2020 Emmy Nominations: Major Snubs And Surprises

No nomination for ‘Never Have I Ever’, Reese Witherspoon?

The show must go on and the Emmys proved it. The 2020 Emmy Nominations just came in and as always, are packed with some major surprises but equally disappointing snubs.

The Mandalorian, a huge success on Disney+, raked 15 Emmy nominations including the coveted Outstanding Drama Series. Meanwhile, Hotstar’s top performer was Watchmen with 26 noms – the most for any series.

Netflix too was on a roll, with Ozark, The Crown and Tiger King receiving multiple nominations.

Brad Pitt earned a spot in the list for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Dr. Fauci on Saturday Night Live.

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Teen icon Zendaya scored her first Emmy nomination – for her role in HBO drama Euphoria. And Ramy became the first American-Muslim sitcom to ever receive an Emmy nom.

But while the 2020 Emmy Nominations called for a celebration for many, they failed to give a nod to some deserving series.

There was no sign of Better Things, Dickinson, The Eddy, The Good Fight, Hunters, The Loudest Voice, Never Have I Ever and many more in the noms.

Others like The Plot Against America, Homeland, Mindhunter and Orange Is the New Black managed to earn only one nomination, despite their popularity.

Reese Witherspoon could have been in the running for three series – Big Little Lies, Little Fires Everywhere and The Morning Show. But much to everyone’s surprise, the Oscar-winning actress was completely left out from this year’s nominees. Her BLL co-star Nicole Kidman didn’t receive an acting nod either.

Meryl Streep, however, could not be overlooked. She nabbed a spot in the Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series race.

Meanwhile, Curb Your Enthusiasm earned several nods but none for its star Larry David. Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss and Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones were also not among the nominees.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Late Show With James Corden and Real Time With Bill Maher didn’t receive noms for Variety Talk Series.

Indeed, the 2020 Emmy Nominations were filled with pleasant surprises and some major let-downs. The 72nd Emmys will be broadcasted on 20th September 2020 and we just cannot wait!

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