa Rae Productions, Penny for Your Thoughts Entertainment and 3 Arts Entertainment
Issa Rae as Issa

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Prime Video • Amazon Studios
Rachel Brosnahan as Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel

Schitt’s Creek
Pop TV • Not A Real Company Productions, Inc.
Catherine O’Hara as Moira Rose

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

The Crown
Netflix • Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television
Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II

Euphoria
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Reasonable Bunch, A24, Little Lamb, Dreamcrew, ADD Content Agency | HOT | TCDY Productions
Zendaya as Rue

Killing Eve
BBC America • Sid Gentle Films Ltd.
Jodie Comer as Villanelle

Killing Eve
BBC America • Sid Gentle Films Ltd.
Sandra Oh as Eve Polast

The Morning Show
Apple TV+ • Media Res
Jennifer Aniston as Alex Levy

Ozark
Netflix • Media Rights Capital
Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde

Octavia Spencer, nominated for her role in Self Made – The Story of Ms. CJ Walker

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie

Little Fires Everywhere
Hulu • ABC Signature Studios / Hello Sunshine
Kerry Washington as Mia Warren

Mrs. America
FX Networks • FX Productions
Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly

Self Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madam C.J. Walker
Netflix • SpringHill Entertainment and Wonder Street in association with Warner Bros. Television
Octavia Spencer as Madam C.J. Walker

Unorthodox
Netflix • Studio Airlift and RealFilm
Shira Haas as Esther Shapiro

Watchmen
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with White Rabbit, Paramount Television, Warner Dros. Television & DC Comics
Regina King as Angela Abar / Sister Night

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
NBC • Universal Television in association with Fremulon, Dr. Goor Productions, and 3 Arts Entertainment
Andre Braugher as Captain Raymond Holt

The Good Place
NBC • Universal Television in association with Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment
William Jackson Harper as Chidi Anagonye

The Kominsky Method
Netflix • A Warner Bros. Television Production
Alan Arkin as Norman Newlander

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Prime Video • Amazon Studios
Sterling K. Brown as Reggie

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Prime Video • Amazon Studios
Tony Shalhoub as Abe Weissman

Ramy
Hulu • A24 Television Mahershala Ali as Sheikh Malik
Saturday Night Live
NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Kenan Thompson as Various Characters

Schitt’s Creek
Pop TV • Not A Real Company Productions, Inc.
Daniel Levy as David Rose

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Better Call Saul
AMC • High Bridge, Crystal Diner, Gran Via Productions, and Sony Pictures Television Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring

The Handmaid’s Tale
Hulu • MGM, Daniel Wilson Productions, The Littlefield Company, White Oak Pictures
Bradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Lawrence

The Morning Show
Apple TV+ • Media Res
Billy Crudup as Cory Ellison

The Morning Show
Apple TV+ • Media Res
Mark Duplass as Charles ‘Chip’ Black

Succession
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Project Zeus, Hyperobject Industries and Gary Sanchez Productions
Nicholas Braun as Greg Hirsch

Succession
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Project Zeus, Hyperobject Industries and Gary Sanchez Productions
Kieran Culkin as Roman Roy

Succession
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Project Zeus, Hyperobject Industries and Gary Sanchez Productions
Matthew Macfadyen as Tom Wambsgans

Westworld • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Kilter Films, Bad Robot, and Warner Bros. Television
Jeffrey Wright as Bernard

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie

Hollywood
Netflix • Netflix
Dylan McDermott as Ernie

Hollywood
Netflix • Netflix
Jim Parsons as Henry Willson

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend
Netflix • Universal Television in association with 3 Arts Entertainment, Little Stranger, Inc. and Bevel Gears
Tituss Burgess as Titus Andromedon

Watchmen
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with White Rabbit, Paramount Television, Warner Bros. Television & DC Comics
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Cal Abar / Dr. Manhattan

Watchmen
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with White Rabbit, Paramount Television, Warner Bros. Television & DC Comics
Jovan Adepo as Officer Will Reeves / Hooded Justice

Watchmen
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with White Rabbit, Paramount Television, Warner Bros. Television & DC Comics
Louis Gossett Jr. as William Reeves

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

GLOW
Netflix • Tilted Productions
Betty Gilpin as Debbie Eagan

The Good Place
NBC • Universal Television in association with Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment
D’Arcy Carden as Janet

Insecure
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Issa Rae Productions, Penny for Your Thoughts Entertainment and 3 Arts Entertainment
Yvonne Orji as Molly

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Prime Video • Amazon Studios
Alex Borstein as Susie Myerson

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Prime Video • Amazon Studios
Marin Hinkle as Rose Weissman

Saturday Night Live
NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Kate McKinnon as Various Characters

Saturday Night Live
NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Cecily Strong as Various Characters

Schitt’s Creek
Pop TV • Not A Real Company Productions, Inc.
Annie Murphy as Alexis Rose

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Big Little Lies
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Blossom Films, Hello Sunshine, David E. Kelley Productions and Crazyrose Productions
Laura Dern as Renata Klein

Big Little Lies
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Blossom Films, Hello Sunshine, David E. Kelley Productions and Crazyrose Productions
Meryl Streep as Mary Louise Wright

The Crown
Netflix • Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television
Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret

The Handmaid’s Tale • Hulu • MGM, Daniel Wilson Productions, The Littlefield Company, White Oak Pictures
Samira Wiley as Moira

Killing Eve
BBC America • Sid Gentle Films Ltd.
Fiona Shaw as Carolyn Martens

Ozark
Netflix • Media Rights Capital
Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore

Succession
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Project Zeus, Hyperobject Industries and Gary Sanchez Productions
Sarah Snook as Shiv Roy

Thandie Newton

Westworld
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Kilter Films, Bad Robot, and Warner Bros. Television
Thandie Newton as Maeve

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie

Hollywood
Netflix • Netflix
Holland Taylor as Miss Kincaid

Mrs. America
FX Networks • FX Productions
Uzo Aduba as Shirley Chisholm

Mrs. America
FX Networks • FX Productions
Margo Martindale as Bella Abzug

Mrs. America
FX Networks • FX Productions Instagram
Tracey Ullman as Betty Friedan

Unbelievable
Netflix • CBS Television Studios
Toni Collette as Detective Grace Rasmussen

Watchmen
HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with White Rabbit, Paramount Television, Warner Bros. Television & DC Comics
Jean Smart as Agent Laurie Blake Black Actors Emmys.


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