People – Tiger King is coming out on top!
The 2020 Emmy nominations were announced on Tuesday and the hit Netflix docuseries proved to be an awards favorite with an impressive six total nominations.
Tiger King received recognition for outstanding documentary or nonfiction series, directing for a documentary, picture editing for a nonfiction program, music composition for a documentary series, sound editing for a nonfiction or reality program, and sound mixing.
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness became an immediate viral sensation when it premiered on the streaming platform in March. The series followed the now-imprisoned big cat wrangler Joseph “Joe Exotic” Maldonado-Passage and explored his feud with his nemesis Carole Baskin, which ended in a failed murder-for-hire plot.
In the months since the show was released, numerous spin-off projects have been confirmed, including a scripted series set to star Nicholas Cage as Exotic. And Kate McKinnon is already slated to play Joe Exotic’s rival in a separate series.
Animal Planet also recently released a new docuseries, which focuses on the animals at Maldonado-Passage’s former Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park. The series was filmed four months before Maldonado-Passage was arrested.
The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards will air live Sept. 20 on ABC.