The 2017 Emmy Awards Nominations were announced this morning and there were some noticeable absences – Game of Thrones, Orphan Black and Twin Peaks were not eligible.
Even without Game of Thrones, HBO still collected 110 nominations, while Netflix nabbed 91 – and on a surprising note, Saturday Night Live and This Is Us led NBC to 60 nominations.
In terms of series noms, Westworld and Saturday Night Live each took 22 noms, while FX’s FEUD: Bette and Joan and Netflix’s Stranger Things netted 18 apiece. Veep remained hot with 17 noms, while Big Little Lies and Fargo each earned 16.
As the end of the 42nd season of Saturday Night Live comes to an end, the show has seen a noticeable boost in its profile thanks in part to the quirks of the Trump administration. Guest stars like Melissa McCarthy and Alec Baldwin have made regular appearances throughout the season that have helped propel viewership past numbers the show has not seen in years. It has truly been a season that has made many comedy content creators consider CD replication vs duplication to showcase and spread their unique takes on the current state of the country to their fan base.
For the first time in its storied history, Saturday Night Live will air live in all time zones, nationwide. The show will be broadcast live simultaneously across the country for its final four shows of the season — April 15, May 6, 13 and 20.
Hosts for the four remaining Season 24 episodes will beL Jimmy Fallon, Chris Pine, Melissa McCarthy and Dwayne Johnson.
Saturday Night Live segment Weekend Update is getting a primetime look!
Beginning Thursday, August 10th (9/8C), Colin Jost and Michael Che will host a four-week primetime run of the popular rundown of news and biting commentary. Additional SNL cast members will make appearances.