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NOMINATIONS FOR THE 72ND ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS ANNOUNCED
<b>NOMINATIONS FOR THE 72ND ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS ANNOUNCED</b>
HBO'S "WATCHMEN" LEADS THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE 72ND ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS WHICH WERE ANNOUNCED ON JULY 28. THE EMMYS WILL AIR SEPT. 20 ON ABC TV.
By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs
N2Entertainment.net

The nominations for the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards were announced on July 28. African-American actors/actresses snagged 35 of the 102 represented categories including lead, supporting and guest roles in limited series and television movies.

HBO’s Watchmen led with 26 Emmy nominations. Oscar winning actress Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) received an “Outstanding Lead Actress” nod for “Watchmen” and Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. was nominated for “Best Supporting Actor” ("Watchmen"). By the way, Gossett Jr,, who is 84-years-old has been lighting up both the big and small screen. His new movie, “The Cuban” debuts On-Demand Friday, July 31 and he’s excellent in it too.

In addition to King and Gossett Jr., Maya Rudolph was nominated for “The Good Place” and “Saturday Night Live.”

Congrats are also in order for Issa Rae for her “Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series nomination for “Insecure” and Octavia Spencer who landed her first Emmy nomination for “Self Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madam C.J. Walker.”

The 72nd Emmy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and air (Virtual) Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on ABC.

As we get closer to the broadcast, N2Entertainment.net will post our picks of who we would like to see win the coveted Emmy.

Here's a look at some of the nominees in major categories. For a complete listing of the Emmy nominees log on to: www.emmys.com/awards/nominations.

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES:
Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO
Dead To Me Netflix
Insecure HBO
Schitt's Creek Pop TV
The Good Place NBC
The Kominsky Method Netflix
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Prime Video
What We Do In The Shadows FX Networks.

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Don Cheadle as Mo Monroe Black Monday
Anthony Anderson as Andre "Dre" Johnson Sr. black-ish
Ramy Youssef as Ramy Ramy
Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose Schitt's Creek
Ted Danson as Michael The Good Place
Michael Douglas as Sandy Kominsky The Kominsky Method.

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson black-ish
Christina Applegate as Jen Harding Dead To Me
Linda Cardellini as Judy Hale Dead To Me
Issa Rae as Issa Insecure
Catherine O'Hara as Moira Rose Schitt's Creek
Rachel Brosnahan as Miriam 'Midge' Maisel The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Andre Braugher as Captain Raymond Holt Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Mahershala Ali as Sheikh Malik Ramy
Kenan Thompson as Various Characters Saturday Night Live
Daniel Levy as David Rose Schitt's Creek
William Jackson Harper as Chidi Anagonye The Good Place
Alan Arkin as Norman Newlander The Kominsky Method
Tony Shalhoub as Abe Weissman The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Sterling K. Brown as Reggie The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Betty Gilpin as Debbie Eagan GLOW
Yvonne Orji as Molly Insecure
Kate McKinnon as Various Characters Saturday Night Live
Cecily Strong as Various Characters Saturday Night Live
Annie Murphy as Alexis Rose Schitt's Creek
D'Arcy Carden as Janet The Good Place
Alex Borstein as Susie Myerson The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Marin Hinkle as Rose Weissman The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Fred Willard as Frank Dunphy Modern Family
Dev Patel as Joshua Modern Love
Adam Driver Host Saturday Night Live
Eddie Murphy Host Saturday Night Live
Brad Pitt as Dr. Anthony Fauci Saturday Night Live
Luke Kirby as Lenny Bruce The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Angela Bassett as Mo A Black Lady Sketch Show
Phoebe Waller-Bridge Host Saturday Night Live
Maya Rudolph as Senator Kamala Harris Saturday Night Live
Maya Rudolph as The Judge The Good Place
Wanda Sykes as Moms Mabley The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Bette Midler as Hadassah Gold The Politician.

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES:
Modern Family "Finale Part 2" ABC Gail Mancuso, Directed by
Ramy "Miakhalifa.mov" Hulu Ramy Youssef, Directed by
Schitt's Creek "Happy Ending" Pop TV Andrew Cividino, Directed by Daniel Levy, Directed by
The Great "The Great (Pilot)" Hulu Matt Shakman, Directed by
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "It's Comedy Or Cabbage" Prime Video Amy Sherman-Palladino, Directed by
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "Marvelous Radio" Prime Video Daniel Palladino, Directed by
Will & Grace "We Love Lucy" NBC James Burrows, Directed by.

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES:-
Schitt's Creek "Happy Ending" Pop TV Daniel Levy, Written by
Schitt's Creek "The Presidential Suite" Pop TV David West Read, Written by
The Good Place "Whenever You're Ready" NBC Michael Schur, Written by
The Great "The Great" Hulu Tony McNamara, Written by
What We Do In The Shadows "On The Run" FX Networks Stefani Robinson, Written by
What We Do In The Shadows "Collaboration" FX Networks Sam Johnson, Written by Chris Marcil, Written by
What We Do In The Shadows "Ghosts" FX Networks Paul Simms, Written by.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES:
Better Call Saul AMC
Killing Eve BBC America
Ozark Netflix
Stranger Things Netflix
Succession HBO
The Crown Netflix
The Handmaid's Tale Hulu
The Mandalorian Disney+

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Jason Bateman as Martin 'Marty' Byrde Ozark
Billy Porter as Pray Tell Pose
Brian Cox as Logan Roy Succession
Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy Succession
Steve Carell as Mitch Kessler The Morning Show
Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson This Is Us.

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Zendaya as Rue Euphoria
Jodie Comer as Villanelle Killing Eve
Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri Killing Eve
Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde Ozark
Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II The Crown
Jennifer Aniston as Alex Levy The Morning Show.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring Better Call Saul
Nicholas Braun as Greg Hirsch Succession
Kieran Culkin as Roman Roy Succession
Matthew Macfadyen as Tom Wambsgans Succession
Bradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Lawrence The Handmaid's Tale
Billy Crudup as Cory Ellison The Morning Show
Mark Duplass as Charles 'Chip' Black The Morning Show
Jeffrey Wright as Bernard Westworld.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES;
Laura Dern as Renata Klein Big Little Lies
Meryl Streep as Mary Louise Wright Big Little Lies
Fiona Shaw as Carolyn Martens Killing Eve
Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore Ozark
Sarah Snook as Shiv Roy Succession
Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret The Crown
Samira Wiley as Moira The Handmaid's Tale
Thandie Newton as Maeve Westworld.

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Andrew Scott as Chris Gillhaney Black Mirror
James Cromwell as Ewan Roy Succession
Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon The Mandalorian
Martin Short as Dick Lundy The Morning Show
Jason Bateman as Terry Maitland The Outsider
Ron Cephas Jones as William Hill This Is Us.

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Cicely Tyson as Ophelia Harkness How To Get Away With Murder
Laverne Cox as Sophia Burset Orange Is The New Black
Cherry Jones as Nan Pierce Succession
Harriet Walter as Lady Caroline Collingwood Succession
Alexis Bledel as Emily The Handmaid's Tale
Phylicia Rashad as Carol Clarke This Is Us.

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES:
Homeland "Prisoners Of War" Showtime Lesli Linka Glatter, Directed by
Ozark "Fire Pink" Netflix Alik Sakharov, Directed by
Ozark "Su Casa Es Mi Casa" Netflix Ben Semanoff, Directed by
Succession "Hunting" HBO Andrij Parekh, Directed by
Succession "This Is Not For Tears" HBO Mark Mylod, Directed by
The Crown "Aberfan" Netflix Benjamin Caron, Directed by
The Crown "Cri de Coeur" Netflix Jessica Hobbs, Directed by
The Morning Show "The Interview" Apple TV+ Mimi Leder, Directed by.

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL:
Little Fires Everywhere "Find A Way" Hulu Lynn Shelton, Directed by
Normal People "Episode 5" Hulu Lenny Abrahamson, Directed by
Unorthodox Netflix Maria Schrader, Directed by
Watchmen "It's Summer And We're Running Out Of Ice" HBO Nicole Kassell, Directed by
Watchmen "Little Fear Of Lightning" HBO Steph Green, Directed by
Watchmen "This Extraordinary Being" HBO Stephen Williams, Directed by.

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE:
Hugh Jackman as Frank Tassone Bad Education
Jeremy Pope as Archie Coleman Hollywood
Mark Ruffalo as Dominick Birdsey/Thomas Birdsey I Know This Much Is True
Paul Mescal as Connell Normal People
Jeremy Irons as Adrian Veidt / Ozymandias Watchmen.

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE:
Kerry Washington as Mia Warren Little Fires Everywhere
Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly Mrs. America
Octavia Spencer as Madam C.J. Walker Self Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madam C.J. Walker
Shira Haas as Esther Shapiro Unorthodox
Regina King as Angela Abar/Sister Night Watchmen.

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE:
American Son Netflix
Bad Education HBO
Dolly Parton's Heartstrings: These Old Bones Netflix
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Netflix
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend Netflix.

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES:
Little Fires Everywhere Hulu
Mrs. America FX Networks
Unbelievable Netflix
Unorthodox Netflix
Watchmen HBO.

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A DOCUMENTARY SERIES OR SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE):
Becoming Netflix Kamasi Washington, Composer
Home "Maine" Apple TV+ Amanda Jones, Composer
McMillion$ "Episode 1" HBO Pinar Toprak, Composer Alex Kovacs, Composer
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem And Madness "Not Your Average Joe" Netflix Mark Mothersbaugh, Composer John Enroth, Composer Albert Fox, Composer
Why We Hate "Tools & Tactics" Discovery Channel Laura Karpman, Composer.

OUTSTANDING NARRATOR:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as Narrator Black Patriots: Heroes Of The Revolution
Lupita Nyong'o as Narrator Serengeti
David Attenborough as Narrator Seven Worlds, One Planet
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Narrator The Elephant Queen
Angela Bassett as Narrator The Imagineering Story.

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS:
Euphoria "And Salt The Earth Behind You / Song Title: All For Us" HBO
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver "Episode 629 / Song Title: Eat Sh!t, Bob" HBO
Little Fires Everywhere "Find A Way / Song Title: Build It Up" Hulu
The Black Godfather "Song Title: Letter to My Godfather" Netflix
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "Strike Up The Band / Song Title: One Less Angel" Prime Video
This Is Us "Strangers / Song Title: Memorized" NBC
Watchmen "This Extraordinary Being / Song Title: The Way It Used To Be" HBO.

OUTSTANDING PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER HAIRSTYLING:
Hollywood "A Hollywood Ending" Netflix
Pose "Worth It" FX Networks
Star Trek: Picard "Stardust City Rag" CBS All Access
The Crown "Cri De Coeur" Netflix
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "A Jewish Girl Walks Into The Apollo..." Prime Video.

OUTSTANDING PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER MAKEUP (NON-PROSTHETIC):
American Horror Story: 1984 "The Lady In White" FX Networks
Hollywood "Outlaws" Netflix
Pose "Acting Up" FX Networks
Star Trek: Picard "Stardust City Rag" CBS All Access
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "It's Comedy Or Cabbage" Prime Video.

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR A STRUCTURED REALITY OR COMPETITION PROGRAM:
LEGO Masters "Mega City Block" FOX
Queer Eye "Disabled But Not Really" Netflix
RuPaul's Drag Race "I'm That Bitch" VH1
Survivor "It's Like A Survivor Economy" CBS
Top Chef "The Jonathan Gold Standard" Bravo.

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR AN UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM:
Cheer "God Blessed Texas" Netflix
Deadliest Catch "Cold War Rivals" Discovery Channel
Life Below Zero "The New World" National Geographic
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked "The Ball Ball" VH1.

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM:
American Factory Netflix
Apollo 11 CNN
Beastie Boys Story Apple TV+
McMillion$ "Episode 3" HBO
The Last Dance "Episode 1" ESPN
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem And Madness "Cult Of Personality" Netflix.

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR VARIETY PROGRAMMING:
Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones Netflix
Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize For American Humor PBS
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver "Eat Sh!t, Bob! (segment)" HBO
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver "The Journey of ChiiJohn: Chapter 2 (segment)" HBO
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah "Trump's Coronavirus Address (Bloopers Included) And Trevor's Audience Tribute Song" Comedy Central.

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE PROGRAM (HALF-HOUR):
GLOW "Up, Up, Up" Netflix
Space Force "THE LAUNCH" Netflix
The Mandalorian "Chapter 1: The Mandalorian" Disney+
What We Do In The Shadows "Resurrection, Collaboration, Witches" FX Networks
Will & Grace "We Love Lucy" NBC.

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL:
62nd Grammy Awards CBS
77th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC
Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: "All In The Family" And "Good Times" ABC
The Little Mermaid Live! ABC
The Oscars ABC.

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A VARIETY, REALITY OR COMPETITION SERIES:
At Home With Amy Sedaris "Outdoor Entertaining, Travel" truTV
Drunk History "Bad Blood" Comedy Central
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver "Episode 629" HBO
Queer Eye "We're In Japan!: The Ideal Woman" Netflix
Saturday Night Live "Host: Eddie Murphy, Host: John Mulaney" NBC.

OUTSTANDING PROSTHETIC MAKEUP FOR A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL:
American Horror Story: 1984 "True Killers" FX Networks
Hollywood "Jump" Netflix
Pose "Love's In Need Of Love Today" FX Networks
Star Trek: Picard "Absolute Candor" CBS All Access
The Mandalorian "Chapter 6: The Prisoner" Disney+
Westworld "Crisis Theory" HBO.

OUTSTANDING COMPETITION PROGRAM: Nailed It! Netflix
RuPaul's Drag Race VH1
The Masked Singer FOX
The Voice NBC
Top Chef Bravo.

OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES:
Better Call Saul Employee Training: Legal Ethics With Kim Wexler AMC.com
Most Dangerous Game Quibi
Reno 911! Quibi
Star Trek: Short Treks CBS All Access
The Good Place Presents: The Selection NBC.

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS:
Lost In Space "Ninety-Seven" Netflix
Stranger Things "Chapter Eight: The Battle Of Starcourt" Netflix
The Mandalorian "Chapter 2: The Child" Disney+
Watchmen "See How They Fly" HBO
Westworld "Crisis Theory" HBO.

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Devs "Episode 8" FX Networks
Tales From The Loop "Loop" Prime Video
The Handmaid's Tale "Household" Hulu
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan "Strongman" Prime Video.
Vikings "The Best Laid Plans" HISTORY.

OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION FOR A COMEDY SERIES OR VARIETY PROGRAM:
Ballers HBO Jeff Barnett, Stunt Coordinator
Brooklyn Nine-Nine NBC Norman Howell, Stunt Coordinator
Henry Danger Nickelodeon Vince Deadrick Jr., Stunt Coordinator
Shameless Showtime Eddie Perez, Stunt Coordinator
Space Force Netflix Erik Solky, Stunt Coordinator.

OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION FOR A DRAMA SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE:
S.W.A.T. CBS Charlie Brewer, Stunt Coordinator Austen Brewer, Stunt Coordinator
Stranger Things Netflix Hiro Koda, Stunt Coordinator
The Blacklist NBC Cort L. Hessler III, Stunt Coordinator
The Mandalorian Disney+ Ryan Watson, Stunt Coordinator
The Rookie ABC David Rowden Sr., Stunt Coordinator.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE:
Dylan McDermott as Ernie Hollywood
Jim Parsons as Henry Willson Hollywood
Tituss Burgess as Titus Andromedon Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Cal Abar / Dr. Manhattan Watchmen
Jovan Adepo as Officer Will Reeves / Hooded Justice Watchmen
Louis Gossett Jr. as William Reeves Watchmen.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE:
Holland Taylor as Miss Kincaid Hollywood
Tracey Ullman as Betty Friedan Mrs. America
Uzo Aduba as Shirley Chisholm Mrs. America
Margo Martindale as Bella Abzug Mrs. America
Toni Collette as Detective Grace Rasmussen Unbelievable
Jean Smart as Agent Laurie Blake Watchmen.

OUTSTANDING UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM:
Amy Schumer Learns To Cook: Lunch Break And Pasta Night Food Network
Cheer Netflix
Kevin Hart: Don't F**k This Up Netflix
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked VH1
We're Here HBO.

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SPECIAL (LIVE):
73rd Annual Tony Awards CBS
77th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC
Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: "All In The Family" And "Good Times" ABC
Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Starring Jennifer Lopez And Shakira FOX
The Oscars ABC.

OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES:
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee TBS
Jimmy Kimmel Live! ABC
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver HBO
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Comedy Central
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert CBS
OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES: A Black Lady Sketch Show HBO
Drunk History Comedy Central
Saturday Night Live NBC.

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SPECIAL (PRE-RECORDED):
Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones Netflix
Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize For American Humor PBS
Hannah Gadsby: Douglas Netflix
Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill Netflix
John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch Netflix
Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah Netflix.

OUTSTANDING CHARACTER VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE:
Maya Rudolph as Connie the Hormone Monstress Big Mouth
Leslie Odom Jr. as Owen Central Park
Wanda Sykes as Gladys Crank Yankers
Taika Waititi as IG-11 The Mandalorian
Hank Azaria as Professor Frink, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Cletus, Kirk, Sea ... The Simpsons
Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson, Nelson, Ralph, Todd The Simpsons.

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES:
Better Call Saul "Bad Choice Road" AMC Thomas Schnauz, Written by
Better Call Saul "Bagman" AMC Gordon Smith, Written by
Ozark "All In" Netflix Chris Mundy, Written by
Ozark "Boss Fight" Netflix John Shiban, Written by
Ozark "Fire Pink" Netflix Miki Johnson, Written by
Succession "This Is Not For Tears" HBO Jesse Armstrong, Written by
The Crown "Aberfan" Netflix Peter Morgan, Written by.

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL:
Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones Netflix Dave Chappelle, Written by
Hannah Gadsby: Douglas Netflix Hannah Gadsby, Written by
John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch Netflix John Mulaney, Written by Marika Sawyer, Written by
Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything Netflix Patton Oswalt, Written by
Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby Netflix Seth Meyers, Written by.


OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL:
Mrs. America "Shirley" FX Networks Tanya Barfield, Written by
Normal People "Episode 3" Hulu Sally Rooney, Written by Alice Birch, Written by
Unbelievable "Episode 1" Netflix Susannah Grant, Teleplay by Michael Chabon, Teleplay by Ayelet Waldman, Teleplay by
Unorthodox "Part 1" Netflix Anna Winger, Written by
Watchmen "This Extraordinary Being" HBO Damon Lindelof, Written by Cord Jefferson, Written by.