Nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards were announced Tuesday morning, gathering incredible excitement and reactions from nominees and stars throughout Hollywood.

Winners will be announced on Sunday, September 20th, 2020 at 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT on ABC. A complete list of the nominees can be found via the Television Academy’s Nominations Press Release, located at emmys.com.


Cindy Mollo, Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series, “Ozark

“It is really thrilling to see all the love for Ozark – 18 nominations!! This season was such an amazing journey with twists and turns and surprises around every corner. I’m especially happy for Showrunner Chris Mundy and my fellow editor Viks Patel, in addition to our amazing cast, DPs, composers and directors! As always, it was incredibly rewarding to work with Jason Bateman, the director of the episode I’m nominated for, “War Time.” He continues to inspire us all to do our best!”

Check out all of our Ozark Week interviews!


Alexa L. Fogel, Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, “Ozark

“I am, of course, thrilled to be nominated for an EMMY for OZARK. This is a dream job and this last season was the most satisfying creative experience thus far. My collaboration with Jason Bateman and Chris Mundy has been truly one of the highlights of my career. They are brilliant, kind, funny and think i am right most of the time…… also they love good actors!”


Armando Salas, Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour), “Ozark

“It is humbling for my work on OZARK to be nominated for an Emmy alongside such an accomplished group of cinematographers. I’m fortunate to have collaborated with immensely talented colleagues. The images on screen are a result of that team effort, and I’m thrilled we are being recognized.”


Giancarlo Esposito, Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series, “The Mandalorian

“I am completely blown away as I wasn’t aware nominations were being announced today. This double nomination for “Better Call Saul” and “The Mandalorian” comes as the most delightful, overwhelming surprise. I am honored to be recognized by the Television Academy, and want to give thanks to my Better Call Saul and The Mandalorian families whose tireless work I am continually in awe of.  I am in gratitude for this incredible honoring.”

Check out all of our Better Call Saul Week interviews!


Greig Fraser, Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour), “The Mandalorian”

“Technically, it was great to push boundaries to the edge on THE MANDALORIAN , while never losing sight of its singularly strong story.  The collaboration between myself and Baz, as well as Jon, Dave and ILM –alongside the episode directors — allowed us to completely re-invent the way drama is photographed. For these reasons, I’m very proud to have shared the work with audiences and to be recognized by the esteemed TV Academy.” 


Natalie Bronfman, Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes, “The Handmaid’s Tale

“All I can say is WOW. What a fantastic surprise! I am working with the most amazing team who worked tirelessly to get this amazing show to camera. Incredible, thank you from all of us!”


Kerry Washington, four Emmy nominations including Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie for “Little Fires Everywhere” in addition to the nominations she and her production company, Simpson Street, have received as an executive producer for Outstanding Limited Series or Movie – “Little Fires Everywhere”, Outstanding Television Movie – “American Son”, and Outstanding Variety Special – “Live In Front of a Studio Audience

“To be recognized in this way this morning is such an honor – but to be able to share it with my partner Pilar Savone and our Simpson Street family makes it even more meaningful.

The experiences we’ve been able to have this year were beyond our wildest dreams: working with the legendary Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel to bring iconic shows from the 70s to new audiences with Live In Front of a Studio Audience, to adapting AMERICAN SON, a Broadway play about Black lives and police violence to Netflix, to bringing Celeste Ng’s beautiful novel Little Fires Everywhere to life with my incredible friends Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter and Liz Tigelar.

But the tears came this morning when I heard about Lynn Shelton’s nomination for Little Fires Everywhere. I’m so incredibly grateful that the Television Academy has chosen to honor Lynn with this very deserved nomination. I know she’s celebrating in the beyond.”


A posthumous Emmy Nomination for Lynn Shelton of “Little Fires Everywhere”received the following statement from Lynn’s parents, Wendy and Mac

“That Lynn is honored by the Television Academy is not only a tribute to her accomplishments as a director but her style of directing.  Always in control but kind-hearted.  Making the final decisions but always soliciting input from her colleagues. Colleagues, yes, that is how she regarded everyone on the set, from grips and gaffers and set and costume designers to the director of photography and the actors.  This is an honor for the ultimate collaborationist who knew that she would produce her best if she teased the best out of her teammates.”


Lenny Abrahamson, Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special, “Normal People

“I’m so happy and grateful to have been nominated for my work on ‘Normal People’ and delighted for Paul, Sally, Alice and Louise for having their amazing work recognized. Making the show with broadcasters as supportive as BBC and HULU was a joy from start to finish. Sally’s novel is so rich and powerful and I’m beyond proud of the work that the whole cast and crew put in so that we could do it justice – all under the umbrella of my film making home, Element Pictures, led superbly by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe. All four nominations we received are a tribute to everyone who put their hearts and souls into this show. I want to pay particular tribute to Daisy Edgar Jones who gave such an extraordinary performance as Marianne – my nomination is as much for her as it is for me. I also want to thank the brilliant producers, Catherine Magee and Emma Norton who were at the heart of everything, as well as Chelsea Morgan Hoffmann whose contribution was vital, and Suzie Lavelle, dazzling director of photography, Stephen Rennicks who has provided beautiful scores for everything I’ve made, and Nathan Nugent, editor supreme and my right hand man. Above all, my love and gratitude go to Ed Guiney whose wisdom, skill and spirit animated the whole enterprise.”


Paul Mescal,Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, “Normal People”

“I am so utterly honoured to have been included in the nominations list today alongside such immense actors I have admired from afar. Normal People was created by a huge cast and crew who deserve so much recognition for their incredible work. Most importantly I want to thank my amazing friend and brilliant co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones as the show would not have got the extraordinary response without her electric performance.”


Liz Tigelaar (creator/showrunner), “Little Fires Everywhere” (Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie, Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special, Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score), Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics)

“I am so excited – this feels completely surreal. I’m so happy for ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ to be recognized and to be in company with these other incredible, ground-breaking limited series. It was such an honor to adapt Celeste’s beautiful book – and the show’s nominations are a tribute to the hard work of every single person who poured their heart and soul into it. To make a show about race and class and motherhood at this particular time was a deep honor and the best, most illuminating experience of my professional life. It’s also been such a time of grief. We have been in mourning as a show – for the loss of our beloved director, Lynn Shelton, who is missed every day, and also for the deep grief that our country is experiencing, in the wake of the wave of senseless murders of Black men and women. We are in a reckoning as a country and this show challenged us in making it and, I hope, the audience in watching it, to look at the parts of ourselves that we’re afraid to look at. The message is: we can’t not look. Thank you for seeing us – it truly means so much. I know how thrilled Lynn would be to have received this honor and as we celebrate as a show, we’re holding her and her family close in our hearts.”


Bruce Miller (creator/showrunner), “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series, Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series, Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour Or More), Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series, Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes, Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling, Outstanding Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role)

 “We are beyond grateful to the Television Academy for this nomination, it’s a testament to the lasting relevance of Margaret Atwood’s book 30 years after it was published, and an honor to be recognized for our extrapolation of her world. I’m incredibly proud of our cast, crew, writers, directors and producers for their hard work and thrilled for our team to receive this recognition.”


Ludwig Göransson, Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score), “The Mandalorian

“It is an honor to be recognized by the Television Academy for my work on The Mandalorian.  Deepest thanks to Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, true visionaries who so brilliantly brought the Force to the uncharted territory of this new medium while encapsulating the magic and nostalgia of the original trilogy. I would also like to thank the talented Los Angeles recording musicians who brought such heart and soul to our collaboration.”


Adriano Goldman, Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour), “The Crown

“I’m absolutely honoured and thrilled to be nominated for the EMMYS for my work on THE CROWN. This wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible team we have on the show. Collaborating with Peter Morgan and Ben Caron and so many talented artists has been an amazing experience.”


Bonnie Wild, Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation, “The Mandalorian

“In the words of a Brit, I am chuffed to bits. I’m thrilled to be considered in the categories of sound editing and mixing, and proud to be a part of a team that worked fearlessly to deliver this track. It really does feel good to be visible in this space and for all the hard work to be recognized.” 


Richard Bluff, Outstanding Special Visual Effects, “The Mandalorian

“The Mandalorian is a collaboration between some of the most creative artists and technology pioneers I’ve ever had the pleasure to work alongside. I’m absolutely thrilled that their efforts have been recognized by their industry peers. Congratulations to Jon, Dave, and everyone who contributed to The Mandalorian and all of our fellow nominees.” 


Brian Sipe, Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or Special, “The Mandalorian

“Thank you to all of the Television Academy members for supporting our work on “The Mandalorian” with an Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series nomination this year. It is such a humbling honor to be recognized with so much great work out there. I am so proud of all of the members of “The Mandalorian” Makeup Team.  We are all such fans of “Star Wars” and have a sense of duty to keep up the sensibility, tradition and look of the universe. Again, thank you ALL very much.” 


Mathew Wood, Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation, “The Mandalorian

“Having so many categories recognized for our team this morning was a lovely reminder of the outstanding camaraderie and vision we experienced making this show. All of us are Star Wars fans at heart, and it’s been a dream to be able to put our energies behind that love and be heard! This is the way!”


David Acord, Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation, “The Mandalorian

“I’m very proud of our Skywalker Sound team! Everyone was extremely passionate about this project. I am thrilled for our work to have been recognized by our peers.”


Tituss Burgess, Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

“This one strikes differently. It’s been a rough year for all of us. This honor is about more than acknowledgement. It’s about motivation to be my most authentic self so I can create authentic work. This news has lifted me in ways I did not anticipate! Much love and gratitude to the Academy and my Kimmy family.”


Nathan Barr, Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score), “Hollywood

“To be nominated with so many other amazingly talented composers is a huge win in itself.  It’s gratifying to have all those hours and days spent in the studio seen and heard and acknowledged.”


Craig Henighan, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour), “Stranger Things

“I’m honored to be nominated for Emmy awards for my work on STRANGER THINGS and thrilled for all of my colleagues on the production for the recognition that the show has received. Collaborating with Matt and Ross Duffer and Shawn Levy has been and continues to be a wonderful experience. It’s a family atmosphere that allows us to be incredibly creative. Working on this series has been a joy from the very beginning.”


Dean Zimmerman, Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series, “Stranger Things

“I’m humbled and honored to be nominated for my work on Stranger Things and thrilled for all of my colleagues. This show is a tribute to a team effort and willingness to strive for perfection. Working with the Duffer brothers and Shawn Levy has been incredible. This nomination honors my collaboration with my protege Katheryn Naranjo, which makes this moment all the more gratifying. The support and unwavering dedication of all my colleagues, specifically Netflix, is what makes working on this series the greatest thrill of all.”


Martin Phipps, Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score), “The Crown

“Delighted to receive a nomination for my dutiful service to The Crown. Carrying on its legacy was a tough ask, but a rewarding one. Also honoured to be included alongside such talent as Britell, Goransson, Bensi/Jurriaans & Labrinth. What an awesome line up this year! Congrats to the other nominees for The Crown including the amazing Peter Morgan.”


Jeremy Strong, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, “Succession

“It’s hard to put into words how much this means to me. Being recognized at this level in the company of so many Giants is an indescribable honor. It is something I have hoped for, impossibly, my whole life. The bar is so high on television right now – there is so much genuine and brilliant work, so much fellow talent that I am in awe of – that I feel humbled and proud to be able to contribute a single sound to this great symphony of my peers. Congratulations to the whole Succession family. But mainly,  #teamkendall.”


Ron Cephas Jones, Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series, “This Is Us

“What a humbling feeling to be recognized by the academy once again for my work on This Is Us. It’s been a privilege to work with this talented cast and crew. This show is one that keeps on giving and I’m forever grateful to be a part of it. Big congrats to my on-screen son, Sterling K. Brown and Phylicia Rashad on their nominations.”


Pharrell Williams, Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics, “The Black Godfather

“It’s an honor to share the legend of Clarence Avant, a man who has never stopped fighting for social justice in entertainment, athletics and politics. His impact on culture connects us all. Thank you to the TV Academy and thank you to the incredible Nicole Avant, Reginald Hudlin and Netflix for sharing the story of The Black Godfather.”


Jim Parsons, Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie, “Hollywood

“Well, this is a really sweet surprise in the middle of a really weird time in the world – thank you to the Television Academy! I’m very moved to be listed alongside such talented actors, and am eternally grateful that Ryan Murphy gave me the chance to be a part of HOLLYWOOD and to work with such an immensely gifted group of people – the whole experience was about as good as it gets and I know how fortunate I was to have taken this journey.”


Justine Seymour, Outstanding Contemporary Costumes, “Unorthodox

“Thank you so much for this nomination, I am over the moon. Researching the Satmar community, alongside the bright and colorful Berlin was a designers dream come true. Anna Winger is just a brilliant story teller, Shira Haas is an enormous talent and such fun to work with. The entire cast were committed and passionate, every day was a joy to create this world. Jens Bartram a true artist creating the best Pious, wigs and beards. And the generosity of Deborah Feldman for sharing her personal journey was a gift to us all.”


Nicholas Braun, Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series, “Succession

“What an amazing day, I am so excited for my whole Succession family! Playing Greg is so damn fun, and I’m deeply thankful and honored to be recognized for it. I’m going to drink a rosé that is “not my favorite” to celebrate!”


Uzo Aduba, Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie, “Mrs. America

“I am grateful to be nominated for my work in Mrs. America, and for the life of someone as remarkable as Shirley Chisholm to have been seen. This spot of sunshine, during a time of unequal measure, means so much today, and to share the nomination with my fellow cast mates is just icing on an already well frosted cake. Thank you, Academy!”


Billy Porter, Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series, “Pose

“It’s blessing and a gift to be part of this moment where my art and my activism meet. ‘Pose’ represents hope and is a reminder of how powerful ‘we-the-people’ are!”


Allyson Fanger, Outstanding Contemporary Costumes, “Grace And Frankie

“I’m honored to be nominated for the Emmys for my work on “Grace and Frankie”. This year’s Emmy Nominations list for “Outstanding Contemporary Costumes is especially strong and I am truly honored to be on it!  I am thrilled for all of my colleagues at “Grace and Frankie” for the recognition that the show has received. Collaborating with Marta Kauffman, Howard Morris and the entire talented team has been and continues to be a wonderful experience. Working on this series has been sheer joy.”


Ingrid Michaelson, Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics, “Little Fires Everywhere

“I am honored to be nominated by the Television Academy alongside such talents. Little Fires Everywhere is a show about mothers and daughters. About being a woman. About letting go and growing. I consider myself lucky to be a part of this incredible piece of art. An immense thanks to Liz Tigelaar and the rest of the Little Fires Everywhere family for their support.”


Mark Isham, Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score), “Little Fires Everywhere

“Such an honor to be nominated with the always fabulous Isabella THE MACHINE!! And for such a wonderful show – and with the support of the best team ever!”


Isa Summers, Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score), “Little Fires Everywhere

“So wildly grateful to everyone involved in helping me with my first score; what a good time we had making this show. I am so honored and proud – and to be able to work alongside Mark Isham has been such an incredible experience.”


Craig Plestis, Executive Producer of “The Masked Singer” (Outstanding Costumes for a Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Program, Outstanding Competition Program)

“I’m so elated for the entire MASKED SINGER family! We’re so proud to make a show that brings joy to so many people, and this morning’s nomination is just icing on our bright, colorful, furry & feathery singing cake!   Thank you to the TV Academy and to our fans, this is such an incredible boost as we put the final touches on this season’s new costumes!   Thank you, thank you – as we say on The Masked Singer, protect your identity and your health so please keep your mask on!”


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