The nominations were announced Tuesday for the 74th Emmy Awards, with Quinta Brunson, Donald Glover, Zendaya, Barack Obama, and Issa Rae among the nominees.
HBO’s Succession led the nominations with 25 nods. It was followed by Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso and HBO’s The White Lotus with 20 nominations each. HBO’s Euphoria picked up 16 nominations, and ABC’s Abbott Elementary received 7 nods.
Among the individual nominees, Abbott Elementary star and creator Quinta Brunson received two nominations — Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Writing for a Comedy Series. Also nominated in the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category are Issa Rae, Rachel Brosnahan, Kaley Cuoco, Elle Fanning and Jean Smart.
Abbott Elementary co-stars Sheryl Lee Ralph, Janelle James, and Tyler James Williams also picked up nominations in the supporting actress and actor categories.
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Atlanta‘s Donald Glover was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category. He’ll compete against Bill Hader, Nicholas Hoult, Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Jason Sudeikis.
Euphoria star and previous Emmy winner Zendaya received a nomination for Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She’ll face Jodie Comer, Laura Linney, Melanie Lynskey, Sandra Oh and Reese Witherspoon. Zendaya also picked up two nominations Tuesday for music & lyrics for Euphoria.
Former President Barack Obama was nominated in the Outstanding Narrator category for narrating the Netflix docuseries Our Great National Parks.
JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) hosted the virtual announcements along with Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma.
“With production at a historic high, the Academy has received a record number of Emmy submissions this season,” said Scherma.
The 74th Emmy Awards will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 12 from 8:00-11:00 PM EDT/5:00-8:00 PM PDT) on NBC and will stream live for the first time on Peacock. The awards are taking place on a Monday this year because NBC airs Sunday Night Football.
The complete list of nominations can be found here, on the TV Academy’s website.