Saturday Night Live and Westworld lead 2017 Emmy nominations

By Alexa Caruso on July 14, 2017 | 2 Comments

SNL cast at 67th Primetime Emmy Awards The 2017 Emmy nominations have been released and cable network HBO’s sci-fi drama Westworld and sketch-comedy classic Saturday Night Live have the lead with 22 nominations each.

Although award darling Game of Thrones didn’t make the Emmy deadline this year (though it will next year since it premieres this Sunday), HBO made further headway with other shows like The Night Of and Silicon Valley picking up nominations.

Streaming giant Netflix also got some well-deserved award attention with hit shows like Stranger ThingsThe Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and House of Cards garnering some solid nomination nods.

While U.S. broadcasting networks have had a hard time competing with the success of cable networks and streaming services, NBC’s tear-jerking drama series This Is Us provided some gains with 11 nominations.

You can watch all the excitement unfold when the Emmy Awards air on September 17th. The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert will act as host.

So which actors/actresses and which shows are you rooting for? Let us know in the comment section below!

You can check out the list of nominees for the main categories below. ~Alexa Caruso

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

Best Comedy Series
Master Of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Best Limited Series
Big Little Lies
The Night Of

Best TV Movie
The Wizard Of Lies
Black Mirror
Dolly Parton’s Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love
The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
Sherlock: The Lying Detective

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)
Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us)

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Foy (The Crown)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Robin Wright (House Of Cards)
Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)
Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder)
Keri Russell (The Americans)

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 Dowd (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 Actor in a Comedy Series
Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)
Aziz Ansari (Master Of None)
Donald Glover (Atlanta)
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Zach Galifianakis (Baskets)

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Allison Janney (Mom)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)
Lily Tomlin (Grace And Frankie)
Jane Fonda (Grace And Frankie)

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)

Best Actor in a Limited Series or a Television Movie
Robert De Niro (The Wizard Of Lies)
Riz Ahmed (The Night Of)
Ewan McGregor (Fargo)
Geoffrey Rush (Genius)
John Turturro (The Night Of)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock: The Lying Detective)

Best Actress in a Limited Series or a Television Movie
Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)
Jessica Lange (Feud)
Susan Sarandon (Feud)
Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies)
Carrie Coon (Fargo)
Felicity Huffman (American Crime)

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Television Movie
Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies)
David Thewlis (Fargo)
Alfred Molina (Feud)
Stanley Tucci (Feud)
Bill Camp (The Night Of)
Michael K. Williams (The Night Of)

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Television Movie
Regina King (American Crime)
Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies)
Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)
Judy Davis (Feud)
Jackie Hoffman (Feud)
Michelle Pfeiffer (The Wizard Of Lies)

Best Documentary or Nonfiction Special
Amanda Knox
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years
A House Divided
L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later

Best Documentary or Nonfiction Series
American Masters
Chef’s Table
The Keepers
Planet Earth II
30 For 30


Comments & Discussion

  1. George • July 14, 2017 @ 4:50 PM

    TV is so bad these days. There’s nothing worth watching. Other than Bloodline, which didn’t even receive many nominations.

  2. Penguin • July 15, 2017 @ 2:20 PM

    oo bad that almost all these nominations are from shows that come streaming channels not regular tv channels that most people have. The majority of people in the world do not have all these fancy channels (HBO, CRAVE, ETC). Never watched any of these shows. It feels as if the few people acknowledged who are on regular channels are just a token. I will no longer be watching the Emmys as I don’t have any vested interested in any of the shows listed.

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