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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Stranger Things’ pick up Emmy nominations

With liberty and justice for Barb.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Jul 13, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 11:59 pm CDT

The 2017 Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday and while there were some familiar names, a few new fan-favorites got nods as well.

Elisabeth Moss picked up a Best Lead Actress nomination for The Handmaid’s Tale, which gives Hulu its first Emmy nomination in the drama category, though a lot of people seem to think the series is a documentary. Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd, and Alex Bledel also picked up noms for their roles on the series.

HBO’s Big Little Lies and Westworld made their first appearance, but Twitter was pretty upset about apparent Leftovers and Insecure snubs. The late Carrie Fisher received a nomination for her role on Amazon‘s CatastropheNetflix hit The Crown picked up a couple cold ones and Stranger Things clocked 18 nominations. One category might answer the internet’s year-old question: Will there be justice for Barb?

Stephen Colbert hosts the Emmys on Sept. 17. The nominees can be found below:

Drama series

Better Call Saul
The Crown
Stranger Things
This Is Us
The Handmaid’s Tale

Comedy series

Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Lead actor, drama

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Anthony Hopkins, Westworld
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Lead actor, comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Zach Galifianakis, Baskets
Donald Glover, Atlanta
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Lead actress, drama

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

Lead actress, comedy

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

Lead actor, TV movie/limited series

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Lying Detective
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius
John Turturro, The Night Of

Lead actress, TV movie/limited series

Carrie Coon, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud
Susan Sarandon, Feud
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Variety/talk show

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
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Reality/competition series

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

Supporting actor, drama

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
John Lithgow, The Crown
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Supporting actress, drama

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

Supporting actor, comedy

Louie Anderson, Baskets
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tony Hale, Veep
Matt Walsh, Veep

Supporting actress, comedy

Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Kathryn Hahn, Transparent
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Judith Light, Transparent
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Supporting actor, TV movie/limited series

Bill Camp, The Night Of
Alfred Molina, Feud
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
David Thewlis, Fargo
Stanley Tucci, Feud
Michael Kenneth Williams, The Night Of

Supporting actress, TV movie/limited series

Judy Davis, Feud
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Jackie Hoffman, Feud
Regina King, American Crime
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

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*First Published: Jul 13, 2017, 11:55 am CDT