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Anthony Hopkins in a scene from Westworld.

The 2017 Emmy Award nominees have been announced and a high number of series airing on M-Net have made it to the top of the nominee list.

This year, the awards will be hosted by late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert, and M-Net has scheduled the prestigious ceremony to air live from Los Angeles on Monday, 17 September at 02:00 and in prime time on the same day at 19:30

Some of the acclaimed nominees on the list formed part of the M-Net channels schedules in the past year including: Better Call Saul, House of Cards, This Is Us and Westworld. The equally applauded black-ish, Modern Family, Silicon Valley and Veep were favourites in the Outstanding Comedy Series category. Westworld was one of the leads with the most nominations, receiving a total of 22 nominations in all categories, and Veep stands in with 17.

First-time Emmy nominee Milo Ventimiglia (This is Us) joins the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category alongside his co-star Sterling K. Brown (This is Us). Other nominees in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category are Anthony Hopkins (Westworld), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan) and Kevin Spacey (House of Cards). Notable M-Net channels nominations include Lead Actress in a Drama: Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder), Keri Russell (The Americans), Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld) and Robin Wright (House of Cards).

Award-winning comedy that kept us going this year included performances from the Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and on the nominee list is: Anthony Anderson (black-ish), and past Emmy winners William H. Macy (Shameless) and Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent). Nominees in the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series were Allison Janney (Mom), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), and Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish). Multiple nominees include Riz Ahmed (The Night Of), Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Ewan McGregor (Fargo), Matthew Rhys (The Americans) and Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan). First-time Emmy nominees in the Limited Series or Movie categories include Carrie Coon (The Leftovers) and Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies).

Here is the full list of nominations:

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:

  • Viola Davis- How to Get Away with Murder 
  • Claire Foy- The Crown
  • Elisabeth Moss -The Handmaid's Tale
  • Keri Russell -The Americans (season 5 coming to M-Net 101 in December 2017)
  • Evan Rachel Wood - Westworld 
  • Robin Wright - House of Cards (season 5 currently airs on M-Net 101 on Wednesdays at 22:30)

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Sterling K. Brown- This is Us (season 1 currently airs on M-Net 101 on Mondays at 19:30)
  • Anthony Hopkins- Westworld 
  • Bob Odenkirk- Better Call Saul (season 3 coming to M-Net 101 soon)
  • Matthew Rhys- The Americans (season 5 coming to M-Net 101 in December 2017)
  • Liev Schreiber- Ray Donovan (season 5 coming to M-Net 101 in September 2017
  • Kevin Spacey- House of Cards (season 5 currently airs on M-Net 101 on Wednesdays at 22:30)
  • Milo Ventimiglia- This is Us (season 1 currently airs on M-Net 101 on Mondays at 19:30)

* Note: Liev Schreiber is nominated twice as Narrator for Muhammad Ali: Only One and Uconn: The March to Madness

LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

  • Carrie Coon- Fargo
  • Felicity Huffman- American Crime (season 3 starts on M-Net 101 Thursday 17 August at 21:30)
  • Nicole Kidman- Big Little Lies 
  • Jessica Lange-  FEUD: Bette And Joan
  • Susan Sarandon - FEUD: Bette And Joan
  • Reese Witherspoon- Big Little Lies 

LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

  • Riz Ahmed - The Night Of 
  • Benedict Cumberbatch- Sherlock: The Lying Detective
  • Robert De Niro- The Wizard of Lies
  • Ewan McGregor- Fargo 
  • Geoffrey Rush- Genius
  • John Turturro The Night Of (aired on M-Net Binge 900)

* Riz Ahmed is also nominated for Guest Actor in A Comedy Series for Girls
* Matthew Rhys is also nominated for Guest Actor in A Comedy Series for Girls
* Ewan McGregor is also nominated for Narrator for Wild Scotland

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Pamela Adlon- Better Things
  • Jane Fonda- Grace And Frankie
  • Allison Janney- Mom 
  • Ellie Kemper- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus- Veep 
  • Tracee Ellis Ross- black-ish 
  • Lily Tomlin-  Grace And Frankie

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Anthony Anderson - black-ish 
  • Aziz Ansari - Master of None
  • Zach Galifianakis - Baskets
  • Donald Glover - Atlanta
  • William H. Macy - Shameless (season 8 coming to M-Net 101 soon)
  • Jeffrey Tambor - Transparent (season 4 coming to M-Net 101 soon)

*Donald Glover is also nominated for Directing and Writing for Atlanta

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Uzo Aduba - Orange Is the New Black (season 5 coming to M-Net 101 soon)
  • Millie Bobby Brown- Stranger Things
  • Ann Dowd - The Handmaid's Tale
  • Chrissy Metz- This is Us (season 1 currently airs on M-Net 101 on Mondays at 19:30)
  • Thandie Newton- Westworld 
  • Samira Wiley- The Handmaid's Tale

*Ann Dowd is also nominated as Guest Actress In A Drama Series for The Leftovers

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA

  • Jonathan Banks- Better Call Saul (season 3 coming to M-Net 101 soon)
  • David Harbour- Stranger Things
  • Ron Cephas Jones- This is Us (season 1 currently airs on M-Net 101 on Mondays at 19:30)
  • Michael Kelly- House of Cards (season 5 currently airs on M-Net 101 on Wednesdays at 22:30)
  • John Lithgow- The Crown
  • Mandy Patinkin- Homeland 
  • Jeffrey Wright- Westworld 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

  • Vanessa Bayer- Saturday Night Live
  • Anna Chlumsky- Veep 
  • Kathryn Hahn- Transparent (season 4 coming to M-Net 101 soon)
  • Leslie Jones- Saturday Night Live
  • Judith Light- Transparent (season 4 coming to M-Net 101 soon)
  • Kate McKinnon- Saturday Night Live

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY

  • Louie Anderson- Baskets
  • Alec Baldwin- Saturday Night Live
  • Tituss Burgess- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Ty Burrell- Modern Family (season 9 coming to M-Net 101 soon)
  • Tony Hale- Veep 
  • Matt Walsh- Veep 

*Alec Baldwin is also nominated for Host for Match Game
*Ty Burrell also nominated for Actor in A Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for Boondoggle

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

  • Judy Davis - FEUD: Bette And Joan
  • Laura Dern - Big Little Lies 
  • Jackie Hoffman - FEUD: Bette And Joan
  • Regina King - American Crime (season 3 starts on M-Net 101 Thursday 17 August at 21:30)
  • Michelle Pfeiffer - The Wizard of Lies
  • Shailene Woodley - Big Little Lies 

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

  • Bill Camp - The Night Of 
  • Alfred Molina - FEUD: Bette And Joan
  • Alexander Skarsgard - Big Little Lies 
  • David Thewlis - Fargo 
  • Stanley Tucci - FEUD: Bette And Joan
  • Michael Kenneth Williams - The Night Of 

LIMITED SERIES

  • Big Little Lies 
  • FEUD: Bette And Joan
  • Genius National Geographic
  • The Night Of 

*Aziz Ansari is also nominated for Writing for Master of None

COMEDY SERIES

  • Atlanta
  • black-ish 
  • Master of None
  • Modern Family (season 9 coming to M-Net 101 soon)
  • Silicon Valley (season 4 airs on M-Net 101, Fridays at 23:40)
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Veep 

DRAMA SERIES

  • Better Call Saul (season 3 coming to M-Net 101 soon)
  • The Crown
  • The Handmaid's Tale
  • House of Cards (season 5 currently airs on M-Net 101 on Wednesdays at 22:30)​
  • Stranger Things
  • This is Us (season 1 currently airs on M-Net 101 on Mondays at 19:30)
  • Westworld 

TELEVISION MOVIE

  • Black Mirror: San Junipero
  • Dolly Parton's Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (will air on M-Net Movies Premiere 104 on 30 July at 09:50)
  • Sherlock: The Lying Detective
  • The Wizard of Lies

REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAMME

  • The Amazing Race
  • American Ninja Warrior
  • Project Runway
  • RuPaul's Drag Race
  • Top Chef
  • The Voice

VARIETY TALK SERIES

  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (season 3 airs on M-Net 101, Sundays after the 20:05 movie)
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • Real Time with Bill Maher

*The Late Late Show won last year for Variety Special and Interactive

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

  • Billy on the Street
  • Documentary Now!
  • Drunk History
  • Portlandia
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Tracey Ullman's Shows

STRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM

  • Antiques Roadshow
  • Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
  • Fixer Upper
  • Lip Sync Battle Spike
  • Shark Tank
  • Who Do You Think You Are

UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM

  • Born This Way
  • Deadliest Catch
  • Gaycation With Ellen Page
  • Intervention
  • RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked
  • United Shades of America: With W. Kamau Bell

HOST FOR A  REALITY/REALITYCOMPETITION PROGRAM

  • Alec Baldwin -  Match Game
  • W. Kamau Bell - United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell
  • RuPaul Charles - RuPaul's Drag Race
  • Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn - Project Runway Lifetime
  • Gordon Ramsay - MasterChef Junior (season 5 aired on M-Net 101)
  • Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg - Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party

*Alec Baldwin is also nominated for Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live

Number of Nominations by Series

  • Saturday Night Live 22
  • Westworld 22
  • FEUD: Bette And Joan 18
  • Stranger Things 18
  • Veep 17
  • Big Little Lies 16
  • Fargo 16
  • The Crown 13
  • The Handmaid's Tale 13
  • The Night Of 13
  • This Is Us 11
  • Genius 10
  • Planet Earth II 10
  • Silicon Valley 10
  • Better Call Saul 9
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 8
  • Master of None 8
  • The Voice 8
  • 13th 8
  • Dancing with The Stars 7
  • Hairspray Live! 7
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race 7
  • Transparent 7
  • Atlanta 6
  • Born This Way 6
  • House of Cards 6
  • O.J.: Made in America 6
  • The Oscars 6
  • Super Bowl LI Halftime Show Starring Lady 6
  • Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown 5
  • The Beatles: Eight Days a Week- The Touring Years 5
  • Project Runway 5
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 5