Stars of ‘Succession,’ ‘Euphoria,’ and more react to being nominated for Emmys.

Stars of ‘Succession,’ ‘Euphoria,’ and more react to being nominated for Emmys.

This year’s Emmy nominations are here, even if host Leslie Jones and presenters Laverne Cox, Josh Gad, and Tatiana Maslany were not able to announce them together in one big press conference as usual.
While a global pandemic keeping everyone inside hasn’t changed the usual suspects too much, with shows like Ozark and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel scoring big nominations, the 2020 pool expanded to finally include established shows like Insecure and What We Do in the Shadows.
Check out the nominees’ reactions below — we’ll be updating as the day goes on — and see the full list of nominations here.
The 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Sunday, Sept. 20.
Stranger Things (Outstanding Drama Series)
Shawn Levy (executive producer/director)
“It is a tremendous honor to have our show and third season recognized by The Television Academy alongside such great series and storytellers. Working alongside the brilliant Duffer Brothers continues to be one of the great honors and joys of my career,  and our cast and crew is deeply grateful for this acknowledgment.”
The Handmaid’s Tale (Outstanding Drama Series)
Bruce Miller (creator)
“We are beyond grateful to the Television Academy for this nomination, it’s a testament to the lasting relevance of Margaret Atwood’s book 30 years after it was published, and an honor to be recognized for our extrapolation of her world. I’m incredibly proud of our cast, crew, writers, directors and producers for their hard work and thrilled for our team to receive this recognition.”
This Is Us
Sterling K. Brown (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series)
The Morning Show
Michael Ellenberg (executive producer)
“I am so grateful to the members of the Television Academy for recognizing The Morning Show with eight nominations in its first season. Thank you to Apple TV+, Hello Sunshine and Echo Films for their incredible partnership, and to the entire cast and crew who worked so hard on this remarkable show.”
Little Fires Everywhere (Outstanding Limited Series)
Liz Tigelaar (creator)
“I am so excited – this feels completely surreal. I’m so happy for Little Fires Everywhere to be recognized and to be in company with these other incredible, ground-breaking limited series. It was such an honor to adapt Celeste’s beautiful book – and the show’s nominations are a tribute to the hard work of every single person who poured their heart and soul into it. To make a show about race and class and motherhood at this particular time was a deep honor and the best, most illuminating experience of my professional life. It’s also been such a time of grief. We have been in mourning as a show – for the loss of our beloved director, Lynn Shelton, who is missed every day, and also for the deep grief that our country is experiencing, in the wake of the wave of senseless murders of Black men and women. We are in a reckoning as a country and this show challenged us in making it and, I hope, the audience in watching it, to look at the parts of ourselves that we’re afraid to look at. The message is: we can’t not look. Thank you for seeing us – it truly means so much. I know how thrilled Lynn would be to have received this honor and as we celebrate as a show, we’re holding her and her family close in our hearts.”
Mrs. America(Outstanding Limited Series)
Stacey Sher (executive producer)
“I am so grateful to the Television Academy for recognizing Mrs. America. Our team has been blessed to have the support and partnership of John Landgraf and Gina Balian at FX – the best team in television – who understood that the intersectional feminist dream of representation that the ERA demands, is as vital today as it was in the 70’s.  I am lucky to be in the company of incredible producing partners like Cate Blanchett, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Coco Francini and Dahvi Waller as well as our extraordinary cast, directors and creative technicians, who all worked tirelessly to turn our dream into a reality.”
Cate Blanchett (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie)
“My sincerest thanks to the Television Academy for recognizing Mrs. America, a series and story that is not only meaningful to me but deeply resonant to the times in which we live – times we hoped to illuminate by examining our past. It has been an extraordinary honor to collaborate with such brilliant minds as John Landgraf and Gina Balian at FX and my fellow Executive Producers, Stacey Sher, Coco Francini, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and Dahvi Waller. I am equally indebted to our incredible cast and crew. In a year filled with groundbreaking television storytelling and performances, it is humbling to be recognized.”
Bad Education (Outstanding Television Movie)
Hugh Jackman (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie)
“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.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race (Outstanding Competition Program)
RuPaul (Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program)
“Thank you Television Academy. I am humbled and grateful to work with the best queens, cast, and crew in television. In the face of a global pandemic, they persevered to complete this exceptional season with style, innovation and grace. Hearing how our show continues to bring joy and light to so many during this dark time has been the greatest gift of all. Together with World of Wonder and VH1, I dedicate these nominations to anyone who has been told you’re too queer, too black, or too different to achieve your dreams.”
Tom Campbell (executive producer)
“Thank you Television Academy for recognizing the labor of love that is RuPaul’s Drag Race. It is a joy to produce a show that is both shamelessly entertaining and deeply authentic and a privilege to provide a platform for drag artists’ voices to be heard around the globe. A special thank you to Chris McCarthy and our treasured partners at VH1. None of this would be possible without our fearless leader, RuPaul, whose foresight, courage, and message of love inspire us to do better every season.”
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