Watchmen Leads Emmy Race With 26 Nominations, Whilst The Mandalorian Scores 15 Nods

The nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards were announced today (28th July) by The Television Academy, celebrating the best of prime time television from the past year.

Leading the way is HBO’s hit limited series Watchmen, which scored a remarkable 26 nominations including Best Limited Series, Best Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie (Jeremy Irons) and Best Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie (Regina King).

Close behind in the race is fellow HBO programme Succession with 18 nominations, with Netflix’s Ozark earning the same, whilst the absolutely wonderful sitcom Schitt’s Creek earned 15, with each member of the Rose family receiving an acting nomination.

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Also scoring 15 nominations is live-action Star Wars show The Mandalorian, which saw new streaming service Disney+ breaking into the Emmy race earning an unexpected nod for Best Drama Series.

Fellow streaming service Netflix broke the record for the most nominations in a single year, earning a whopping 160 total with the likes of Ozark, The Crown and Unbelievable ensuring it is leading the race.

We will have to wait until 20th September though to see who does come out on top, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting the ceremony.

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For a full list of nominations, click here.

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Emily Murray

Emily Murray


Emily is a journalist and film critic who unashamedly cries at most movies having got too emotionally attached. When not at the cinema, she is at home cuddling her cat Holmes, whilst binge watching New Girl. She can be found on Twitter @emilyvmurray