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Stephen Colbert hosts 69th Primetime Emmy Awards

September 15, 2017 GMT

Fan favorites “black-ish,” “This Is Us,” “Atlanta” and “Saturday Night Live” will vie for top honors when the 69th Emmy Awards, recognizing excellence in television, broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS.

For the first time, Stephen Colbert, whose relentless roasting of POTUS Donald Trump as host of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” has earned him number-one status in the late-night market, will serve as master of ceremonies of the Emmy Awards presentation. Noteworthy nominations for 2017 include:

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Donald Glover, “Atlanta”

Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Viola Davis, “How To Get Away with Murder”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Leslie Jones, “Saturday Night Live”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Ron Cephas Jones, “This Is Us”

Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black”

Thandie Newton, “Westworld”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series of Movie

Michael Kenneth Williams, “The Night Of”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Regina King

Outstanding Comedy Series

“Atlanta”

“black-ish”

Outstanding Drama Series

“This Is Us”

Outstanding Television Movie

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

Finally, a nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality Or Reality-Competition Program goes to the zany “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party,” hosted by Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg.