Who hasn’t binge-watched TV to get through this quarantine? So figure everyone will have his or her favorites on the Emmy Awards just released nominees list.
This could be the biggest TV watching audience ever, when Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 72nd Emmy Awards at 8 p.m. Sunday Sept. 20 on ABC.
“Shark Tank,” the reality show bankrolling startups and entrepreneurs is on the Emmy list. It’s nominated for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program.
The show has some Boca Raton connections. An episode videoed at Olympic Heights High School aired last spring. Boca Raton entrepreneur Rachel Zietz, CEO and founder of Gladiator Lacrosse, got her start in Boca Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy program. She later appeared on “Shark Tank” and was honored by the chamber for her business acumen.
Just a refresher: HBO’s “Watchmen” took the top spot for program nominations with 26. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” nabbed 20. And further down the list, “Saturday Night Live” has 15 nominations and “The Crown,” based on the royal family, has 13. [We enjoyed the Princess Margaret misbehaving episodes best.]
Half of this year’s nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series are new to the category including “Dead to Me,” “Insecure,” “The Kominsky Method” and “What We Do in the Shadows.”
Returning favorites include: “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “The Good Place,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Schitt’s Creek.”
Among Outstanding Drama Series returning nominees are “Better Call Saul,” “The Crown,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Killing Eve,” “Ozark” and “Stranger Things.”
Ramy Youssef is new to the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category, joining previous nominees Anthony Anderson, Don Cheadle, Michael Douglas, Eugene Levy and two-time Emmy winner Ted Danson.
Nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series include first-time nominee in this category, Linda Cardellini. She joins previous category nominees Christina Applegate, Catherine O’Hara, Issa Rae and Tracee Ellis Ross, along with 2018 Emmy winner Rachel Brosnahan.
Zendaya received her first-ever Emmy nomination, in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Emmy winner Jennifer Aniston and previous Emmy nominee Olivia Colman were nominated for the first time in this category. They join returning nominees Laura Linney, Sandra Oh, and last year’s Emmy winner Jodie Comer.
Jeremy Strong received his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Former Emmy nominees Steve Carell and Brian Cox received their first nominations in this category. They join returning nominees Jason Bateman and previous Emmy winners in this category Sterling K. Brown and Billy Porter.
The live announcement Tuesday was hosted by “Supermarket Sweep” star and “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Leslie Jones.
Here’s the entire Television Academy 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards list. https://www.emmys.com/sites/default/files/Downloads/72nd-nominations-list-v1.pdf?q=1