Television is currently in its golden age. The small screen is developing and producing some of the best, most intriguing, and most captivating stories. It's not surprising that everyone, even A-List movie stars, wants to work on the golden small screen. This past year has seen some great programs, from Black Mirror to The Crown and Big Little Lies, and the 2017 Emmy nominations reflect the best of this year's television.
As far as British programs go, there were not many recognized at this year's awards. Understandable, seeing as some of the best British shows didn't broadcast over the pond, and the Emmys, understandably, want to support American programming. The two biggest programs to get mentioned was, of course, The Crown and Sherlock: The Lying Detective. I'm interested to see how both of these shows will do. Netflix is quite notorious for taking home a lot of trophies, and The Lying Detective was the best episode of television I have ever seen in my life, so there's that too.
I was quite disappointed that The Hollow Crown: War of the Roses didn't get a nod because I was absolutely blown away by this new series. Personally, I thought this series was much more enticing and compatible for an American audience (as far as Shakespeare can be to Americans) than the previous, but I guess the Emmy committee didn't think so. But what an absolute surprise to see YouTube gain it's ever nomination. This is a huge milestone for the platform, and it will be exciting to see where the company will go from here. Netflix, you better watch your back. YouTube is going for you.
Anyways, without further ado, here are my picks for the 2017 Emmy Awards.
The 69th Annual Emmy Award Nominations
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