7 Emmy nominated shows you can watch right now

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Shira Haas in 'Unorthodox'.
Shira Haas in 'Unorthodox'.
Photo: Anika Molnar/Netflix
  • The nominees for the 72nd Emmy Awards were announced on Tuesday.
  • HBO's Watchmen leads the pack with 26 nominations.
  • Streaming service Netflix earned a record 160 nominations.
  • Here are 7 shows you can watch right now.


The nominees for the 72nd Emmy Awards are out and if you haven't caught up on some of this year's nominated shows now's the time. 

From the most nominated to the most talked about series - we rounded up seven shows you can watch right now.

1. WATCHMEN

Available on Showmax

HBO's Watchmen is the most nominated show overall at this year's Emmys, with 26 nominations. Inspired by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' DC graphic novel the show is set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws.

2. THE MARVELOUS MRS MAISEL

Available on Amazon Prime

This Amazon comedy is the second most nominated show with 20 nominations. Rachel Brosnahan plays Miriam "Midge" Maisel, a 1950s housewife from New York City who pursues a career in stand-up comedy.

3. SUCCESSION

Available on Showmax

Succession is tied with Ozark as the most-nominated drama this year, with 18 nominations. The series centres on four very rich siblings who behave very badly as they try to win their father's approval - and control of his company, a global media empire.

4. UNORTHODOX

Available on Netflix

This limited Netflix original series has eight nominations. Based on the New York Times bestselling memoir of the same name by Deborah Feldman it centres on Esty, a 19-year-old Jewish woman who leaves an arranged marriage and runs away from her ultra-Orthodox community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Read our review here)

5. EUPHORIA

Available on Showmax

One of the most controversial shows of 2019, this HBO drama has six nominations. This series follows a group of high school students as they navigate a minefield of drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship in today’s increasingly unstable world. (Read our review here)

6. TIGER KING: MURDER, MAYHEM AND MADNESS

Available on Netflix

This true-crime docu-series has six nominations. It centres on the life of eccentric roadside zoo owner Joe Shreibvogel, known as "Joe Exotic", and the events that would eventually lead to him hiring a hitman to take out his rival, animal rights activist, Carole Baskin. (Read our review here)

7. STRANGER THINGS

Available on Netflix

The record breaking third season of this sci-fi show has eight nominations. It's 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer's heating up. School's out, there's a brand-new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group's dynamic, and they'll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. (Read our review here)

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht

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