Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAIRSPRAY LIVE Among Nominees for 69th Annual EMMY AWARDS
This morning, Anna Chlumsky and Shemar Moore presented the nominations for the 69TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS from the WOLF Theatre at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center. Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington joined Chlumsky and Moore at the nominations ceremony, which was streamed live on Emmys.com. Click here for a full list of nominations!
Theater stars were well represented among this year's nominations. In the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama series, nominations went to FENCES Viola Davis for HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER and Elisabeth Moss (THE HEIDI CHRONICLES) for HANDMAID'S TALE.
In the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda received a nod for his hosting turn on SNL and will compete against fellow SNL host Tom Hanks (LUCKY GUY). Miranda's episode of DRUNK HISTORY - HAMILTON also was nominated for Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Reality Or Reality Competition Series. The episode also received a nod for Outstanding Direction. Jackie Hoffman, currently starring in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for FEUD.
In the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Liev Schreiber (DANGEROUS LIAISONS) received a nod for RAY DONOVAN. He will compete against this year's TONY AWARD's host Kevin Spacey for HOUSE OF CARDS.
The category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie features nods for WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF's Carrie Coon for FARGO and LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT's Jessica Lange for FEUD, Susan Sarandon for FEUD and Nicole Kidman for BIG LITTLE LIES.
Among the actresses nominated for Comedy are Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin for GRACE AND FRANKIE and SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION's Allison Janney for MOM.
Tony host and Tony Award winner James Corden received a nod for Outstanding Variety/Talk Show for THE LATE LATE SHOW. He will compete against this year's Emmy host Stephen Colbert for THE LATE SHOW.
PRESENT LAUGHTER's Kevin Kline received a nomination for Outstanding Character Voice-Over for Mr. Fischoeder in BOB'S BURGERS.
Tony winning set designer Derek McLane received two nominations for Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Event Or Award Special - one for NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE and one for THE OSCARS. Of note, this is the third consecutive year that McLane has received double EMMY nominations. In 2015, he received nominations for THE OSCARS and PETER PAN LIVE! and in 2016, he received nominations for THE OSCARS and THE WIZ LIVE!.
HAIRSPRAY LIVE also received a nod for Outstanding Costumes for Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Programming, as well as one for Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special, Outstanding Lighting Design for a Variety Special, Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series Or Special and Outstanding Technical Direction. The broadcast also received a nod for Outstanding Special Class Program, as did the 70TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS. The ladder also received a nomination for Outstanding Technical Direction. The 70th Annual TONY AWARDS also received a nod for Lighting Design for a Variety Special.
Rachel Bloom was among the nominees in the category of Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND.
William H. Macy received a nod for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for SHAMELESS. Geoffrey Rush received a nod for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie for his portrayal of Albert Einstein in GENIUS. He will compete against John Turturro for THE NIGHT OF and Robert DeNiro for his portrayal of Bernie Madoff in THE WIZARD OF LIES.
THE LITTLE MERMAID's Tituss Burgess was once again nominated for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his hilarious portrayal of Titus Andromedon in Netflix's KIMMY SCHMIDT.
In the category of Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, John Lithgow (THE CROWN) will compete against Broadway veteran Mandy Patinkin (HOMELAND), Ron Cephas Jones (THIS IS US) and Alfred Molina (FEUD). The Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category features Judith Light (TRANSPARENT) and VEEP's Anna Chlumsky. And for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, THE WIZ LIVE's Uzo Aduba (GODSPELL) was once again recognized for her performance in ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK.
B.D. Wong received a nod for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. He will compete against Hank Azaria (RAY DONOVAN) and Denis O'Hare (THIS IS US.) Angela Bassett received a nod for her guest appearance in Netflix's MASTER OF NONE.
Tony winner Cecily Tyson received a nod for her guest appearance in HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. She will compete against ROCKY HORROR's Laverne Cox for her appearance in ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK.
GLEE star Jane Lynch (ANNIE) received a nod for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama for DROPPING THE SOAP on Amazon.
INTO THE WOODS' Meryl Streep received a nomination for Outstanding Narrator for FIVE CAME BACK THE PRICE OF VICTORY. She will compete against Liev Schreiber (MUHAMMAD ALI: ONLY ONE), Ewan McGregor (WILD SCOTLAND) and Laurence Fishburne (YEAR MILLION)
The 69th Emmy Awards will telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 17 (8:00-11:00 PM ET/5:00-8:00 PM PT) on CBS. Stephen Colbert will serve as host. The 69th Emmy Awards is produced by White Cherry Entertainment. Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner are executive producers; Weiss is director; and Chris Licht, executive producer of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, is a producer.