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Here are the nominees for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards

Photo:  Evan Agostini / Getty Images
Photo: Evan Agostini / Getty Images

The nominees for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards are being announced by Veep’s Anna Chlumsky and S.W.A.T.’s Shemar Moore at the Television Academy’s Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in Los Angeles this morning. And thanks to the Television Academy’s decision to take pity on pop-culture writers and move its Emmy announcements to a decent, post-coffee hour a few years back, The A.V. Club’s own Erik Adams and Danette Chavez are live-blogging the announcements and their reactions to this year’s nominees elsewhere on our humble website.


You can also stay tuned in the thread below, where we’ll update each category with a full list of nominees as they are announced. The Emmys themselves, hosted by Stephen Colbert, will air live on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. PT. And here we go…

Outstanding Comedy Series



Master Of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul

The Crown

The Handmaid’s Tale

House Of Cards

Stranger Things

This Is Us


Outstanding Limited Series

Big Little Lies




The Night Of

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder

Claire Foy, The Crown

Keri Russell, The Americans

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Robin Wright, House Of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K Brown, This Is Us

Anthony Hopkins, Westworld

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Kevin Spacey, House Of Cards

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us

Michael Kelly, House Of Cards

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 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 And Frankie

Allison Janney, Mom

Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Lily Tomlin, Grace And 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

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock

Robert De Niro, Wizard Of Lies

Ewan McGregor, Fargo

Geoffrey Rush, Genius

John Turturro, The Night Of

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or 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 Movie

Bill Camp, The Night Of

Alfred Molina, FEUD: Bette And Joan

Alexander Skarsgard, 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 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 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

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

Billy On The Street

Documentary Now!

Drunk History


Saturday Night Live

Tracey Ullman’s Shows

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Project Runway

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice

Outstanding Structured Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow

Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives

Fixer Upper

Lip Sync Battle

Shark Tank

Who Do You Think You Are?

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

Born This Way

Deadliest Catch

Gaycation With Ellen Page


RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked

United Shades Of America: With W. Kamau


Outstanding Reality Host

Alec Baldwin, Match Game

W. Kamau Bell, United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell

RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway

Gordon Ramsay, MasterChef Junior

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party

Outstanding TV 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 (Masterpiece)

The Wizard Of Lies

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

Atlanta, “B.A.N.,” written by Donald Glover

Atlanta, “Streets On Lock,” written by Stephen Glover

Master Of None, “Thanksgiving,” written by Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe

Silicon Valley, “Success Failure,” written by Alec Berg

Veep, “Georgia,” written by Billy Kimball

Veep, “Groundbreaking,” written by David Mandel

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

The Americans, “The Soviet Division,” written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg

Better Call Saul, “Chicanery,” written by Gordon Smith

The Crown, “Assassins,” written by Peter Morgan

The Handmaid’s Tale, “Offred (Pilot ),” teleplay by Bruce Miller

Stranger Things, “Chapter One: The Vanishing Of Will Byers,” written by The Duffer Brothers

Westworld, “The Bicameral Mind,” written by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan

Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special

Big Little Lies, written for television by David E. Kelley

Black Mirror: San Junipero, written by Charlie Brooker

Fargo, “The Law Of Vacant Places,” written by Noah Hawley

FEUD: Bette And Joan, “And The Winner Is… (The Oscars Of 1963),” written by Ryan Murphy

FEUD: Bette And Joan, “Pilot,” written by Jaffe Cohen, Michael Zam, and Ryan Murphy

The Night Of, “The Call Of The Wild,” written by Richard Price and Steven Zaillian