Emmys 2017: Digital Dramas Dominate

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by @todotvnews the 13/07/2017
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Out of the seven nominees for outstanding drama series, four come straight from the digital world: The Crown, The Handmaid's Tale, House of Cards and Stranger Things. However, HBO's Westworld was the most nominated drama. 

Back on June of 2013, House of Cards made history after becoming the first digital series to be nominated for an Emmy award and, although it didn't take win in any of the major categories for which it was nominated, the fact that it was considered was a before and after for the industry.

Today, barely four years later, the Emmys make history again: the drama series included more digital series amongst its nominees (four) than traditional series hailing from TV networks (three).

The news came this Thursday when the nominees for the 69th edition of Primetime Emmy Awards were finally revealed; and The Crown (Netflix), The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu), House of Cards (Netflix) and Stranger Things (Netflix), were the main highlights for outstanding drama series.

Better Call Sauk (AMC), This is Us (NBC), and Westworld (HBO) were the other series considered in that category.
In comedy, however, traditional TV was on the lead with nominations, although Netflix created a little space for itself with two titles: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Master of None.

The other nominees were Atlanta (FX), Blackish (ABC), Modern Family (ABC), Silicon Valley (HBO) and Veep (HBO).
As for limited series, in turn, the digital powerhouses couldn't sneak into the arena dominated by Big Little Lies (HBO), Feud (FX), The Night Of (HBO), Fargo (FX) and Genius (National Geographic).

And the story was pretty much the same with TV movies, where only Netflix managed to score a nomination thanks to acclaimed series Black Mirror. The Wizard of Lies (HBO), Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (NBC), The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO) and y Sherlock: The Lying Detective (PBS) completed the list.

All in all, Westworld (HBO) and Saturday Night Live (NBC) were the most nominated shows with 22 nominations each, followed by Stranger Things and FEUD: Bette and Joan (both with 18 nominations) and Veep (17).

When looking at networks, HBO dominated once again with 110 considerations, although Netflix didn't fall too behind with 91. NBC completed the Top 3 with 60 nominations.

Top Acting Categories

As for acting, in the main categories we have names like 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) and Robin Wright (House Of Cards) in the Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series category.

And Pamela Adlon (Better Things), Jane Fonda (Grace And Frankie), Allison Janney (Mom), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Tracee Ellis Ross (Blackish) and Lily Tomlin (Grace And Frankie) in the Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series category.

As for men, 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) and Milo Ventimiglia (This is Us) make up the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series category.

And Anthony Anderson (Blackish), Aziz Ansari (Master Of None), Zach Galifianakis (Baskets), Donald Glover (Atlanta), William H. Macy (Shameless) and Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) were considered for their work in comedy.

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on September 17, 2017. For this year, Late Night talk show host Stephen Colbert will take on hosting duties.

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