69th Emmys® announce this year’s nominees. It is a year filled with a huge expansion in television. “It’s been a record-breaking year for television, continuing its explosive growth,” said Washington. “The Emmy Awards competition experienced a 15 percent increase in submissions for this year’s initial nomination round of online voting.”
This year there are a few surprises, snubs, and record-breaking nominations. The streaming channels and originals shows are demonstrating strong talent against traditional televisions. HBO tops the nominations with 111 nominations. Westworld, first season on HBO, has 22 nominations. Netflix has a total 91 nominations.
Some of the unexpected nominations include Saturday Night Live, receiving 22 nominations, including 9 nominations for acting. Big Little Lies (HBO series after a bidding war with Netflix) with Reese Witherspoon 16 nominations. Best Drama Series 5 of the 7 nominations are first timers: Better Call Saul, The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, House of Cards, Stranger Things, and This Is Us.
A few other surprises are:
- Best Drama Actress Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us
- Best Drama Supporting Actress Ann Dowd and Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale
- Best Drama Supporting Actor David Harbour, Stranger Things
The year did have is snubs. Games of Thrones, receiving 38 Emmys® in the past, did not qualify for the nominations this season. Lena Dunham did not receive a nomination for her last year on Girls.
Congrats to just a few of our favorite shows:
RuPaul’s Drag Race 8 nominations
Project Runway 5 nominations
Dancing With The Stars 7 nominations
The Chef’s Table 2 nominations
Archer 1 nomination
School of Rock 1 Nomination
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown 5 nominations
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 1 nomination
Grace and Frankie 3 nominations
Bill Nye 2 nominations
Neil deGrasse Tyson 1 nomination
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