The 2017 Emmy Award Nominations were announced yesterday with the usuals, some first time nominees, and some snubs. I was looking to see if Nicole Kidman was nominated for her performance in Big Little Lies and she was, she’s amazing on that show! Also in that category was Reese Witherspoon for her role on that show. Shemar Moore and Anna Chlumsky announced the nominees and my favourite part was when they opened the envelope with her name in it!
Game of Thrones was out of the running because it’s 6th season premiere is after the eligibility date which was good news for HBO’s Westworld who tied for the most nominations with 22 alongside Saturday Night Live. Included in the nominations for Saturday Night Live was one for Alec Baldwin and his famous portrayal as Donald Trump. As for a few of the snubs, Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek was not nominated for lead actor in a drama despite winning that category last year. Mandy Moore wasn’t nominated for This Is Us, Lena Dunham was overlooked for the final season of Girls, and Sarah Jessica was not nominated for Divorce even though she is SO great in that show.
My favourite shows right now are definitely VEEP because I just watched it from the start and Big Little Lies because it was so great so I was glad to see they got nominated.
Here are the big categories:
Outstanding drama series
Outstanding comedy series
Outstanding lead actor in a drama series
Outstanding lead actress in a drama series
Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series
Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series
Outstanding limited series
Outstanding lead actor in a limited series
Outstanding lead actress in a limited series
Outstanding variety talk series
Outstanding reality-competition program