In 2017, everyone is really loving genre. The 69th annual Emmy Nominees were just announced and HBO’s Westworld led all scripted television with 22 total nominations. Close behind it was Netflix’s Stranger Things with 18 nominations, and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, which got 13. All three will compete for Best Drama Series.
Westworld won’t be back till next year, but the Emmy Awards did not forget it this year. Image: HBO.
Of course, most of those nods come in the technical categories, but here’s a run down of some of the major categories where genre shows are competing.
Best Drama Series
House of Cards (Netflix)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
The Crown (Netflix)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
This Is Us (NBC)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Foy (The Crown)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)
Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)
Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder)
Keri Russell (The Americans)
Best Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
Anthony Hopkins (Westworld)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Matthew Rhys (The Americans)
Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)
Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us)
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black)
Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)
Chrissy Metz (This Is Us)
Thandie Newton (Westworld)
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
John Lithgow (The Crown)
Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)
Mandy Patinkin (Homeland)
Michael Kelly (House of Cards)
David Harbour (Stranger Things)
Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us)
Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)
Best TV Movie
The Wizard of Lies (HBO)
Black Mirror (Netflix)
Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colours: Circle of Love (NBC)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO)
Sherlock: The Lying Detective (PBS)
And though Westworld leads all dramas with 22 nominations, it was tied by Saturday Night Live, which got 22 nominations on the comedy side.
Other nominations of note include Carrie Fisher, who was posthumously given a nod for her work on Amazon’s Catastrophe (in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series category); Star Wars Rebels for Outstanding Children’s Program; Shannon Purser (Barb!), nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Stranger Things; Star Wars‘ YouTube show, The Star Wars Show, got a nomination for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series; three tech nods for Gotham; and Luke Cage, the only Marvel Netflix show with a nomination (for Stunt Coordination).
Some big genre snubs include only one nomination for The Leftovers (Ann Dowd for Guest Actress), one nomination for The Walking Dead (Best Makeup), and zero for Legion.
The full list of nominees is here.