We are gearing up for the 2018 Primetime Emmy nominations coming up on Monday, September 17th! Every year the Television Academy, opens 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 Bateman, opens a new window, Ozark
- Matthew Rhys, opens a new window, The Americans
- Sterling K. Brown, opens a new window, This Is Us
- Milo Ventimiglia, opens a new window, This Is Us
- Ed Harris, opens a new window, Westworld
- Jeffrey Wright, opens a new window, Westworld
Outstanding Lead Actress, Drama
- Sandra Oh, opens a new window, Killing Eve
- Tatiana Maslany, opens a new window, Orphan Black
- Keri Russell, opens a new window, The Americans
- Claire Foy, opens a new window, The Crown
- Elisabeth Moss, opens a new window, The Handmaid's Tale
- Evan Rachel Wood, opens 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 Glover, opens a new window, Atlanta
- Bill Hader, opens a new window, Barry
- Anthony Anderson, opens a new window, black•ish
- Larry David, opens a new window, Curb Your Enthusiasm
- William H. Macy, opens a new window, Shameless
- Ted Danson, opens a new window, The Good Place
Outstanding Lead Actress, Comedy
- Pamela Adlon, opens a new window, Better Things
- Tracee Ellis Ross, opens a new window, black•ish
- Lily Tomlin, opens a new window, Grace and Frankie
- Issa Rae, opens a new window, Insecure
- Allison Janney, opens a new window, Mom
- Rachel Brosnahan, opens a new window, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
You can take a look at the full list of categories on the Emmys website, opens 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 Wrestling, opens 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!