2017 Gold Derby TV Awards nominations: ‘This is Us,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘The Leftovers,’ ‘Stranger Things’ among top contenders

The 2017 Gold Derby TV Awards nominations were a lot like the Emmys: new dramas stole the spotlight from established favorites with “Game of Thrones” out of the way (it didn’t air any new episodes during the eligibility period). “Thrones” won Best Drama Series at our awards for the last two years in a row, and last year it was the leading drama with eight bids. But unlike at the Emmys, where the top dramas were “Westworld” and “Stranger Things,” the leader of the pack at the Gold Derby Awards is actually “This is Us.”

Over 1,000 people voted at Gold Derby for their television favorites over the past month for our 14th annual edition of these awards. Our editors announced this year’s nominees live on Wednesday, July 26. Watch the complete video of the announcement above. Scroll to the bottom of this page for instructions on how you can vote for winners in all 30 categories throughout the next few weeks.

The freshman NBC drama “This is Us” scored a leading nine nominations from Gold Derby’s savvy users, powered by an impressive six notices for its actors, as well as an additional nom for Ensemble of the Year, and of course one for Best Drama Series. In addition, Best Drama Supporting Actress nominee Chrissy Metz was also cited for Breakthrough Performer of the Year.

In the race for Best Drama Series, “This is Us” faces stiff competition from “The Leftovers” and “Stranger Things,” which have seven nominations apiece. “Stranger Things” is a new series, but “The Leftovers” just ended its run after three seasons and matches the seven nominations it earned in 2016. Rounding out the Drama Series race are “Westworld” (five nominations), “The Crown” (three nominations), “The Handmaid’s Tale” (three nominations), and “Orange is the New Black” (three nominations).

Over on the comedy side, “Veep” matches “This is Us” with a total of nine nominations. That also matches its total from last year, when it won Best Comedy Series for the first time. Its closest competition in terms of nominations is “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” with six (down from eight last year). Those two shows are joined in the race for Best Comedy Series by “Master of None” (five nominations), “Atlanta” (four nominations), “Black-ish” (four nominations), and a pair of less expected contenders, “Fleabag” (three nominations) and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (two nominations).

The race for Best Limited Series may be a horse race between “Big Little Lies” and “Feud: Bette and Joan,” which have eight nominations apiece. “Fargo” is up next with six nominations (down from eight last year). Those are followed by “Black Mirror” (three nominations, including Best TV Movie for “San Junipero”) and “The Night Of” (three nominations).

Rounding out the TV Movie category are “Sherlock: The Lying Detective” (two nominations), “The Wizard of Lies” (two nominations), “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” (one nomination), and “Looking: The Movie” (one nomination). And the fifth and final nominee for Best Limited Series is “American Horror Story: Roanoke” (one nomination).

Check out the complete list of nominations below. You can start voting right now for the winners by following the instructions at the bottom of this post. What do you think of the contenders? Sound off in our comments, and join the discussion on this and more with your fellow TV fans in our forums.

DRAMA SERIES:
“The Crown”
“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“The Leftovers”
“Orange is the New Black”
“Stranger Things”
“This Is Us”
“Westworld”

DRAMA ACTRESS:
Carrie Coon, “The Leftovers”
Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Keri Russell, “The Americans”
Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

DRAMA ACTOR:
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
Justin Theroux, “The Leftovers”

DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things”
Vera Farmiga, “Bates Motel”
Chrissy Metz, “This Is Us”
Thandie Newton, “Westworld”
Aubrey Plaza, “Legion”
Winona Ryder, “Stranger Things”

DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Christopher Eccleston, “The Leftovers”
David Harbour, “Stranger Things”
Ron Cephas Jones, “This Is Us”
John Lithgow, “The Crown”
Michael McKean, “Better Call Saul”
Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld”

DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS:
Gillian Anderson, “American Gods”
Alexis Bledel, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Laverne Cox, “Orange is the New Black”
Ann Dowd, “The Leftovers”
Carrie Preston, “The Good Fight”
Alison Wright, “The Americans”

DRAMA GUEST ACTOR:
Jemaine Clement, “Legion”
Brian Tyree Henry, “This Is Us”
Gerald McRaney, “This Is Us”
Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”
Denis O’Hare, “This Is Us”
BD Wong, “Mr. Robot”

DRAMA EPISODE:
“Better Call Saul” – “Chicanery”
(written by Gordon Smith; directed by Daniel Sackheim)

“The Leftovers” – “The Book of Nora”
(written by Damon Lindelof, Tom Perrotta, and Tom Spezialy; directed by Mimi Leder)

“Stranger Things” – “Chapter Seven: The Bathtub”
(written by Justin Doble; directed by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer)

“Stranger Things” – “Chapter Eight: The Upside Down”
(written by Paul Ditcher, Matt Duffer, and Ross Duffer; directed by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer)

“This Is Us” – “Pilot”
(written by Dan Fogelman; directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa)

“Westworld” – “The Bicameral Mind”
(written by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan; directed by Jonathan Nolan)

COMEDY SERIES:
“Atlanta”
“Black-ish”
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
“Fleabag”
“Master of None”
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
“Veep”

COMEDY ACTRESS:
Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Issa Rae, “Insecure”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag”

COMEDY ACTOR:
Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”
Ted Danson, “The Good Place”
Donald Glover, “Atlanta”
Neil Patrick Harris, “A Series of Unfortunate Events”
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”
Olivia Colman, “Fleabag”
Jane Krakowski, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Judith Light, “Transparent”
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
Rita Moreno, “One Day at a Time”

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Louie Anderson, “Baskets”
Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live”
Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Tony Hale, “Veep”
Brian Tyree Henry, “Atlanta”
Timothy Simons, “Veep”

COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS:
Becky Ann Baker, “Girls”
Angela Bassett, “Master of None”
Carrie Fisher, “Catastrophe”
Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live”
Maya Rudolph, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Sally Phillips, “Veep”

COMEDY GUEST ACTOR:
Riz Ahmed, “Girls”
Dave Chappelle, “Saturday Night Live”
Tom Hanks, “Saturday Night Live”
Hugh Laurie, “Veep”
Peter MacNicol, “Veep”
Matthew Rhys, “Girls”

COMEDY EPISODE:
“Atlanta” – “B.A.N.”
(written by Donald Glover; directed by Donald Glover)

“Black-ish” – “Lemons”
(written by Kenya Barris; directed by Kenya Barris)

“Master of None” – “New York, I Love You”
(written by Aziz Ansari, Cord Jefferson, and Alan Yang; directed by Alan Yang)

“Master of None” – “Thanksgiving”
(written by Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe; directed by Melina Matsoukas)

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – “Kimmy’s Roommate Lemonades!”
(written by Tina Fey and Sam Means; directed by Tristram Shapeero)

“Veep” – “Groundbreaking”
(written by David Mandel; directed by David Mandel)

LIMITED SERIES:
“American Horror Story: Roanoke”
“Big Little Lies”
“Fargo”
“Feud: Bette and Joan”
“The Night Of”

TV MOVIE:
“Black Mirror: San Junipero”
“Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”
“Looking: The Movie”
“Sherlock: The Lying Detective”
“The Wizard of Lies”

MOVIE/MINISERIES ACTRESS:
Carrie Coon, “Fargo”
Bryce Dallas Howard, “Black Mirror: Nosedive”
Jessica Lange, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies”
Susan Sarandon, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Reese Witherspoon, “Big Little Lies”

MOVIE/MINISERIES ACTOR:
Riz Ahmed, “The Night Of”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: The Lying Detective”
Robert De Niro, “The Wizard of Lies”
Jude Law, “The Young Pope”
Ewan McGregor, “Fargo”
John Turturro, “The Night Of”

MOVIE/MINISERIES SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Judy Davis, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”
Jackie Hoffman, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, “Black Mirror: San Junipero”
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, “Fargo”
Shailene Woodley, “Big Little Lies”

MOVIE/MINISERIES SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Alfred Molina, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Adam Scott, “Big Little Lies”
Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies”
Michael Stuhlbarg, “Fargo”
David Thewlis, “Fargo”
Stanley Tucci, “Feud: Bette and Joan”

VARIETY TALK SERIES:
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
“Late Late Show with James Corden”
“Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
“Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES:
“Billy on the Street”
“Documentary Now”
“Drunk History”
“Portlandia”
“Saturday Night Live”
“Tracey Ullman’s Show”

REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM:
“The Amazing Race”
“American Ninja Warrior”
“America’s Got Talent”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”
“Survivor”
“The Voice”

REALITY HOST:
Alec Baldwin, “Match Game”
RuPaul Charles, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, “Project Runway”
Ellen Page and Ian Daniel, “Gaycation with Ellen Page”
Jeff Probst, “Survivor”
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, “Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party”

ANIMATED PROGRAM:
“Archer”
“Bob’s Burgers”
“Bojack Horseman”
“Family Guy”
“The Simpsons”
“South Park”

PERFORMER OF THE YEAR:
Riz Ahmed
Alec Baldwin
Carrie Coon
Donald Glover
Nicole Kidman
Elisabeth Moss

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR:
Millie Bobby Brown
Brian Tyree Henry
Katherine Langford
Chrissy Metz
Issa Rae
Phoebe Waller-Bridge

ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR:
“Big Little Lies”
“Feud: Bette and Joan”
“The Leftovers”
“Orange is the New Black”
“Stranger Things”
“This Is Us”

9 Nominations
“This is Us”
“Veep”

8 Nominations
“Big Little Lies”
“Feud: Bette and Joan”

7 Nominations
“The Leftovers”
“Stranger Things”

6 Nominations
“Fargo”
“Saturday Night Live”
“Unbreakably Kimmy Schmidt”

5 Nominations
“Master of None”
“Westworld”

4 Nominations
“Atlanta”
“Black-ish”

3 Nominations
“The Americans”
“Better Call Saul”
“Black Mirror”
“The Crown”
“Fleabag”
“Girls”
“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“The Night Of”
“Orange is the New Black”

2 Nominations
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
“House of Cards”
“Legion”
“Mr. Robot”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”
“Sherlock: The Lying Detective”
“Survivor”
“Transparent”
“The Wizard of Lies”

1 Nomination
“The Amazing Race”
“American Gods”
“American Horror Story: Roanoke”
“America Ninja Warrior”
“America’s Got Talent”
“Archer”
“Baskets”
“Bates Motel”
“Billy on the Street”
“Bloodline”
“Bob’s Burgers”
“BoJack Horseman”
“Catastrophe”
“Documentary Now”
“Drunk History”
“Family Guy”
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”
“Gaycation”
“The Good Fight”
“The Good Place”
“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”
“Insecure”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
“Looking: The Movie”
“Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party”
“Match Game”
“One Day at a Time”
“Portlandia”
“Project Runway”
“A Series of Unfortunate Events”
“The Simpsons”
“South Park”
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
“Tracey Ullman’s Show”
“The Voice”
“The Young Pope”

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