Looking for something to watch? Why not check out a series vouched for by Emmy voters ahead of the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 20, 2020? Wonderwall.com is rounding up some of the Emmy-nominated shows you can stream ahead of the big show, starting with the most nominated series of the year! HBO's "Watchmen" picked up an astounding 26 Emmy nominations this year. Aside from the show itself being up for best limited series, stars Regina King and Jeremy Irons are up for, respectively, best lead actress and lead actor in a limited series. If you missed this graphic novel-based show and want to see what all the fuss is about, you can watch it on HBO Max. Keep reading for more critically acclaimed shows to stream…
Dive into the dangerous and dramatic world of money laundering with the Byrde family on "Ozark." The show is up for 18 awards including outstanding drama series, outstanding lead actor in a drama series (Jason Bateman), outstanding lead actress in a drama series (Laura Linney) and outstanding supporting actress in a drama series (Julia Garner — who took home the award in 2019). Catch up on this one on Netflix before the big night.
If you haven't started watching "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," now is the time! Before the Emmys are handed out on Sept. 20, check out the highly hyped series that garnered 20 nominations this year. Rachel Brosnahan will once again compete for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series — she took home the award in 2018 — and we'll see if Alex Borstein wins outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series three years in a row! Catch all three seasons of this one on Amazon Prime anytime.
It's about time "Schitt's Creek" was recognized for its brilliance! The Pop TV series' final season accrued plenty of nods at this year's Emmys, including for outstanding comedy series plus acting nominations for all four stars: Eugene Levy, Dan Levy, Catherine O'Hara and Annie Murphy. Meet the Rose family and fall in love with this quaint little town on Netflix.
Next up? "The Crown," which has cleaned up at prior Emmys and returns this year with 13 noms for season 4. Olivia Colman once again grabbed an outstanding lead actress in a drama series nomination, while Helena Bonham Carter picked up an outstanding supporting actress nod. The show is up for outstanding drama series. Get your fill of royal drama and stream all four seasons on Netflix.
With a whopping five acting nominations for stars Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell, Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass and Martin Short, "The Morning Show" certainly is a series worth watching. Reese Witherspoon and Gugu Mbatha-Raw also star on this drama that's available to stream on Apple+.
"Orange Is the New Black" aired its final season in 2019. Laverne Cox is up for outstanding guest actress in a drama series for her work on that final seventh season. For those who never got on board, watch it now: The show is available to stream in its entirety on Netflix.
"Saturday Night Live" racked up 15 nominations this year. Among the categories that the ensemble comedy sketch series is competing in? There are two nods for outstanding supporting actress (for Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong), an outstanding supporting actor nom (for Kenan Thompson), three outstanding guest actor nominations (for Brad Pitt, Adam Driver and Eddie Murphy) and two outstanding guest actress noms (for Maya Rudolph and Phoebe Waller-Bridge). Catch up on this latest season with episodes on Hulu and Peacock.
Another easy-to-stream series that caught the attention of Emmy voters? "Dead to Me," which released its second season in 2020. The show picked up four nominations, and we'll see if either of its stars, Christina Applegate or Linda Cardellini, take home the outstanding lead actress in a comedy series Emmy for her work on the show. It's also up for outstanding comedy series. Netflix has both seasons available to stream now.
Head back in time to the '70s with "Mrs. America," the FX series about the Equal Rights Amendment fight. Among its eight nominations are nods for outstanding limited series and outstanding lead actress in a limited series (for Cate Blanchett). The series is available to stream via FX on Hulu.
"Unorthodox" debuted in March 2020 to phenomenal reviews, so it's no surprise that the dramatic miniseries scored eight Primetime Emmy nominations. Star Shira Haas is up for outstanding lead actress in a limited series and the show is up for outstanding limited series. The four-part show is available to stream on Netflix.
Cult hit "What We Do in the Shadows" debuted in 2019 and aired its second season in 2020. The FX horror-comedy mockumentary series centers around the hijinks of four vampire roommates who live on Staten Island. It proved so funny that it landed a coveted nomination in the outstanding comedy series category. If you're looking for a dark laugh, you can stream it via FX on Hulu.
The fifth season of "Black Mirror" dropped in 2019 and subsequently earned Andrew Scott a nomination for outstanding guest actor in a drama series. The show has already won eight Emmys to date. You can watch every season on Netflix.
There are now two seasons of HBO's "Succession" that are filled with the intense family dynamics, drama and power struggles of the Roy clan. Eighteen nominations proves that this show lives up to the hype: The series is nominated for outstanding drama series and has an impressive two actors (Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong) up for outstanding lead actor in a drama series plus three actors (Nicholas Braun, Kieran Culkin and Matthew Macfadyen) vying for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series. Stream this one on HBO Max.
Ryan Murphy's "Hollywood" received 12 nominations at this year's Emmy Awards. The show, which is set during Tinseltown's Golden Age post-WWII, grabbed four nominations in acting categories for Holland Taylor, Jim Parsons, Dylan McDermott and Jeremy Pope. Stream this one on Netflix.
Season 4 of "Insecure" earned the show three major accolades at the Emmys — outstanding comedy series, outstanding lead actress in a comedy series (Issa Rae) and outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series (Yvonne Orji). Catch up on this one by streaming it on HBO Max.
"The Mandalorian" earned 15 nominations this year including outstanding drama series and outstanding character voiceover performance. The live-action series — a "Star Wars" spinoff — is currently available to watch on Disney+. Check it out to see adorable Baby Yoda and find out why it picked up a bunch of nominations for its impressive special effects!
All five "Queer Eye" guys are up for outstanding host for a reality or reality-competition program. The reboot of the original "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" series has run on Netflix since 2018, where all five seasons are available to stream.
Season 3 of "Westworld" was a hit with critics, helping it earn 11 nominations. This year, Jeffrey Wright will compete for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series and Thandie Newton is up for outstanding supporting actress once again. If you need to get up to speed on this sci-fi series, you can watch it on HBO Max.
Like seasons prior, season 3 of "The Handmaid's Tale" yielded plenty of Emmys nominations. It's up for outstanding drama series, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series (Bradley Whitford), outstanding supporting actress in a drama series (Samira Wiley) plus outstanding guest actress in a drama series (Alexis Bledel). Watch it on Hulu anytime.