With a wide range of familiar faces, newcomers, and a few surprises, Sunday's 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are determined to bring out the best of American television. In a year where small screen shows tackled some big world problems, this year's awards are shying away from a bit of controversy.
"I think it's a popular hit," TV critic Debra Birnbaum predicted, of "This is Us." "I think everyone loves it, so I would be surprised if 'This is Us' doesn't take the Best Drama trophy."
The White House hijinks of "Veep" laughed up 17 nominations, including Best Comedy series. The HBO show is up against "Atlanta," "Black-ish," "Master of None," "Modern Family," "Silicon Valley," and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."