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Jimmy Kimmel, pictured rehearsing on the Emmys set earlier on Sunday

The 72nd Primetime Emmys are below approach in Los Angeles, with comic Jimmy Kimmel internet hosting the ceremony.

Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy of Schitt’s Creek was among the many first winners, successful greatest actress and actor in a comedy sequence respectively.

Succession, Ozark, Watchmen and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel are among the many different nominated reveals this 12 months.

Winners are accepting their awards from house, as the same old ceremony has been scrapped amid the coronavirus pandemic.

This 12 months marks Kimmel’s third time internet hosting the Emmys, after he fronted the ceremony in 2012 and 2016.

The Artistic Arts Emmys befell earlier this week, with winners introduced in classes resembling casting, hair, make-up, lighting and sound design.

However probably the most high-profile classes, resembling greatest comedy and drama, in addition to the performing classes, have been saved for Sunday night time’s ceremony.

In a promotional advert broadcast earlier on Sunday, producers mentioned the ceremony could be broadcast from 114 places internationally.

“No-one goes house a loser, they will already be at house,” joked host Kimmel because the ceremony kicked off.

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Oscar winner Regina King stars in HBO superhero sequence Watchmen

Watchmen, an modern reimagining of a superhero graphic novel that tackled racism in America, scored probably the most nominations this 12 months.

It gained a loyal following and significant acclaim final 12 months throughout its nine-episode run.

British nominees this 12 months embrace Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer and The Crown’s Olivia Colman – who’re each up for greatest actress in a drama sequence.

Two Brits are additionally nominated for greatest supporting actress in a drama – Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown) and Thandie Newton (Westworld), alongside Irish actress Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve).

Brian Cox, who was born in Dundee, is recognised for his position in Succession – the place he performs Logan Roy, a harsh and vindictive media baron. Fellow Brits Matthew Macfadyen and Harriet Walter are additionally recognised for his or her performances within the satirical drama, which was created by British author Jesse Armstrong.

Irish actor Paul Mescal, star of BBC Three’s Regular folks, is nominated for lead actor in a restricted sequence.

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The forged of Succession, which has 18 nominations

Essentially the most nominated reveals:

  • Watchmen – 26
  • The Marvelous Mrs Maisel – 20
  • Succession – 18
  • Ozark – 18
  • Schitt’s Creek – 15
  • The Mandalorian – 15

There are some enormous Hollywood names within the working this 12 months, together with Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman, Mark Ruffalo, Meryl Streep and Jennifer Aniston (her first nomination in 11 years).

Netflix has probably the most nominations, with 160 in complete. It is the second time the streaming service has overwhelmed its rival HBO, which has 107 this 12 months.

HBO suffered from the absence of former Emmys favorite Recreation of Thrones, which concluded in 2019 after its eighth season. Conventional broadcast networks ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and PBS have simply 127 nominations mixed this 12 months.

Greater than 25,000 members of the Tv Academy vote for the awards, which have been first introduced in 1949. The title Emmy derives from an early piece of TV gear known as the picture orthicon digicam tube – or the Immy.

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