The 2017 Emmy Award nominations are out, and HBO is at the front of the pack (yet again) but not thanks to usual heavy hitter "Game of Thrones." This year it's all about "Westworld" and "Big Little Lies." Meanwhile there are plenty of battling co-stars in different categories, which is pretty on brand for FX's "Feud." Both Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange received a nomination for lead actress in a limited series or movie. And Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia are competing against each other for lead actor in a drama series for "This Is Us."
- Here is the complete list of nominees
- "Game of Thrones" did not get any nominations. This is why.
- Fans of "The Leftovers" have a lot of feelings about the show's snub
- How Nancy Cartwright's "Simpsons' nomination is technically her first
Winter will not be coming to the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. "Game of Thrones" (which amassed a staggering 23 nominations last year) is not eligible to be nominated for any Emmys this year.
The seventh season of "Game of Thrones" will not premiere until July 16, which means HBO's fantasy series has missed the eligibility period to be considered for this year's awards. (To qualify for the 2017 Emmys, a program had to air episodes between June 1, 2016, and May 31, 2017.)
And, no, the four Season 6 episodes that aired during the aforementioned dates don't count. The television academy has a "hanging episodes" rule. The Season 6 episodes were counted as being released in last year's eligibility period, so no matter how amazing "Battle of the Bastards" was, it cannot be nominated this time.
This is the first time since 2011 that "Game of Thrones" is not among the year's Emmy contenders.
The series, which was named the best drama series for the second consecutive year at the 2016 awards, has won 38 Emmys since its debut and holds the record for most awards of any drama or comedy series.