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Emmy Awards 2020: Hugh Jackman and Cate Blanchett lead Australian nominations

Emmy Awards 2020: Hugh Jackman and Cate Blanchett lead Australian nominations for prestigious TV honour

 The Emmy Award nominations for 2020 have been released.

And several Australian stars have received acting nods for TV’s highest honour. 

Hugh Jackman and Cate Blanchett, both 51, lead the nominations on Tuesday in the lead actor/lead actress categories. 

 

Emmy Awards 2020: Hugh Jackman (pictured) and Cate Blanchett lead Australian nominations for prestigious TV honour

While it’s Cate’s first Emmy Award nomination, It’s Hugh’s fifth nod.  

However, while Hugh previously won the Emmy for Outstanding Performance in a Variety Program in 2005, it’s his first nod as an actor.

Hugh received his nod in the Lead Actor in a Limited TV series or Movie category for his role as Frank Tassone in Bad Education. 

'I'm humbled by the nominations for both me and the film': Hugh (middle) received his nod in the Lead Actor in a Limited TV series or Movie category for his role in Bad Education

‘I’m humbled by the nominations for both me and the film’: Hugh (middle) received his nod in the Lead Actor in a Limited TV series or Movie category for his role in Bad Education

Congratulations: Cate was nominated in the Lead Actress in a Limited TV Series or Movie category for her performance as Phyllis Schlafly in Mrs America

Congratulations: Cate was nominated in the Lead Actress in a Limited TV Series or Movie category for her performance as Phyllis Schlafly in Mrs America

‘I’m humbled by the nominations for both me and the film and excited to be named with such a talented group of actors. My immense appreciation goes out to all those who believed in “Bad Education” – especially the hardworking team at HBO,’ Hugh said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Cate was nominated in the Lead Actress in a Limited TV Series or Movie category for her performance as Phyllis Schlafly in Mrs America. 

The TV series also stars Australian actress Rose Byrne, 41, as feminist icon Gloria Steinem, but she did not receive a nod.

Copping a nod: Toni Collette, 47, (right) scored a nomination in the Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category for Netflix movie, Unbelievable

Copping a nod: Toni Collette, 47, (right) scored a nomination in the Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category for Netflix movie, Unbelievable

Toni Collette, 47, scored a nomination in the Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category for Netflix movie, Unbelievable. 

Scoring her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination, Sarah Snook, 33, is up for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work in Succession. 

The 72nd Emmy Awards are due to take place on September 20 in Los Angeles

First nomination: Scoring her first Primetime Emmy Award nod, Sarah Snook, 33, is up for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work in Succession

First nomination: Scoring her first Primetime Emmy Award nod, Sarah Snook, 33, is up for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work in Succession

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