Watchmen Regina King as Angela Abar-Sister Night

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Regina King as Angela Abar / Sister Night in ‘Watchmen’

Streaming giant Netflix leads the nominations for the 72nd Emmy awards ahead of rival HBO.

The nominations, announced on Tuesday (July 28), revealed that Netflix had scored 160 nods, putting distance between the streaming giant and cable network HBO, which racked up 107 nominations.

However, HBO’s limited series Watchmen secured 26 nods, making it the most nominated programme.

The leading dramas were HBO’s Succession and Netflix’s Ozark, which both scored 18 nominations.

It marks the second year that Netflix has edged in front of HBO, after receiving 112 nominations in 2018 to HBO’s 108.

Final-round voting for the Emmys runs from August 14-31 and the awards will be presented in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 20.

The major drama nominees:

Drama Series

Better Call Saul (AMC)
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
Killing Eve
(BBC America)
The Mandalorian
Stranger Things

Limited Series

Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)
Mrs America

Television Movie

American Son (Netflix)
Bad Education (HBO)
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones (Netflix)
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Netflix)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend (Netflix)

Documentary or Non-Fiction Special

The Apollo (HBO)
Beastie Boys Story (Apple TV+)
Becoming (Netflix)
The Great Hack (Netflix)
Laurel Canyon: A Place In Time (Epix)

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

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 Limited Series or Movie

Cate Blanchett, Mrs America
Shira Haas, Unorthodox
Regina King, Watchmen
Octavia Spencer, Self Made
Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

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

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale
Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve
Julia Garner, Ozark
Sarah Snook, Succession
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
Mark Duplass, The Morning Show
Nicholas Braun, Succession
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Holland Taylor, Hollywood
Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America
Margo Martindale, Mrs. America
Tracey Ullman, Mrs. America
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
Jean Smart, Watchmen

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Dylan McDermott, Hollywood
Jim Parsons, Hollywood
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen
Jovan Adepo, Watchmen
Louis Gossett Jr., Watchmen

Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Cicely Tyson, How To Get Away With Murder
Laverne Cox, Orange Is The New Black
Harriet Walter, Succession
Cherry Jones, Succession
Phylicia Rasah, This Is Us

Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Andrew Scott, Black Mirror
Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian
Martin Short, The Morning Show
Jason Bateman, The Outsider
James Cromwell, Succession
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland, ‘Prisoners Of War’
Alik Sakharov, Ozark, ‘Fire Pink’
Ben Semanoff, Ozark, ‘Su Casa Es Mi Casa’
Andrij Parekh, Succession, ‘Hunting’
Mark Mylod, Succession, ‘This Is Not For Tears’
Benjamin Caron, The Crown, ‘Aberfan’
Jessica Hobbs, The Crown, ‘Cri de Coeur’
Mimi Leder, The Morning Show, ‘The Interview’

Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special

Lynn Shelton, Little Fires Everywhere, ‘Find A Way’
Lenny Abrahamson, Normal People, ‘Episode 5’
Maria Schrader, Unorthodox
Nicole Kassell, Watchmen, ‘It’s Summer And We’re Running Out Of Ice’
Steph Green, Watchmen, ‘Little Fear Of Lightning’
Stephen Williams, Watchmen, ‘This Extraordinary Being’

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

Thomas Schnauz, Better Call Saul, ‘Bad Choice Road’
Gordon Smith, Better Call Saul, ‘Bagman’
Chris Mundy, Ozark, ‘All In’
John Shiban, Ozark, ‘Boss Fight’
Miki Johnson, Ozark, ‘Fire Pink’
Jesse Armstrong, Succession, ‘This Is Not For Tears’
Peter Morgan, The Crown, ‘Aberfan’

Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special

Tanya Barfield, Mrs. America, ‘Shirley’
Sally Rooney, Alice Birch, Normal People, ‘Episode 3’
Susannah Grant, Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman, Unbelievable, ‘Episode 1’
Anna Winger, Unorthodox, ‘Part 1’
Damon Lindelof, Cord Jefferson, Watchmen, ‘This Extraordinary Being’

Click here for the full list of nominations.