The nominations for the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards have been announced, and many LGBTQ shows and celebrities have picked up nominations.
Schitt’s Creek, Killing Eve, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and Dead to Me were among the LGBTQ-friendly shows to receive nominations, which were released Tuesday (July 28).
Schitt’s Creek stars Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara were nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress, respectively, in a Comedy Series, Dan Levy and Annie Murphy picked up nominations for Outstanding supporting Actor and Actress, respctivel, in a Comedy Series, and the show itself was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Killing Eve stars Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh both picked up nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and the show was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series. Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini of Dead to Me were both nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, and the show was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. RuPaul’s Drag Race received a nod for Outstanding Competition Program.
Other LGBTQ-friendly nominees, which include LGBTQ actors, characters, and storylines, include Billy Porter for Pose, Zendaya for Euphoria, Hugh Jackman for Bad Education, Hollywood, Titus Burgess for The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Kate McKinnon for Saturday Night Live, Kerry Washington for Little Fires Everywhere, Queer Eye, Regina King for Watchmen, Issa Rae for Insecure, Olivia Coleman for The Crown, Rachel Brosnahan for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Cate Blanchett for Mrs. America, and What We Do in the Shadows, which picked up the nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series.
The major nominees include:
Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series 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
Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series 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
Outstanding 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
Outstanding lead actor in a drama series Jason Bateman, Ozark Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us Steve Carrell, The Morning Show Brian Cox, Succession Billy Porter, Pose Jeremy Strong, Succession
Outstanding lead actress in a drama series Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show Olivia Colman, The Crown Jodie Comer, Killing Eve Laura Linney, Ozark Sandra Oh, Killing Eve Zendaya, Euphoria
Outstanding competition program The Masked Singer Nailed It! RuPaul’s Drag Race Top Chef The Voice
Outstanding lead actor in a limited series of movie Jeremy Irons, Watchmen Hugh Jackman, Bad Education Paul Mescal, Normal People Jeremy Pope, Hollywood Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True
Outstanding lead actress in a limited series of movie Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America Shira Haas, Unorthodox Regina King, Watchmen Octavia Spencer, Self Made Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere
Outstanding limited series Little Fires Everywhere Mrs. America Unbelievable Unorthodox Watchmen
Outstanding comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm Dead to Me The Good Place Insecure The Kominsky Method Schitt’s Creek What We Do in the Shadows
Outstanding drama series Better Call Saul The Crown The Handmaid’s Tale Killing Eve The Mandalorian Ozark Stranger Things Succession
Winners will be announced virtually, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, on September 20 at 8pm on ABC. You can view the entire list of nominees here.