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Emmys 2018 nominees (Donald Glover, Issa Rae, ‘Stranger Things,’ Jonathan Coulton, more)

Governors Ball 2017 - Saturday
Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino at Governors Ball 2017 (“>more by Toby Tenenbaum)

The 2018 nominees for the Emmys have been announced. Check out the complete list HERE.

Highlights include Donald Glover picking up a nominee for Lead Actor in a Comedy series for Atlanta, and he’s up against Bill Hader for Barry, Larry David for Curb Your Enthusiasm, and more. All three of those shows were nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series against Silicon Valley, GLOW, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and black-ish.

Issa Rae was nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Insecure. Also, Westworld and Stranger Things are both up for Outstanding Drama Series. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s Portlandia and Saturday Night Live were both nominated for Variety Sketch Series.

Chance the Rapper‘s “Come Back Barack” from when he hosted SNL was nominated for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, against Jonathan Coulton for “High Crimes And Misdemeanors” from The Good Fight, Steve Martin for “The Buddy” song from Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life, and others.

Atlanta, Stranger Things, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, This Is Us and Westworld are all up for Outstanding Music Supervision.

Twin Peaks was nominated for a few categories (like cinematography, sound editing, production design, hairstyling, makeup, and more) but notably snubbed in the Outstanding Drama Series category. Director David Lynch was nominated for Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries Movie Or A Dramatic Special.

John Legend was nominated for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series noms include Jason Bateman (Ozark), Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), Ed Harris (Westworld), and more.

This year’s awards show happens September 17 at the Microsoft Theater in LA, and as mentioned, Colin Jost and Michael Che from SNL’s Weekend Update are hosting.

Here’s the list of nominees for most major categories:

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”)
Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”)
Jeff Daniels (“The Looming Tower”)
John Legend (“Jesus Christ Superstar”)
Jesse Plemons (“USS Callister”)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

Laura Dern (“The Tale”)
Jessica Biel (“The Sinner”)
Michelle Dockery (“Godless”)
Edie Falco (“The Menendez Murders”)
Regina King (“Seven Seconds”)
Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story: Cult”)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)
Bill Hader (“Barry”)
Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”)
William H. Macy (“Shameless”)
Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Ted Danson (“The Good Place”)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”)
Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”)
Allison Janney (“Mom”)
Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”)
Issa Rae (“Insecure”)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)
Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”)
Ed Harris (“Westworld”)
Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)
Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”)
Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series:

Claire Foy (“The Crown”)
Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”)
Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)
Keri Russell (“The Americans”)
Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”)

Reality Competition

“The Amazing Race”
“American Ninja Warrior”
“Project Runway”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”

Variety Sketch Series

“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“Portlandia” (IFC)
“Drunk History” (Comedy Central)
“Tracey Ullman’s Show” (HBO)
“At Home with Amy Sedaris” (TruTV)
“I Love You, America” (Hulu)

Variety Talk Series

“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
“Late Late Show with James Corden Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Limited Series

“The Alienist”
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
“Genius: Picasso”
“Godless”
“Patrick Melrose”

Comedy Series

“Atlanta” (FX)
“Barry” (HBO)
“Black-ish” (ABC)
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
“GLOW” (Netflix)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

Drama Series

“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“Game of Thrones”
“This Is Us”
“The Crown”
“The Americans”
“Stranger Things”
“Westworld”

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”)
Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”)
Joseph Fiennes (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
David Harbour (“Stranger Things”)
Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”)
Matt Smith (“The Crown”)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Alexis Bledel (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”)
Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”)
Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)
Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Louie Anderson (“Baskets”)
Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live”)
Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)
Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”)
Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Zazie Beetz (“Atlanta”)
Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Aidy Bryant (“Saturday Night Live”)
Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”)
Leslie Jones (“Saturday Night Live”)
Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)
Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne”)
Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”)

Television Movie

“Fahrenheit 451” (HBO)
“Flint” (Lifetime)
“Paterno” (HBO)
“The Tale” (HBO)
“Black Mirror: USS Callister” (Netflix)

Structured Reality Program

“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS)
“Fixer Upper” (HGTV)
“Lip Sync Battle” (Paramount)
“Queer Eye” (Netflix)
“Shark Tank” (ABC)
“Who Do You Think You Are?” (TLC)

Unstructured Reality Program

“Born This Way” (A&E)
“Deadliest Catch” (Discovery)
“Intervention” (A&E)
“Naked and Afraid” (Discovery Channel)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” (VH1)
“United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell” (CNN)

Host for Reality/Reality Competition Program

W. Kamau Bell (“United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell”)
Ellen DeGeneres (“Ellen’s Game of Games”)
RuPaul Charles (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”)
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn (“Project Runway”)
Jane Lynch (“Hollywood Game Night”)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Jeff Daniels (“Godless”)
Brandon Victor Dixon (“Jesus Christ Superstar”)
John Leguizamo (“Waco”)
Ricky Martin (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Edgar Ramirez (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Michael Stuhlbarg (“The Looming Tower”)
Finn Wittrock (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Sara Bareilles (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert”)
Penelope Cruz (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Judith Light (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Adina Porter (“American Horror Story: Cult”)
Merritt Wever (“Godless”)
Letitia Wright (“Black Museum” (Black Mirror))

Guest Actor in a Drama Series

F. Murray Abraham (“Homeland”)
Cameron Britton (“Mindhunter”)
Matthew Goode (“The Crown”)
Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”)
Gerald McRaney (“This Is Us”)
Jimmi Simpson (“Westworld”)

Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Viola Davis (“Scandal”)
Kelly Jenrette (The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Cherry Jones (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Diana Rigg (“Game of Thrones”)
Cicely Tyson (“How to Get Away With Murder”)
Samira Wiley (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Sterling K. Brown (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”)
Bryan Cranston (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Donald Glover (“Saturday Night Live”)
Bill Hader (“Saturday Night Live”)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Katt Williams (“Atlanta”)

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Tina Fey (“Saturday Night Live”)
Tiffany Haddish (“Saturday Night Live”)
Jane Lynch (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Maya Rudolph (“The Good Place”)
Molly Shannon (“Will & Grace”)
Wanda Sykes (“Black-ish”)

Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
Alias Grace – music by Mychael and Jeff Danna
Crazy Diamond (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams) – music by Cristobal Tapia De Veer
Godless – music by Carlos Rafael Rivera
March Of The Penguins 2: The Next Step – music by Cyril Aufort
The Commuter (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams) – music by Harry Gregson-Williams
USS Callister (Black Mirror) – music by Daniel Pemberton

Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)
Game of Thrones “The Dragon and the Wolf” – music by Ramin Djawadi
Marvel’s Jessica Jones “AKA Playland” – music by Sean Callery
Once Upon A Time “Leaving Storybrooke” – music by Mark Isham, Cindy O’Connor, Michael Simon
SEAL Team “Pattern of Life” – music by W.G. Snuffy Walden, A. Patrick Rose
Star Wars Rebels “Family Reunion – And Farewell” – music by Kevin Kiner

Outstanding Music Direction
Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live At The Apollo – Bruno Mars, Music Director
Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute – Davey Johnstone, Music Director
Super Bowl LII Halftime Show Starring Justin Timberlake – Adam Wayne Blackstone, Music Director
The Oscars – Harold Wheeler, Music Director
Tony Bennett: The Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song – Gregg Field, Music Director

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
Godless – theme by Carlos Rafael Rivera
Marvel’s The Defenders – theme by John Paesano
Somebody Feed Phil – theme by Mike S. Olson, Bridget Ellen Kearney, Michael Calabrese, Rachael Price
The Las Tycoon – theme by Mychael Danna
The Putin Interviews – theme by Jeff Beal
The Tick – theme by Chris Bacon

Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
A Christmas Story Live! – “In The Market For A Miracle” – music & lyrics by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
Big Mouth – “Totally Gay” – music & lyrics by Mark Rivers
If You’re Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast – “Just Getting Started” – music & lyrics by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Dave Grusin
Saturday Night Live – Chance the Rapper’s “Come Back Barack” – music by Eli Brueggemann
Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life – “The Buddy Song” – music & lyrics by Steve Martin
The Good Fight – “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” – music & lyrics by Jonathan Coulton

Outstanding Music Supervision
Jen Malone, Fam Udeorji (Atlanta – “Alligator Man”)
Nora Felder (Stranger Things – “Trick or Treat, Freak”)
Robin Urdang, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – “Pilot”)
Jennifer Pyken (This Is Us – “That’ll Be The Day”)
Sean O’Meara (Westworld – “Akane No Mai”)

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