Saturday, 23 September, 2017

Primetime Emmy Award nominations

Freda Brock | 15 July, 2017, 09:23

SNL's honorees included Alec Baldwin for his broad turns as Donald Trump, Melissa McCarthy for her manic impressions of Press Secretary Sean Spicer and even Kate McKinnon, who dons the occasional drawl as Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Politics has paid off for Saturday Night Live with more than Emmy recognition. Netflix's buzzy Stranger Things and FX's star-filled Feud: Bette and Joan tied for second with 18.

Other success for Netflix include nominations for House of Cards, The Crown, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Masters of None. Among the actors up for an award are veterans Anthony Hopkins, Kevin Spacey and Robert de Niro. Along with it, the comedy show "Saturday Night Live" also has 22 nominations and is a major contender for the best comedy award.

Emmy voters showed their willingness to recognize new comic voices as well as diversity.

It's up against rookie hit "Atlanta", ABC's "Blackish", the Netflix series "Master of None" and "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", ABC's "Modern Family" and HBO's "Silicon Valley". The TV academy noted that the majority of nominated writers are people of color.

After years of genre programming not getting much attention in the top categories, the Academy recognised HBO's sci-fi western thriller. Apparently if you can get a good hashtag going, it increases your chances of an award nomination. Stephen Colbert will host the ceremony, which will be broadcast by CBS at 5 P.M. PT. With the usual victor, Game of Thrones, ineligible due to its premiere date, it was anyone's game.

Moss was previously nominated six times for her role as Peggy Olson on "Mad Men" along with a nomination for the series "Top of the Lake", but she has never won.

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Newcomers were ready to step in, including breakout series This Is Us.

NBC's nomination for the tear-jerking This Is Us snaps an embarrassing dry spell for the big four broadcast networks.

Sterling K Brown and Milo Ventimiglia, two stars for "This Is Us", are vying against each other for best actor.

NBC's immensely popular and acclaimed "This Is Us" predictably made a big splash in this year's Emmy nominations announcement.

Netflix's "The Crown" and Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" both bagged 13 nominations along with the nominations for the best drama series. If you don't watch these shows and you're wondering what is going on with your actual favorites, you'll be happy to know that quite a few Black actors and actresses and comedians picked up nominations for their work.

Among late-night talk hosts, Jimmy Kimmel, John Oliver, James Corden and Bill Maher won repeat nominations, joined by newcomers Samantha Bee, for her TBS series Full Frontal, and Stephen Colbert, whose CBS Late Show was snubbed previous year.

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