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'Stranger Things,' 'SNL,' 'Westworld' Top 2017 Emmy Nominations

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'Stranger Things,' 'SNL,' 'Westworld' Top 2017 Emmy Nominations

Atlanta, Stranger ThingsWestworld and Saturday Night Live picked up multiple nominations for the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards. The Best Drama category featured several newcomers including Stranger ThingsWestworldThe CrownThis Is Us and The Handmaid's Talewhich will compete against veterans House of Cards and Better Call Saul. Donald Glover's breakout FX series Atlanta will compete for Best Comedy against Black-ishMaster of NoneModern FamilySilicon ValleyUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Veep.

Overall, Saturday Night Live and Westworld were the most nominated shows with 22 each. Westworld performers Evan Rachel Wood, Anthony Hopkins were recognised. For SNL, the wave of nods came after the stalwart sketch show received its highest ratings in 23 years, thanks in part to sketches skewering President Donald Trump. Alec Baldwin earned a nomination for his performance as Trump. Melissa McCarthy picked up one for the episode she hosted (which featured her famous turn as Press Secretary Sean Spicer). Cast members Vanessa Bayer, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon also earned nominations.

Netflix's sci-fi hit Stranger Things also picked up an impressive 18 nominations, as did FX's limited-series Feud: Bette and Joan, while HBO's Veep picked up 17. Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus will look to win her sixth straight Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Selena Meyer. Atlanta's Donald Glover, meanwhile, earned his first ever Emmy nominations for directing, writing and acting.

The Limited Series or Movie category continued to flourish as well, with Feud set to battle Big Little LiesThe Night OfFargo and The Wizard of Lies. In the Variety Programming category, Samantha Bee's breakout show Full Frontal will face the late-night boys club of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Week TonightThe Late Late Show With James CordenThe Late Show With Stephen Colbert and Real Time With Bill Maher

One of the most notable absences from the 69th Emmy nominations is Game of Thrones, which won big last year. However, the lack of nominations was not a snub: The show's decision to push its season premiere date to July 16th made its forthcoming seventh season ineligible for this 2017.

The 69th annual Emmy Awards ceremony will telecast from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 17th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Late Show host Stephen Colbert, who has won nine Emmy Awards, will host the CBS event. 

The Nominees

Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
House of Cards
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Outstanding Comedy Series
Atlanta
Black-ish
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

Outstanding Limited Series
Big Little Lies
Fargo
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Night Of
Genius

Outstanding Television Movie
Black Mirror: San Junipero
Dolly Parton’s Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love
The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
Sherlock: The Lying Detective (Masterpiece)
The Wizard Of Lies

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Aziz Ansari (Master of None)
Zach Galifianakis (Baskets)
Donald Glover (Atlanta)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamela Adlon (Better Things)
Tracee Ellis-Ross (Black-ish)
Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie)
Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)
Allison Janney (Mom)
Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
Anthony Hopkins (Westworld)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Matthew Rhys (The Americans)
Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)
Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)
Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder)
Claire Foy (The Crown)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Keri Russell (The Americans)
Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series
Riz Ahmed (The Night Of)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock: The Lying Detective)
Robert De Niro (The Wizard of Lies)
Ewan McGregor (Fargo)
Geoffrey Rush (Genius)
John Turturro (The Night Of)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series
Carrie Coon (The Leftovers)
Felicity Huffman (American Crime)
Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)
Jessica Lange (Feud)
Susan Sarandon (Feud)
Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama
John Lithgow (The Crown)
Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)
Mandy Patinkin (Homeland)
Michael Kelly (House of Cards)
David Harbour (Stranger Things)
Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us)
Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama
Ann Dowde (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black)
Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)
Chrissy Metz (This Is Us)
Thandie Newton (Westworld)

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night Live)
Louie Anderson (Baskets)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Tony Hale (Veep)
Matt Walsh (Veep)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
Vanessa Beyer (Saturday Night Live)
Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep)
Judith Light (Transparent)
Katheryn Hahn (Transparent)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Late Late Show With James Corden
Real Time With Bill Maher

Outstanding Reality Competition
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

 

Topics: Emmys

 
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