27 biggest Emmys surprises: Jaw-dropping nominees include Milo Ventimiglia, Zach Galifianakis, ‘SNL’ …

The 2017 Emmy nominations were announced Thursday, July 13 and amidst all of the unforgivable snubs were many jaw-dropping surprises. Everyone knew that Sterling K. Brown would make in for “This Is Us,” but few also predicted his co-lead Milo Ventimiglia would earn a nomination. Louie Anderson won an Emmy last year for FX’s quirky “Baskets,” and now his TV son Zach Galifianakis has also made it into the club. And how about all those “Saturday Night Live” nominations? The show boasts nine acting bids in all, including eye-poppers like Vanessa Bayer, Leslie Jones and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Of the 14 shows nominated for Best Comedy Series and Best Drama Series, only one was a shocker to our odds-makers: “House of Cards.” We thought Netflix’s other two dramas “Stranger Things” and “The Crown” would cannibalize the five-year-old political thriller, but it returned in strong form with six total nominations.

Other pleasant surprises in this year’s Emmy haul include Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”), Jane Fonda (“Grace and Frankie”), Kathryn Hahn (“Transparent”), David Harbour (“Stranger Things”), Jackie Hoffman (“Feud: Bette and Joan”) and “The Handmaid’s Tale” scene-stealers Ann Dowd and Samira Wiley.

Below, see the Top 27 biggest jaw-dropping nominees that weren’t expected to show up according to Gold Derby’s racetrack odds. Did we leave anyone out? Let us know by sounding off down in the comments section below.

COMEDY

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”)
Jane Fonda (“Grace and Frankie”)

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Zach Galifianakis (“Baskets”)

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Vanessa Bayer (“Saturday Night Live”)
Kathryn Hahn (“Transparent”)
Leslie Jones (“Saturday Night Live”)

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Matt Walsh (“Veep”)

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS
Becky Ann Baker (“Girls”)
Wanda Sykes (“Black-ish”)

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTOR
Riz Ahmed (“Girls”)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Saturday Night Live”)

DRAMA

BEST DRAMA SERIES
“House of Cards”

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is us”)

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Samira Wiley (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
David Harbour (“Stranger Things”)
Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”)

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Shannon Purser (“Stranger Things”)

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTOR
Denis O’Hare (“This Is Us”)

MOVIE/MINI/REALITY/VARIETY

BEST TV MOVIE
“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love”

BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jackie Hoffman (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)

BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPPORTING ACTOR
Bill Camp (“The Night Of”)
Michael Kenneth Williams (“The Night Of”)

BEST REALITY HOST
Martha Stewart & Snoop Dogg (“Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party”)
Gordon Ramsay (“MasterChef Junior”)
W. Kamau Bell (“United Shades of America”)

BEST VARIETY TALK SERIES
“Real Time with Bill Maher”

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