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Emmy Nominations: SNL, Westworld, FEUD and Stranger Things Lead Pack, Freshman Hit This Is Us Scores 11 Nods

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Nominations were announced on Thursday morning for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, to be held Sunday, Sept. 17 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

CBS will broadcast the ceremony live, with The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert serving as host.

NBC’s Saturday Night Live and HBO’s Westworld led the pack with 22 total nods each, followed by FX’s FEUD: Bette and Joan and Netflix’s Stranger Things, which netted 18 apiece. Veep racked up 17 noms, while Big Little Lies and Fargo amassed 16 each. Broadcast-TV’s critical darling, This Is Us, scored 11 total nods, including for Best Drama.

Among platforms, HBO as usual came out on top with 110 total nominations, followed by Netflix (91) and NBC (64). Rounding out the Top 5 are FX (54) and ABC (34).

TVLine has detailed the major nominees below. Your job, as opinionated consumers of TV, is to storm the Comments section with gushes of glee or eruptions of outrage! (Reminder: Orphan BlackGame of Thrones and Twin Peaks were NOT eligible this year, while last summer’s Orange Is the New Black Season 4 WAS.)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA (2016 winner: Game of Thrones)

Better Call Saul

The Crown

The Handmaid’s Tale

House of Cards

Stranger Things

This Is Us


LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA (2016 winner: Rami Malek)

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

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA (2016 winner: Tatiana Maslany)

Viola Davis, HTGAWM

Claire Foy, The Crown

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Keri Russell, The Americans

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Robin Wright, House of Cards

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA (2016 winner: Maggie Smith)

Ann Dowd, 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

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA (2016 winner: Ben Mendelsohn)

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

John Lithgow, The Crown

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Michael Kelly, House of Cards

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA (2016 winner: Margo Martindale, The Americans)

Alison Wright, The Americans

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale

Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away With Murder

Ann Dowd, The Leftovers

Laverne Cox, Orange Is The New Black

Shannon Purser, Stranger Things

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA (2016 winner: Hank Azaria, Ray Donovan)

Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

BD Wong, Mr. Robot

Hank Azaria, Ray Donovan

Denis O’Hare, This Is Us

Brian Tyree Henry, This Is Us

Gerald McRaney, This Is Us

OUTSTANDING COMEDY (2016 winner: Veep)



Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY (2016 winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus)

Pamela Adlon, Better Things

Jane Fonda, Grace & Frankie

Allison Janney, Mom

Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish

Lily Tomlin, Grace & Frankie

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY (2016 winner: Jeffrey Tambor)

Anthony Anderson, black-ish

Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Zach Galifianakis, Baskets

Donald Glover, Atlanta

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY (2016 winner: Kate McKinnon)

Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live

Kathryn Hahn, Transparent

Judith Light, Transparent

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY (2016 winner: Louie Anderson)

Louie Anderson, Baskets

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Tony Hale, Veep

Matt Walsh, Veep

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY (2016 winner: Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, SNL)

Wanda Sykes, black-ish

Carrie Fisher, Catastrophe

Becky Ann Baker, Girls

Angela Bassett, Master of None

Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY (2016 winner: Peter Scolari, Girls)

Riz Ahmed, Girls

Matthew Rhys, Girls

Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Saturday Night Live

Tom Hanks, Saturday Night Live

Hugh Laurie, Veep


Black Mirror (“San Junipero”)

Dolly Parton’s Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love

Sherlock: The Lying Detective

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Wizard of Lies

LIMITED SERIES (2016 winner: People vs. O.J. Simpson)

Big Little Lies




The Night Of

LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE (2016 winner: Sarah Paulson, People vs. O.J.)

Carrie Coon, Fargo

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Jessica Lange, FEUD

Susan Sarandon, FEUD

Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE (2016 winner: Courtney B. Vance, People vs. O.J.)

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

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE (2016 winner: Regina King, American Crime)

Regina King, American Crime

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Judy Davis, FEUD

Jackie Hoffman, FEUD

Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE (2016 winner: Sterling K. Brown, People vs. O.J.)

Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies

David Thewlis, Fargo

Alfred Molina, FEUD

Stanley Tucci, FEUD

Bill Camp, The Night Of

Michael Kenneth Williams, The Night Of

REALITY SHOW HOST (2016 winner: RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race)

Martha Stewart & Snoop Dogg, Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party

Gordon Ramsay, MasterChef Junior

Alec Baldwin, Match Game

Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, Project Runway

RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race

W. Kamau Bell, United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell

REALITY SHOW COMPETITION (2016 winner: The Voice)

American Ninja Warrior

Project Runway

RuPaul’s Drag Race

The Amazing Race

The Voice

Top Chef

VARIETY TALK SERIES (2016 winner: Last Week Tonight)

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

The Late Late Show With James Corden

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Real Time With Bill Maher

The Emmys will be held Sunday, Sept. 17 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, hosted by Stephen Colbert and aired on CBS.

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