Welcome to Kenny-s Blog

2017 Emmy Nominations: ‘Westworld,’ ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Veep’ on Top

The 2017 Emmy Award nominations are in, and it’s a big day for HBO, Netflix, FX and NBC. HBO scored the most-nominated program with Westworld, pulling in an impressive 22 nominations. On the Comedy side, HBO also has the win with Veep and its 17 nominations.

While HBO leads all networks with 110 nominations, Netflix came on strong with 91 total nominations thanks to big performances by Stranger Things and The Crown. FX broke through thanks to Atlanta and especially the limited series Feud: Bette and Joan, plus some surprising big nominations for Baskets and Better Things. And NBC has to be happy with a very strong showing for This Is Us (which got a total of seven acting nominations) and a slew of nominations for Saturday Night Live (including Alec Baldwin for playing Donald Trump).

The other big winner is The Handmaid’s Tale. The show helped get Hulu into the Emmy race with nominations for Drama Series, Lead Actress for Elisabeth Moss and several other actresses.

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

DRAMA LEAD ACTOR

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Anthony Hopkins, Westworld

DRAMA LEAD ACTRESS

Keri Russell, The Americans

Claire Foy, The Crown

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

John Lithgow, The Crown

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Michael Kelly, House of Cards

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS

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

COMEDY LEAD ACTOR

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Zach Galifianakis, Baskets

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Aziz Ansari, Master of None

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

COMEDY LEAD ACTRESS

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

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR

Louie Anderson, Baskets

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Tony Hale, Veep

Matt Walsh, Veep

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live

Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Kathryn Hahn, Transparent

Judith Light, Transparent

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

LIMITED SERIES

Big Little Lies

Fargo

Feud: Bette and Joan

Genius

The Night Of

TV MOVIE

Black Mirror

Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Locke

Sherlock

The Wizard of Lies

LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE LEAD ACTOR

Ewan McGregor, Fargo

Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of

John Turturro, The Night Of

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock

Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies

LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE LEAD ACTRESS

Felicity Hufman, American Crime

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Carrie Coon, Fargo

Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan

Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan

LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE SUPPORTING ACTOR

Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies

David Thewlis, Fargo

Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan

Stanley Tucci, Feud: Bette and Joan

Bill Camp, The Night Of

Michael Kenneth Williams, The Night Of

LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Regina King, American Crime

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Judy Davis, Feud: Bette and Joan

Jackie Hoffman, Feud: Bette and Joan

Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies

REALITY COMPETITION

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Project Runway

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice

REALITY HOST

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party

Gordon Ramsay, MasterChef Junior

Alec Baldwin, Match Game

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway

RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race

W. Kamau Bell, United Shades of America

VARIETY TALK SHOW

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Real Time with Bill Maher

DRAMA GUEST ACTOR

Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

B.D. Wong, Mr. Robot

Hank Azaria, Ray Donovan

Denis O’Hare, This Is Us

Brian Tyree Henry, This Is Us

Gerald McCraney, This Is Us

DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS

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

COMEDY GUEST ACTOR

Riz Ahmed, Girls

Matthew Rhys, Girls

Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Saturday Night Live

Tom Hanks, Saturday Night Live

Hugh Laurie, Veep

COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS

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

DRAMA WRITING

“The Soviet Division,” The Americans

“Chicanery,” Better Call Saul

“Assassins,”The Crown

“Offred (Pilot),” The Handmaid’s Tale

“Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers,” Stranger Things

“The Bicameral Mind,” Westworld

DRAMA DIRECTING

“Witness,” Better Call Saul

“Hyde Park Corner,” The Crown

“Offred (Pilot),” The Handmaid’s Tale

“The Bridge,” The Handmaid’s Tale

“America First,” Homeland

“Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers,” Stranger Things

“The Bicameral Mind,” Westworld

COMEDY WRITING

“B.A.N.,” Atlanta

“Streets on Fire,” Atlanta

“Thanksgiving,” Master of None

“Success Failure,” Silicon Valley

“Georgia,” Veep

“Groundbreaking,” Veep

COMEDY DIRECTING

“B.A.N.,” Atlanta

“Intellectual Property,” Silicon Valley

“Server Error,” Silicon Valley

“Blurb,” Veep

“Groundbreaking,” Veep

“Justice,” Veep


The 69th Emmy Awards air Sunday, September 17 on CBS hosted by Stephen Colbert.


(Image courtesy of Netflix)

Have something to add? Share it in the comments.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *