The full list of the 2020 Emmys nominations is out. Watchmen leads with 26, while Netflix sets a new record for platforms with 160. The 2020 Emmys will take place on September 20.
Please take us back to a time when a show set in a contemporary dystopia brought us a certain kind of glee, mainly in its heightened fantasy. Charlie Brooker’s shiver-inducing anthology Black Mirror had a lot going for it, from its revolving door of willing stars to its range of creatively macabre hypothetical universes, including the one where the audience got to ruin a kid’s life for literal hours. But the most reassuring aspect of the sci-fi thriller was, arguably, our ability to turn it off and resume our precariously free lives, reveling in the fantastical air of one of Netflix’s more consistent delights.