This year’s Primetime Emmy Awards aren’t until September. However, many TV series, including a few filmed right here in Atlanta, are hoping to receive nominations.
The two-week voting period for the 70th annual event began on Monday, and voting members of the Television Academy must sift through more than 2,300 submissions before making a decision.
This year, there are 16 races across several categories, including best actor and actress in a drama, best actor and actress in a comedy, best drama series and best comedy series.
Last year, Netflix’s “Stranger Things” received three nominations and FX’s “Atlanta” earned two, with its star Donald Glover taking home the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series.
While “Halt and Catch Fire” and “Ozark” have never been nominated for Emmys, those TV shows are contenders.
A few metro Atlanta-linked stars are also vying for the consideration of the Emmy voters. Glover, who is a Stone Mountain-native, is on the ballot again. Joy Brunson, a Spelman College graduate, is on the list for best gust actress in a drama series for her role on NBC’s “This Is Us.”
Atlanta-native RuPaul is in the running for outstanding host for his reality series “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” a trophy he won in 2017. His show could also snag a nomination for outstanding reality-competition program.
Voting ends June 25, and the nominees will be announced July 12. The 70th annual Primetime Emmys will take place on September 17.