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Emmy Nominations: This Is Us, The Crown, Handsmaid’s Tale Score; Transparent and The Americans Snubbed in Series

Who said the Emmys are boring? This morning gave us plenty of jaw-dropping moments, the first of which was the glitch in the video announcement that left many without a live update of the nominations. Once those noms started rolling in we saw huge snubs in top categories; Transparent in Comedy Series, The Americans in Drama Series, Oprah Winfrey in TV Movie/Limited Series Actress to name a few.

Two shows the Emmys were clearly not ready to trash yet, despite viewers doing so; House of Cards and Modern Family. Both earned series nominations again over much more formidable competition.

Westworld, which some had pegged to not even get a Drama Series nomination proved them wrong by not only getting that but a field best 22 nominations in total. They were closely followed by Stranger Things with 18. The Crown and The Handmaid’s Tale both earned 13 nominations apiece. The big story though is This Is Us; it becomes the first network show to earn a Drama Series nomination since The Good Wife did six years ago. It earned 11 nominations overall, including two in Lead Actor and three in Guest Actor.

Big Little Lies grabbed 16 nominations in Limited Series. RuPaul’s Drag Race, which just finished its 9th season, earned its first nomination for Reality Competition Series today. Its host and creator, RuPaul Charles, won the Host category last year and is nominated again this year. The show’s spinoff, Untucked, also earned a nomination, in Unstructured Reality Series.

Saturday Night Live scored big with 22 nominations, including three in Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series; Vanessa Bayer and Leslie Jones earn their first and last year’s winner Kate McKinnon joins them. Last season was Bayer’s final season.

The Emmys, hosted by Stephen Colbert, will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. PT. on CBS.

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

Comedy Series
Atlanta
Black-ish
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

Limited Series
Big Little Lies
Fargo
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Night Of
Genius

TV Movie
Black Mirror: San Junipero
Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors: Circle of Love
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Sherlock: The Lying Detective
The Wizard of Lies

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”)

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”)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
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”)

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”)

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”)

Guest Actor in a Drama Series
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”)

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”)

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”)

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”)

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”)

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”)

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Riz Ahmed (“Girls”)
Matthew Rhys (“Girls”)
Dave Chappelle (“Saturday Night Live”)
Lin-Manual Miranda (“Saturday Night Live”)
Tom Hanks (“Saturday Night Live”)
Hugh Laurie (“Veep”)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series
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
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
Judy Davis (“Feud”)
Laura Dern (“Big Little Lies”)
Jackie Hoffman (“Feud”)
Regina King (“American Crime”)
Michelle Pfeiffer (“The Wizard of Lies”)
Shailene Woodley (“Big Little Lies”)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series
Bill Camp (“The Night Of”)
Alfred Molina (“Feud”)
Alexander Skarsgard (“Big Little Lies”)
David Thewlis (“Fargo”)
Stanley Tucci (“Feud”)
Michael Kenneth Williams (“The Night Of”)

Directing for a Drama Series
Better Call Saul (“Witness”)
The Crown (“Hyde Park Corner”)
The Handmaid’s Tale (“Offred”)
The Handmaid’s Tale (“The Bridge”)
Homeland (“America First”)
Stranger Things (“Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers”)
Westworld (“The Bicameral Mind”)

Writing for a Drama Series
The Americans (“The Soviet Division”)
Better Call Saul (“Chicanery”)
The Crown (“Assassins”)
The Handmaid’s Tale (“Offred”)
Stranger Things (“Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers”)
Westworld (“The Bicameral Mind”)

Directing for a Comedy Series
Atlanta (“B.A.N.”)
Silicon Valley (“Intellectual Property”)
Silicon Valley (“Server Error”)
Veep (“Blurb”)
Veep (“Groundbreaking”)
Veep (“Justice”)

Writing for a Comedy Series
Atlanta (“B.A.N.”)
Atlanta (“Streets on Lock”)
Master of None (“Thanksgiving”)
Silicon Valley (“Success Failure”)
Veep (“Georgia”)
Veep (“Groundbreaking”)

Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
Big Little Lies
Fargo (“The Law of Vacant Places”)
Feud: Bette and Joan (“And the Winner Is…The Oscars of 1963”)
Genius (“Einstein: Chapter One”)
The Night Of (“The Art of War”)
The Night Of (“The Beach”)

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
Big Little Lies
Black Mirror: San Junipero
Fargo (“The Law of Vacant Places”)
Feud: Bette and Joan (Feud: Bette and Joan (“And the Winner Is…The Oscars of 1963”)
Feud: Bette and Joan (“Pilot”)
The Night Of (“The Call of the Wild”)

You can find the full list of Emmy nominations here.

About Erik Anderson

Erik blames his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched them together since he opened his eyes. They also watched Miss Universe religiously every year (the pageantry!) and Erik came to the conclusion that the combination of these two things ultimately led him down the path to obsessing about awards and ACTRESSING. He began at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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