Donald Glover’s Atlanta Racks Up the 2017 Emmy Nominations

On the morning of July 20th, 2017, American actor, Shemar Moore and American actress, Anna Chlumsky announced the nominations for the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Among these listings, one name continuously popped up for being recognized as a very successful lead actor, writer and director for a widely known television series. The hilarious and talented Donald Glover shocked all of show biz when his lone freshman program and critically-acclaimed FX television series, Atlanta, earned a nomination in the major comedy series category this year. Atlanta walked away with six Emmy nominations overall. Saturday Night Live and HBO’s Westworld surge to the top with 22 nominations each.

Atlanta will compete for best comedy series against several other hysterical and successful television shows. ABC’s Black-ish is among these competitors. With lead actor, Anthony Anderson and lead actress, Tracee Ellis, they will undoubtedly make this battle a one to remember.

Considering Atlanta made its first debut less than a year ago on September 6, 2016, it is satisfying to see it going head-to-head with other series that have been showing for much longer. It is also exciting to know that this Emmy nomination is kickstarting a better, brighter, and funnier future for the series.

The 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, will air Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm PDT. The world-renowned award show will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will be aired live coast-to-coast on CBS.

View the list of Donald Glover’s nominations below:

Comedy Series

“Atlanta” (FX)

“Black-ish” (ABC)

“Master of None” (Netflix)

“Modern Family” (ABC)

“Silicon Valley” (HBO)

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

“Veep” (HBO)

Comedy Actor

Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”)

Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”)

Zach Galifianakis (“Baskets”)

Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)

William H. Macy (“Shameless”)

Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”)

Directing for a Comedy Series

Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)

Jamie Babbit (“Silicon Valley”)

Morgan Sackett (“Veep”)

David Mandel (“Veep”)

Dale Stern (“Veep”)

Writing for a Comedy Series

Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)

Stephen Glover (“Atlanta”)

Aziz Ansari & Lena Waithe (“Master of None”)

Alec Berg (“Silicon Valley”)

Billy Kimball (“Veep”)

David Mandel (“Veep”)

Quincey Wilson

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