Stranger Things Earns Emmy Nomination For Best Drama

Netflix's breakout sci-fi series Stranger Things and FX's now-perennial favorite Fargo are among the nominees for the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, announced this morning in North Hollywood, California.

New series like The Handmaid's Tale, Wesworld and This Is Us were recognized alongside such veterans as Modern Family, Better Call Saul and Veep in a field that was free of Game of Thrones.

Stranger Things stars David Harbour and Millie Bobbie Brown also earned supporting actor and actress nods for their performances as Chief Jim Hopper and Eleven, while fan favorite Shannon Purser scored a nomination in the guest actress category for her role as Barb Holland.


The Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. PT. on CBS. The nominees in key categories can be found below.

Drama Series

Better Call Saul The Crown The Handmaid's Tale

Stranger Things

This Is Us


Comedy Series



Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


TV 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

The Wizard Of Lies

Limited Series

Big Little Lies


FEUD: Bette And Joan



The Night Of

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K Brown - This Is Us

Anthony Hopkins - Westworld

Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys - The Americans

Kevin Spacey - House of Cards

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

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 Limited Series or TV Movie

Riz Ahmed - The Night Of

Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock

Robert De Niro - Wizard of Lies

Ewan McGregor - Fargo

Geoffrey Rush - Genius

John Turturro - The Night Of

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

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

Jonathan Banks - Better Call Saul

Ron Cephas Jones - This Is Us

David Harbour - Stranger Things

Michael Kelly - House of Cards

John Lithgow - The Crown

Mandy Patinkin - Homeland

Jeffrey Wright - Westworld

Supporting Actress in a Drama

Uzo Aduba - Orange Is the New Black

Millie Bobby Brown - Stranger Things

Ann Dowd - The Handmaid’s Tale

Chrissy Metz - This Is Us

Thandie Newton - Westworld

Samira Wiley - The Handmaid’s Tale

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

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

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