The 2017 Emmy Nominations Are Here & Just Give Donald Glover Everything TBH

The full list of 2017 Emmy Awards nominees has landed, and Donald Glover, The Handmaid’s Tale, and basically everyone even tangentially involved with Saturday Night Live are all goddamn cheering.

Atlanta writer, director, and star Glover has been nominated in all three of those categories, and his slow-burning, richly-realised project is also up for Best Comedy. Not a bad showing, by any bloody means.
On the other end of the entertainment spectrum, the harrowing The Handsmaid’s Tale could pick up a slew of awards. Not only is it in the running for Best Drama Series, but the incredible Elizabeth Moss, Ann Dowd, and Samira Wiley are all in the mix for acting nods.
The nominations also recognise dystopian series’ direction, production design, and costume design. It’d be an absolute travesty if they didn’t, tbh. 
In a year dominated where the media was dominated by the actions of Donald Trump, the Emmys have given the show’s major players and behind-the-scenes crew some serious props. Yes, that includes Alec Baldwin as El Jefe himself. 
Also, Black Mirror has been well and truly acknowledged for its best episode yet, San Junipero. Heaven is a place on Earth, baby.

There are a couple of notable omissions: The Leftovers missed out in its final outing. Also, this is just one writer’s opinion, but Louis Herthum – whose twitching, corrupted face set the tone for the entirety of Westworld – has been robbed. 

Anyway. Have a squiz below, and prepare to get angry that your favs have been snubbed:

Drama Series
Better Call Saul 
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
House of Cards 
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Comedy Series
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley 
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Drama Actress
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
Drama Actor
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
Comedy Actor
Anthony Anderson – Black-ish
Aziz Ansari – Master of None
Zach Galifianakis – Baskets
Donald Glover – Atlanta
William H. Macy – Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent
Comedy Actress
Pamela Adlon – Better Things
Tracee Ellis-Ross – Black-ish
Jane Fonda – Grace and Frankie
Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie
Allison Janney – Mom
Ellie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
Limited Series
Big Little Lies
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Night Of
Limited Series Actor
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

Limited Series Actress
Carrie Coon – Fargo
Felicity Huffman – American Crime
Nicole Kidman – Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange – Feud
Susan Sarandon – Feud
Reese Witherspoon – Big Little Lies
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
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
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin – Saturday Night Live
Louie Anderson – Baskets
Ty Burrell – Modern Family
Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale – Veep
Matt Walsh – Veep
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
Vanessa Bayer – Saturday Night Live
Leslie Jones – Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky – Veep
Judith Light – Transparent
Kathryn Hahn – Transparent
Variety Talk Series
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Late Late Show With James Corden
Real Time With Bill Maher
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Reality Competition
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice
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 (Masterpiece)
The Wizard Of Lies
Variety Sketch Series
Billy On The Street
Documentary Now!
Drunk History
Saturday Night Live
Tracey Ullman’s Show
Structured Reality Program
Antiques Roadshow
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Fixer Upper
Lip Sync Battle
Shark Tank
Who Do You Think You Are
Unstructured Reality Program
Born This Way
Deadliest Catch
Gaycation With Ellen Page
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked
United Shades Of America: With W. Kamau Bell
Host for a Reality/Reality-Competition Program
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 & Snoop Dogg – Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party
Directing for a Comedy Series
Donald Glover – Atlanta
Jamie Babbit – Silicon Valley
Morgan Sackett – Veep
David Mandel – Veep
Dale Stern – Veep
Directing for a Drama Series
Vince Gilligan – Better Call Saul
Stephen Daldry – The Crown
Reed Morano – The Handmaid’s Tale
Kate Dennis – The Handmaid’s Tale
Lesli Linka Glatter – Homeland
The Duffer Brothers – Stranger Things
Jonathan Nolan – Westworld
Directing for a Variety Series
Derek Waters & Jeremy Konner – Drunk History
Andy Fisher – Jimmy Kimmel Live
Paul Pennolino – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Jim Hoskinson – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Don Roy King – Saturday Night Live
Directing for a Variety Special 
Paul Pennolino – Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Presents Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Glenn Weiss – The Oscars (Editor’s note: awards shows can be nominated at other awards shows? What the shit?)
Jim Hiskinson – Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going to Clean Up This S—?
Jerry Foley – Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best is Yet to Come
Directing for a Nonfiction Program
Alexis Bloom & Fisher Stevens – Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
Ezra Edelman – O.J.: Made in America
Fredi Devas – Planet Earth II
Elizabeth White – Planet Earth II
Ava DuVernay – 13th
Writing for a Comedy Series
Donald Glover – Atlanta
Stephen Glover – Atlanta
Aziz Ansari & Lena Waithe – Master of None
Alec Berg – Silicon Valley
Billy Kimball – Veep
David Mandel – Veep
Writing for a Drama Series
Joe Weisberg & Joel Fields – The Americans
Gordon Smith – Better Call Saul
Peter Morgan – The Crown
Bruce Miller – The Handmaid’s Tale
The Duffer Brothers – Stranger Things
Lisa Joy & Jonathan Nolan – Westworld
Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama
David E. Kelley – Big Little Lies
Charlie Brooker – Black Mirror: San Junipero
Noah Hawley – Fargo
Ryan Murphy – Feud: Bette and Joan
Jaffe Cohen, Michael, Michael Zam & Ryan Murphy – Feud: Bette and Joan
Richard Price & Steven Zaillian – The Night Of
Character Voice-Over Performance 
Dee Bradley Baker – American Dad!
Kevin Kline  – Bob’s Burgers
Kristen Schaal – BoJack Horseman
Mo Collins – F is for Family
Seth MacFarlane – Family Guy
Nancy Cartwright – The Simpsons
Animated Program 
Bob’s Burgers
Elena and the Secret of Avalor (Sofia the First)
The Simpsons
South Park

For the full list of nominess – including those selected for variety show writing production writing, cinematography, costuming, choreography, and casting – clock the write-up at Variety, right HERE.

Then, catch the actual ceremony on September 17. We definitely will be.

Source: Variety.
Photo: Atlanta / FX.