Tomorrow the nominations for the 2020 Emmy Awards will be officially announced ahead of the ceremony in September, and due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the usual awards campaigns have not been run and therefore predictions are more difficult. However, I have given it a go here by using industry insight, Emmy history, and personal gut feeling. I can’t wait to be embarrassed when the nominations are revealed tomorrow and I am wildly wrong…

*Worth noting these are very much my predictions, not personal preference. I will release a post detailing what my Emmy’s would ideally look like in a few months time.

Most Nominations – Succession – 6

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES –

  • Better Call Saul
  • Ozark
  • Succession
  • The Crown
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The Morning Show
  • This Is Us
  • Westworld

Alternate: Euphoria

Should Have Been In: Mindhunter

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES –

  • Billy Porter – Pose
  • Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul
  • Brian Cox – Succession
  • Jason Bateman – Ozark
  • Jeremy Strong – Succession
  • Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us

Alternate: Tobias Menzies – The Crown

Should Have Been In: Jonathan Groff – Mindhunter

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES –

  • Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Jennifer Aniston – The Morning Show
  • Jodie Comer – Killing Eve
  • Laura Linney – Ozark
  • Olivia Colman – The Crown
  • Zendaya – Euphoria

Alternate: Sandra Oh – Killing Eve

Should Have Been In: Reece Witherspoon – Big Little Lies

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES –

  • Billy Crudup – The Morning Show
  • Bradley Whitford – The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul
  • Josh O’Connor – The Crown
  • Kieran Culkin – Succession
  • Mandy Patinkin – Homeland
  • Matthew Macfadyen – Succession
  • Tom Pelphrey – Ozark

Alternate: David Harbour – Stranger Things

Should Have Been In: Giancarlo Esposito – Better Call Saul

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES –

  • Ann Dowd – The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown
  • Julia Garner – Ozark
  • Laura Dern – Big Little Lies
  • Meryl Streep – Big Little Lies
  • Rhea Seehorn – Better Call Saul
  • Sarah Snook – Succession
  • Thandie Newton – Westworld

Alternate: Janet McTeer – Ozark

Should Have Been In: Tessa Thompson – Westworld

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES –

  • Little Fires Everywhere
  • Mrs. America
  • Normal People  
  • Unbelievable
  • Watchmen

Alternate: The Plot Against America

Should Have Been In: Years and Years

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE –

  • American Son
  • Bad Education
  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
  • Patsy and Loretta
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Alternate: The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel

Should Have Been In: N/A

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE –

  • Aaron Paul – El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
  • Hugh Jackman – Bad Education
  • Jeremy Irons – Watchmen
  • Mark Ruffalo – I Know This Much is True
  • Paul Mescal – Normal People

Alternate: Russell Crowe – The Loudest Voice

Should Have Been In: Nick Offerman – Devs

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE –

  • Regina King – Watchmen
  • Cate Blanchett – Mrs. America
  • Kaitlyn Dever – Unbelievable
  • Merritt Wever – Unbelievable
  • Kerry Washington – Little Fires Everywhere

Alternate: Reece Witherspoon – Little Fires Everywhere

Should Have Been In: Daisy Edgar-Jones – Normal People

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE –

  • Dylan McDermott – Hollywood
  • Jesse Plemons – El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
  • Jim Parsons – Hollywood
  • John Turturro – The Plot Against America
  • Tim Blake Nelson – Watchmen
  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II – Watchmen

Alternate: Darren Criss – Hollywood

Should Have Been In: Michael Sheen – Quiz

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE –

  • Allison Janney – Bad Education
  • Jean Smart – Watchmen
  • Rose Byrne – Mrs. America
  • Sarah Paulson – Mrs. America
  • Toni Collette – Unbelievable
  • Uzo Aduba – Mrs. America

Alternate: Tracey Ullman – Mrs. America

Should Have Been In: Naomi Watts – The Loudest Voice

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES –

  • Better Things
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Dead to Me
  • Insecure
  • Ramy
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • The Good Place
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Alternate: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Should Have Been In: Bojack Horseman

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES –

  • Anthony Anderson – Black-ish
  • Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek
  • Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Michael Douglas – The Kominsky Method
  • Ramy Youssef – Ramy
  • Ted Danson – The Good Place

Alternate: Don Cheadle – Black Monday

Should Have Been In: Martin Freeman – Breeders

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES –

  • Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek
  • Christina Applegate – Dead to Me
  • Issa Rae – Insecure
  • Jane Levy – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
  • Linda Cardellini – Dead to Me
  • Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Alternate: Pamela Adlon – Better Things

Should Have Been In: Aisling Bea – This Way Up

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES –  

  • Alan Arkin – The Kominsky Method
  • Alec Baldwin – Saturday Night Live
  • Dan Levy – Schitt’s Creek
  • James Marsden – Dead to Me
  • Louie Anderson – Baskets
  • Mahershala Ali – Ramy
  • Michael Zegen – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Tony Shalhoub – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Alternate: Sterling K. Brown – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Should Have Been In: Nicholas Hoult – The Great

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES –

  • Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek
  • Betty Gilpin – Glow
  • Jane Lynch – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
  • Marin Hinkle – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Rita Moreno – One Day at a Time
  • Yvonne Orji – Insecure

Alternate: Emily Hampshire – Schitt’s Creek

Should Have Been In: Phoebe Fox – The Great

Published by samhowe98

My name is Sam Howe, and I am a Film and Screenwriting graduate. I have a passionate interest in the Film and Television industry and hope to be able to provide a personalised, entertaining and in depth look in all aspects of the industry. I will produce reviews, box office reports and predictions, general blog posts, and much more. Thank you for joining me on this journey and I hope this blog proves helpful and enjoyable reading for people.

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