SNL Leads Emmy Nominations for 2017 With 22

Not only did SNL have the biggest rated season in years, they’ve also led the pack tie-ing for the most Emmy nominations overall for Season 42 which featured Alec Baldwin as a sort of adjunct cast member in his role as Donald Trump. Among the 22 nominations, Saturday Night Live grabbed (tieing with Westworld) were a nomination for Best Variety Sketch Series, Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series, Baldwin grabbed a nom for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Variety Series, and SNL dominated the Supporting Actress in a Comedy Variety Series category with Vanessa Bayer, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon getting nominations. Three SNL hosts were nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series: Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Dave Chappelle, and another two SNL hosts were nominated for Oustanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Kristin Wiig and Melissa McCarthy.

A few other SNL noms include one for Costume Design on the Emily Blunt hosted episode, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series, Outstanding Picture Editing for a Variety Series, Outstanding Hairstyling, Outstanding Interactive Program, Lighting Design, Non-Prosthetic Makeup, Prosthetic Makeup, Outstanding Stunt Coordination, Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control and even for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, for the song Last Christmas in the Casey Affleck episode with lyrics written by Chancelor Johnathan Bennett, Kenan Thompson, and Will Stephen, music by Eli Brueggemann.  And related to SNL, Creating Saturday Night Live was nominated for Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series.

Beyond SNL- the shows leading the way for comedy series are Silicon Valley (10), Last Week Tonight (9), Transparent (7) and Atlanta (6).  Both Louis C.K. and Sarah Silverman were nominated for writing for their 2017 specials, Louis C.K. 2017 and Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust.

Some of our favorite smaller shows got some love- thank goodness Pamela Adlon got a nomination for Better Things, and Louie Anderson and Zach Galifianakis both got nominations for their roles in Baskets, and its great to see IFC pick up a nomination for Documentary Now. Newcomer Superior Donuts picked up a nomination in the Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series category.

Two perennial nominees, Modern Family and Veep continued their impressive streaks of being nominated for Best Comedy Series each year that they have been on television. For Modern Family, that’s a streak of 8 straight nominations and Veep picked up its 5th straight. This year these two comedies will face competition from Black-ish, Atlanta, Master of None, Silicon Valley and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, to see which show takes home the Primetime Emmy.

Comedy Central secured seven nominations with four individual series receiving nominations: Broad City, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Drunk History and South Park.

Alec Baldwin also got nominated for Match Game, and W. Kamau Bell’s United Shades Of America With W. Kamau
Bell got nominations in the Best Host of a Reality Show or Reality Competition category. Kudos to RuPaul and company who not only secured seven Emmy noms, but also chalked up a nomination for RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked— the only YouTube series competing against cable TV programming in the category of Unstructured Reality Series.

Here are all the comedy related nominations for 2017:

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

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

Best Comedy Series
Atlanta, FX
Black-ish, ABC
Master Of None, Netflix
Modern Family, ABC
Silicon Valley, HBO
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix
Veep, HBO

Best Variety Sketch Series
Billy On The Street truTV
Documentary Now! IFC
Drunk History Comedy Central
Portlandia IFC
Saturday Night Live NBC
Tracey Ullman’s Show HBO

Best 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

Best 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

Best 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

Character Voice-Over Performance
Dee Bradley Baker as Klaus, American Dad!
Kevin Kline as Mr. Fischoeder, Bob’s Burgers
Kristen Schaal as Sarah Lynn, BoJack Horseman
Mo Collins as Ginny, Jimmy Fitzsimmons, Lex, Ben, Cutie Pie, F Is For Family
Seth MacFarlane as Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, Glenn Quagmire, Family Guy
Nancy Cartwright as Bart, The Simpsons

Animated program
Bob’s Burgers
Elena and the Secret of Avalor
The Simpsons
South Park

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
Atlanta, B.A.N., Directed by Donald Glover
Silicon Valley, Intellectual Property, Directed by Jamie Babbit
Silicon Valley, Server Error, Directed by Mike Judge
Veep, Blurb, Directed by Morgan Sackett
Veep, Groundbreaking, Directed by David Mandel
Veep, Justice, Directed by Dale Stern

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Riz Ahmed as Paul-Louis, Girls
Matthew Rhys as Chuck Palmer, Girls
Dave Chappelle, Host, SNL
Lin Manuel Miranda, Host, SNL
Tom Hanks, Host, SNL
Hugh Laurie as Tom James, Veep

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Wanda Sykes as Daphne Lido, Blackish
Carrie Fisher as Mia, Catastrophe
Becky Ann Baker as Loreen Doring, Girls
Angela Bassett as Catherine, Master of None
Kristen Wiig as Host, SNL
Melissa McCarthy as Host, SNL

Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series
Atlanta, FX
Master Of None, Netflix
Silicon Valley, HBO
Transparent, Amazon
Veep, HBO

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour)
Ballers, Game Day
Divorce, Pilot
Mozart In The Jungle, Now I Will Sing
Silicon Valley, Success Failure
Transparent, If I Were A Bell
Veep, Qatar

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series
Drunk History, Hamilton, Directed by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner
Jimmy Kimmel Live, The (Red) Show, Directed by Andy Fisher
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Multi-Level Marketing Directed by Paul Pennolino
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Episode 0179, Directed by Jim Hoskinson
Saturday Night Live, Host: Jimmy Fallon, Directed by Don Roy King

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Paul Pennolino, Directed by
The Oscars
Glenn Weiss, Directed by
Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going To Clean Up This Sh*t ?
Jim Hoskinson, Directed by
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet To Come
Jerry Foley, Directed by

Outstanding Interactive Program
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Online
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Late Show With James Corden
Saturday Night Live Multiplatform Experience
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee: Jo Miller,  Samantha Bee, Ashley Nicole Black, Pat Cassels, Eric Drysdale, Mathan Erhardt, Travon Free, Joe Grossman, Miles Kahn, Melinda Taub, Jason Reich,
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver:  Kevin Avery, Tim Carvell, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner,
Late Night With Seth Meyers:  Jermaine Affonso, Alex Baze, Bryan Donaldson, Sal Gentile, Matt Goldich, Dina Gusovky, Jenny Hagel, Allison Hord, Mike Karnell, John Lutz, Seth Meyers, Ian Morgan, Seth Reiss, Amber Ruffin, Mike Scollins, Mike Shoemaker, Ben Warheit,
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Barry Julien, Jay Katsir, Opus Moreschi, Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Matt Lappin, Michael Brumm, Nate Charny, Aaron Cohen, Cullen Crawford, Paul Dinello, Ariel Dumas, Glenn Eichler, Django Gold, Gabe Gronli, Daniel Kibblesmith, Michael Pielocik, Kate Sidley, Jen Spyra, Brian Stack, John Thibodeaux,
Saturday Night Live: Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider, Kent Sublette, Bryan Tucker, Pete Schultz, James Anderson, Kristen Bartlett, Jeremy Beiler, Zack Bornstein, Joanna Bradley, Megan Callahan, Michael Che, Anna Drezen, Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Nick Kocher, Dave McCary,  Brian McElhaney,  Dennis McNicholas, Drew Michael, Lorne Michaels, Josh Patten, Katie Rich, Streeter Seidell, Will Stephen, Julio Torres,

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents Not The White House Correspondent s’ Dinner :  Samantha Bee, Jo Miller, Ashley Nicole Black, Pat Cassels, Eric Drysdale, Mathan Erhardt, Travon Free, Joe Grossman, Miles Kahn, Melinda Taub,
Louis C.K. 2017:  Louis C.K.
Sarah Silverman: A Speck Of Dust: Sarah Silverman
Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going To Clean Up This Sh*t ?:
Jay Katsir, Opus Moreschi, Stephen Colbert, Michael Brumm, Nate Charny, Aaron Cohen, Cullen Crawford, Paul Dinello,
Rob Dubbin, Ariel Dumas, Glenn Eichler, Django Gold, Gabe Gronli, Barry Julien, Daniel Kibblesmith, Matt Lappin, Michael Pielocik, Tom Purcell, Kate Sidley, Jen Spyra, Brian Stack, John Thibodeaux,
70th Annual Tony Awards:  Dave Boone, Mike Gibbons, Lauren Greenberg, Ian Karmel, Ben Winston, Justin Shanes,