If there was any question that we’re living in a golden age of television, 2017 answered it. From dystopian fantasies like Westworld to breakout hits like This Is Us and perennial favorites like Veep, this year’s television shows made us laugh, cry and apprehensively sit at the edge of our couches.
The best of this year’s shows were declared yesterday as the nominations for the biggest and most coveted international television awards were announced. In its 69th year, the Primetime Emmy awards recognizes the best TV series and are touted as the ‘Oscars of Television’. 8000 entries from across the past 12 months were reviewed by the academy and the top contenders across categories emerged with Westworld, This Is Us, Feud: Bette and Joan, Veep, Big Little Lies and several more.
The Star English Entertainment network too has reason to celebrate as the maximum nominations have been bagged by the shows broadcast across its channels. With a staggering 50Emmy nominations across key categoriesit goes to prove that Star indeed is home to the most popular and critically acclaimed international shows.
The 69th Primetime EmmyAward ceremony itself will be simulcast LIVE exclusively on Star World, Star World HD and Star World Premiere HD at 5:30 AM on 18th September with a primetime repeat at 8:00 PM. Furthermore, one of the most loved, witty and curious talk show hosts on television –Stephen Colbert of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert fame will host the Emmy Awards this year, certain to make television viewing a delightful and hilarious affair.
Here is the list of shows that air on Star World and Star World Premiere who have received nominations in the key categories announced today:
This is Us
LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Viola Davis for How To Get Away With Murder
Keri Russell for The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood for Westworld
LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Sterling K. Brown for This is Us
Anthony Hopkins for Westworld
Matthew Rhys for The Americans
Milo Ventimiglia for This is Us
Big Little Lies
FEUD: Bette And Joan
The Night Of
LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE
Nicole Kidman for Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange for FEUD: Bette And Joan
Susan Sarandon for FEUD: Bette And Joan
Reese Witherspoon for Big Little Lies
LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE
Riz Ahmed for The Night Of
John Turturro for The Night Of
LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Pamela Adlon for Better Things
Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep
Tracee Ellis Ross for Black-ish
LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Anthony Anderson for Black-ish
Zach Galifianakis for Baskets