Thursday, July 13, 2017

"RuPaul's Drag Race," "Transparent" Celebrate 2017 Emmy Award Nominations


The 2017 Emmy Award nominations were announced this morning and lots of good news for LGBT programming.

• Outstanding Actress and Actor nods for Transparent's Judith Light and Jeffrey Tambor

• 8 nominations for RuPaul's Drag Race, including Outstanding Reality Competition and Reality Competition Host for RuPaul, which he won last year.

• Out actors Kate McKinnon and Tituss Burgess each received nominations in the comedy supporting categories.

• LGBT fave Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Halftime Show can celebrate six nominations.

• Gone but not forgotten, Carrie Fisher received a posthumous Emmy nomination for her work as "Mia" on Catastrophe Season 3.

A short list of the major category nominations are below, you can read the full list of nominees here.

The 69th Primetime Emmys will air Sept. 17 on CBS, hosted by Stephen Colbert.

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Kerry Russell, The Americans
Claire Foy, The Crown
Elizabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale
Robin Wright, House Of Cards
Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

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

Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Carrie Coon, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette & Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette & Joan

Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Robert DeNiro, The Wizard of Lies
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius
John Turturro, The Night Of
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lily Tomlin Grace and Frankie
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Allison Janney, Mom
Pamela Adlon, Better Things

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
William H. Macy, Shameless
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Zach Galifianakis, Baskets

Outstanding Comedy Series

Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep
Master of None
Black-ish
Atlanta

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul
House of Cards
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Crown
This Is Us
Stranger Things
Westworld

Outstanding Reality Competition Program

The Voice
Top Chef
The Amazing Race
Project Runway
American Ninja Warrior
RuPaul’s Drag Race

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
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