HBO, Netflix Dominate Emmy Nominations

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Cable and video streaming services dominated nominations for the 69th annual Emmy Awards, with several freshman series getting major nods, according to the Television Academy which announced the nominations this morning in Los Angeles. 

Overall HBO drew 111 nominations, up from last year’s 94 despite not having last year’s top Emmy-nominated show Game Of Thrones, which was ineligible for this year’s Emmy awards program. HBO was led by Westworld, which drew 22 nominations, tied with NBC’s Saturday Night Live for the most nominated show.

Netflix drew 91 nominations – nearly doubling the 54 it drew last year -- to finish second. NBC's 64 nominations was third followed by FX Networks' 55 nods.

Veteran shows Better Call Saul and House of Cards will battle a list of freshman shows for the best drama series statuette including Netflix’s The Crown and Stranger Things, NBC’s This Is Us, HBO’s Westworld and Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, according to the Academy.

On the comedy front, FX’s freshman series Atlanta, ABC’s Blackish and Modern Family, Netflix’s Masters Of None and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and HBO’s Silicon Valley will look to unseat last year’s winner Veep.

Cable networks swept the best limited series category with HBO’s Big Little Lies and The Night Of competing against FX Networks’ Fargo and FEUD: Bette and Joan. National Geographic’s Genius rounded out nominations in the category.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus will go for her sixth straight Emmy win in the lead actress in a comedy category for her role in HBO’s Veep, but will face stiff competition from 2017 Golden Globe winner in the category Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish) as well as Jane Fonda and Lilly Tomlin (Netflix’s Grace And Frankie), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Pamela Adlon (Better Things) and Allison Janney (Mom).

Jeffrey Tambor (Amazon’s Transparent) will also look to repeat in the lead actor in a comedy category against Donald Glover (Atlanta), Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Aziz Ansari (Netflix’s Master Of None), Zach Galifianakis (FX’s Baskets), and William H. Macy (Showtime’s Shameless.) 

This Is Us’ Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia will both compete for the Emmy in the lead actor in a drama series category along with Anthony Hopkins (Westworld), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Liev Sherieber (Showtime’s Ray Donovan) and Kevin Spacey (House Of Cards).

In the lead actress in a drama category, newcomers Claire Foy (Netflix’s The Crown), Elisabeth Moss (Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale) and Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld) will vie against category veterans Viola Davis (ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder), Keri Russell (FX’s The Americans), and Robin Wright (House of Cards).

The Emmys Awards telecast will air live Sept. 17 on CBS. 

Below is a partial list of 2017 Emmy Nominations:

Drama Series

Better Call Saul(AMC)

The Crown(Netflix)

The Handmaid's Tale(Hulu)

Stranger Things(Netflix)

This Is Us(NBC)


Lead Actor in a Drama Series 

Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul(AMC)

Kevin Spacey - House of Cards(Netflix)

Liev Schreiber - Ray Donovan(Showtime)

Matthew Rhys - The Americans (FX)

Milo Ventimiglia - This Is Us(NBC)

Sterling K. Brown - This Is Us(NBC)

Anthony Hopkins – Westworld(HBO)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Robin Wright - House of Cards(Netflix)

Viola Davis - How to Get Away with Murder(ABC)

Keri Russell - The Americans(FX)

Claire Foy - The Crown(Netflix)

Elisabeth Moss - The Handmaid's Tale(Hulu)

Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld(HBO)

Supporting Actor in a Drama

Jonathan Banks - Better Call Saul(AMC)

Mandy Patinkin –Homeland(Showtime)

Michael Kelly - House of Cards(Netflix)

David Harbour - Stranger Things(Netflix)

John Lithgow - The Crown(Netflix)

Ron Cephas Jones - This Is Us(NBC)

Jeffrey Wright-Westworld(HBO)

Supporting Actress in a Drama

Uzo Aduba - Orange Is the New Black(Netflix)

Millie Bobby Brown - Stranger Things(Netflix)

Ann Dowd - The Handmaid's Tale(Hulu)

Samira Wiley - The Handmaid's Tale(Hulu)

Chrissy Metz - This Is Us(NBC)

Thandie Newton – Westworld(HBO)

Comedy Series



Master of None(Netflix)

Modern Family(ABC)

Silicon Valley(HBO)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt(Netflix)


Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Donald Glover – Atlanta(FX)

Zach Galifianakis – Baskets(FX)

Anthony Anderson - Black-ish(ABC)

Aziz Ansari - Master of None(Netflix)

William H. Macy – Shameless (Showtime)

Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent (Amazon)

Lead Actress in a Comedy

Pamela Adlon - Better Things(FX)

Tracee Ellis Ross - Black-ish(ABC)

Jane Fonda - Grace and Frankie(Netflix)

Lily Tomlin - Grace and Frankie(Netflix)

Allison Janney – Mom(CBS)

Ellie Kemper - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt(Netflix)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep(HBO)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy

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)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Vanessa Bayer - Saturday Night Live(NBC)

Leslie Jones - Saturday Night Live(HBO)

Kate McKinnon - Saturday Night Live(NBC)

Kathryn Hahn – Transparent(Amazon)

Anna Chlumsky – Veep(HBO)

Judith Light – Transparent(Amazon)

Limited Series or TV Movie

Big Little Lies(HBO)


Feud: Bette and Joan(FX)

The Night Of(HBO)

Genius(National Geographic)

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Riz Ahmed - The Night Of(HBO)

Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock(PBS)

Robert De Niro - Wizard of Lies(HBO)

Ewan McGregor – Fargo(FX)

Geoffrey Rush – Genius(National Geographic)

John Turturro - The Night Of(HBO)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Felicity Huffman - American Crime(ABC)

Nicole Kidman - Big Little Lies(HBO)

Reese Witherspoon - Big Little Lies(HBO)

Carrie Coon – Fargo(FX)

Jessica Lange – Feud(FX)

Susan Sarandon – Feud(FX)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Alexander Skarsgard - Big Little Lies(HBO)

David Thewlis – Fargo(FX)

Alfred Molina – Feud(FX)

Stanley Tucci – Feud(FX)

Bill Camp - The Night Of(HBO)

Michael Kenneth Williams - The Night Of(HBO)

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Regina King - American Crime(ABC)

Shailene Woodley - Big Little Lies(HBO)

Laura Dern - Big Little Lies(HBO)

Jackie Hoffman – Feud(FX)

Judy Davis – Feud(FX)

Michelle Pfeiffer - The Wizard of Lies(HBO)

Variety Talk

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee(TBS)

Jimmy Kimmel Live(ABC)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver(HBO)

Real Time With Bill Maher(HBO)

The Late Late Show with James Corden(CBS)

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Reality Competition

RuPaul's Drag Race(VH1)

The Amazing Race(CBS)

Top Chef(Bravo)

The Voice(NBC)

American Ninja Warrior(NBC)

Project Runway(Lifetime)

TV Movie

Black Mirror: San Junipero(Netflix)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks(HBO)

Dolly Parton's Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love (NBC)

Sherlock: The Lying Detective(PBS)

Wizard of Lies(HBO)

Variety Sketch Series

Billy On The Street(truTV)

Documentary Now!(IFC)

Drunk History(Comedy Central)


Saturday Night Live(NBC)

Tracey Ullman’s Show(HBO)

Structured Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow(PBS)

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives(Food Network)

Fixer Upper(HGTV)

Lip Sync Battle(Spike Tv)

Shark Tank(ABC)

Who Do You Think You Are?(TLC)

Host for a Reality/Reality-Competition Program

Alec Baldwin - Match Game(ABC)

Kamau Bell - United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell(CNN)

RuPaul Charles - RuPaul’s Drag Race(VH1)

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn - Project Runway(Lifetime)

Gordon Ramsay - MasterChef Junior(Fox)

Martha Stewart & Snoop Dogg - Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party(VH1)

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