69th EMMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS

It’s that time of year again ladies and gents, when we come together to celebrate the brightest stars of the small screen. That’s right, it’s time for the Emmys! This Sunday, the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place in downtown Los Angeles, and it’s sure to be a glittery affair. The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert will be hosting the event this year and has already told the press to :Look forward to my butt crack”, as he promises nudity in this year’s show, a first-ever in Emmy hosting history.

HBO’s sci-fi hit Westworld and NBC’s long-running comedy sketch favourite Saturday Night Live dominated the July nominations with 22 nods apiece, and both walked away with five awards each during last week’s Creative Arts Emmys ceremony. Netflix Original’s sci-fi adventure series Stranger Things also took home five awards and is predicted to do well on Sunday night.

Sadly last year’s best drama winner Game of Thrones won’t be making an appearance this year as the penultimate season’s mid-summer premiere failed to make the cut-off date nominations. Traditionally, the Emmys aren’t known for delivering huge surprises, but with Game of Thrones out of the running, it will be harder to predict which show will take its usual winning spot.

There is an incredibly strong line-up of nominees this year, as we have seen an exceptional year of television over the past twelve months. With so many compelling contenders, this might just be the most exciting Emmy awards we’ve had yet.

Here is the full list of nominees (Predicted winners in bold)

Outstanding drama series
“The Crown” (Netflix)
“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
“Westworld” (HBO)
“Stranger Things” (Netflix)
“This Is Us” (NBC)
“Better Call Saul” (AMC)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us” (NBC)
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans” (FX)
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards” (Netflix)
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan” (Showtime)
Anthony Hopkins, “Westworld” (HBO)
Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us” (NBC)
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul” (AMC)

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series
Claire Foy, “The Crown” (Netflix)
Keri Russell, “The Americans” (FX)
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)
Robin Wright, “House of Cards” (Netflix)
Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld” (HBO)

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series
Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
John Lithgow, “The Crown” (Netflix)
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Michael Kelly, “House Of Cards” (Netflix)
David Harbour, “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
Ron Cephas Jones, “This Is Us” (NBC)
Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld” (HBO)

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series
Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
Samira Wiley, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
Thandie Newton, “Westworld” (HBO)
Chrissy Metz, “This Is Us” (NBC)

Outstanding comedy series
“Black-ish” (ABC)
“Atlanta” (FX)
“Veep” (HBO)
“Master of None” (Netflix)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
“Modern Family” (ABC)

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series  
Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (FX)
Anthony Anderson, “Blackish” (ABC)
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent” (Amazon)
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None” (Netflix)
William H. Macy, “Shameless” (Showtime)
Zach Galifianakis, “Baskets” (FX)

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)
Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish” (ABC)
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix)
Jane Fonda, “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix)
Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
Allison Janney, “Mom” (CBS)
Pamela Adlon, “Better Things” (FX)

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series
Louie Anderson, “Baskets” (FX)
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family (ABC)
Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
Tony Hale, “Veep” (HBO)
Matt Walsh, “Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series
Vanessa Bayer, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Leslie Jones, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Kathryn Hahn, “Transparent” (Amazon)
Judith Light, “Transparent” (Amazon)
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding limited series
“The Night Of” (HBO)
“Big Little Lies” (HBO)
“Fargo” (FX)
“Feud: Bette and Joan” (FX)
“Genius” (National Geographic)

Outstanding TV movie
“Black Mirror” (Netflix)
“Dolly Parton’s Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love” (NBC)
“Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” (HBO)
“Sherlock: The Lying Detective” (PBS)
“The Wizard of Lies” (HBO)

Outstanding variety sketch series
“Billy on the Street” (truTV)
“Documentary Now!” (IFC)
“Drunk History” (Comedy Central)
“Portlandia” (IFC)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“Tracey Ullman’s Show” (HBO)

Outstanding variety talk series
“Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS)
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC)
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” (TBS)
“Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS)
“Real Time With Bill Maher” (HBO)

Outstanding reality-competition program
“The Voice” (NBC)
“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)
“Project Runway” (Lifetime)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Logo)
“American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)

 

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