Emmy Nominees 2017: This is them

Once upon a time, there were the CableACE Awards, which separated programs made for cable networks from those for broadcast outlets.

It’s not a far cry to think broadcasters might like to revive the CableACEs, given what’s happened with the Emmy Awards in recent years.

Again with the 2017 edition – which CBS will televise Sunday, Sept. 17 –cable and streaming outlets far surpass over-the-air networks in the nominations. Most categories have one (if any) broadcast contender in the race, and those numbers clearly indicate where Emmy voters feel significant work is concentrated these days, whether or not viewers agree … but it’s worth noting that NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and HBO’s “Westworld” share the most nominations, with 22 bids each.

Here are the nominees in a number of major categories in the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Outstanding Comedy Series: “Atlanta”; “black-ish”; “Master of None”; “Modern Family”; “Silicon Valley”; “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”; “Veep.”

Outstanding Drama Series: “Better Call Saul’; “The Crown”; “The Handmaid’s Tale”; “House of Cards”; “Stranger Things”; “This Is Us”; “Westworld.”


Outstanding Limited Series: ”Big Little Lies”; “Fargo”; “Feud: Bette and Joan”; “Genius”; “The Night Of.”

Outstanding Reality Competition Series: “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.”

Outstanding Television Movie: “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.”

Outstanding 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”).

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”); Jane Fonda (“Grace and Frankie”); Allison Janney (“Mom”); Ellie Kemper (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”); Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”); Tracee Ellis Ross (“black-ish”); Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”).

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: 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”).

Outstanding 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”).

Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series: 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”).

Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series: Carrie Coon (“Fargo”); Felicity Huffman (“American Crime”); Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”); Jessica Lange (“Feud: Bette and Joan”); Susan Sarandon (“Feud: Bette and Joan”); Reese Witherspoon (“Big Little Lies”).

‘This is Us’
Jay Bobbin

Jay Bobbin

Jay Bobbin has decades of experience covering the television and movie businesses, winning Tribune Media Services’ Crown Jewel Award in 2008 for his performance in the company. Over those many years of interviewing and writing, he has spoken with everyone from Robert De Niro and John Travolta to Paul McCartney and Tony Bennett … from Meryl Streep and Julie Andrews to Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.

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