What to Watch for
So, you've figured out how you are watching. Great! Time to sit back and see which of your favorite TV shows take home the biggest awards. Stephen Colbert will emcee the show, which will largely act as a battle between cable (HBO, AMC, FX) and streaming (Netflix, Amazon, Hulu) for modern TV supremacy. HBO, long the benchmark for awards-worthy TV, leads the way with 111 nominations, but the most recent season of Game of Thrones, the premium cable giant's most popular show and last year's winner for Outstanding Drama Series, came out too late this year to be eligible. HBO still has Westworld in the mix this year, but it faces stiff competition in that category with Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, Netflix's The Crown, House of Cards and Stranger Things, AMC's and NBC's This is Us.
Meanwhile, HBO's Silicon Valley and Veep, Netflix's Master of None and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, FX's Atlanta and ABC's Blackish are all vying for the top spot in Outstanding Comedy Series. With a bunch of newcomers in both categories and a new winner guaranteed in drama, things should get interesting. Oh, and some acting awards will be given out too.
May the best shows win. Praise be!