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Bell Media Programming Garners an Industry-Leading 234 Nominations for the 69th EMMY® AWARDS

 

July 13, 2017 --

Pay TV programming leads the nominations including HBO's WESTWORLD, VEEP, BIG LITTLE LIES, and THE NIGHT OF
Debut season of CTV's powerhouse drama THIS IS US nominated for 11 awards
Bravo's THE HANDMAID'S TALE and Comedy's FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE at the forefront of specialty nominations
Bell Media commands the Variety Talk Series category with five of six nominations
CTV's ETALK delivers full coverage of today's announcement, tonight at 7 p.m. ET/PT
With 13 nominations each, THE NIGHT OF and THE HANDMAID'S TALE begin streaming on CraveTV this month

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TORONTO, July 13, 2017 /CNW/ - Following this morning's announcement by the Television Academy, Bell Media's conventional, specialty, and pay television networks are home to the most acclaimed and celebrated television programming available to Canadians, garnering 234 Emmy nominations. The 69th EMMY® AWARDS airs live Sunday, September 17 at 8 p.m. ET, exclusively on CTV.


Once again, pay television leads the way with 115 nominations for first-run HBO and SHOWTIME programming available on Bell Media's The Movie Network, HBO Canada, and CraveTV services. With 111 nominations, the most of any network for the 17th year in a row, HBO-nominated programming available exclusively on HBO Canada is highlighted by: 22 nominations for the hit sci-fi drama WESTWORLD, the most-watched debut season in HBO Canada history; 17 nominations for the comedy series VEEP; 16 nominations for the critically acclaimed miniseries BIG LITTLE LIES featuring Emmy nominees Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée; and coming to CraveTV tomorrow, July 14, the miniseries THE NIGHT OF, with 13 nominations. All nominated HBO Canada programming is available on TMN GO.

Nominated SHOWTIME programming, streaming on CraveTV, includes RAY DONOVAN, PENNY DREADFUL, and MASTERS OF SEX.

THIS IS US, Canada's #1 new series with A18-34 for the 2016/2017 broadcast season, is up for 11 awards for its emotionally charged first season, including Outstanding Drama Series, with Outstanding Lead Actor nods for leads Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia

On specialty, the first season of the shot-in-Toronto drama series THE HANDMAID'S TALE, Bravo's most-watched program ever and coming to CraveTV on July 28, garnered an impressive 13 nominations, followed by The Comedy Network's FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE (Wednesday nights at 10:30 p.m. ET), which secured seven nominations.

In the coveted Outstanding Variety Talk Series category, Bell Media series lead the pack taking five out of six nominations: FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, and REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER.

See below for a full list of Bell Media's Emmy-nominated programming:

HBO Canada (108 Nominations)
WESTWORLD (22)
VEEP (17)
BIG LITTLE LIES (16)
THE NIGHT OF (13) *coming to CraveTV July 14
SILICON VALLEY (10)
LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER (8)
GIRLS (4)
THE WIZARD OF LIES (4)
BRIGHT LIGHTS: STARRING CARRIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS (2)
THE YOUNG POPE (2)
VICE (2)
2017 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY (1)
BALLERS (1)
DIVORCE (1)
A HOUSE DIVIDED (VICE SPECIAL REPORT) (1)
THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS (1)
THE LEFTOVERS (1)
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (1)
TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW (1)

CTV (69 Nominations)
THIS IS US (11)
THE VOICE (8)
O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA (6) *streaming now on CraveTV
THE OSCARS (6)
SUPER BOWL LI HALFTIME SHOW STARRING LADY GAGA (6)
DANCING WITH THE STARS (5)
70th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS (4)
THE AMAZING RACE (3)
THE BIG BANG THEORY (3)*streaming now on CraveTV
GOTHAM (3)
CARPOOL KARAOKE PRIMETIME SPECIAL 2017 (2) *streaming now on CraveTV
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (2)
THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN (2)
SHARK TANK (2)
74th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBES (1)
AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (1)
BLINDSPOT (1) *streaming now on CraveTV
MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (1)
MATCH GAME (1) *streaming now on CraveTV
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON (1)

Bravo (18 Nominations)
THE HANDMAID'S TALE (13) *coming to CraveTV July 28
PROJECT RUNWAY (5)

CraveTV (15 Nominations)
THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAY'S A WEEK THE TOURING YEARS (5)
PENNY DREADFUL (4)
STEPHEN COLBERT'S LIVE ELECTION NIGHT DEMOCRACY'S SERIES FINALE (3)
RAY DONOVAN (2)
MASTERS OF SEX (1)

The Comedy Network (11 Nominations)
FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE (7)
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE (3)
ANGIE TRIBECA (1) *streaming now on CraveTV

MUCH (Six Nominations)
DRUNK HISTORY (4) *streaming now on CraveTV
AMERICAN DAD! (1)
SOUTH PARK (1) *streaming now on CraveTV

Discovery (Three Nominations)
DEADLIEST CATCH (3) *streaming now on CraveTV

The Movie Network (Two Nominations)
SHAMELESS (2)

Gusto (One Nomination)
MARTHA & SNOOP'S POTLUCK DINNER PARTY (1)

TSN (One Nomination)
30 FOR 30 (1)

About Bell Media
Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada's leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada's highest-rated television network; 30 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada's largest radio broadcaster, with 215 music channels including 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across the country, all part of the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home with a network of more than 30,000 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with its CraveTV and GO video streaming services; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.

Source: Numeris; Sept 12, 2016 to May 14, 2017, final data

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