‘Watchmen’ nabs 26 Emmy nominations, plus full list of nominees

Kerry Washington, Regina King, Don Cheadle, and Sterling K. Brown nabbed nods

Regina King in a scene from “Watchmen,” premiering on Oct. 20. (Mark Hill/HBO via AP)

The nominees for the 72nd annual Emmy Awards were announced Tuesday morning and HBO’s Watchmen leads the pack with 26 nominations.

Leslie Jones, Laverne Cox, Josh Gad, and Tatiana Maslany announced the long list of contenders alongside Television Academy chairman and CEO Frank Scherma.

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Netflix received an impressive 160 nominations, shattering HBO’s previous record of 137.

A few of our faves nabbed well-deserved nominations his year, including Little Fires Everywhere and Watchmen going head to head for Best Limited Series. Insecure nabbed a nod for best comedy and tons of talented actors were recognized for their work.

Kerry Washington, Regina King, and Octavia Spencer will compete for Best Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie and Anthony Anderson and Don Cheadle will battle for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.

Issa Rae and Tracee Ellis Ross are nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, while Sterling K. Brown and Billy Porter each earned spots in the Best Actor in a Drama Series category.

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The 72nd Emmy Awards will be hosted and executive produced by Jimmy Kimmel and the event will air on September 20 on ABC, although it’s unclear what format will be settled on.

Check out the list of nominees in major categories:

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or TV movie

Jeremy Irons (“Watchmen”)

Hugh Jackman (“Bad Education”)

Paul Mescal (“Normal People”)

Jeremy Pope (“Hollywood”)

Mark Ruffalo (“I Know This Much Is True”)

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or TV movie

Cate Blanchett (“Mrs. America”)

Shira Haas (“Unorthodox”)Regina King (“Watchmen”)

Octavia Spencer (“Self Made”)

Kerry Washington (“Little Fires Everywhere”)

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

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”)

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series

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”)

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series

Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)

Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”)

Steve Carell (“The Morning Show”)

Brian Cox (“Succession”)

Billy Porter (“Pose”)

Jeremy Strong (“Succession”)

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series

Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”)

Olivia Colman (“The Crown”)

Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”)

Laura Linney (“Ozark”)

Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)

Zendaya (“Euphoria”)

Outstanding reality/competition series

“The Masked Singer”

“Nailed It”

 “RuPaul’s Drag Race” 

“Top Chef” 

“The Voice” 

Outstanding variety talk series

“Daily Show with Trevor Noah” 

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”

 “Jimmy Kimmel Live” 

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” 

“Late Show with Stephen Colbert” 

Outstanding limited Series

“Little Fires Everywhere”

“Mrs. America” 




Outstanding comedy series

“Curb Your Enthusiasm”

 “Dead to Me”

 “The Good Place”


 “The Kominsky Method”

 “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

“Schitt’s Creek”

 “What We Do in the Shadows”

Outstanding drama series

“Better Call Saul”

“The Crown”

“The Handmaid’s Tale” 

“Killing Eve”

“The Mandalorian”


“Stranger Things” 


Check out the full list here.

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