2017 Emmy Nominations

Emmy Awards

The 69th Emmy Awards nominations have been announced! With Game of Thrones being ineligible this year due to its July premiere date, the way has been paved for a whole new batch of contending dramas!

Drama Series

This is a strong category, with many of these new dramas causing huge sensations after debuting this year. As much as Stranger Things is beloved, The Handmaid’s Tale is much more relevant and deserving of this win.

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

Comedy Series

Master of None was just beautiful this season and deserves the Emmy for the Thanksgiving episode alone!

Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Drama Actress

Claire Foy should win, but Elisabeth Moss could swoop in with her bleak turn in The Handmaid’s Tale. Deservedly though, it is Foy’s for the taking.  This is such a strong category! <3

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

Drama Actor

It feels as though this year’s male dramatic acting category is much weaker than the female’s! This is good news!!  Of this bunch, perhaps Sterling K. Brown could take home the gold. It doesn’t really matter as it’s the dramatic actresses that have done something special this year.

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

Comedy Actor

Fingers crossed for Aziz who raised his game in Master of None‘s second season!

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Zach Galifianakis, Baskets
Donald Glover, Atlanta
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Comedy Actress

I can’t really call this one for sure, but usually it’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Tracee Ellis-Ross, Black-ish
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie
Allison Janney, Mom
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Limited Series

Fargo has dipped in quality this year, and everyone LURVS Big Little Lies (the likely winner). But if you’ve seen The Night Of, you’ll know that it should win.

Big Little Lies
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Night Of

Limited Series Actor

I’m SOOoooo over Sherlock! Riz Ahmed is the deserved winner here with his dough-eyed multi-faceted performance in The Night Of. It is heartbreaking stuff and I really really want him to win this.

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

Limited Series Actress

I haven’t even watched Feud yet, but I know I want Jessica Lange to win this. It will probably be Nicole Kidman.

Carrie Coon, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud
Susan Sarandon, Feud
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

John Lithgow really had better win this – his turn as Winston Churchill in The Crown was impeccable. Absolutely outstanding.

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

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

This may be the toughest category yet! So excited for women in drama this year! I cannot even choose my favourite here – all deserving class acts! Uzo Aduba always hits me emotionally in OITNB, so rooting for her ever-so-slightly more than the other nominees.

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

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin will likely win this for his pop-culture defining impression of Donald Trump. I’m rooting strongly for Tituss Burgess for an upset win, as while I found Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to have declined in quality, I keep watching for Tituss. Every word out of his mouth is comedy gold. To be honest, he’d be better off without Kimmy and should have his OWN show.

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

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Wow – a LOT of SNL cast in here this year! Kate McKinnon is always the right choice.

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

Variety Talk Series

All I know here is that it’s NOT Bill Maher. Fingers crossed for Samantha slightly more than the others as her coverage of the election has been iconic and groundbreaking.

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

Reality Competition

Are we still into reality TV? I guess if we have to, then GO RUPAUL!

The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Television Movie

How strange that an episode of Black Mirror is being counted as a TV movie rather than as part of a Limited Series! Same with Sherlock…. Anyway, who doesn’t like San Junipero!?

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

Variety Sketch Series

Surely this is SNL‘s year due to their must-watch political satire!

Billy On The Street
Documentary Now!
Drunk History
Saturday Night Live
Tracey Ullman’s Show

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

I genuinely can’t call this one and don’t have a favourite.

Bill Camp, The Night Of
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies
David Thewlis, Fargo
Stanley Tucci, Feud: Bette and Joan
Michael K. Williams, The Night Of

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

This says it all:

Judy Davis, Feud: Bette and Joan
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Jackie Hoffman, Feud: Bette and Joan
Regina King, American Crime
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Any questions?

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

Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Every post-season 1 appearance of Ben Mendelsohn on Bloodline reminds us how he was the heart and soul of this show, which never again reaches the high quality bar he set with his portrayal of Danny. With increasingly less to do, Danny still makes a huge impact.

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

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

While we all want to honour Carrie Fisher, Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer on SNL is enough for her to win this. But also, Angela Bassett in the Thanksgiving episode of Master of None is more than worthy. I also <3 Becky Ann Baker in Girls!

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 Actress in a Drama Series

Alexis Bledel in The Handmaid’s Tale gave an unforgettable, subtle-yet-powerful performance.

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

Variety Special

I’m actually surprised to not see Mike Birbiglia: Thank God For Jokes on here – the single best standup special of the year. For shame!

Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2017
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Louis C.K. 2017
Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust
Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going to Clean Up This Sh*t?

Documentary or Nonfiction Special

It has to be 13th!

Amanda Knox
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
A House Divided (Vice Special Report)
L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later

Documentary or Nonfiction Series

For the effort of capturing the footage alone, Planet Earth II has to get this.

American Masters
Chef’s Table
The Keepers
Planet Earth II
30 for 30


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