Shows such as Russian Doll and Fleabag have made it to the list for the first time, while three-time winner Veep is back, as is The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel. Here’s a rundown of the nominees in the Outstanding Comedy Series Category.


‘Barry’

A hitman from Ohio moves to LA for a mission but ends up joining an acting school. Barry was nominated in 13 categories last year and has won in three of them.
Directors: Bill Hader, Alec Berg, Hiro Murai
Writers: Alec Berg, Bill Hader, Duffy Boudreau, Taofik Kolade
Cast: Bill Hader, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan, Stephen Root, Henry Winkler, Glenn Fleshler
Seasons: 2 (2018, 2019)
Streaming on: Hotstar


‘Fleabag’

Fleabag, a young, clever, funny and confused Londoner, attempts to cope with her guilt over a terrible incident. Her go-to antidote is sex with various men. In season two, Fleabag falls for a dishy priest.
Directors: Harry Bradbeer, Tim Kirkby
Writer: Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Cast: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman, Fiona Shaw, Kristin Scott Thomas, Bill Paterson, Brett Gelman, Andrew Scott
Seasons: 2 (2016, 2019)
Streaming on: Amazon Prime


‘Russian Doll’

Game developer Nadia Vulvokov repeatedly dies and relives the same evening in a time loop that she’s trying to exit in this comedy-drama series. The show has been nominated for the first time.
Directors: Leslye Headland, Jamie Babbit, Natasha Lyonne
Writers: Leslye Headland, Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne, Allison Silverman
Cast: Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez, Charlie Barnett, Elizabeth Ashley
Seasons: 1 (2019)
Streaming on: Netflix


‘Schitt’s Creek’

A wealthy video-store magnate Johnny and his family move to Schitt’s Creek to start anew when they learn that they’ve been defrauded by their business manager. As a result, they’ll have to lose their luxurious lifestyles.
Directors: Paul Fox, Jerry Ciccoritti, T.W. Peacocke, Jordan Canning
Writers: Dan Levy, Eugene Levy, Chris Pozzebon, Amanda Walsh
Cast: Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy, Emily Hampshire, Jenn Robertson, Chris Elliott, Tim Rozon, Sarah Levy, Dustin Milligan, Noah Reid
Seasons: 5 (2015-2019)
Streaming on: Netflix


‘The Good Place’

Eleanor Shellstrop wakes up in the afterlife where she is introduced to a heaven-like spot called ‘The Good Place’. Later, when she realises that she’s sent there by mistake, she tries to be a better person.
Directors: Dean Holland, Drew Goddard, Beth McCarthy-Miller
Writers: Michael Schur, Josh Siegal, Dylan Morgan, Daniel Schofield, Andrew Law, Cord Jefferson
Cast: Maya Rudolph, Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, D’Arcy Carden, Manny Jacinto
Seasons: 3 (2016-2019)
Streaming on: Netflix


‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

Rachel Brosnahan plays Miriam “Midge” Maisel, an upper-class Jewish housewife who tries her luck at stand-up comedy in Manhattan after her husband’s unsuccessful stint in the field. In season two of the Emmy-winning comedy, Midge starts dating and Abe discovers his daughter’s career.
Directors: Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino
Writers: Amy Sherman-Palladino, Kate Fodor, Daniel Palladino, Noah Gardenswartz, Jen Kirkman
Cast: Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen, Marin Hinkle, Tony Shalhoub, Kevin Pollak, Luke Kirby, Rufus Sewell, Jane Lynch
Seasons: 2 (2017, 2018)
Streaming on: Amazon Prime


‘Veep’

The show follows the political trials of Selina Meyer, the fictional Vice President of the United States. Starring Julia-Luis Dreyfuss, the series is a three-time Emmy winner.
Directors: Becky Martin, Chris Addison, Armando Iannucci, David Mandel
Writers: David Mandel, Armando Iannucci, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Sean Gray
Cast: Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Peter MacNicol, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Matt Walsh, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole, Sam Richardson, Sarah Sutherland, Clea DuVall
Seasons: 7 (2012-2019)
Streaming on: Hotstar

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