Emmys 2017: What shows are nominated in the Best Comedy category?

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Veteran shows like ‘Veep’ and ‘Modern Family’ might not dominate at this year’s Emmys against the likes of ‘Atlanta’ and ‘Master of None’. Here are the complete nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Before we move from one TV season to the next we have to properly celebrate the TV shows that shocked and moved us throughout the year. That’s where the The Emmy Awards come in! Helping us close out one successful year of episodic adventures while simultaneously shifting focus to another.

The comedy category always comes with a few questionable choices. Early on series like Orange Is the New Black competed within this category until it finally committed to being a drama first. Modern Family has always been an award show darling, though perhaps it’s time the spot was open for other shows like it such as The Goldbergs or Fresh Off the Boat.

The Emmy Award nominations were announced Thursday, July 13, kicking off the hype for that big show in September as well as reminding us of all the shows we loved and lost!  It’s the Super Bowl for television lovers (and awards show junkies) and sometimes the Super Bowl is even nominated! Throughout the year various shows are lauded for their storylines and performances. Heavy contenders in many categories start to emerge and then the talk is about who was snubbed (The Good Place) and who pulled off a surprise nomination. The Best Comedy category is always an exciting race. Past faves from the category have been Friends and Desperate Housewives. Were your favorite TV comedies recognized? Check out the full list of nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Atlanta
  • Black-ish
  • Master of None
  • Modern Family
  • Silicon Valley
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Veep

Which show are you rooting for to take home the big win? Who are you shocked to not see nominated? Sound off in the comments!

The 69th Annual Emmy Awards air Sunday, September 17 at 8/7c on CBS.