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Tracey Ullman up for an Emmy

BBC sketch show shortlisted in top US awards

Tracey Ullman has been nominated for an Emmy for her BBC show.

The comedy star is up for best variety sketch series against Saturday Night Live; Portlandia; Drunk History; I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman; and At Home with Amy Sedaris

The Tracey Ullman show is eligible for America's leading TV awards as it also airs on HBO. She since followed it up with Tracey Breaks The News, which does not air in the US.

John Oliver's HBO series Last Week Tonight has again been nominated for best variety talk show, the accolade it has scooped for the past two years.

His competition includes James Corden and Trevor Noah, scoring his first nomination since taking over The Daily Show from Jon Stewart.

Elsewhere, the Black Mirror episode USS Callister is up for outstanding TV movie and both Ellen DeGeneres and W. Kamau Bell are in the running for best reality TV show.

Today's nominees also mark the end of Modern Family's Emmy run – with the show not being nominated for best comedy series for the first time in its nine-year history. Nor are any of the stars up for acting gongs.

Here are the full list of comedy-related nominees.

Outstanding comedy series

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Blackish 
GLOW 
Atlanta 
Barry 
Silicon Valley 
Curb Your Enthusiasm 
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tracee Ellis Ross, Blackish 
Allison Janney, Mom 
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie 
Pamela Adlon, Better Things 
Issa Rae, Insecure 

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series 

Donald Glover, Atlanta 
Bill Hader, Barry 
Anthony Anderson, Blackish 
William H. Macy, Shameless  
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm 
Ted Danson, The Good Place 

Outstanding variety sketch series

Saturday Night Live 
Portlandia
Drunk History 
Tracey Ullman’s Show 
I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman 
At Home with Amy Sedaris

Outstanding variety talk series

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 
Late Show with Stephen Colbert 
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee  
Jimmy Kimmel Live 
The Late Late Show with James Corden 
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live 
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live 
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live 
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Megan Mullally, Will and Grace 
Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne 
Betty Gilpin, GLOW 
Zazie Beetz, Atlanta 

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series

Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 
Louie Anderson, Baskets 
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live 
Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta 
Henry Winkler, Barry 
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live 

Published: 12 Jul 2018

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