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Facts and figures about the 72nd Emmy Awards nominations

By: AP | Los Angeles |

Printed: July 29, 2020 1:10:58 pm


Jeremy Irons in a scene from Watchmen. Irons was nominated for an Emmy Award for excellent lead actor in a restricted sequence or film. (Colin Hutton/HBO through AP)

Notable details and figures from Tuesday’s nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards:

Watchmen soars however Roots runs deep

HBO’s Watchmen led all exhibits with a whopping 26 nominations, however that doesn’t come near the file for a restricted sequence.

That honor belongs to the 1977 mega-hit Roots, which like Watchmen checked out American historical past and the legacy of racism, although in a really totally different means. Roots was nominated for 37 Emmys, the largest quantity for any present of any form in a single 12 months. It received 9.

One other HBO restricted sequence, 2008′s John Adams, holds the file for restricted sequence Emmy wins with 13, from 23 nominations.

Epic Moonshots earn Emmy noms

Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins may win probably the most unlikely of Emmys for footage they shot 50 years in the past on a visit to the moon.

The duo’s lunar digicam work on the 1969 journey the place crew mate Neil Armstrong turned the primary to stroll on the moon shaped the premise for CNN’s Apollo 11 documentary. The work earned Aldrin and Collins 2020 Emmy nominations for finest cinematography for a nonfiction program.

Different uncommon nominees this 12 months embrace NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, nominated for his narration of the Historical past Channel’s Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution.

Beloved souls honoured in loss of life

Actor Fred Willard and director Lynn Shelton, who died inside a day of one another in Might, every obtained a posthumous Emmy nomination.

Willard, the beloved longtime comedian participant who died Might 15 at age 86, was nominated for finest visitor actor in a comedy sequence for Fashionable Household.

Shelton, the revered indie filmmaker and frequent TV director who died unexpectedly of a blood dysfunction at age 54 on Might 16, was nominated for finest directing of a restricted sequence for Little Fires In all places. Shelton, additionally an government producer on the present, directed half of the primary season’s episodes.

“I do know for a FACT Lynn Shelton could be thrilled together with her Emmy nomination for guiding for LFE!” Shelton’s boyfriend, comic Marc Maron, stated on Twitter. “Deserved. She was the true deal. Miss her. Loads. #RIP.”

Large ups for Schitt’s Creek

The dam holding again Schitt’s Creek has damaged.

In its first 4 seasons regardless of being a vital favourite and cult hit, the Netflix comedy starring Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara acquired zero nominations. For its fifth season, it acquired 4 (and received none). However in its sixth and remaining season it earned 15 nominations, together with performing nods for all 4 of its leads, making it second solely to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in nominations for comedies.

Levy has already received a pair of Emmys for his work on SCTV within the 1980s, however his son Daniel has three pictures at his first. Daniel Levy is nominated for finest supporting actor, finest writing and finest directing for his work on the present he co-created along with his dad.

If he wins they’d change into the 14th guardian and little one to every win Emmys, becoming a member of duos like Carl and Rob Reiner, and Lucille Ball and Lucie Arnaz.

Older ladies seen

Hollywood is infamous for ignoring older ladies, however Hollywood the Netflix sequence acquired 77-year-old Holland Taylor nominated for an Emmy, in a class full of ladies 60 and up.

The nominees for finest supporting actress in a restricted sequence additionally embrace 69-year-old Margo Martindale and 60-year-old Tracey Ullman for Mrs. America, and 68-year-old Jean Good for Watchmen.

Within the different performing classes the nominees embrace 71-year-old Meryl Streep for Large Little Lies, 66-year-old Catherine O’Hara for Schitt’s Creek and 72-year-old Phylicia Rashad for This Is Us.

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