The nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards were announced on Tuesday (July 28). It didn’t take long before the onscreen talent and those behind the scenes making the magic happen celebrated the recognition of their hard work with messages on social media and to Billboard.
And in singer and This Is Us star Mandy Moore’s case, she offered cheers to not only colleagues who received nominations, but to her own spouse as well. “SO proud of our #thisisus team on the Emmy love,” tweeted the actress, who did not receive a nom. “The unstoppable force that is @SterlingKBrown, Ron Cephas Jones, Phylicia Rashad, our hair department led by Michael Reitz and @SiddKhoslaMusic + my husband @dawestheband on their nomination for best original song!” Moore’s husband Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes wrote the song “Memorized” for an episode of the hit NBC show she stars on alongside Brown, who was nominated for lead actor in a drama.
HBO’s Watchmen topped the nominations list with 26, while Amazon Prime’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was second with 20. In third were Netflix’s Ozark and HBO’s Succession, which both earned 18.
See what the nominees told Billboard about their 2020 nods, and their Twitter reactions below.
2 Good to be True! Thank you to the @TelevisionAcad for a great start to my day! Blessed to still be representing my #ThisIsUs fam (Love you all!) & overjoyed to be recognized for the immense fun I had with @AlexBorstein & @RachelBros on #MrsMaisel Stay safe. Stay sane. #BLM pic.twitter.com/kmWkNGhn9U
— Sterling K Brown (@SterlingKBrown) July 28, 2020
Although this Emmy nomination comes with enormous gratitude, it would be disingenuous of me to say that it isn’t bittersweet. I am nothing in #IKnowThisMuchIsTrue without Derek Cianfrance who has made a piece of work that will stand the test of time…#Emmys pic.twitter.com/PSnTf9yB05
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) July 28, 2020
— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) July 28, 2020
Worry not: those snubbed will take it out on an emotional monologue this season.
— Dan Fogelman (@Dan_Fogelman) July 28, 2020
— david chang (@davidchang) July 28, 2020
WOW!! WOW!! WOAH!! This is real!! I JUST GOT NOMINATED FOR AN EMMY, y’all!! Feels so good to be acknowledged for my work by The Academy and my peers. Thank you so much! And thank you to @damonlindelof, @nkassell,… https://t.co/DQ2cVDmvfP
— Yahya Abdul-Mateen 2 (@yahya) July 28, 2020
“It is an honor to be recognized by the Television Academy for my work on The Mandalorian. Deepest thanks to Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, true visionaries who so brilliantly brought the Force to the uncharted territory of this new medium while encapsulating the magic and nostalgia of the original trilogy,” Ludwig Göransson, who was nominated for music composition for a series (original dramatic score), tells Billboard. “I would also like to thank the talented Los Angeles recording musicians who brought such heart and soul to our collaboration.”
“To be nominated with so many other amazingly talented composers is a huge win in itself,” says composer Nathan Barr, who was nominated for composition for a limited series and twice in the original title theme music category. “It’s gratifying to have all those hours and days spent in the studio seen and heard and acknowledged.”
“I am thrilled, shocked and elated to have received two Emmy nominations this morning for the music for Why We Hate. I hope that as a result of these nominations, this incredibly prescient series will become even more a part of the public consciousness,” says Laura Karpman, who was nominated for music for a documentary series and main title theme music. “We need to root out hatred in this fragile world of ours. Thank you Geeta Gandbhir, Sam Pollard, Alex Gibney and Steven Spielberg for this amazing collaboration. And thank you to all of the incredible musicians who lent their voices to the music.”
“Delighted to receive a nomination for my dutiful service to The Crown. Carrying on its legacy was a tough ask, but a rewarding one,” says Martin Phipps, who was nominated for original music for a series. “Also honored to be included alongside such talent as Britell, Goransson & Labrinth. What an awesome line up this year! Congrats to the other nominees for The Crown including the amazing Peter Morgan.”
“I just heard the good news about the Emmy nomination for Better Call Saul music supervision as I am waking up from my return from a two-week COVID-19-dodging RV road trip through national parks and campgrounds in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona,” says Thomas Golubic. “What a lovely bit of news to celebrate over my first home-made espresso!”
The ceremony airs Sunday, Sept. 20, on ABC.