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posted Friday, July 14, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 28
Emmys 2017: RuPaul's Drag Race, Ryan Murphy, Evan Rachel Wood, Kate McKinnon lead LGBT nominees for primetime TV awards
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Emmys 2017: RuPaul's Drag Race, Ryan Murphy, Evan Rachel Wood, Kate McKinnon lead LGBT nominees for primetime TV awards

by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

A rather impressive list of nominees for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards was revealed on July 13, including many LGBT actors, writers and directors. Leading the way was RuPaul's Drag Race, which landed its first nomination for Outstanding Reality-Competiton Program, and a second consecutive nod for its host, RuPaul Charles, who won last year and will vie again for Outstanding Host for a Reality-Competition Program. The show, now appearing on VH1, has reached global popularity after nine seasons with some of its highest ratings this past year, when Sasha Velour was crowned the winner. Adding onto the good news was RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked, the half-hour sidekick show that features the contestants pondering their fate backstage before elimination, being nominated for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program. One of the series' queens, Delta Work, real name Gabriel Villareal, was nominated in a technical category for hairstyling in the ninth season premiere episode that featured Lady GaGa. In total, Drag Race nabbed eight nominations.

Ryan Murphy got no love for his latest installment of American Horror Story, which was shut out in all major categories, but Emmy voters applauded his work on FEUD: Bette and Joan, an eight-part dramatization of the bitter rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, while filming the classic film Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? The FX anthology series, renewed for a second season next year, that will focus on the flawed relationship between Prince Charles and Princess Diana, scored writing and directing nominations for Murphy, double leading actress nods for Susan Sarandon (Bette) and Jessica Lange (Joan), as well as a slot in the category of Outstanding Limited Series. In addition to this, FEUD: Bette and Joan: Inside Look earned additional recognition for Murphy, included in the race for Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series.

Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton, both openly bisexual and both appearing in Westworld, were mentioned Thursday morning in the categories of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, respectively. Meanwhile, in the comedy field, Kate McKinnon was among a trio of Saturday Night Live (SNL) regulars - Leslie Jones and Vanessa Bayer are the other two - who will compete for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. McKinnon, the variety series' first openly Lesbian cast member who slayed the parts of Hillary Clinton and Kellyanne Conway last season, won an Emmy last year.

Although the Transgender-themed show Transparent failed to get a nomination in a crowded, but strong roster of Outstanding Comedy Series entries, it did earn credit for its lead star Jeffrey Tambor and two of its supporting actresses, Judith Light and Katherine Hahn.

Laverne Cox, the first Transgender woman nominated for an Emmy acting award a few years ago, resurfaced in the race for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Orange is the New Black. Denis O'Hare, who appeared as a guest judge on the 'Snatch Game' episode of RuPaul's Drag Race last season, is up for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his brief role in the NBC drama This Is Us, where he'll compete against another openly Gay actor, B.D. Wong, who is nominated for his work on Mr. Robot. Meanwhile, veteran comedienne and actress Wanda Sykes, who shares twin children with wife Alex Niedbalski, is up for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her appearance in black-ish.

Competing against RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program is another Gay-themed show, Gaycation with Ellen Page, which follows the Oscar-nominated Lesbian actress and her best friend Ian Daniels as they explore LGBT cultures around the world.

Overall, Westworld and SNL scored the most nominations with 22 each, Stranger Things got 18, This is Us nabbed 11 and the TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's chilling book The Handmaid's Tale grabbed 13, including well-deserved recognition for its lead star Elisabeth Moss.

The Emmy Awards will be televised live on September 17.

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