Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jackie Hoffman, and More Broadway Stars Nominated for Emmys
Hairspray Live! racks up seven nominations, while the theater vets of Feud take over their categories.
The 2017 Emmy nominations were announced this morning, naming several theater mainstays among the best of the past television season.
The contenders for Actress in a Drama include two-time Tony winner Viola Davis (Fences) for How to Get Away With Murder, which earned her a 2015 Emmy Award; and Tony nominee Elisabeth Moss (The Heidi Chronicles), nominated for The Handmaid's Tale.
The Actor in a Drama nominees include Sterling K. Brown (nominated for This Is Us), who recently starred in Suzan Lori-Parks's Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) at the Public Theater; Tony winner Liev Schreiber (nominated for Ray Donovan), who starred in Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Broadway last season; and Tony winner Kevin Spacey (nominated for House of Cards), who hosted the 2017 Tony Awards and just last month performed the solo play Clarence Darrow at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. (Schreiber is also nominated twice in the Outstanding Narrator category alongside Meryl Streep, Laurence Fishburne, and Ewan McGregor.)
Tony winner Kevin Kline (Present Laughter) has also been nominated for Outstanding Character Voice-Over for his role as Mr. Fischoeder on Bob's Burgers, while two-time Tony nominee Allison Janney, who appeared on Broadway this past season in Six Degrees of Separation, has earned a nomination for her role on the CBS comedy series Mom, for which she won the Emmy in 2015.
Broadway veterans Susan Saradon and Jessica Lange (Tony winner for Long Day's Journey Into Night) are also nominated for their respective performances in the FX series Feud as Hollywood legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Feud also boasts nominations for three-time Tony nominee Alfred Molina, Tony nominee Stanley Tucci, Judy Davis, and current Charlie and the Chocolate Factory star Jackie Hoffman.
Tony winners John Lithgow, Mandy Patinkin, and Jeffrey Wright are up for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for The Crown, Homeland, and Westworld, respectively. Also nominated in that category are Ron Cephas Jones (Of Mice and Men) for This Is Us and Tony nominee David Harbour (Glengarry Glen Ross) for Stranger Things.
Additional Broadway alums up for 2017 Emmy Awards include Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid), nominated for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; Tony winner James Corden (One Man, Two Guvnors), nominated in the Variety Talk Series category for Late Late Show With James Corden; Tony winner Cicely Tyson (The Trip to Bountiful), nominated for her guest performance on How to Get Away With Murder); and Uzo Aduba (Godspell), nominated for Orange Is the New Black, which has already earned her two Emmy Awards.
In the most interesting face-off, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tony-nominated acting legend Tom Hanks (Lucky Guy) find themselves pitted against each other for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for their respective hosting appearances on Saturday Night Live.
Meanwhile, NBC's Hairspray Live! has earned seven nominations, including one for Tony winner Derek McLane's production design (McLane earned a second nomination this year as well for his design of the Oscars, broadcast on ABC). Hairspray Live! will additionally vie against the 70th Annual Tony Awards for Outstanding Special Class Program.