The 2017 Emmy Nominations Have Been Announced: Did Your Favorites Make the Cut?

The nominations for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning (July 13) and surprisingly, a lot of freshman series are getting a lot of love from the prestigious Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The annual awards show rewards and recognizes excellence in television programming. The Emmys has extended nominations to freshman shows like Sterling K. Brown-starring NBC drama This Is Us, the Hulu drama The Handmaid’s Tale, Netflix’s Stranger Things (which has a whopping 18 nominations), and FX’s newest hit Atlanta, created by and starring Donald Glover.

Some notable individual nominees include Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), who is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder) for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

In addition to his series being nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series (Atlanta), Donald Glover has received a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Black-ish actress Tracee Ellis Ross received recognition for her work in the popular family sitcom and was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Her television hubby Anthony Anderson is also a contender in the comedy category, alongside Glover.

Check out the nominees for some of the night’s most popular categories below:

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul

The Crown

The Handmaid’s Tale

Stranger Things

This Is Us


Outstanding Comedy Series



Master of None

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown

Anthony Hopkins

Bob Odenkirk

Matthew Rhys

Liev Schreiber

Kevin Spacey

Milo Ventimiglia

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Viola Davis

Claire Foy

Elisabeth Moss

Keri Russell

Evan Rachel Wood

Robin Wright

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson

Aziz Ansari

Zach Galifianakis

Donald Glover

William H. Macy

Jeffrey Tambor

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Pamela Adlon

Jane Fonda

Allison Janney

Ellie Kemper

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Tracee Ellis Ross

Lily Tomlin

Outstanding Limited Series

Big Little Lies


Feud: Bette and Joan

The Night Of


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series

Riz Ahmed

Benedict Cumberbatch

Robert De Niro

Ewan McGregor

Geoffrey Rush

John Turturro

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series

Carrie Coon

Felicity Huffman

Nicole Kidman

Jessica Lange

Susan Sarandon

Reese Witherspoon

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

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

Read the full list of Emmy nominations by visiting Tune in for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, airing live on CBS on September 17.

Photo Credit: FX Networks

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