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Here Are All The Badass Ladies Nominated For Emmys—Including Barb From Stranger Things


While there may never be #JusticeForBarb on Stranger Things, we can rest a little easier knowing that Shannon Purser, the actress who played her, is getting the recognition she deserves IRL. This morning, the Emmy nominations were announced and Shannon was among an impressive group of badass women nominated, including Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman for their roles in Big Little Lies. Elisabeth Moss, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd and Samira Wiley also nabbed nominations for their roles in The Handmaid’s Tale; Melissa McCarthy was nominated for her hilarious Sean Spicer impersonation on Saturday Night Live; and the late Carrie Fisher was recognized for her guest appearance on Catastrophe.

One show with tons of badass ladies that’s noticeably absent from the ballot: Game of Thrones. No, this wasn’t a snub—it wasn’t eligible this year because the premiere date for the seventh season was too late. (We guess that’s fair because they made us wait forever for the seventh season.)

Below, a full list of the nominees. The 2017 Emmys will air on September 17 and will be hosted by Stephen Colbert.

Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
House of Cards
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Crown
This Is Us
Stranger Things

Outstanding Comedy Series
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Master of None

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Foy, The Crown
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Keri Russell, The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us
Anthony Hopkins, Westworld

Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Carrie Coon, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette & Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette & Joan

Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Robert DeNiro, The Wizard of Lies
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius
John Turturro, The Night Of
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Allison Janney, Mom
Pamela Adlon, Better Things

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
William H. Macy, Shameless
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Zach Galifianakis, Baskets

Outstanding Reality Competition Program
The Voice
Top Chef
The Amazing Race
Project Runway
American Ninja Warrior
RuPaul’s Drag Race

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Alec Baldwin, Match Game
Gordon Ramsay, MasterChef Junior
W. Kamau Bell, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell
RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late, Late Show with James Corden
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Real Time with Bill Maher

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Matt Walsh, Veep
Tony Hale, Veep
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live
Judith Light, Transparent
Kathryn Hahn, Transparent
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Bill Camp, The Night Of
Michael Kenneth Williams, The Night Of
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette & Joan
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
David Thewlis, Fargo
Stanley Tucci, Feud: Bette & Joan

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Gerald McRaney, This Is Us
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
BD Wong, Mr. Robot
Denis O’Hare, This Is Us
Brian Tyree Henry, This Is Us
Hank Azaria, Ray Donovan

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Shannon Purser, Stranger Things
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black
Ann Dowd, The Leftovers
Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away with Murder
Alison Wright, The Americans

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Matthew Rhys, Girls
Riz Ahmed, Girls
Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Saturday Night Live
Tom Hanks, Saturday Night Live
Hugh Laurie, Veep

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Wanda Sykes, Black-ish
Carrie Fisher, Catastrophe
Becky Ann Baker, Girls
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Angela Bassett, Master of None

Outstanding TV Movie
Black Mirror: San Junipero
Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Sherlock: The Lying Detective
The Wizard of Lies

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