Netflix Series Watchmen set the new record of the most Emmy nominations with 26 nominations this year. After Watchman, Amazon Prime series marvellous Mrs Maisel received 20 nominations and again Netflic’s Ozark and Succession tied at 18 nominations, Saturday Night Live and Schitt’s Creek got 15 nominations.
This year Netflix set a new record with 160 nominations beating HBO’s 137 from last year. HBO received many nominations last year with help of Games Of Thrones, Chernobyl and Barry. But HBO is not doing bad with 107 nominations of its own.
The Chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, Frank Schermq said,’ This Year, we are also bearing witness to one of the greatest fights for social justice in history . And it is our duty to use this medium for change.
The nominations in acting awards include 35 black nominees among the 102 contenders for lead, supporting and guest performances in drama, comedy and limited series or TV movies.
The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards will be held in two segments like every year. The Creative Arts Emmy 2020 will take place on September 12 and 13, followed by the main ceremony on September 20.
The Emmy also announced shortly after the nominations that this year Emmy Awards will go virtual amid the coronavirus Pandemic. The letter signed by producers and executives said, “As you’ve probably guessed, we’re not going to be asking you to come to the Microsoft Theatre in downtown LA on September 20. This year, it’s still going to be the TV industry’s biggest night out… but we’ll come to you!”