The 69th Primetime Emmy Award Nominations have been announced and ABC has received 36! These nominations include a second consecutive nomination for critically acclaimed comedy series “black-ish” and Lead Actress Tracee Ellis Ross, as well as a third consecutive nomination for Lead Actor Anthony Anderson.
Emmy winner Viola Davis received her third consecutive Lead Drama Actress nomination for “How to Get Away with Murder,” while legendary actress Cicely Tyson picked up her second Guest Actress nomination for the show.
This award honors the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2016 until May 31, 2017 and the nominees are selected by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The 2017 Emmys will be hosted by Stephen Colbert and air at 8 pm EST/5 pm PDT on September 17.
In major categories, the nominations for ABC were as follows:
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Regina King, American Crime
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Wanda Sykes, black-ish
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away with Murder
OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES
Jimmy Kimmel Live
OUTSTANDING STRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM
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Source Credit : ABC