The nominations for the 69th Annual Emmy Awards were unveiled on Thursday morning during a show in North Hollywood. For the second year in a row, streaming services lead the nominations.
While the wait for the nominations finally ended we’ll still have to wait a couple of months to know the winners. The Emmy Awards will take place on September 17. With comedian Stephen Colbert hosting the event that will air on CBS.
Streaming services topping the list
After much anticipation, the nominations for the 60th Annual Emmy Awards finally landed on Thursday.
During the ceremony held at the Television Academy’s Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood.
The honorees were announced by ‘Veep’ actress Anna Chlumsky, ‘S.W.A.T.’ star Shemar Moore, and Television Academy CEO Hayma Washington.
In a clear indicator of the shift in how today’s consumers are watching TV, streaming services topped the nominations list.
HBO, which has been available over-the-top since 2015 via HBO NOW, topped the list of networks with 111 nominations, followed by Netflix in second at 91.
In third place comes NBC with 60 nominations and FX in fourth place at 54 nominations.
HBO leading with Westworld
HBO also leads with the most nominations for its show ‘Westworld,’ which received 22 total nods holding a tie with NBC’s legendary show ‘Saturday Night Live.’
This is HBO’s 17th consecutive year of earning the most Emmy nominations, but that lead is narrowing. Two years ago, Netflix earned 92 fewer nominations than HBO; this year, it has just 19 fewer.
HBO’s lead is remarkable considering this year its flagship series, ‘Game of Thrones’ which won the best drama the last two years, didn’t make the cut because of its later start date.
However, HBO still managed to compete in the drama category. It’s newer show ‘Westworld,’ is competing against other top performers from streaming services, including three series from Netflix – ‘House of Cards,’ ‘The Crown’ and ‘Stranger Things.’
And Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ brings another streamer into that race. If Hulu’s show wins, it will be the first time that Hulu as a network scores an Emmy for its original programming.
‘This Is Us’ earned the first nomination in six years for NBC. It also makes the broadcast one of the two broadcast to compete in the drama mix, along with AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul.’
The complete honorees
HBO, ABC, and Netflix are leading the comedy category with two nominations each. However, FX is also present with its critically acclaimed show ‘Atlanta.’
As for HBO, geek comedy ‘Silicon Valley’ and presidential dramedy ‘Veep’ are nominated.
While ABC’s family comedies ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Black-ish’ are nabbing nominations. As for Netflix, the shows ‘Master of None’ and ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ are also looking strong. Last but not least, critically acclaimed ‘Atlanta’ starring Donald Glover is saying present for FX.
Netflix is looking pretty strong in the drama series category. With three nominations, ‘The Crown’, ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘House of Cards’. Also nominated are AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul,’ Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ HBO’s ‘Westworld’ and finally, NBC’s return to the category with ‘This Is Us.’
Ladies are ruling the drama actress category with powerful characters. Viola Davis in ‘How To Get Away With Murder,’ Claire Foy in ‘The Crown,’ Elisabeth Moss in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ Keri Russell in ‘The Americans,’ Eva Rachel Wood in ‘Westworld’ and finally Robin Wright in ‘House of Cards.’
Drama Actor will be a tight category
As for drama actor, the nominated are Anthony Hopkins in ‘Westworld,’ Bob Odenkirk in ‘Better Call Saul,’ Matthew Rhys in ‘The Americans.
Also competing are ‘ Liev Schreiber in ‘Ray Donovan’ and Kevin Spacey in ‘House of Cards.’
And, to add, even more, pressure and tension, ‘This is us’ stars Milo Ventimiglia and Sterling K Brown are also competing against each other.
In the limited series category, HBO and FX are tied with two nominations. HBO’s acclaimed series ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘The Night Of;’ and FX’s ‘Fargo’ and ‘Feud.’ National Geographic is also competing with ‘Genius.’
Riz Ahmed and John Turturro leading
As for the category of limited series actor nominations, ‘The Night Of’ leads the nominations with cast mates Riz Ahmed and John Turturro.
Also nominated are, Robert DeNiro in ‘The Wizard of Lies,’ Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Sherlock: The Lying Detective,’ Ewan McGregor in ‘Fargo’ and Geoffrey Rush in ‘Genius.’
Cast mates Riz Ahmed and John Turturro are also nominated for their portrayal in ‘The Night Of,’
‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘Feud’ lead the limited series actress with two nominations. From ‘Big Little Lies’ Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon; and for ‘Feud’ Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon.
Also nominated are Carrie Coon in ‘Fargo’ and Felicity Huffman in ‘American Crime.’
In best-supporting actor in drama series, we have John Lithgow in ‘The Crown, Jonathan Banks in ‘Better Call Saul,’ Mandy Patinkin in ‘Homeland,’ Michael Kelly in ‘House of Cards,’ David Harbour in ‘Stranger Things,’ Ron Cephas Jones in ‘This is us’ and Jeffrey Wright in ‘Westworld.’
As for best-supporting actress in drama series there’s Ann Dowd and Samira Wiley in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ Uzo Aduba in ‘Orange is the New Black,’ Millie Bobby Brown in ‘Stranger Things,’ Chrissy Metz in ‘This is us’ and Thandie Newton in ‘Westworld.’
Alec Baldwin is also nominated
Alec Baldwin‘s impersonation of Trump on ‘Saturday Night Live’ nabbed him a nomination for best supporting actor in a comedy series. Also nominated are Loui Anderson in ‘Baskets’, Ty Burrell in ‘Modern Family,’ Tituss Burgess in ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ and Tony Hale and Matt Wals in ‘Veep.’
‘Saturday Night Live’ is leading the best-supporting actress in a comedy series category with Kate Mckinnon, Vanessa Bayer and Leslie Jones nominated. Also nominated are Anna Chlumsky in ‘Veep’ and Judith Light and Kathryn Hahn in ‘Transparent.’
The variety talk series is filled with a political take as nominations include ‘Full Frontal With Samantha Bee’, ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,’ ‘Late Late Show With James Corden’ and ‘Real Time With Bill Maher.’
The host for a reality/competition program includes Alec Baldwin in ‘Match Game,’ W. Kamau Bell in ‘United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell,’ RuPaul Charles in ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn in ‘Project Runway,’ Gordon Ramsay ‘MasterChef Junior’ and finally Martha Stewart & Snoop Dogg in ‘Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party.’