Posted by | Ray Cornelius

CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Ava DuVernay‘s epic Netflix drama When They See Us. The film about the “Central Park Five” (now referred to as the Exonerated Five) received 16 Emmy nominations today including two for her in the categories of “Outstanding Directing” and “Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series” along with co-writer Michael Starburry.

When They See Us actors Jharrel Jerome, Asante Blackk, Niecy Nash, Michael K. Williams, Aunjanue Ellis, Vera Farmiga and Marsha Stephanie Blake were also nominated for their roles.

Other Emmy nominees include POSE star Billy Porter, This Is Us stars Sterling K. Brown and Ron Cephas Jones, Glynn Turman and Viola Davis for How to Get Away with Murder, Black-ish lead Anthony Anderson, Giancarlo Esposito, Lavern Cox and Maya Rudolph.

Veteran actresses Phylicia Rashad and Cicely Tyson were also nominated and as well as Don Cheadle and Mahershala Ali.

Iconic drag superstar RuPaul picked up nods for “Outstanding Host for Reality” and “Outstanding Reality Program” for RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Beyoncé’s Homecoming and Wanda Sykes Not Normal both picked up nominations for “Outstanding Variety Special.”

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sept. 22 at 8:00 p.m. and will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA.

See the nominees and full list below:

Outstanding Drama Series

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Killing Eve (AMC/BBC America)

Ozark (Netflix)

Better Call Saul (AMC)

Bodyguard (Netflix)

Pose (FX)

Succession (HBO)

This Is Us (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder

Laura Linney, Ozark

Mandy Moore, This Is Us

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Kit Harington, Game of Thrones

Billy Porter, Pose

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones

Alfie Allen, Game of Thrones

Michael Kelly, House of Cards

Chris Sullivan, This Is Us

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones

Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones

Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones

Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve

Julia Garner, Ozark

Outstanding Comedy Series

Barry (HBO)

Veep (HBO)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime)

The Good Place (NBC)

Fleabag (Amazon Prime)

Russian Doll (Netflix)

Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate, Dead to Me

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll

Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Don Cheadle, Black Monday

Bill Hader, Barry

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

Ted Danson, The Good Place

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Henry Winkler, Barry

Stephen Root, Barry

Anthony Carrigan, Barry

Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method

Tony Hale, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Sarah Goldberg, Barry

Sian Clifford, Fleabag

Olivia Colman, Fleabag

Betty Gilpin, GLOW

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Outstanding Limited Series

Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)

Chernobyl (HBO)

Fosse/Verdon (FX)

When They See Us (Netflix)

Sharp Objects (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Mahershala Ali, True Detective

Benicio Del Toro, Escape at Dannemora

Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal

Jared Harris, Chernobyl

Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us

Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Amy Adams, Sharp Objects

Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora

Aunjanue Ellis, When They See Us

Joey King, The Act

Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

Niecy Nash, When They See Us

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series

Emily Watson, Chernobyl

Margaret Qualley, Fosse/Verdon

Patricia Arquette, The Act

Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects

Vera Farmiga, When They See Us

Marsha Stephanie Blake, When They See Us

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series

Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal

Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl

Paul Dano, Escape at Dannemora

John Leguizamo, When They See Us

Asante Blackk, When They See Us

Michael K. Williams, When They See Us

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Michael McKean, Better Call Saul

Glynn Turman, How To Get Away With Murder

Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale

Kumail Nanjiani, The Twilight Zone

Michael Angarano, This Is Us

Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Apocalypse

Carice van Houten, Game of Thrones

Cicely Tyson, How To Get Away With Murder

Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black

Cherry Jones, The Handmaid’s Tale

Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Matt Damon, Saturday Night Live

John Mulaney, Saturday Night Live

Robert De Niro, Saturday Night Live

Adam Sandler, Saturday Night Live

Peter MacNichol, Veep

Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Rufus Sewell, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Fiona Shaw, Fleabag

Kristin Scott Thomas, Fleabag

Sandra Oh, Saturday Night Live

Emma Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Maya Rudolph, The Good Place

Jane Lynch, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding TV Movie

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (Netflix)

Brexit (HBO)

Deadwood: The Movie (HBO)

King Lear (Amazon Prime)

My Dinner with Herve (HBO)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)

Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

At Home with Amy Sedaris (Tru TV)

Documentary Now (IFC)

Drunk History (Comedy Central)

I Love You, America (Hulu)

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Who Is America (Showtime)

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool (CBS)

Springsteen on Broadway (Netflix)

Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce (Netflix)

Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (Netflix)

Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (Netflix)

Outstanding Variety Special Live

72nd Annual Tony Awards (CBS)

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’(ABC)

Rent: Live (Fox)

The Oscars (ABC)

The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards (NBC)

The 61st Grammy Awards (CBS)

Outstanding Informational Series or Special

Surviving R. Kelly (Lifetime)

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (CNN)

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (A&E)

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman (Netflix)

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Netflix)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

The Voice (NBC)

The Amazing Race (CBS)

Top Chef (Bravo)

American Ninja Warrior (NBC)

Nailed It (Netflix)

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Ellen DeGeneres, Ellen’s Game of Games

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, Making It

James Corden, The World’s Best

Marie Kondo, Tidying Up

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series:

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
David Nutter — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Miguel Sapochnik — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Lisa Bruhlmann — “Killing Eve” (BBC)
Jason Bateman — “Ozark” (Netflix)
Adam McKay — “Succession” (HBO)
Daina Reid — “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series:

Peter Gould and Thomas Schnauz — “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
Jed Mercurio — “Bodyguard” (Netflix)
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Emerald Fennell — “Killing Eve” (BBC)
Jesse Armstrong — “Succession” (HBO)
Bruce Miller and Kira Snyder — “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special:

Russell T. Davies — “A Very English Scandal” (BBC)
Craig Mazin — “Chernobyl” (HBO)
Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin — “Escape At Dannemora” (Showtime)
Brett Johnson, Michael Tolkin and Jerry Stahl — “Escape At Dannemora” (Showtime)
Steven Levenson and Joel Fields — “Fosse/Verdon” (FX)
Ava DuVernay and Michael Starrbury — “When They See Us” (Netflix)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series:

“Documentary Now!” (IFC)
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS)
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO)
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS)

Outstanding Choreography for Variety or Reality Programming:

Travis Wall — “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)
Luther Brown — “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)
Suresh Mukund — “World of Dance” (NBC)
Karen Forcano and Ricardo Vega — “World of Dance” (NBC)
Tessandra Chavez — “World of Dance” (NBC)
Melvin “Timtim” Rogador — “World of Dance” (NBC)

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special:

Stephen Frears — “A Very English Scandal” (BBC)
Johan Renck — “Chernobyl” (HBO)
Ben Stiller — “Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime)
Thomas Kail — “Fosse/Verdon” (FX)
Jessica Yu — “Fosse/Verdon” (FX)
Ava DuVernay — “When They See Us” (Netflix)

Outstanding Directing for a Reality Program:

Patrick McManus — “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)
Hisham Abed — “Queer Eye” (Netflix)
Nick Murray — “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
Ken Fuchs — “Shark Tank” (ABC)
Bertram van Munster — “The Amazing Race” (CBS)

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series:

Alex Buono and Rhys Thomas — “Documentary Now!” (IFC)
Derek Waters — “Drunk History” (Comedy Central)
Paul Pennolino — “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO)
Don Roy King — “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Jim Hoskinson — “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS)
Sacha Baron Cohen, Nathan Fielder, Daniel Gray Longino and Dan Mazer — “Who Is America?” (Showtime)

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special:

Ben Winston — “Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool” (CBS)
James Burrows and Andy Fisher— “Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All In The Family’ And ‘The Jeffersons’“
Thom Zimny — “Springsteen On Broadway” (Netflix)
Glenn Weiss — “The Oscars” (ABC)

Outstanding Directing for a Documentary / Nonfiction Program:

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin — “Free Solo” (National Geographic)
Chris Smith — “FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” (Netflix)
Dan Reed — “Leaving Neverland” (HBO)
Julie Cohen and Betsy West — “RBG” (CNN)
Tim Wardle — “Three Identical Strangers” (CNN)