And The 2017 Emmy Nominations Are…


Whose For Your Consideration campaigns paid off the most?

With Game of Thrones out of the running for Emmy contention (during its last season at that; the show has already taken home 38 awards, the most of any fictional series), Thursday’s nomination announcement had a lot of people wondering who would take the, well, throne.

Women seemed to be the clear front-runners in terms of outstanding performances from the past year. The Handmaid’s Tale, Big Little Lies, Westworld, The Crown—all female-driven shows—had a ton of buzz surrounding them. And with a lot of newcomers on the front, it looked like The Year of Peak TV had the potential to be The Year of Change.

And it is, sort of! Saturday Night Live and Westworld led the pack with the most nominations (22). Stranger Things and Feud: Bette and Joan were close behind (18), with Veep following (17). New but already beloved shows like This Is Us, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Big Little Lies also got their due. Remember Barb from Stranger Things? Of course, you remember Barb from Stranger Things. She also got a nod—possibly due to the internet’s strange obsession with the fate of the forgotten character.

Check out all of the other nominees below. The 69th Emmy Awards air September 17 with Stephen Colbert as the host. Tune in then to see if your faves manage to take home the crown.

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


Outstanding Comedy Series
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Lead Actor In A Drama Sries
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

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

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

Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Allison Janney, Mom
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Limited Series
Big Little Lies
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Night Of

Lead Actor In A Limited Series or Movie
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

Lead Actress In A Limited Series or Movie
Carrie Coon, Fargo
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies
Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race 
American Ninja Warrior 
Project Runway 
RuPaul’s Drag Race 
Top Chef 
The Voice 

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 

Supporting Actor In A Drama
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

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

Supporting Actress In A Drama
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

Supporting Actress In A Comedy
Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Kathryn Hahn, Transparent
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Judith Light, Transparent
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or 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

Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or 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

Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Riz Ahmed, Girls
Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live
Tom Hanks, Saturday Night Live
Hugh Laurie, Veep
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Saturday Night Live
Matthew Rhys, Girls

Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Becky Ann Baker, Girls
Angela Bassett, Master of None
Carrie Fisher, Catastrophe
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Wanda Sykes, black-ish
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Hank Azaria, Ray Donovan
Brian Tyree Henry, This Is Us
Gerald McRaney, This Is Us
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Denis O’Hare, This Is Us
BD Wong, Mr Robot

Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Laverne Cox, Orange is the New Black
Ann Dowd, The Leftovers
Shannon Purser, Stranger Things
Cecily Tyson, How to Get Away With Murder
Alison Wright, The Americans