By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The HBO superhero limited series “Watchmen” received a leading 26 nominations Tuesday for the 72nd annual Emmy Awards.

FILE — (L-R) Andrew Howard,Tom Mison, Tim Blake Nelson, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, Regina King, Damon Lindelof, Nicole Kassell, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II attends the premiere of “Watchmen” at the Cinerama Dome on Oct. 14, 2019, in Hollywood. (Getty Images)

It was followed by Amazon Prime’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” with 20.

Netflix leads the way with a total of 160 overall nominations, followed by HBO with 107 and NBC with 47. CBS received 23 nominations.

In the category for outstanding comedy series the nominees were “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Dead To Me,” “The Good Place,” “Insecure,” “The Kominsky Method,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Schitt’s Creek and “What We Do in the Shadows.”

In the best drama series category the nominees were “Better Call Saul,” “The Crown,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Killing Eve,” “The Mandalorian,” “Ozark,” “Stranger Things” and “Succession.”

Nominated for best actor in a drama series were Jason Bateman for “Ozark,” Sterling K. Brown for “This is Us,” Steve Carell for “The Morning Show,” Brian Cox for “Succession,” Billy Porter for “Pose” and Jeremy Strong for “Succession.”

Nominations for best actress in a drama went to Jennifer Aniston for “The Morning Show,” Olivia Colman for “The Crown,” Jodie Comer for “Killing Eve,” Laura Linney for “Ozark,” Sandra Oh for “Killing Eve” and Zendaya for “Euphoria.”

For best comedy actor, nominations went to Anthony Anderson for “Black-ish,” Don Cheadle for “Black Monday,” Ted Danson for “The Good Place,” Michael Douglas for “The Kominsky Method,” Eugene Levy for “Schitt’s Creek” and Ramy Youssef for “Ramy.”

Comedy actress nominations went to Christina Applegate for “Dead To Me,” Rachel Brosnahan for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Linda Cardellini for “Dead To Me,” Catherine O’Hara for “Schitt’s Creek,” Issa Rae for “Insecure” and Traci Ellis Ross for “Black-ish.”

Click here for the full list of nominees.

The announcement ceremony was held on a virtual basis and streamed on Emmys.com. It was hosted by Leslie Jones, a three-time Emmy nominee for her work on “Saturday Night Live.”

The 72nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards — which honor programming initially airing between June 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020 — will be presented Sept. 20 with Jimmy Kimmel as host.

“I don’t know where or how or even why we are doing this, but we are and I am hosting it!” Kimmel proclaimed on Twitter June 16, confirming his selection as host.

The bulk of the awards will be presented at what the Television Academy bills as an “innovative virtual event taking place over several nights in September” in place of the Creative Arts Emmys, which were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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