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THE 71ST ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS AIR SEPT. 22 ON FOX
<b> THE 71ST ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS AIR SEPT. 22 ON FOX </b>
THE STARS WILL SHINE AT THE 71ST ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS AIRING SEPT. 22 ON FOX (5 P.M. ET/PT).
Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs
N2Entertainment.net

The best in television will be honored at the 71st Annual Emmy Awards. The star-studded ceremony takes place Sept. 22 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will air live on Fox at 5 p.m. (ET/PT).

The Emmy nominations were announced July 16 at the Wolf Theater at the TV Academy’s Saban Media Center in North Hollywood by Ken Jeong from “The Masked Singer,” D’ Arcy Carden (“The Good Place”) and filmmaker Frank Scherma (“More Than an Athlete”).

Just like the Academy Awards last year, this year’s Emmy’s show will be host-free.

In addition, the Creative Arts Emmys will be held prior to the Primetime Emmys Sept. 14 and Sept. 15 and televised on Fox Sept. 21 at 8/7c.

The first night of the Creative Arts Emmys presenters on Sept. 14 will feature: Roy Choi and Jon Favreau, Jeff Goldblum, Diane Guerrero, Marie Kondo, Lisa Kudrow, Sig Hansen, Derek Hough, Wanda Sykes, Will Arnett, Marsha Stephanie Blake, W. Kamau Bell, Kate Chastain, Terry Crews, Seth Green, Mandy Hansen, Carrie Ann Inaba, Nick Kroll, Lee Rosbach, Nicole Scherzinger, Julio Torres, Robin Thede, and Necar Zadegan.

Night two presenters include a reunion of the “In Living Color” cast with Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, David Alan Grier, and Tommy Davidson, as well as Alfie Allen, Charlie Barnett, Rachel Bloom, Ron Cephas Jones, Rob Corddry, Laverne Cox, Lisa Edelstein, Anna Konkle, Maya Erskine, Chris O'Dowd, Ryan O'Connell, Wendell Pierce, Marcus Scribner, Michaela Watkins, Maude Apatow, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Rocky Carroll, Ryan Eggold, Jared Harris, Neil Patrick Harris, Natasha Lyonne, Peter MacNicol, Shameik Moore, Olivia Munn, Patton Oswalt, Nico Santos, Jane Seymour, Maggie Siff, Sydney Sweeney, Jonathan Tucker, and Carice van Houten.
In the meantime, here's the complete list of nominees for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. Take a look at who N2Entertainment.net would like to see win the coveted Emmy. Our picks are bolded.

DRAMA SERIES:
“Better Call Saul”
“Bodyguard”
“Game of Thrones”
“Killing Eve”
“Ozark”
“Pose”
“Succession”
“This Is Us”

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY:
Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”
Don Cheadle, “Black Monday”
Ted Danson, “The Good Place”
Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”
Bill Hader, “Barry”
Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY:
Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me”
Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Natasha Lyonne, “Russian Doll”
Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Got to root for an SFSU Alum)
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”
Sian Clifford, “Fleabag”
Olivia Colman, “Fleabag”
Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”
Sarah Goldberg, “Barry”
Marin Hinkle, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method”
Anthony Carrigan, “Barry”
Tony Hale, “Veep”
Stephen Root, “Barry”
Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Henry Winkler, “Barry”

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
Kit Harington, “Game of Thrones”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Billy Porter, “Pose”
Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us”

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”
Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”
Laura Linney, “Ozark”
Mandy Moore, “This Is Us”
Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Alfie Allen, “Game of Thrones”
Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Giancarlo Esposito, “Better Call Saul”
Michael Kelly, “House of Cards”
Chris Sullivan, “This Is Us”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Gwendoline Christie, “Game of Thrones”
Julia Garner, “Ozark”
Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”
Fiona Shaw, “Killing Eve”
Sophie Turner, “Game of Thrones”
Maisie Williams, “Game of Thrones”

COMPETITION PROGRAM:
“The Amazing Race”
“American Ninja Warrior”
“Nailed It”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”

MOVIE:
“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch”
“Brexit”
“Deadwood”
“King Lear”
“My Dinner With Herve”

LIMITED SERIES:
“Chernobyl”
“Escape at Dannemora”
“Fosse/Verdon”
“Sharp Objects”
“When They See Us” (Ava DuVernay strikes gold again).

ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE:
Mahershala Ali, “True Detective”
Benicio Del Toro, “Escape at Dannemora”
Hugh Grant, “A Very English Scandal”
Jared Harris, “Chernobyl”
Jharrel Jerome, “When They See Us”
Sam Rockwell, “Fosse/Verdon”

ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE:
Amy Adams, “Sharp Objects”
Patricia Arquette, “Escape at Dannemora”
Aunjanue Eliis, “When They See Us”
Joey King, “The Act”
Niecy Nash, “When They See Us”
Michelle Williams, “Fosse/Verdon” Interview

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE:
Asante Blackk, “When They See Us”
Paul Dano, “Escape at Dannemora”
John Leguizamo, “When They See Us”
Stellan Skarsgård, “Chernobyl”
Ben Whishaw, “A Very English Scandal”
Michael K. Williams, “When They See Us”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE:
Patricia Arquette, “The Act"
Marsha Stephanie Blake, “When They See Us”
Patricia Clarkson, “Sharp Objects”
Vera Farmiga, “When They See Us”
Margaret Qualley, “Fosse/Verdon”
Emily Watson, “Chernobyl”

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Laverne Cox, “Orange Is the New Black”
Cherry Jones, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Apocalypse”
Phylicia Rashad, “This Is Us”
Cicely Tyson, “How to Get Away With Murder”
Carice van Houten, “Game of Thrones”

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Michael Angarano, “This Is Us”
Ron Cephas Jones, “This Is Us”
Michael McKean, “Better Call Saul”
Kumail Nanjiani, “The Twilight Zone”
Glynn Turman, “How to Get Away With Murder”
Bradley Whitford, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Jane Lynch, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Sandra Oh, “Saturday Night Live”
Maya Rudolph, “The Good Place”
Kristin Scott Thomas, “Fleabag”
Fiona Shaw, “Fleabag”
Emma Thompson, “Saturday Night Live”

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Matt Damon, “Saturday Night Live”
Robert De Niro, “Saturday Night Live”
Luke Kirby, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Peter MacNicol, “Veep”
John Mulaney, “Saturday Night Live”
Adam Sandler, “Saturday Night Live”
Rufus Sewell, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

VARIETY TALK SERIES:
“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”
“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”

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES:
“At Home With Amy Sedaris”
“Documentary Now!”
“Drunk History”
“I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman”
“Saturday Night Live”
“Who Is America?”

STRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM:
“Antiques Roadshow”
“Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”
“Queer Eye”
“Shark Tank”
“Tidying Up With Marie Kondo”
“Who Do You Think You Are?”

UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM:
“Born This Way”
“Deadliest Catch”
“Life Below Zero”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked”
“Somebody Feed Phil ”
“United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell”

VARIETY SPECIAL (LIVE):
“The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards”
“The 61st Grammy Awards”
“Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All In The Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’”
“The Oscars”
“Rent”
“72nd Annual Tony Awards”

VARIETY SPECIAL (Pre-Recorded):
“Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool”
“Hannah Gadsby: Nanette”
“Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé"
“Springsteen On Broadway”
“Wanda Sykes: Not Normal”

INFORMATIONAL SERIES OR SPECIAL:
“Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown”
“Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”
“Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath”
“My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman”
“Surviving R. Kelly”

Editor’s Note: Be sure and turn in to the 71st Annual Emmy Awards Sept. 22 on Fox at 5 p.m. (ET/PT).