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Everything you need to know about the 2017 Emmy Awards

17 September 2017, 05:28 | Winston Chapman

Everything you need to know about the 2017 Emmy Awards

Sean Spicer speaks at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday Sept. 17 2017 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles

One of the major stories this time around is in the drama categories. Both Master of None and Atlanta are nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, while Stranger Things, The Handmaid's Tale, Westworld, and The Crownare all in the running for Outstanding Drama Series. She also scooped an Emmy Award in 2006 for another role (Christine Campbell in "The New Adventures of Old Christine").

CBS late-night guru Stephen Colbert will host the Emmys for the first time on Sunday, following in the footsteps of ABC host Jimmy Kimmel, who emceed the affair a year ago. "If you like this, stick around because I'm going to go re-grout the bathrooms right after this". In 2013, Netflix became the first streaming service to win a Primetime Emmy Award.

In addition to seeing all the TV stars, I'm excited to see Stephen Colbert as the host. The network's latest buzzy program, "Westworld", is tied with "Saturday Night Live" for the most nominations with 22.

Melissa McCarthy and Dave Chappelle already won for Outstanding Guest Actress and Actor in a Comedy Series for their appearances on "SNL". You know he cares.

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Wood was also nominated for an Emmy and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in 2011 for her part in the HBO movie "Mildred Pierce". If you don't want to go through that hassle, we suggest that you use a digital antenna and a TV, or find a friend's house to watch it at.

According to Variety, Netflix is leading the pack with 91 nominations. After last weekend's Creative Arts Emmys ceremonies, the score is Netflix 16 to HBO's 19. Although "Modern Family" may have dominated this category prior to "Veep" - winning five awards between 2010 and 2014 - the pinnacle of the show's success may now have waned. "Orange Is the New Black", "The Crown" and "House of Cards" are up for awards also.

Plucky newcomer Riz Ahmed and fan favorite Benedict Cumberbatch are nominated in the same category this year, meaning we've got a veritable "Sophie's Choice" when it comes to choosing a victor.

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