Published: Friday 14 July, 2017

2017 Primetime Emmy Nominations: Westword & SNL on Top, Game of Thrones ‘Snubbed’

This year’s Emmy nominations are out. The 2017 Primetime Emmy nominations were announced in Los Angeles Thursday morning and it’s ‘Westworld’ and ‘Saturday Night Live’ leading the pack.

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Leading this year’s Primetime Emmy nominations are SNL and Westworld. (Photo via

‘Westworld’ and ‘SNL’ received 22 nominations each, followed by ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ and ‘Stranger Things’ with 18. Perennial favorite ‘Veep’ received 17 recognitions while ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘Fargo’ came next with 16 Primetime Emmy nominations.

Worth mentioning is the nomination Alec Baldwin received for his portrayal of Donald Trump on SNL. If he wins, it will undoubtedly be the highlight of the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 17.

As always, there are surprise nominees and snubs. Was the Game of Thrones snubbed at the Emmys this year? No, it just didn’t meet the eligibility requirements. To qualify for the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards, a program had to air episodes between June 1, 2016, and May 31, 2017. ‘Game of Thrones’ will not premiere until July 16.

The 2017 Primetime Emmy nominations list is as follows:

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

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Anthony Hopkins, Westworld
Bob Odenkirk, Better Calll Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Claire Foy, The Crown
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Keri Russell, The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks, Better Caul Saul
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us
David Harbour, Stranger Things
John Lithgow, The Crown
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Comedy Series
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Zach Galifianakis, Baskets
Donald Glover, Atlanta
William H Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Jane Fonda, Grace & Frankie
Allison Janney, Mom
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julie Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
Lily Tomlin, Grace & Frankie

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tony Hale, Veep
Matt Walsh, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Kathryn Hahn, Transparent
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Judith Light, Transparent
Katie McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Television Movie
Black Mirror: San Junipero
Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle Of Love
The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
Sherlock: The Lying Detective
The Wizard Of Lies

Outstanding Limited Series
Big Little Lies
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Night Of

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius
John Turturro, The Night Of

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Carrie Coon, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Bill Camp, The Night Of
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies
David Thewlis, Fargo
Stanley Tucci, Feud: Bette and Joan
Michael Kenneth Williams, The Night Of

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Judy Davis, Feud: Bette and Joan
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Jackie Hoffman, Feud: Bette and Joan
Regina King, American Crime
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

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

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

The FULL LIST is available HERE.