On July 13, celebrity presenters Anna Chlumsky and Shemar Moore announced the nominations for the 69th annual Emmy Awards.
In the Outstanding Variety Talk Series category, Samantha Bees Full Frontal, Jimmy Kimmels Jimmy Kimmel Live!, John Olivers Last Week Tonight, Stephen Colberts Late Show, James Cordens Late Late Show and Bill Mahers Real Time all received nominations.
Notably, Jimmy Fallons Tonight Show, Seth Meyers Late Night and Trevor Noahs The Daily Show were snubbed. Fallon and the Tonight Show team had earned nominations in this category every year since Fallon started in 2014.
As Trump became president, Stephen Colberts ratings soared, and eventually topped those of late-night king Fallon, to become the most-watched late-night show. The shows have remained neck-and-neck in terms of viewership through 2017.
John Oliver and Last Week Tonight won this category in 2016. Fellow Daily Show alumSamantha Beeearned her first nomination in this category forFull Frontal.
Real Time also earned a nod despite Bill Mahers recent controversial use of the n-word during his show.
Fallons and Meyers shows may have fared poorly in this category, but NBC still did pretty well in terms of nominations, especially for programs intended for the later viewing hours. Saturday Night Live earned 22 nominations.
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