Fellow binge-watchers, here’s what to look out for on TV’s night of nights…
Game of Thrones’ Seventh Season is up for 22 awards, leading with the most nominations of any series. It’s closely followed by Saturday Night Live and Westworld, with 21 nods each. No surprises there, but new on the scene this year is the thrilling miniseries The Assassination of Gianni Versace, which swoops in with 18 nominations.
Despite several strong contenders in the Drama category, the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale is expected to win Outstanding Drama Series, and our bets are on the unstoppable Elisabeth Moss to take home the Lead Actress in a Drama gong for the second year running.
In the all-important comedy contingent, newcomer The Marvelous Mrs Maisel is set to provide some stiff competition for Donald Glover’s Atlanta (which was the runaway hit of last year’s awards.) The star of the former, the delightfully watchable Rachel Brosnahan, is a frontrunner for the Comedy Lead Actress award.
The best-dressed cast
No doubt the most photographed squad of 2017, we’re forecasting another fashion moment from the young stars of Stranger Things. Millie Bobby Brown has been serving no shortage of ~looks~ this year (in collaboration with her excellent stylist Thomas Carter Phillips.) Will the face of Calvin Klein represent at the Emmy’s? Time will tell.
Season 2 breakout Sadie Sink will likely wear Miu Miu after starring in the label’s recent campaign, and we can expect seriously strong suit game from the males in the gang (the always-fashionable Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLachlin, Noah Schapp and Gaten Matazarro.)
The British are coming
The Brits are out in force this year. Star of The Crown, Claire Foy, is up for best leading actress for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth (she took out the Best Actress accolade in the drama category last year).
Joseph Fiennes is nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for his quietly menacing turn in The Handmaid’s Tale, for which he’ll come up against fellow Englishman Matt Smith of The Crown fame.
And for Best Supporting Actress, English stars Thandie Newton (Westworld) Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) and Lena Headley (Game of Thrones) will go head to head. (But here’s hoping Aussie Yvonne Strahovski will bring it home for her powerful turn in The Handmaid’s Tale.)
How to watch it
The Emmy’s won’t be screened on any of Australia’s free-to-air channels this year, but if you’ve got a Foxtel subscription, you can tune in to E! for the red carpet and Fox8 for the ceremony. And of course, you can check out our expert fashion and beauty coverage right here.