Sci-fi hits it big with the 2017 Emmy nominations

Sci-fi seriously brought it for the 69th Annual Emmy Nominations this year. “Westworld” earned 22 nominations and is now tied with “Saturday Night Live” for the most nominations. HBO’s brilliant sci-fi series snagged noms for Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Actress (Evan Rachel Wood), Outstanding Actor (Anthony Hopkins), Thandie Newton (Outstanding Supporting Actress) and Jeffrey Wright (Outstanding Supporting Actor). Following a close second was Netflix’s “Stranger Things” with 18 noms including Best Drama, Millie Bobby Brown (Best Supporting Actress), and David Harbour (Best Supporting Actor). Even our beloved Barb who was killed off too quickly, Shannon Purser, was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress. The super weird “Black Mirror” and “Sherlock: The Lying Detective” will battle it out for Outstanding Television Movie, and of course, Benedict Cumberbatch–hellooo! Don’t panic “Game of Thrones” fans: The season just happened to not be eligible because of timing.

Stephen Colbert will host the Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 5 pm PT. on CBS.

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul (AMC)
The Crown (Netflix)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
This Is Us (NBC)
Westworld (HBO)

Outstanding Comedy Series
Atlanta (FX)
black-ish (ABC)
Master of None (Netflix)
Modern Family (ABC)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)
Claire Foy, The Crown (Netflix)
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld (HBO)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (NBC)
Anthony Hopkins, Westworld (HBO)
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Matthew Rhys, The Americans (AMC)
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamela Adlon, Bad Things (FX)
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC)
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie (Netflix)


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)
Aziz Ansari, Master of None (Netflix)
Zach Galifianakis, Baskets (FX)
Donald Glover, Atlanta (FX)
William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of (HBO)
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Lying Detective (PBS)
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies (HBO)
Ewan McGregor, Fargo (FX)
Geoffrey Rush, Genius (National Geographic)
John Turturro, The Night Of (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things (Netflix)
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us (NBC)
Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO)
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul (AMC)
David Harbour, Stranger Things (Netflx)
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us (NBC)
Michael Kelley, House of Cards (Netflix)
John Lithgow, The Crown (Netflix)
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime)
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)
Kathryn Hahn, Transparent (Amazon)
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Judith Light, Transparent (Amazon)
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Louie Anderson, Baskets (FX)
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)
Matt Walsh, Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Television Movie
Black Mirror: San Junipero (Netflix)
Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (NBC)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO)
Sherlock: The Lying Detective (PBS)
The Wizard of Lies (HBO)


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