Emmys 2017: The cool surprises that have us cheering

Emmys 2017: The cool surprises that have us cheering

And Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who won five consecutive Emmys for HBO's Veep, will try for another with her sixth nomination for the role.

Top Chef took home this category back in 2010 and has also earned an Emmy for Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming in 2008.

Emmy season is officially in full swing. - Elisabeth Moss, up for best drama series lead actress for "The Handmaid's Tale".

Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Ewan McGregor, "Fargo"; Geoffrey Rush, "Genius"; Riz Ahmed, "The Night Of"; John Turturro, "The Night Of"; Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock: The Lying Detective"; Robert De Niro, "The Wizard of Lies". NBC was third with 60, followed by FX with 54. The difference is that the show got a surprising three additional supporting actor nominees, with Leslie Jones, Vanessa Bayer, and Alec Baldwin all joining last year's Supporting Actress victor Kate McKinnon.

For the first time since The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallonhit the airwaves in 2014, the lighthearted incarnation of the legendary late-night talk show has failed to snag an Emmy nomination in the outstanding variety talk series category.

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Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, victor of Best Actress in a Comedy Series and Best Comedy Series for "Veep", poses in the press room during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Even with Game of Thrones out of contention, no one is surprised when HBO leads the Emmy nominations pack. The Emmys will air on CBS on September 17 at 7 p.m. Stephen Colbert will be hosting.

But with both of these shows out of the picture, a number of nods for television's equivalent of the Oscars should go to newcomers like lavish period drama "The Crown" and its Netflix stable mate "Stranger Things". The rest of the Best Comedy list is comprised of Veep and Silicon Valley from HBO, and Atlanta on FX.

Amazon's "Transparent" had been nominated for best comedy series for the past two years, but was left out this time around.

Netflix big-shouldered the best drama category with three contenders, "The Crown, "House of Cards" and "Stranger Things", a best-ever total for streaming as its platforms grow in strength as competitors to broadcast and cable". ABC also has two, in Modern Family and Black-ish.

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