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The Emmy Nominations!!

The 69th Emmy nominations have been announced! HBO need not worry that Game of Thrones wasn't eligible this year, as they landed the most nominated drama anyway with Westworld. The early-in-the-season genre hit tied Saturday Night Live for 22 nominations each, followed by Stranger Things and Feud tying for second place at 18 each.

Most of the nominations follow Emmy's expected players despite the openings left by departed perennials like Thrones, though this year isn't without surprises or fresh faces. The major breakthroughs this year were Hulu (finally in the major races thanks to the success of The Handmaid's Tale) and our beloved RuPaul's Drag Race (scoring 7 nominations, plus one for Untucked).

The team will be sharing their favorite nominations and frustrations on what missed the cut later today, but our dream ballot should give you a hint of our thoughts. Here are the nominees in the top categories:

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
  • Genius
  • The Night Of

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
  • The Wizard of Lies

Outstanding 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 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 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 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 Actress in a Limited Series or TV 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 Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Lying Detective
  • Robert DeNiro, The Wizard of Lies
  • Ewan McGregor, Fargo
  • Geoffrey Rush, Genius
  • John Turturro, The Night Of

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama

  • Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
  • Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
  • Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
  • Thandie Newton, Westworld
  • Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Judy Davis, Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
  • Jackie Hoffman, Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Regina King, American Crime
  • Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies
  • Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

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

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

  • The Amazing Race
  • American Ninja Warrior
  • Project Runway
  • RuPaul’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 Guest Actress in a Drama Series

  • Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid's Tale
  • Laverne Cox, Orange Is The New Black
  • Ann Dowd, The Leftovers
  • Shannon Purser, Stranger Things
  • Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away With Murder
  • Alison Wright, The Americans

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

  • Hank Azaria, Ray Donovan
  • Brian Tyree Henry, This Is Us
  • Gerald McRaney, This Is Us
  • Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
  • Denis O'Hare, This Is Us
  • BD Wong, Mr. Robot

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Becky Ann Baker, Girls
  • Angela Bassett, Master of None
  • Carrie Fisher, Catastrophe
  • Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
  • Wanda Sykes, black-ish
  • Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Riz Ahmed, Girls
  • Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live
  • Tom Hanks, Saturday Night Live
  • Hugh Laurie, Veep
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, Saturday Night Live
  • Matthew Rhys, Girls

The rest of the nominees can be found here!

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Reader Comments (47)

Congratulations to RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE on MULTIPLE nominations!!!! :-)

wow and SIX acting nominations for the cast of FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN!!


Emmy Nominee MICHELLE PFEIFFER!!! :-)

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDAVID

Streep nominated for Best Narrator for Five Came Back!💕

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Michelle Pfeiffer, Emmy nominee!! :-)

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterME

An absolute shitshow. The Leftovers, Speechless, Legion are passed over, while Modern Family, This is Us and House of Cards continue their runs of mediocrity.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBen


So deserving!

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMarcelo - Brazil

There is a ton of great TV these days. I don't watch Modern Family but I wonder if it's still as good all these years or if this is just a default lazy nomination.

My disappointments are snubs of "Looking: The Movie" and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend." I hope the latter gets its due in the future.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRaul

How can they choose "This is us" over The Americans? But finally Martha got the nod!!!!

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMagicub

Pfeiffer.Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterferdi

Raven and Delta Work are Emmy nominees!

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Rech

Andrew Rech: That is thrilling!!!

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDAVID

DRAG RACE got 8(!!!) nominations..

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDAVID

YAS for Jackie Hoffman! A lovely surprise!

Disappointed that Maya Rudolph's weirdo take on Dionne Warwick in Kimmy Schmidt didn't make the cut for guest actress, though.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAustin

I wish Emmy voters would disappear after snubbing The Leftovers.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTom M

I would have loved to see Jeannie Berlin nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series for The Night Of. She was a delight and all 4 of her male co-stars made the cut despite the fact that she is the only Oscar nominee of the bunch. Nevertheless, I hope she will get more roles that showcase her talents.

On another note -- WHO will win Best Actress in a Limited Series?! I'm guessing Nicole but I would also be cool with Reese.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick T

RIP Bates Motel-Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore- snubbed as always..

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMiguel

Austin - totally.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

wtf vanessa bayer?


July 13, 2017 | Unregistered Commentertomo

YAY for Ann Dowd!!

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKBJr.

Truly great Norman Lear-level TV comedies only come around once or twice a decade. Right now Veep is that show. People rag on its Emmy triumphs every year but I *wish* there were another series that could compete on its level.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHayden

I feel for Christine Baranski and Jane Krakowksi. Were there really only worthy supporting actress performances from 3 different shows?

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMikey C

It's nice to see new shows in best drama, but cannot for the life of me figure out how they keep house of cards and cut the Americans. At least they finally kicked homeland to the curb, now do the same with house of cards and modern family. I feel like half the emmy voters don't even watch tv and just pick default choices every year. I've actually never seen This is us, but I feel like if I had I'd be pissed about all the nominations. I can't believe it's actually one of TV's best shows. No Michael McKean, Justin Theroux, and Carrie Coon (for the leftovers) makes me a sad panda.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike Troutman

I find supporting actress in comedy and TV movie line up so lazy.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMario


My heart stopped when I read RIP Bates–not ready to lose her any time soon.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

So many LAZY noms again. As much as I love TV and there are some damn fine shows out there, the Emmys suck.

Glad the four leads were nominated for Big Little Lies.

Except for This is Us, which I kind of like, I agree with Ben.

And I know this site loves Pfeiffer but that movie was awful! AWFUL.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPam

also, ONE DAY AT A TIME snubbed.


July 13, 2017 | Unregistered Commentertomo

@ Pam Agree with your wizard of lies opinion, I feel like that one was penciled in on most ballots before it even aired. People just assumed it would be deserving.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike Troutman

I have never seen MODERN FAMILY but I know it's been on for quite a long time -- sitcoms simply don't age that well and the nods for this show smack of very lazy voters.

The nom for "Barb" on Stranger Things is a little odd. She was fine but her performance was hardly Master Class level.

The Leftovers should have gotten multiple nods, and not just this season, either.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRob

Happy to see Louie Anderson repeat and Zach G get nommed for the first time. Baskets is one of the only shows I have to watch the night it airs. They both give performances that range from broad comedy to nuanced.

Hoffman and Davis both getting nommed for Feud was a very pleasant surprise.

And Drag Race?? YASSSSS.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJakey

Why in the hell did they nominate Samira wiley over Yvonne Strahovski? Wiley is perfectly good in her part but Strahovski is absolutely stunning in a more challenging one.

The last season of the leftovers amazing.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

Yay for Wiley and Dowd and Bledel and Moss! And Newton! And Brown! And Bassett! And Wright! And Burgess! And KATHRYN HAHN FINALLY! And Master of None! And Big Little Lies!

But ugh to Anthony Hopkins. He's barely awake on that show. Or rather, I'm barely awake watching him. The man barely does anything at all.

And ugh to One Day at a Time getting overlooked. Machado and Moreno are so good.

And yeah, that Barb nom is amusing but undeserved.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDJDeeJay

I say this every year.

Awards groups are spoiling Uzo Aduba for me.

Her sustained support from Emmy and SAG is criminal as a member of that cast.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHayden

I'm so happy Samira Wiley finally got a nomination but I wish it was for Orange instead.

I'm so annoyed that Susan Sarandon got in over Oprah. That performance was completely half assed and idiotic. Oprah was SO much more deserving.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNorman

The alphabetical placement of Nicole Kidman over Jessica Lange will hopefully also pan out on Emmy night. Have they always had 7 or more nominees for some of these acting categories? That seems excessive, and it must hurt to not be nominated since they seem to nominate almost everyone who works in television.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJono


July 13, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

@Jono - there are so, so many TV shows on right now, literally hundreds (I heard that at least 145 shows were submitted for the Best Drama category alone) that 7 isn't very excessive and certainly not "everyone who works in television." They've been expanding beyond 5 nominees for a few years now.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDJDeeJay

Uzo Aduba is still Orange is the New Black's nominee? And how was House of Ice ever allowed to bel a nominee for...anything? It is EVERYTHING wrong with 2010s TV (Movie Actors ruling everything, hyper-serialization of plotting but hollow, unchanging characters and the glacial aesthetic amplifying already questionable narrative and performance decisions into an insanely tedious watch) being viewed as the BEST of 2010s TV.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

Jessica. Lange. Boom.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

i dont watch enough tv to have a valid opinion, but I was sort of hoping Mahershala would've got a nod for his portrayal as Cottonmouth in Luke Cage. downright diabolical.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterkris

Pasek and Paul will have to wait at least another year to EGOT. No Emmy nomination for them.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRaul

I haven't watched This is Us but I understand its nomination. It's gotten a lot of buzz and it was an unexpected hit. Modern Family's nomination is much more baffling,it's past its prime and the critics have been over it for a while.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

"The nom for "Barb" on Stranger Things is a little odd. She was fine but her performance was hardly Master Class level."

I can kind of understand it. She made an impression with a comparatively small role.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

THE LEFTOVERS IS SNUBBED!!!! Thank god at least Ann Dowd make the cut. PATTI FOR THE WIN!
Love Carrie Coon's nomination but the Emmy is Nicole's.
The Good Fight and also JANE FREAKING KRAKOWSKI deserves recognition.
This is Us annoys the hell out of me.
Carrie and Bright Lights' noms brighten my days.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCraver

Can anyone win over Julia-Louis? They should've put Kate McKinnon in the lead category...her work this season was mind-blowingly excellent.

July 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSoSue

Peter -- i imagine it's a likeability factor + leftover good will from ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

July 14, 2017 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

I really wish they'd switch Danielle Brookes with Uzo. I love Uzo, and her character/perf is terrific, like a comment before the awards rec is making me dislike the character (which it should be doing the opposite). Brookes's seasonal arcs are always so emotional and deep, and she carries that weight with ease and master class talent.

Also is this one of the few times Ewan McGregor is nominated for something?!?! Hey-o! I'm actually really happy with most of the acting noms. Also, happy my friend from college was nominated for best short form com/drama for Brown Girls. CHECK THAT SHOW OUT (HBO picked them up!)

Looking forward to seeing how the new voting system shakes up the future!

July 14, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermikenewq

I agree. When it comes to likeability Samira > Yvonne. Performance-wise, Yvonne > Samira but both bring the goods.

First thoughts:
> Maslany and Green are omitted. Just goes to show that genre work, however deserving, gets skipped over (unless you are on GOT)
> where is Rami Malek?
> where is Rachel Bloom and Kaitlin Olsen and Mary Elizabeth Olsen in comedy? Also, why do awards bodies like Kemper and her show so much again? There is so much actual good comedy out there.
> comedy actor is pretty solid
> I love Stranger Things but none of that cast is awards worthy (sorry Millie, you are better than Winona at least)
> James Callis and Luke Arnold/Toby Schmitz did some tremendous supporting work on 12 Monkeys and Black Sails, respectively. Would have made worthy additions here. once again how Stranger things got nominated in a category so stacked is bizzare.
> nice to see Allison Wright in here.

July 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHuh

I meant to say unless you are on HBO, that channel gets you instant consideration/prestige

July 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHuh

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