The Annual Primetime Emmy Awards is the highest honour for any television programme and as the date draws closer, the race for TV's most coveted statuette is starting to heat up.

This year a number of newcomers have made a mark and are competing in the esteemed best drama category. But, like always, there are also a few notable snubs. Here's everything you need to know about the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

When and where are the 2017 Emmy Awards being held?

The Primetime Emmy Awards will be held on 17 September at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California. The ceremony will be broadcast in the US on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.

Who will host the 2017 Emmy Awards?

The Late Show's Stephen Colbert will host this year's awards ceremony. The Emmys rotate among ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC and each network picks its own late-night stars as hosts. Last year, it was ABC's Jimmy Kimmel who took on the role.

Although this will be the first time that Colbert will helm the Primetime Emmy Awards, he has already been nominated 26 times and taken home nine trophies for The Colbert Report. Promising to put on an entertaining show, Colbert said: "This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period. Both in person and around the globe."

Who has the most nominations?

HBO drama Westworld and seasoned sketch show Saturday Night Live lead the pack with 22 nominations each.

New entrants The Handmaid's Tale, This Is Us and Netflix's Stranger Things and The Crown have all broken into the prestigious best drama category.

The Handmaid's Tale
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Veep, Better Call Saul, House of Cards and Modern family are the regular names who've once again made it to the nominees list.

Game of Thrones, another Emmys constant, was adjudged ineligible because its latest season 7 was broadcast too late for consideration.

Who has received the biggest snubs?

Rami Malek who won the lead actor award for Mr Robot last year, beating the likes of Kevin Spacey and Bob Odenkirk, has failed to make the cut this time around.

Four-time Emmys winner Jim Parsons, who portrays the eccentric but loveable nerd Sheldon Cooper on CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, too has failed to bag a nod this year.

Critically acclaimed HBO drama, The Leftovers, came to an end in June but couldn't secure a nomination even in its last season. Its lead actress Carrie Coon, however, has been nominated for her role in FX's Fargo.

Which British actors have been nominated?

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Claire Foy and Anthony Hopkins have both been nominated for Best Drama Actor and Actress.

Riz Ahmed, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGregor and Geoffrey Rush have been named in the Limited Series Actor competition.

Full list of nominations:

Outstanding drama series

Better Call Saul

The Crown

The Handmaid's Tale

House of Cards

Stranger Things

This Is Us


Outstanding comedy series



Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Outstanding lead actor in a drama

Sterling K Brown, This Is Us

Anthony Hopkins, Westworld

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Outstanding lead actress in a drama

Claire Foy, The Crown

Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Keri Russell, The Americans

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Zach Galifianakis, Baskets

Donald Glover, Atlanta

William H Macy, Shameless

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy

Pamela Adlon, Better Things

Jane Fonda, Grace & Frankie

Allison Janney, Mom

Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Julie Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Lily Tomlin, Grace & Frankie

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or TV 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

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or TV movie

Carrie Coon, Fargo

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Jessica Lange, Feud

Susan Sarandon, Feud

Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Outstanding limited series

Big Little Lies




The Night Of

Outstanding reality competition series

American Ninja Warrior

RuPaul's Drag Race

Project Runway

The Voice

Top Chef

Outstanding variety talk series

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

The Late Late Show With James Corden

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Real Time With Bill Maher

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series

Louie Anderson, Baskets

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Tony Hale, Veep

Matt Walsh, Veep

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

Michael Kelly, House of Cards

John Lithgow, The Crown

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie

David Thewlis, Fargo

Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies

Alfred Molina, Feud

Stanley Tucci, Feud

Bill Camp, The Night Of

Michael Kenneth Williams, The Night Of

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series

Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live

Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Judith Light, Transparent

Kathryn Hahn, Transparent

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series

Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid's Tale

Samira Wiley, The Handmaid's Tale

Chrissy Metz, This Is Us

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Regina King, American Crime

Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Judy Davis, Feud

Jackie Hoffman, Feud

Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies

Outstanding guest actor in a comedy series

Matthew Rhys, Girls

Riz Ahmed, Girls

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Saturday Night Live

Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live

Tom Hanks, Saturday Night Live

Hugh Laurie, Veep

Outstanding guest actor in a drama series

Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

BD Wong, Mr Robot

Hank Azaria, Ray Donovan

Brian Tyree Henry, This Is Us

Gerald McRaney, This Is Us

Denis O'Hare, This Is Us

Outstanding guest actress in a comedy series

Wanda Sykes, Black-ish

Carrie Fisher, Catastrophe

Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live

Angela Bassett, Master of None

Becky Ann Baker, Girls

Outstanding guest actress in a drama series

Cicely Tyson, How To Get Away With Murder

Laverne Cox, Orange Is The New Black

Shannon Purser, Stranger Things

Alison Wright, The Americans

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid's Tale

Ann Dowd, The Leftovers