Normal People Scores 4 Emmy Noms But Daisy Edgar-Jones Misses Out

Women Love Tech
on 31 July 2020

Earlier this week the 2020 Emmy Award nominations were announced and in these COVID-19 pandemic-influenced times, there’s a lot of interest in who’s being awarded what, because streaming television shows are now so widely viewed by such a large audience. Noticeably, the wildly popular Stan series Normal People scored a tidy four Emmys.

Normal People was nominated in the Limited Series division for: ead Actor (Paul Mescal), Outstanding Directing (Lenny Abrahamson), Outstanding Writing (Sally Rooney and Alice Birch) and Outstanding Casting (Louise Kiely).

But everyone noticed the lead actress of the series – Daisy Edgar-Jones – wasn’t one of those nominated in her category.

Paul Mescal was reported by Deadline as saying he was surprised as he is a huge fan of her as an actor: “I just would not for a second have have been able to do anything that I did without her. It wouldn’t have happened,” he said.

People in the industry have said the Lead Actress category was particularly hotly contested this year because Edgar-Jones’s competition included: Cate Blanchett (Mrs. America), Shira Haas (Unorthodox), Regina King (Watchmen), Octavia Spencer (Self Made) and Kerry Washington (Little Fires Everywhere).

If you’re one of the few people in Australia who haven’t watched Normal People yet, it’s streaming on Stan. For more on Normal People see our story here.

Here’s the full list of Emmy Nominations. The winners of the 72nd Emmy Awards will be announced on 20th September.

Drama series

“Better Call Saul” (AMC)

“The Crown” (Netflix)

“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

“Killing Eve” (BBC America)

“The Mandalorian” (Disney Plus)

“Ozark” (Netflix)

“Stranger Things” (Netflix)

“Succession” (HBO)

Comedy series

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)

“Dead to Me” (Netflix)

“The Good Place” (NBC)

“Insecure” (HBO)

“The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)

“The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime Video)

“Schitt’s Creek” (Pop TV)

“What We Do in the Shadows” (FX)

Limited series

“Little Fires Everywhere” (Hulu)

“Mrs. America” (Hulu)

“Unbelievable” (Netflix)

“Unorthodox” (Netflix)

“Watchmen” (HBO)

Lead actor in a drama series

Macall Polay/FXBilly Porter stars on ‘Pose.’

Jason Bateman, “Ozark”

Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”

Steve Carell, “The Morning Show”

Bryan Cox, “Succession”

Billy Porter, “Pose”

Jeremy Strong, “Succession”

Lead actress in a drama series

Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show”

Olivia Coleman, “The Crown”

Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”

Laura Linney, “Ozark”

Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”

Zendaya, “Euphoria”

Lead actor in a comedy series

Anthony Anderson, “Blackish”

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 Marvellous Mrs. Maisel”

Linda Cardellini, “Dead to Me”

Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”

Issa Rae, “Insecure”

Tracy Ellis Ross, “Blackish”

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”

Lead actress in a limited series or movie

Regina King, ‘Watchmen.’

Cate Blanchett, “Mrs. America”

Shira Haas, “Unorthodox”

Regina King, “Watchmen”

Octavia Spencer, “Self Made”

Kerry Washington, “Little Fires Everywhere”

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 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 comedy series

Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

William Jackson Harper, “The Good Place”

Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method”

Sterling K. Brown, “The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel”

Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel”

Mahershala Ali, “Ramy”

Kenan Thompson, “Saturday Night Live”

Dan Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”

Supporting actress in a comedy series

Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”

D’Arcy Carden, “The Good Place”

Yvonne Orji, “Insecure”

Alex Borstein, “The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel”

Marin Hinkle, “The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel”

Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”

Cecily Strong, “Saturday Night Live”

Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek”

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”

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”

Guest actor in a comedy series

Luke Kirby, “The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel”

Fred Willard, “Modern Family”

Dev Patel, “Modern Love”

Adam Driver, “Saturday Night Live”

Eddie Murphy, “Saturday Night Live”

Brad Pitt, “Saturday Night Live”

Guest actress in a comedy series

Angela Bassett, “A Black Lady Sketch Show”

Maya Rudolph, “The Good Place”

Wanda Sykes, “The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel”

Bette Midler, “The Politician”

Maya Rudolph, “Saturday Night Live”

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Saturday Night Live”

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”

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 Rashad, “This Is Us”

TV 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)

Variety talk series

“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”

“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”

Reality competition

“The Masked Singer” (FOX)

“Nailed It” (Netflix)

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)

“Top Chef” (Bravo)

“The Voice” (NBC)

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