We are gearing up for the 2018 Primetime Emmy nominations coming up on Monday, September 17th! Every year the Television Academyopens a new window honors their peers by recognizing the excellent programs created over the last year in areas of craftsmanship for television and the emerging media industry. Will your favorite television show or actor take home the award? Below are a few of the popular categories.
Outstanding Drama Series
The Handmaid's Tale was the big winner at last year's Emmys winning 8 awards altogether. But many speculated that Game of Thrones' ineligibility that year increased the chances for these new contenders. Now that Game of Thrones is back in the running, can The Handmaid's Tale defend their title?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Drama
- Jason Batemanopens a new window, Ozark
- Matthew Rhysopens a new window, The Americans
- Sterling K. Brownopens a new window, This Is Us
- Milo Ventimigliaopens a new window, This Is Us
- Ed Harrisopens a new window, Westworld
- Jeffrey Wrightopens a new window, Westworld
Outstanding Lead Actress, Drama
- Sandra Ohopens a new window, Killing Eve
- Tatiana Maslanyopens a new window, Orphan Black
- Keri Russellopens a new window, The Americans
- Claire Foyopens a new window, The Crown
- Elisabeth Mossopens a new window, The Handmaid's Tale
- Evan Rachel Woodopens a new window, Westworld
Outstanding Comedy Series
Veep's three-year Best Comedy streak is no longer a threat to the other contenders this year. Can the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's big Golden Globe win this year translate to an Emmy? Or can Donald Glover's historic wins for last year's Outstanding Director and Outstanding Lead Actor lend Atlanta momentum this year?
- Curb Your Enthusiasm
- Silicon Valley
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Outstanding Lead Actor, Comedy
- Donald Gloveropens a new window, Atlanta
- Bill Haderopens a new window, Barry
- Anthony Andersonopens a new window, black•ish
- Larry Davidopens a new window, Curb Your Enthusiasm
- William H. Macyopens a new window, Shameless
- Ted Dansonopens a new window, The Good Place
Outstanding Lead Actress, Comedy
- Pamela Adlonopens a new window, Better Things
- Tracee Ellis Rossopens a new window, black•ish
- Lily Tomlinopens a new window, Grace and Frankie
- Issa Raeopens a new window, Insecure
- Allison Janneyopens a new window, Mom
- Rachel Brosnahanopens a new window, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
You can take a look at the full list of categories on the Emmys websiteopens a new window.
Can you predict all the winners? Use our printable ballot, fill in your predictions, and see how well you score when you watch the 2018 Emmy Awards on Monday, September 17th.
Need to catch up on the nominated shows? Click the links in the nominees list above to see what San Mateo County Libraries has to offer. You can also watch the real story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestlingopens a new window (Glow) from the women that lived it.
Who are you hoping will take home the Emmy? Let us know in the comments!