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

While the 2017 Emmy nominations that were announced on Thursday morning were dominated by first-year shows, a number of veterans had strong showings. Buoyed by interest in politics both real and fictional, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and HBO’s “Veep” improved on their showings from last year’s nominations.

However, with the shenanigans in the Underwood White House on “House of Cards” paling next to the real one, that Netflix political drama was not marked off on as many Emmy ballots in this election cycle as it had been in the previous one. Likewise, with so much talk of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, TV academy members were less enamored of the sleeper Soviet spies of the FX drama “The Americans.”

Below, we break down the returning series that are up and down by including the nomination counts from both this year and last. Be sure to check out the complete list of nominations.


“Saturday Night Live”: 22 nominations (2016: 16 nominations)

“Veep”: 17 nominations (2016: 16 nominations)

“Better Call Saul”: 9 nominations (2016: 7 nominations)

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”: 8 nominations (2016: 6 nominations)

“Master of None: 8 nominations (2016: 4 nominations)

“The Voice”: 8 nominations (2016: 6 nominations)

“The Oscars: 6 nominations (2016: 5 nominations)

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”: 5 nominations (2016: 4 nominations)

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“Fargo”: 16 nominations (2016: 18 nominations)

“Silicon Valley”: 10 nominations (2016: 11 nominations)

“Transparent”: 7 nominations (2016: 10 nominations)

“House of Card”: 6 nominations (2016: 13 nominations)

“The Americans”: 4 nominations (2016: 5 nominations)

“Ray Donovan”: 2 nominations (2016: 4 nominations)

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