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69th Emmy Awards Nominations

Seemingly out of nowhere (at least to us) were the announcements of the 69th Emmy Awards nominees, with Westworld and Veep (and HBO in general) leading the pack with 22 and 17 nominations respectively.  Stranger Things was also finally eligible after missing last year’s cutoff and got 4 nominations, including Best Drama Series and the Emmy voters finally realized that The Americans probably deserves some respect and both Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys were nominated in the lead actor categories.  Around the ‘net, I’ve seen people saying HBO’s The Leftovers, which wrapped up it’s final season a little bit ago, was the biggest snob and co-star Carrie Coon was nominated for her role on Fargo but not The Leftovers.  I’ve also seen a lot of anger of Michael McKean and Rhea Seehorn not getting nominated for Better Call Saul, but Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks were both nominated in lead and supporting actor.  Check out the full list of nominees below and the awards will be given out on September 17th on CBS.

Outstanding Drama Series:

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

Outstanding Comedy Series:

Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Television Movie:

Black Mirror
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love
Sherlock: The Lying Detective
Wizard of Lies

Outstanding Limited Series:

Big Little Lies
The Night Of

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 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
Jane Fonda –  Grace and Frankie
Allison Janney – Mom
Ellie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish
Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

Riz Ahmed – The Night Of
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock
Robert De Niro – Wizard of Lies
Ewan McGregor – Fargo
Geoffrey Rush – Genius
John Turturro – The Night Of

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

Carrie Coon – Fargo
Felicity Huffman – American Crime
Nicole Kidman – Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange – Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon – Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon – Big Little Lies

Outstanding Reality – Competition Program:

The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
Ru Paul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Variety Talk Series:

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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul
John Lithgow – The Crown
Mandy Patinkin – Homeland
Michael Kelly – House of Cards
David Harbour – Stranger Things
Ron Cephas – This Is Us
Jeffrey Wright – Westworld

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

Anna Dowd – The Handmaid’s Tale
Samira Wiley – The Handmaid’s Tale
Uzo Aduba – Orange Is The New Black
Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things
Chrissy Mets – This Is Us
Thandie Newton – Westworld

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:

Louie Anderson – Baskets
Ty Burrell – Modern Family
Alec Baldwin – Saturday Night Live
Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale – Veep
Matt Walsh – Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:

Vanessa Bayer – Saturday Night Live
Leslie Jones – Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
Kathryn Hahn – Transparent
Judith Light – Transparent
Anna Chlumsky – Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

Alexander Skarsgard – Big Little Lies
David Thewlis – Fargo
Alfred Molina – Feud: Bette and Joan
Stanley Tucci – Feud: Bette and Joan
Bill Camp – The Night Of
Michael K. Williams – The Night Of

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

Regina Kind – American Crime
Laura Dern – Big Little Lies
Shailene Woodley – Big Little Lies
Judy Davis – Feud: Bette and Joan
Jackie Hoffman – Feud: Bette and Joan
Michelle Pfeiffer – Wizard of Lies

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series:

Ben Mendelsohn – Bloodline
B.D. 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 Guest Actress in a Drama Series:

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

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series:

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

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series:

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

Outstanding Animated Program:

Bob’s Burgers
Elena and the Secret of Avalor
The Simpsons
South Park

Outstanding Short Form Animated Program:

Adventure Time
Disney Mickey Mouse
Marvel’s Rocket & Groot
Steven Universe
Teen Titans Go!

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series:

Billy on the Street
Documentary Now!
Drunk History
Saturday Night Live
Tracey Ullman’s Show

Outstanding Variety Special:

Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2017
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Presents Not the White House Correspondents Dinner
Louis C.K. 2017
Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust
Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Season Finale: Who’s Going to Clean Up This Sh*t?

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