The 2020 Emmy nominations are in, and the stars are reacting on social media.

This year’s nominations were announced by ceremony host Leslie Jones, with the help of presenters Josh Gad, Tatiana Maslany, and Laverne Cox.

Cate Blanchett, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Sandra Oh, Jennifer Aniston, Jodie Comer, Zendaya, Octavia Spencer, and Christina Applegate were among the incredible females to get nods this year.

While Sterling K. Brown, Eugene Levy, Ramy Youssef, Steve Carell, Billy Porter, Mark Ruffalo, Hugh Jackman, and Jeremy Pope were among the males being honoured.

TV shows nabbing noms included “Little Fires Everywhere”, “Mrs. America”, “Unbelievable”, “Dead To Me”, “Insecure”, “The Good Place”, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, “Queer Eye”, and “Schitt’s Creek”.

See the full list of nominations here and check out some of the stars and shows’ reactions below.


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Eddie Murphy released a statement after being nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.

He shared, “I want to thank the Television Academy for this morning’s nomination. It was an incredibly special feeling to return to the ‘SNL’ stage after so many years, and I’m gratified that the show was so well received.

“Knowing the collaboration that goes into putting ‘SNL’ on the air every week the way that I do, it goes without saying that I share this nomination with Lorne [Michaels] and all of the ‘SNL’ cast, writers and crew who helped bring the show together. It was a great homecoming for me.”

Hugh Jackman added in a statement, according to CNN: “I’m humbled by the nominations for both me and the film and excited to be named with such a talented group of actors.

“My immense appreciation goes out to all those who believed in ‘Bad Education’ – especially the hardworking team at HBO.”

Helena Bonham Carter, who nabbed a nom for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role in “The Crown”, said in a statement: “I am thrilled to receive an Emmy nomination. Margaret was a gift of a part and was a dream job. This is icing on the most full fat delicious cake I’ve ever eaten.

“Also given these past few months I have become ever more grateful to my television. It has been my window to the world. And I’m so thankful to the parts that television are now offering to women. We all know middle age is when we get interesting and it’s so great that stories are being made where we are invited to lead rather than retire to being the mother or grandmother in the background… women of all ages and colour have never had it better. Thank you Telly!”

Kerry Washington, who received four Emmy nominations, said: “To be recognized in this way this morning is such an honour – but to be able to share it with my partner Pilar Savone and our Simpson Street family makes it even more meaningful.

“The experiences we’ve been able to have this year were beyond our wildest dreams: working with the legendary Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel to bring iconic shows from the 70s to new audiences with Live In Front of a Studio Audience, to adapting ‘American Son’, a Broadway play about Black lives and police violence to Netflix, to bringing Celeste Ng’s beautiful novel ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ to life with my incredible friends Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter and Liz Tigelar.

“But the tears came this morning when I heard about Lynn Shelton’s nomination for ‘Little Fires Everywhere’. I’m so incredibly grateful that the Television Academy has chosen to honour Lynn with this very deserved nomination. I know she’s celebrating in the beyond.”

Michael Douglas, who has been honoured for his role in “The Kominsky Method”, shared, “There’s not a lot of good news these days, so I was honoured to receive the nomination from my fellow academy members. An opportunity to acknowledge the wonderful writing of Chuck Lorre and Al Higgins; a spectacular cast led by Alan Arkin, who makes me look good, and the strong support of Netflix. Thank you all!”


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Billy Porter continued, “It’s blessing and a gift to be part of this moment where my art and my activism meet. ‘POSE’ represents hope and is a reminder of how powerful ‘we-the-people’ are!”

Dylan McDermott, who is up for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie award, gushed: “I was absolutely stunned! What an honour it is to be nominated again! I couldn’t be more thrilled! Thank you to the Television Academy for recognizing me and to Ryan Murphy and my Hollywood family.”

Meryl Streep said of her “Big Little Lies” nomination, “Thank you!!! I am very honoured to be in the company of such gifted women, who have helped us all get through this screen centered moment in time!” as Rachel Brosnahan said of her Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series nom, “I’m grateful for the continued love for all corners of our ‘Maisel’ family.

“I wish so much that we could be together to celebrate today but this (and some zoom cocktails) will certainly hold us over until we can get the band back together. The company we get to keep across these categories is insane. Thank you to the TV Academy!”

Betty Gilpin, who is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, says, “To the Television Academy- how dare you. I really can’t stress enough how much of a threat this nomination is to my current quarantine brand of pasta and sad. In the Time Before, being born with a healthy protective emotional wall missing meant I got to channel that into pretend time in exchange for health insurance and claps. Until today, apparently here in the apocalypse, these skills were about as meaningful as a worm’s hymn in a canyon. I’d like to thank the cast and crew, and the Academy, and seasonal depression, and honestly Nathan Lane, and before this nomination phoenixes me out of mediocrity and I explode into ribbons just real quick the cops who killed Breonna Taylor still have not been arrested.”

Of her nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie for “Hollywood, Holland Taylor said: “If a role is a blue print for what we do, I have to say it’s Ellen Kincaid who possessed the big goodwill for all, the big heart and the Moxie, as Ryan Murphy would put it, to capture the special feeling that would earn this nomination. So I’m grateful SHE is who I got to play. In this once in a century moment, goodwill is our real wealth. And in this year’s bountiful crop of great performances, it’s a real feather in my cap to be included in this notice from the Academy, who have often been good to me. Hollywood’s designers, writers, directors and my fellow actors were all in an excited top gear this season and it shows. Certainly a glowing highlight of my career that came as a gift.”
The 2020 Emmy Awards will air September 20, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting a virtual edition of the show.

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