The Emmy Award Nominations will be announced Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. ET/5:30 a.m. PT. — Lisa de Moraes
Outstanding drama seriesLeading up to this most welcomed/dreaded day of the year, the biggest question on the minds of trophy-show wonks: Will any drama series be nominated that can loosen four-time winner “Mad Men’s” stranglehold on Emmy’s hottest trophy? It’s a foregone conclusion that AMC’s tony, ‘60s-set Madison Avenue drama will be nominated again this year. Some think Showtime’s espionage drama “Homeland” is most likely to topple “Mad Men” at the Emmys this September, having already been festooned with best drama trophies at the Golden Globe Awards and the Critics’ Choice Television Awards – it even won a Peabody.AMC
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.