Emmy nominations 2017: Co-stars nominated against each other – ‘Feud,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ …

The TV academy introduced a new method of voting for the Emmy Awards nominations this year. Members of each branch were directed to vote for as many contenders as they deemed worthy of a nomination in each category. In the past, they had been restricted to a specific number of choices (usually 10).

Allowing voters to select all those performances that they enjoyed resulted in an unprecedented number of categories in which co-stars compete. All four of the acting races in the combined TV movie/limited series genre include at least one set of co-stars. In comedy, five of the six categories pit performers from the same show against each other; the exception is Comedy Actor. And in drama, three of the six races include dueling bids by cast mates. (Check out the complete list of nominees to see if your favorites made the cut.)

The most high profile of these contests in which co-stars compete is Best TV Movie/Limited Series Actress. Two pairs of Oscar winners are vying for this prize: Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon who portray dueling divas on “Feud: Bette and Joan” and Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon who play besties on “Big Little Lies.”


Best TV Movie/Limited Series Actress
Jessica Lange vs. Susan Sarandon (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)
Nicole Kidman vs. Reese Witherspoon (“Big Little Lies”)

Best TV Movie/Limited Series Actor
Riz Ahmed vs. John Turturro (“The Night Of”)

Best TV Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress
Laura Dern vs. Shailene Woodley (“Big Little Lies”)
Judy Davis vs. Jackie Hoffman (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)

Best TV Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor
Alfred Molina vs. Stanley Tucci (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)
Bill Camp vs. Michael Kenneth Williams (“The Night Of”)

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Best Comedy Actress
Jane Fonda vs. Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”)

Best Comedy Supporting Actress
Vanessa Bayer vs. Leslie Jones vs. Kate McKinnon (“SNL”)
Kathryn Hahn vs. Judith Light (“Transparent”)

Best Comedy Supporting Actor
Tony Hale vs. Matt Walsh (“Veep”)

Best Comedy Guest Actress
Melissa McCarthy vs. Kristen Wiig (“SNL”)

Best Comedy Guest Actor
Riz Ahmed vs. Matthew Rhys (“Girls”)
Dave Chappelle vs. Tom Hanks vs. Lin-Manuel Miranda (“SNL”)

SEE Emmy nominations 2017: Which shows were up (‘SNL,’ ‘Veep’) and down (‘Fargo,’ ‘Transparent’) from last year?


Best Drama Actor
Sterling K. Brown vs. Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”)

Best Drama Supporting Actress
Ann Dowd vs. Samira Wiley (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Best Drama Guest Actor
Bryan Tyree Henry vs. Gerald McRaney vs. Denis O’Hare (“This Is Us”)


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