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Netflix will take HBO head-on at this year’s Emmy awards

Netflix will take HBO head-on at this year’s Emmy awards


Westworld and Saturday Night Live nabbed the most nods

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69th Emmy Awards Nominations Announcement
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The rivalry between HBO and Netflix will be on full display at the 69th annual Emmy awards. Veep star Anna Chlumsky and S.W.A.T.’s Shemar Moore were on hand with Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington to host today’s nomination presentation, which covers TV shows, limited series, and movies aired between June 1st, 2016 and May 31st, 2017. Stephen Colbert, who’s already a nine-time Emmy winner, will host the awards on ABC on September 17th at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, meaning viewers can expect a strong dose of political humor to go with their watch parties. You can check out a partial list of major nominees below; the full list is available on the Emmys website.

Netflix is right behind HBO in nominations

The biggest question going into this ceremony is which collection of series will fill the void left by Game of Thrones. The HBO behemoth is absent from this year’s festivities because it premieres this Sunday. Without dragons in play, the field opened up considerably. Even though HBO leads the pack with 110 total nomination, thanks to heavyweights like Westworld, Big Little Lies, and The Night Of, Netflix isn’t far behind with 91 nods. In fact, the streaming network is overrepresented in the Best Drama category, with three contenders in The Crown, Stranger Things, and House of Cards.

That being said, it’s still a fierce competition this year, and even network TV seems to be making a comeback. Saturday Night Live, which spent the bulk of its 41st season skewering the election and eventual rise of Donald Trump, nabbed 22 nominations, matching Westworld for the most nods. Meanwhile, critical darlings This Is Us and Black-ish are strong contenders in their respective categories. Finally, Hulu has finally broken into the race with a multiple nods going to The Handmaid’s Tale.

Peak TV is not going away, and these shows are the best out right now. Now we just have to wait a few months for the trophies to be handed out.

Outstanding Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Drama Series

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

Outstanding Limited Series

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

Variety Talk Series

  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden
  • Real Time with Bill Maher
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Outstanding 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 Actor in a Comedy Series

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

Outstanding 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

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

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

Outstanding 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 Scheiber, Ray Donovan
  • Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
  • Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

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 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

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

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
  • Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
  • Ewan McGregor, Fargo
  • Geoffrey Rush, Genius
  • John Turturro, The Night Of

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • 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

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or 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

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • 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