Things are a little different, to say the least.

By Christopher Luu
Jul 28, 2020 @ 11:53 am
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2020 has been slightly different, thanks to a maelstrom of circumstances that made watching TV seem like a national pastime. A combination of everyone sitting in front of their screens and the fact that some longtime favorites aren't in the running anymore — ahem, Game of Thrones and Fleabag — means that this year's Emmy Award nominations are full of surprises and a few very predictable (read: safe) choices. 

Variety reports that the quarantine kept Television Academy members at home, so like most of the general public, voters got to soak in as much prestige TV, reality fodder, and streaming originals as they could. Plus, the Academy extended the number of nominees for comedy and drama categories to eight, giving even more shows and actors a chance at taking home some gold.

Here are this year's Emmy nominees.

Outstanding Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Dead to Me

Insecure

The Kominsky Method

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Schitt's Creek

What We Do in the Shadows

Outstanding Competition Program

The Masked Singer

Nailed It

RuPaul's Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul

The Crown

The Handmaid's Tale

Killing Eve

The Mandalorian

Ozark

Stranger Things 

Succession

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson (Blackish)

Don Cheadle (Black Monday)

Ted Danson (The Good Place)

Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)

Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek)

Ramy Youssef (Ramy)

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 Actor In A Limited Series or 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 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 (Blackish)

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 Lead Actress In A Limited Series or Movie

Cate Blanchett (Mrs. America)

Shira Haas (Unorthodox)

Regina King (Watchmen)

Octavia Spencer (Self Made)

Kerry Washington (Little Fires Everywhere)

Outstanding Limited Series

Little Fires Everywhere

Mrs. America

Unbelievable 

Unorthodox

Watchmen

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

A Black Lady Sketch Show

Drunk History

Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

William Jackson Harper (The Good Place)

Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)

Sterling K. Brown (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Mahershala Ali (Ramy)

Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live)

Daniel Levy (Schitt's Creek)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Betty Gilpin (GLOW)

D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place)

Yvonne Orji (Insecure)

Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Marin Hinkle (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)

Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live)

Annie Murphy (Schitt's Creek)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul)

Bradley Whitford (The Handmaid's Tale)

Billy Crudup (The Morning Show)

Mark Duplass (The Morning Show)

Nicholas Braun (Succession)

Kieran Culkin (Succession)

Matthew Macfadyen (Succession)

Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)

Meryl Streep (Big Little Lies)

Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown)

Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve)

Julia Garner (Ozark)

Sarah Snook (Succession)

Thandie Newton (Westworld)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie

Dylan McDermott (Hollywood)

Jim Parsons (Hollywood)

Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend)

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen)

Jovan Adepo (Watchmen)

Louis Gossett Jr. (Watchmen)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie

Holland Taylor (Hollywood)

Uzo Aduba (Mrs. America)

Margo Martindale (Mrs. America)

Tracey Ullman (Mrs. America)

Toni Collette (Unbelievable)

Jean Smart (Watchmen)

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

Luke Kirby (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Fred Willard (Modern Family)

Dev Patel (Modern Love)

Adam Driver (Saturday Night Live)

Eddie Murphy (Saturday Night Live)

Brad Pitt (Saturday Night Live)

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

Angela Bassett (A Black Lady Sketch Show)

Maya Rudolph (The Good Place)

Wanda Sykes (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Bette Midler (The Politician)

Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Saturday Night Live)

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

Andrew Scott (Black Mirror)

Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian)

Martin Short (The Morning Show)

Jason Bateman (The Outsider)

James Cromwell (Succession)

Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us)

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

Alexis Bledel (The Handmaid's Tale)

Cicely Tyson (How To Get Away With Murder)

Laverne Cox (Orange Is The New Black)

Harriet Walter (Succession)

Cherry Jones (Succession)

Phylicia Rashad (This Is Us)