Here Are Your 2018 Primetime Emmys Comedy Nominees

The Primetime Emmy nominees were, as you probably heard, announced yesterday. The Emmys are one of the few awards shows that actually gives comedy a fair shake and, as such, here are a few things worth noting about this year’s nominees.

Atlanta tallied 16 nominations
-Alec Berg got nominated for writing and best series on both Barry and Silicon Valley
got 13 nominations in its first season, five of which went to Bill Hader
-Megan Amram’s Emmy campaign web series is, in fact, nominated for an Emmy
-delightfully weird craft/sketch show At Home with Amy Sedaris on TruTV got nominated
-Laurie Metcalf got nominated for Roseanne, which is the only nomination for the series that has been transformed into The Conners
-the live comedy specials that were nominated this year were from Dave Chappelle, Steve Martin & Martin Short, Carol Burnett, and Night of Too Many Stars
-Sarah Silverman’s atypical talk show I Love You, America got nominated as a variety sketch series

We could drag on and on about snubs, but that’s just a never ending rabbit hole that we’d rather avoid considering the amount of great TV that’s out there.

Here are the full list of comedy nominees for this year’s Primetime Emmys

Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry
William H. Macy, Shameless

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Janney, Mom
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Variety Sketch Series

At Home With Amy Sedaris
Drunk History
I Love You, America
Saturday Night Live
Tracey Ullman’s Show

Variety Talk Series

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
The Late Late Show With James Corden
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Louie Anderson, Baskets
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Henry Winkler, Barry

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Zazie Beetz, Atlanta
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
Betty Gilpin, GLOW
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace

Documentary or Non-Fiction Special

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond — Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton
Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like
The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

Variety Special (Live)

The 75th Annual Golden Globes
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Night of Too Many Stars
The Oscars

Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

Carol Burnett Show 50th Anniversary Special
Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2018
Dave Chappelle: Equanimity
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents: The Great American Puerto Rico (It’s Complicated)
Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life

Informational Series or Special

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman
StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Sterling K. Brown, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Bryan Cranston, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Will Ferrell, Saturday Night Live
Donald Glover, Saturday Night Live
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Katt Williams, Atlanta

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Tiffany Haddish, Saturday Night Live
Jane Lynch, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Maya Rudolph, The Good Place
Molly Shannon, Will & Grace
Wanda Sykes, Black-ish

Writing for a Comedy Serires

“Alligator Man,” Atlanta, Written by Donald Glover
“Barbershop,” Atlanta, Written by Stefani Robinson
“Chapter One: Make Your Mark,” Barry, Written by Alec Berg and Bill Hader
“Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast and Keep Going,” Barry, Written by Liz Sarnoff
“Pilot,” The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Written by Amy Sherman-Palladino
“Fifty-One Percent,” Silicon Valley, Written by Alec Berg

Writing for a Variety Series

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Head Writer Melinda Taub
Written by Samantha Bee, Pat Cassels, Mike Drucker, Eric Drysdale, Mathan Erhardt, Travon Free, Miles Kahn, Nicole Silverberg
Writing Supervised by Ashley Nicole Black, Joe Grossman

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Written by John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Raquel D’Apice, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, Brian Parise, Scott Sherman, Ben Silva, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Seena Vali, Juli Weiner

Late Night With Seth Meyers
Written by Jermain Affonso, Alex Baze, Bryan Donaldson, Sal Gentile, Matt Goldich, Dina Gusovky, Jenny Hagel, Allison Hord, Mike Karnell, John Lutz, Seth Meyers, Ian Morgan, Seth Reiss, Amber Ruffin, Mike Scollins, Mike Shoemaker, Ben Warheit

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Head Writer Jay Katsir, Opus Moreschi
Written by Michael Brumm, Nate Charny, Aaron Cohen, Stephen Colbert, Cullen Crawford, Paul Dinello, Ariel Dumas, Glenn Eichler, Django Gold, Gabe Gronli, Barry Julien, Daniel Kibblesmith, Matt Lappin, Michael Pielocik, Tom Purcell, Kate Sidley, Jen Spyra, Brian Stack, John Thibodeaux

Saturday Night Live
Head Writer Michael Che, Colin Jost, Kent Sublette, Bryan Tucker
Written by James Anderson, Steven Castillo, Andrew Dismukes, Megan Callahan, Anna Drezen, Claire Friedman, Steve Higgins, Sam Jay, Erik Kenward, Michael Koman, Dave McCary, Dennis McNicholas, Lorne Michaels, Namesh Patel, Josh Patten, Katie Rich, Gary Richardson, Pete Schultz, Will Stephen, Julio Torres, Stephen Glover, Jamal Olori, Tim Kalpakis, Erik Marino, Fran Gillespie
Writing Supervised by Sudi Green and Streeter Seidell

Directing for a Comedy Series

Atlanta, “FUBU”, Directed by Donald Glover
Atlanta, “Teddy Perkins”, Directed by Hiro Murai
Barry, “Chapter One: Make Your Mark”, Directed by Bill Hader
The Big Bang Theory, “The Bow Tie Symmetry”, Directed by Mark Cendrowski 
GLOW, “Pilot”, Directed by Jesse Peretz
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Pilot”, Directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino,
Silicon Valley, “Initial Coin Offering”, Directed by Mike Judge

Directing for a Variety Series

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, “Episode 2061”, Directed by Andre Allen
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, “Episode 421”, Directed by Paul Pennolino
The Late Late Show With James Corden, “Episode 0416”, Directed by Tim Mancinelli
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, “Episode 438”, Directed by Jim Hoskinson
Portlandia, “Riot Spray”, Directed by Carrie Brownstein
Saturday Night Live, “Host: Donald Glover”, Directed by Don Roy King

Shortform Comedy or Drama Series

Aka Wyatt Cenac
An Emmy for Megan
Grey’s Anatomy: B Team
James Corden’s Next James Corden
The Walking Dead: Red Machete

Actor in a Shortform Comedy or Drama Series

Miles Tagtmeyer, Broken
DeStorm Power, Caught The Series
Alexis Denisof, I Love Bekka & Lucy
James Corden, James Corden’s Next James Corden
Melvin Jackson Jr., This Eddie Murphy Role Is Mine, Not Yours

Actress in a Shortform Comedy or Drama Series

Diarra Kilpatrick, American Koko
Megan Amram, An Emmy for Megan
Christina Pickles, Break a Hip
Lee Garlington, Broken
Naomi Grossman, Ctrl Alt Delete
Kelli O’Hara, The Accidental Wolf

Shortform Nonfiction or Reality Series

Anthony Bourdain: Explore Parts Unknown
Jay Leno’s Garage
The Americans: The Final Season
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story — America’s Obsessions
Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen

Shortform Variety Series

Between The Scenes — The Daily Show
Carpool Karaoke: The Series
Creating Saturday Night Live
Gay of Thrones
Honest Trailers
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon — Cover Room

Here’s the full list of nominees (and the nominees for short form)