Emmy Awards 2020 Date, Host, and Everything You Need to Know

'Fleabag' took home four Emmys last year.
'Fleabag' took home four Emmys last year. / Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

It’s nearly time for the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and while things are a little different this year (the Emmys are going virtual amid the COVID-19 pandemic), you can at least count on a hilarious host to guide you through the ceremony. We’ve got all the details you need to know about the 2020 Emmys right here. 

Emmy Awards 2020 Date

The Emmy Awards will take place Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. PDT.

Emmy Awards 2020 Host

SNL comedian Leslie Jones will host the Emmy Awards virtually. She’ll be joined by presenters Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black), Josh Gad (Avenue 5), and Tatiana Maslany (Perry Mason). 

Emmy Awards 2020 Nominees

Here's a list of nominees for all the major categories:

Lead actor in a limited series or TV movie:

  • Jeremy Irons ("Watchmen")
  • Hugh Jackman ("Bad Education")
  • Paul Mescal ("Normal People")
  • Jeremy Pope ("Hollywood")
  • Mark Ruffalo ("I Know This Much Is True")

Lead actress in a limited series or TV movie:

  • Cate Blanchett ("Mrs. America")
  • Shira Haas ("Unorthodox")
  • Regina King ("Watchmen")
  • Octavia Spencer ("Self Made")
  • Kerry Washington ("Little Fires Everywhere")

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")

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")

Lead actor in a drama series:

  • Jason Bateman ("Ozark")
  • Sterling K. Brown ("This Is Us")
  • Steve Carell ("The Morning Show")
  • Brian Cox ("Succession")
  • Billy Porter ("Pose")
  • Jeremy Strong ("Succession")

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")

Reality or competition series:

  • "The Masked Singer"
  • "Nailed It" 
  • "RuPaul's Drag Race"
  • "Top Chef"
  • "The Voice" 

Variety talk series:

  • "Daily Show with Trevor Noah" 
  • "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee"
  • "Jimmy Kimmel Live" 
  • "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" 
  • "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" 

Limited series:

  • "Little Fires Everywhere"
  • "Mrs. America" 
  • "Unbelievable" 
  • "Unorthodox"
  • "Watchmen"

Comedy series:

  • "Curb Your Enthusiasm" 
  • "Dead to Me" 
  • "The Good Place" 
  • "Insecure" 
  • "The Kominsky Method" 
  • "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
  • "Schitt's Creek" 
  • "What We Do in the Shadows"

Drama series:

  • "Better Call Saul"
  • "The Crown"
  • "The Handmaid's Tale" 
  • "Killing Eve"
  • "The Mandalorian"
  • "Ozark" 
  • "Stranger Things" 
  • "Succession"