The eligibility period for the awards is between June 1 and May 30 each year.
The nominees for best actor in a drama series include: Matthew Rhys, "The Americans"; Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"; Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"; Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan"; Sterling K. Brown, "This Is Us"; Milo Ventimiglia, "This Is Us"; Anthony Hopkins, "Westworld".
Westworld won't be back till next year, but the Emmy Awards did not forget it this year. The 69th Emmy Awards will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. EDT.
Orange is the New Black's Uzo Aduba and Laverne Cox received nominations for the show's fourth season, but Samira Wiley, who was nominated for her performance in The Handmaid's Tale was not nominated for her role in the Netflix series, which also didn't receive a series nomination. "Silicon Valley" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" round out the best comedy ranks.
Amazon's "Transparent" had been nominated for best comedy series for the past two years, but was left out this time around.
While FX did not have The People v. O.J. Simpson this year-it won five Emmys last year-the cable net did have Feud: Bette and Joan, which tied Stranger Things with 18 nominations, good for third on the list. - John Lithgow, who with his wife are heading to a Lyle Lovett concert in Montana to celebrate his supporting drama actor nomination for "The Crown". Any suggestions as to which comedies your fellow readers should give a chance or why exactly they should give the series a chance before the Emmys this September? Best limited series is likely to be fiercely fought race, with Feud, Fargo and Big Little Lies among the possible contenders.
Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Wanda Sykes, "black-ish"; Carrie Fisher, "Catastrophe"; Becky Ann Baker, "Girls"; Angela Bassett, "Master of None"; Kristen Wiig, "Saturday Night Live"; Melissa McCarthy, "Saturday Night Live".