Reality-competition candidates were The Amazing Race, American Ninja Warrior, Project Runway, The Voice, Top Chef and RuPaul's Drag Race. The ceremony begins with a welcome from Television Academy President and COO Maury McIntyre on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 11:20 a.m. ET, followed by the live announcement of nominations at 11:30 a.m. ET. It's hard to say exactly who will win which nominations, but some are nearly guaranteed to at least get some sort of acknowledgement.
And while the drama category has been dominated by cable shows for a decade, one new network series, NBC's This Is Us, is likely to earn a number of nominations, including one for star Sterling K. Brown.
And Hulu has a reason to get excited this year, at last.
Actress, Drama Series: Keri Russell, "The Americans"; Claire Foy, "The Crown"; Elisabeth Moss, "The Handmaid's Tale"; Robin Wright, "House of Cards"; Viola Davis, "How to Get Away With Murder"; Evan Rachel Wood, "Westworld". The streaming service received 91 nominations this year, a significant gain from its 54 nominations last year.
Westworld won't be back till next year, but the Emmy Awards did not forget it this year.
Amazon's "Transparent" had been nominated for best comedy series for the past two years, but was left out this time around. Next came Netflix's Stranger Things, which also did very well, with 18 nominations.
Included in those millions were plenty of Emmy voters, apparently, because, as we learned this morning, the show's 42nd season got nominated for 22 Emmy awards, which ties it for the most with Westworld, a show with 41 fewer seasons under its holster.
HBO is on the map for limited series, too, with "Big Little Lies" and "The Night of", as well as for its TV movies "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks", and "Wizard of Lies". Of course there's also the pop phenomenon that was Netflix's Stranger Things.