The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Airs Tonight on NBC

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The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Airs Tonight on NBC

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presents “The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards,” hosted by Seth Meyers (NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers”), airing live on NBC coast-to-coast, Monday, Aug. 25 (5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET).

Veteran television producer and 15-time Emmy Award winner Don Mischer (“83rd & 84th Annual Academy Awards”) along with Charlie Haykel (“We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial”) of Don Mischer Productions will serve as executive producers of the telecast. DMP’s Juliane Hare (“2013 Billboard Music Awards”) will serve as co-executive producer and Glenn Weiss will direct.

Produced by Universal Television in association with Don Mischer Productions, “The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards” will originate from the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The nominations were announced July 10.

The Television Academy seeks to expand the horizons of television excellence. It strives to empower the storytellers who shape the evolving television space through the programs, publications and events of the Academy and its Foundation. It also celebrates those who have led excellence by recording their stories and recognizing their achievements through accolades and awards, including television’s most coveted prize, the Primetime Emmy Award.

List of nominees:

Outstanding Drama Series
“Breaking Bad”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“House of Cards”
“Mad Men”
“True Detective”

Outstanding Actor in a Drama
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Woody Harrelson, “True Detective”
Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Outstanding Actress in a Drama
Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Kerry Washington, “Scandal”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Outstanding Support Actor in a Drama
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”
Josh Charles, “The Good Wife”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama
Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
Christine Hendricks, “Mad Men”
Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”

Outstanding Writing in a Drama
“Breaking Bad”
“Breaking Bad”
“Game of Thrones”
“House of Cards”
“True Detective”

Outstanding Direction in a Drama
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Breaking Bad”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“House of Cards”
“True Detective”

Outstanding Comedy Series
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Louie”
“Modern Family”
“Orange is the New Black”
“Silicon Valley”
“Veep”

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy
Louis C.K., “Louie”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Ricky Gervais, “Derek”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Taylor Schilling, “Orange is the New Black”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine Nine”
Adam Driver, “Girls”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
Fred Armisen, “Saturday Night Live”
Tony Hale, “Veep”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Kate Mulgrew, “Orange is the New Black”
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”

Outstanding Writing in a Ccomedy
“Episodes”
“Louis”
“Orange is the New Black”
“Silicon Valley”
“Veep”

Outstanding Direction in a Comedy
“Episodes”
“Glee”
“Louie”
“Modern Family”
“Orange is the New Black”
“Silicon Valley”

Outstanding TV Miniseries
“Bonnie and Clyde”
“Fargo”
“Luther”
“Treme”
“The White Queen”

Outstanding TV Movie
“Killing Kennedy”
“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight”
“Sherlock: His Last Vow”
“The Normal Heart”
“The Trip to Bountiful”

Outstanding Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock Holmes”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Martin Freeman, “Fargo”
Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart”
Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo”

Outstanding Actress in a TV Miniseries or Movie
Helena Bonham Taylor, “Burton and Taylor”
Minnie Drive, “Return to Zero”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Cicely Tyson. “The Trip to Bountiful”
Kristin Wiig, “The Spoils of Babylon”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie
Colin Hanks, “Fargo”
Martin Freeman, “Sherlock”
Jim Parsons, “The Normal Heart”
Joe Mantello, “The Normal Heart”
Alfred Molina, “The Normal Heart”
Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a TV Miniseries or Movie
Frances Conroy, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Angela Bassett, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Allison Tolman, “Fargo”
Ellen Burstyn, “Flowers in the Attic”
Julia Roberts, “The Normal Heart”

Outstanding Writing in a TV Miniseries or Movie
“American Horror Story: Coven”
“Fargo”
“Luther”
“Sherlock”
“The Normal Heart”
“Treme”

Outstanding Direction in a TV Miniseries or Movie
“American Horror Story: Coven:
“Fargo”
“Fargo”
“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight”
“Sherlock”
“The Normal Heart”

Outstanding Reality Competition
“The Amazing Race”
“Dancing With the Stars”
“Project Runway”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“The Voice”

Outstanding Variety Series
“The Daily Show”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Real Time with Bill Maher”
“Saturday Night Live”
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
“The Colbert Report”

LAST WEEK’S TOP 10 BROADCAST SERIES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Source: Nielsen Media Research // 11/13/17 - 11/19/17
Sunday Night FootballNBC7.0021.06 million
Thursday Night FootballNBC4.2013.52 million
Football Nt. in America: Pt. 3NBC3.7011.40 million
This Is UsNBC2.6010.05 million
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The Voice (Tues.)NBC2.009.98 million

TV WATCH TOP 10: 2017-18 SEASON AVERAGES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Sunday Night FootballNBC6.7719.04 million
Thursday Night FootballCBS4.7314.75 million
Young SheldonCBS3.8015.86 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS3.2514.48 million
This Is UsNBC3.1811.42 million
The Voice (Mon.)NBC2.5010.72 million
The Voice (Tues.)NBC2.4010.62 million
Will & GraceNBC2.137.69 million
Grey's AnatomyABC2.178.07 million
The Good DoctorABC2.1010.86 million