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July 29, 2020 — 2.38am

Australians Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman and Toni Collette have been nominated for Emmy Awards as Netflix captured 160 nominations, setting an industry record and unseating rival HBO.

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Blanchett was nominated in the category of outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie for her role as Phyllis Schlafly in Mrs. America, while Jackman earned a nod in the category of outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for his performance as Frank Tassone in Bad Education.

Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly in Mrs America.

Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly in Mrs America.Credit:FX/Foxtel

Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman nominated for Emmy Awards as …

Toni Collette was nominated for best supporting actress in a limited series or movie for the Netflix-produced Unbelievable, while Australian Sarah Snook has a chance to take home the Emmy for best supporting actress in a drama series for her role in HBO’s Succession.

Australian Tony McNamara was also nominated for outstanding writing for a comedy series for his work on The Great, while comedian Hannah Gadsby is in the running for outstanding writing for a variety special for her Netflix show Douglas.


New Zealand-born director Jessica Hobbs, who has worked extensively in Australia, also nabbed a nomination for best directing in a drama series thanks to her work on season three of The Crown.

Netflix led all networks with a record 160 nominations, followed by HBO with 107.

Netflix’s massive haul was led by multiple nominations for its violent crime drama Ozark, the British royal period piece The Crown and the post-World War II miniseries Hollywood.

HBO’s Watchmen, cloaked in superhero mythology and grounded in real-world racism, received a leading 26 nominations for the awards.

The series, which captured America’s unease as it faces racial clashes amid a pandemic, was nominated as best limited series and received bids for cast members including Regina King and Jeremy Irons. King was part of a vanguard of actors of colour who showed that TV academy voters took heed of the calls for change.

The Amazon comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is the second most-nominated series with 20, followed by Ozark with 18.

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Leslie Jones announced the nominees in an online event on Tuesday.Credit:AP

The nominations, typically unveiled with fanfare at the TV academy’s Los Angeles headquarters, were announced online on Tuesday by Leslie Jones and presenters Laverne Cox, Josh Gad and Tatiana Maslany. Cox, Gad and Maslany appeared via video feeds.

The Emmy Awards will be handed out at a ceremony on September 20.

Almost all the Emmy-nominated shows finished filming before the coronavirus pandemic shut down production in Hollywood.

“Despite the unprecedented challenges facing the entertainment industry, it has been an extraordinary year for television,” Television Academy Chairman and Chief Executive Frank Scherma said in a statement. “Television has inspired, united and comforted a global audience this season.”

The nominees

Drama series:

Better Call Saul; The Crown; The Handmaid’s Tale; Killing Eve; The Mandalorian; Ozark; Stranger Things; Succession

Drama, lead actress:

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show; Olivia Colman, The Crown; Jodie Comer, Killing Eve; Laura Linney, Ozark; Sandra Oh, Killing Eve; Zendaya, Euphoria

Drama, lead actor:

Jason Bateman, Ozark; Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us; Steve Carell, The Morning Show; Brian Cox, Succession; Billy Porter, Pose; Jeremy Strong, Succession

Comedy series:

Curb Your Enthusiasm; Dead to Me; The Good Place; Insecure; The Kominsky Method; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Schitt’s Creek; What We Do in the Shadows

Comedy, lead actress:

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, Black-ish

Comedy, lead actor:

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish; Don Cheadle, Black Monday; Ted Danson, The Good Place; Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method; Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek; Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Limited series:

Little Fires Everywhere; Mrs. America; Unbelievable; Unorthodox; Watchmen

TV movie:

American Son; Bad Education; Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones; El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend

Lead actress, limited series or movie:

Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America; Shira Haas, Unorthodox; Regina King, Watchmen; Octavia Spencer, Self Made; Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

Lead actor, 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

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

Supporting actress, drama:

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown; Laura Dern, Big Little Lies; Julia Garner, Ozark; Thandie Newton, Westworld; Sarah Snook, Succession; Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve; Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies; Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale.

Supporting actor, drama:

Nicholas Braun, Succession; Kieran Culkin, Succession; Billy Crudup, The Morning Show; Mark Duplass, The Morning Show; Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul; Matthew Macfadyen, Succession; Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale; Jeffrey Wright, Westworld.

Supporting actress, limited series or movie:

Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America; Toni Collette, Unbelievable; Margo Martindale, Mrs. America; Jean Smart, Watchmen; Holland Taylor, Hollywood; Tracey Ullman, Mrs. America.

Supporting actor, limited series or movie:

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen; Jovan Adepo, Watchmen; Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend; Louis Gossett jnr, Watchmen; Dylan McDermott, Hollywood; Jim Parsons, Hollywood.

AP with staff reporters