Most Popular Emmy Nominated Shows

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25. Big Mouth
> IMDb rating: 8.0/10
> Current nominations: 1
> Past Emmy performance: 0 wins / 1 nominations
> Starring: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein

Netflix’s animated series “Big Mouth” has featured numerous comedic heavy weights including Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph, and Jordan Peele. It’s been nominated for its second-ever Emmy this year for Best Animated Program for the episode “The Planned Parenthood Show” — the fifth episode of its second season.

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24. Orange Is The New Black
> IMDb rating: 8.1/10
> Current nominations: 1
> Past Emmy performance: 4 wins / 19 nominations
> Starring: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

The seven-season series that aired on Netflix was about a well-heeled New Yorker chucked into a women’s prison after she gets picked up for a past crime. The show has garnered 20 nominations and four wins since it debuted in 2013.

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23. Schitt’s Creek
> IMDb rating: 8.2/10
> Current nominations: 4
> Past Emmy performance: 0 wins / 0 nominations
> Starring: Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Dan Levy

“Schitt’s Creek” follows the once-wealthy Rose clan as they navigate their lives in rural Schitt’s Creek following the loss of their fortune. While the show has run for five seasons thus far, it has only just received Emmy nods this year. These include Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor/Actress nominations for Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara.

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22. SpongeBob SquarePants
> IMDb rating: 8.1/10
> Current nominations: 1
> Past Emmy performance: 0 wins / 9 nominations
> Starring: Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

Television’s most popular animated aquatic sea creature, “SpongeBob SquarePants” has been nominated 10 times for an Emmy — including this year’s nomination — but has yet to win one since the cartoon debuted in 1999. The program was nominated for Outstanding Short Form Animated Program in 2019.

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21. The Orville
> IMDb rating: 7.9.0/10
> Current nominations: 1
> Past Emmy performance: 0 wins / 0 nominations
> Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald

Created by and starring Seth MacFarlane — the man behind “Family Guy” — sci-fi show “The Orville” combines comedy and drama to create a unique series. It’s been nominated for its first Emmy this year for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for its episode “Identity Part II.” The episode was viewed by some critics as being thematically — and somewhat uncharacteristically — dark.