Nominations for the Emmy Awards 2020 have been announced across all categories. While you can check out the full list of nominations for these American TV awards here, we have curated 5 of the biggest highlights or takeaways from the announcement to help you get an idea as to how the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2020 will turn out. There are several highlights involving Netflix, comedy TV shows, new streaming platforms and more. Read on.

Netflix's record

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Netflix made a big record this year by becoming the studio with the most nominations this year - 160! Netflix managed to beat long-standing Emmy leader HBO which managed just 107 nominations in this year's announcement.

Schitt's Creek

Schitt's Creek finally got the recognition it deserved with a whopping 15 nominations for its final season that aired on Netflix in 2019. None of the previous seasons of the TV show had received any Emmy nominations until now.

Jimmy Kimmel

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Jimmy Kimmel will take over as the host of the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2020. He returns for a third time to host the Emmys which did not have a host in 2019, a rarity for the award ceremony.

Apple TV+ debut

Apple TV+ made its debut at the Emmy Awards 2020 with a nomination for The Morning Show in the Best Drama category. The Steve Carell, Jennifer Aniston, and Reese Witherspoon-starrer was one of the most hyped and big-budget Web series last year.

Completely virtual


This is the first time when the Emmy Awards will be held completely virtually. This comes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the world. No guests will be allowed at the Emmy Awards 2020 ceremony, only the host will be managing the ceremony with award winners telecast on TV.