By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief
Everything looks a little different in 2020—and the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards are no different.
The ceremony, originally slated to be held at Microsoft Theater, was changed to virtual in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the show will now be filmed from the actors’ homes across the United States.
Nominations were announced July 28, with “Watchmen,” “Succession” and “Ozark” leading with the most nominations.
Looking at local nominations, four shows featuring Palisadians—“Curb Your Enthusiasm” with Larry David, “Schitt’s Creek” with Eugene Levy, “The Kominsky Method” produced by Chuck Lorre and “The Good Place” with Ted Danson—are up for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy series are Don Cheadle as Mo Monroe in “Black Monday,” Levy as Johnny Rose in “Schitt’s Creek” and Danson as Michael in “The Good Place.”
Two episodes of “Schitt’s Creek” (Happy Ending and The Presidential Suite) and one episode of “The Good Place” (Whenever You’re Ready) are up for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
Former Honorary Mayor of the Palisades Martin Short is nominated as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama series for his role of Dick Lundy in “The Morning Show.”
Annastasia Cucullo and Ana Sorys of “Schitt’s Creek” are also nominated for Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling for the Happy Ending episode.
Alphabet Streets resident Lesli Linka Glatter is nominated for Outstanding Director for a Drama Series for the Prisoners Of War episode of “Homeland.”
J. J. Abrams’ “Westworld” is also up for a number of awards, including Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program and Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series.
One of the most notable snubs this year is Palisadian Reese Witherspoon: Though several shows she is a part of, including “The Morning Show” and “Little Fires Everywhere,” are up for awards, the actress herself has not been nominated.
Another Emmy favorite in years past “Barry,” featuring Bill Hader, did not make the cut, as the show fell outside of the airing period, which honors shows that aired between June 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020.
The winners will be announced September 20 at 5 p.m. on ABC.
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