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The nominations for the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning during a network press conference. Such notable titles like Westworld, Fargo, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Stranger Things cleaned up in numerous categories.

One notable exemption this year was the absence of Game Of Thrones. The HBO mainstay has been one of the highest-nominated series, though other dramas won’t have to worry about that competition this time around. The drama isn’t eligible this year because its sixth season premiere (which is on Sunday!) is after the cutoff date.

Freshman series such as The Handmaid’s Tale, This Is Us, The Crown, Atlanta, and Westworld made a huge splash this year, as they all racked in among the top contenders, while other notable staples of the ceremony such as Veep, Fargo, and The Americans all returned to their respective slots. It truly is a golden age of television when a series like The Americans is just expected to pop up year after year.

The TV Academy, joined by actors Anna Chlumsky (Veep) and Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T.), read off the nominees of the show’s bigger categories — best drama, best comedy, and all acting categories among them — from the North Hollywood headquarters.

The 69th Annual Primetime Emmys are set to air on CBS on Sunday, Sept. 18, from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Stephen Colbert will host the ceremony.

You can check out the full list of nominees below:

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

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

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

Best 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

Best 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

Best 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

Best 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

Best 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

Best 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

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
John Lithgow, The Crown
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Ann Dowde, The Handmaid’s Tale
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale, Veep
Matt Walsh, Veep

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Vanessa Beyer, Saturday Night Live
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Judith Light, Transparent
Katheryn Hahn, Transparent

SNUBS

With any nominations, there are notable snubs and the biggest one this year will surely be The Leftovers. Some of the best television in this era of Peak TV went completely unnoticed for its third and final season. Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta combined storylines that revolved around nothing more than the end of the freakin’ world, Presidential assassinations, and a fulfilling finale filled with love and loss. Although co-star Carrie Coon did walk away with a nomination it was for her turn during Fargo‘s third year.

The Leftovers

The Americans was another series snubbed, although still recognized considerably more than The Leftovers. Both Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys received nominations for the acclaimed FX series set during the Cold War, but was left out during the Best Drama category… again.

We didn’t see anything for The Walking Dead, which some found this season to be lagging, especially after the fatal end of fan-favorite Glenn (Steve Yeun) and Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) at the hands of the villainous Negan, as played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The fine acting from JDM wasn’t enough to even land him a nomination let alone another nom for the series as Best Drama, a feat it has not been able to repeat since its freshman season.

One last notable absence was the incredible American Gods. Even with Game Of Thrones off the table, Bryan Fuller’s series based on Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed novel failed to receive any major nominations. Considering Hannibal never recieved a single nomination, it’s safe to say that showrunner Bryan Fuller might not be well liked by the Academy. Damn shame.

American Gods

The 69th Annual Primetime Emmys will air Sunday, Sept. 18 on CBS.


Images: HBO, Emmys, Starz

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Emmy Noms: Westworld, Stranger Things & Handmaid’s Tale Clean Up!

With the notable absence of Game of Thrones this year left plenty of room for freshman series to clean up at the annual ceremony.

By Mitchell Corner | 07/13/2017 10:00 AM PT | Updated 07/13/2017 10:05 AM PT

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The nominations for the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning during a network press conference. Such notable titles like Westworld, Fargo, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Stranger Things cleaned up in numerous categories.

One notable exemption this year was the absence of Game Of Thrones. The HBO mainstay has been one of the highest-nominated series, though other dramas won’t have to worry about that competition this time around. The drama isn’t eligible this year because its sixth season premiere (which is on Sunday!) is after the cutoff date.

Freshman series such as The Handmaid’s Tale, This Is Us, The Crown, Atlanta, and Westworld made a huge splash this year, as they all racked in among the top contenders, while other notable staples of the ceremony such as Veep, Fargo, and The Americans all returned to their respective slots. It truly is a golden age of television when a series like The Americans is just expected to pop up year after year.

The TV Academy, joined by actors Anna Chlumsky (Veep) and Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T.), read off the nominees of the show’s bigger categories — best drama, best comedy, and all acting categories among them — from the North Hollywood headquarters.

The 69th Annual Primetime Emmys are set to air on CBS on Sunday, Sept. 18, from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Stephen Colbert will host the ceremony.

You can check out the full list of nominees below:

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

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

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

Best 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

Best 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

Best 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

Best 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

Best 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

Best 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

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
John Lithgow, The Crown
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Ann Dowde, The Handmaid’s Tale
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale, Veep
Matt Walsh, Veep

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Vanessa Beyer, Saturday Night Live
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Judith Light, Transparent
Katheryn Hahn, Transparent

SNUBS

With any nominations, there are notable snubs and the biggest one this year will surely be The Leftovers. Some of the best television in this era of Peak TV went completely unnoticed for its third and final season. Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta combined storylines that revolved around nothing more than the end of the freakin’ world, Presidential assassinations, and a fulfilling finale filled with love and loss. Although co-star Carrie Coon did walk away with a nomination it was for her turn during Fargo‘s third year.

The Leftovers

The Americans was another series snubbed, although still recognized considerably more than The Leftovers. Both Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys received nominations for the acclaimed FX series set during the Cold War, but was left out during the Best Drama category… again.

We didn’t see anything for The Walking Dead, which some found this season to be lagging, especially after the fatal end of fan-favorite Glenn (Steve Yeun) and Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) at the hands of the villainous Negan, as played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The fine acting from JDM wasn’t enough to even land him a nomination let alone another nom for the series as Best Drama, a feat it has not been able to repeat since its freshman season.

One last notable absence was the incredible American Gods. Even with Game Of Thrones off the table, Bryan Fuller’s series based on Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed novel failed to receive any major nominations. Considering Hannibal never recieved a single nomination, it’s safe to say that showrunner Bryan Fuller might not be well liked by the Academy. Damn shame.

American Gods

The 69th Annual Primetime Emmys will air Sunday, Sept. 18 on CBS.


Images: HBO, Emmys, Starz

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Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario of the Great White North, Mitchell has written for GEEK, Grizzlybomb, and The Richest. Though his obsession for film often outweighs everything else, his writing includes reviews and editorials on TV, digital media, and all things Geeky.