Emmy submissions: HBO category placements for ‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘Westworld’ and more [EXCLUSIVE]

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for HBO. The premium network does not have defending Best Drama Series winner “Game of Thrones” back in time, but the comedy champ “Veep” starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus does return. Among its newcomers are “Divorce” starring Sarah Jessica Parker, “Insecure” with Issa Rae, and “Westworld” featuring Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood. Best Limited Series contenders include “Big Little Lies” starring Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon plus “The Night Of” with Riz Ahmed and John Turturro.

Below, the list of HBO lead, supporting and guest submissions for drama series, comedy series, limited series, and TV movies. More names might be added by the network before final Emmy paperwork deadlines. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

Photo Gallery: Oscar winners competing at 2017 Emmys

Comedy Series
Comedy Actor – Dwayne Johnson
Comedy Supporting Actor – London Brown, Donovan Carter, Rob Corddry, Andy Garcia, Troy Garity, Dule Hill, Omar Miller, Richard Schiff, John David Washington
Comedy Supporting Actress – Arielle Kebble, Jazmyn Simon

Limited Series
Movie/Limited Series Actress – Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor – Jeffrey Nordling, Adam Scott, Alexander Skarsgard, James Tupper
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz, Shailene Woodley

Special Class Program
Movie/Limited Series Actor – Chris Gethard

Comedy Series
Comedy Actor – Pete Holmes
Comedy Actress – Lauren Lapkus
Comedy Supporting Actor – George Basil, Artie Lange
Comedy Guest Actor – T.J. Miller
Comedy Guest Actress – Sarah Silverman

Comedy Series
Comedy Actor – Thomas Haden Church
Comedy Actress – Sarah Jessica Parker
Comedy Supporting Actor – Tracy Letts
Comedy Supporting Actress – Molly Shannon

Comedy Series
Comedy Actress – Lena Dunham
Comedy Supporting Actor – Ebon Moss Bachrach, Adam Driver, Alex Karpovsky, Andrew Rannells
Comedy Supporting Actress – Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Allison Williams
Comedy Guest Actor – Matthew Rhys, Peter Scolari
Comedy Guest Actress – Becky Ann Baker

Sign up to get Gold Derby’s free newsletter
with experts’ latest predictions and breaking news

Comedy Series
Comedy Actor – Ben Sinclair
Comedy Guest Actor – Bowdie, Michael Cyril Creighton, Peter Friedman
Comedy Guest Actress – Shazi Raja, Amy Ryan

TV Movie
Movie/Limited Series Actress – Oprah Winfrey
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor – Reg E. Cathey
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Rose Byrne, Renee Elise Goldsberry

Comedy Series
Comedy Actress – Issa Rae
Comedy Supporting Actor – Jay Ellis
Comedy Supporting Actress – Lisa Joyce, Yvonne Orji

Variety Talk Series

Drama Series
Drama Actor – Justin Theroux
Drama Actress – Carrie Coon
Drama Supporting Actor – Kevin Carroll, Christopher Eccleston, Scott Glenn
Drama Supporting Actress – Amy Brenneman, Lindsay Duncan, Liv Tyler

TV Movie
Movie/Limited Series Actor – Jonathan Groff
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor – Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett, Raul Castillo, Russell Tovey
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Lauren Weedman

Watch our interview with Riz Ahmed (“The Night Of”)

Limited Series
Movie/Limited Series Actor – Riz Ahmed, John Turturro
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor – Bill Camp, Michael Kenneth Williams
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Jeannie Berlin, Amara Karan

Drama Series
Drama Actor – Patrick Fugit
Drama Supporting Actor – Phillip Glenister
Drama Supporting Actress – Wrenn Schmidt

Drama Series
Drama Actor – Logan Marshall-Green
Drama Supporting Actor – Damon Herriman
Drama Supporting Actress – Jodi Balfour

Variety Talk Series

Comedy Series
Comedy Actor – Thomas Middleditch
Comedy Supporting Actor – Josh Brener, T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani, Matt Ross, Martin Starr, Zach Woods, Jimmy O. Yang
Comedy Supporting Actress – Amanda Crew, Suzanne Cryer
Comedy Guest Actor – Haley Joel Osment

Variety Sketch Series
Comedy Actress – Tracey Ullman

Watch our interview with John Turturro (“The Night Of”)

Comedy Series
Comedy Actress – Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Comedy Supporting Actor – Gary Cole, Kevin Dunn, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Matt Walsh
Comedy Supporting Actress – Anna Chlumsky, Clea DuVall, Sarah Sutherland
Comedy Guest Actor – Hugh Laurie, Peter MacNicol
Comedy Guest Actress – Sally Phillips

Comedy Series
Comedy Actor – Danny McBride
Comedy Supporting Actor – Walton Goggins, Sheaun McKinney, Shea Whigham
Comedy Supporting Actress – Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Georgia King, Busy Phillips

Drama Series
Drama Actor – Anthony Hopkins
Drama Actress – Evan Rachel Wood
Drama Supporting Actor – Ed Harris, James Marsden, Jimmi Simpson, Jeffrey Wright
Drama Supporting Actress – Thandie Newton

TV Movie
Movie/Limited Series Actor – Robert De Niro
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor – Hank Azaria, Nathan Darrow, Alessandro Nivola
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Michelle Pfeiffer

Limited Series
Movie/Limited Series Actor – Jude Law
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor – James Cromwell, Silvio Orlando
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Diane Keaton

Predict the Emmy nominees now; change them until July 13

Be sure to make your Emmy predictions. Weigh in now with your picks so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our Emmy odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before nominees are announced on July 13. And join in the fierce debate over the 2017 Emmys taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our TV forums.

More News from GoldDerby