Surprise: 'Watchmen' Gets The Most Nominations
"Watchmen" was hailed by critics and audiences when it premiered on HBO last fall, but its Emmy domination comes as surprising confirmation of the limited series' power.
The show, from creator Damon Lindelof, picked up a whopping 26 nominations across various categories, including Lead Actress in a Limited Series for Regina King, and Lead Actor for Jeremy Irons.
Snub: Nicole Kidman Tells No 'Lies'
Despite putting in a stellar performance as the PTSD-suffering Celeste in the second season of the HBO hit "Big Little Lies", Nicole Kidman was left out of the running for Emmy consideration this year.
Kidman won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series for her work in season 1.
Surprise: Live From New York, It's Brad Pitt!
In one of the most richly deserved surprises of the day, Brad Pitt received a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series for his fan-favourite impression of Dr. Anthony Fauci on Global's "Saturday Night Live".
Surprise: 'The Mandalorian' Gets Award Love
Among the Outstanding Drama Series nominees, the biggest surprise was "The Mandalorian", the first-ever live-action "Star Wars" TV series.
No nominations for Baby Yoda, though. But there's always next year!
Snub: Reese Gets Nothing
Reese Witherspoon had a busy year on TV, starring in and producing "Big Little Lies", "The Morning Show", and "Little Fires Everywhere", but sadly none of that work earned her a single nomination for her acting.
Snub: James Corden Left Out Of The Fun
James Corden has gotten Emmy love in the past for his work on "The Late Late Show" and his other variety specials and series, but unfortunately this year the fun-loving host came away with zip.
Surprise: Zendaya Is Euphoric
At just 23 years old, Zendaya is riding high. The "Euphoria" star picked up a nomination for Lead Actress in a Drama Series or her work on the controversial teen show.
Surprise: Jeremy Pope Taking 'Hollywood' By Storm
Ryan Murphy's revisionist drama "Hollywood" failed to pick up major nominations in most categories, save Jeremy Pope's surprising nod for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series for his fiery performance as Archie Coleman.
Snub: Rhea Seehorn Left Out Again
Rhea Seehorn has been delivering an outstanding performance as Kim Wexler on "Better Call Saul" season after season, but once again the TV Academy failed to take notice.
Surprise: 'Dead To Me' Gets Double The Love
Netflix's hit series "Dead to Me" surprised by nabbing nominations for both Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category.
Surprise: Shira Haas Is An 'Unorthodox' Nominee
"Unorthodox" star Shira Haas surprised with a Lead Actress in a Limited Series nomination for her tender and complicated performance as Esther Shapiro in the show about a 19-year-old Jewish woman who runs away from her arranged marriage and Orthodox community in New York.