On Thursday, July 13, all the usual suspects will get the calls, tweets and texts congratulating them on their first or umpteenth Emmy nomination. You’ll see Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Veep up there once again (for good reason), but as the TV landscape continuously expands, more and more solid performances and entertaining shows go unnoticed. If we had our way, well, that would change.
Justice for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life! Don’t overlook everything on The CW! Never forget Jennifer Hudson‘s show-stopping performance in Hairspray Live! We can go on. And we did.
Below, take a look at our dream Emmy nominees for the 2017 ceremony.
Who are you rooting for? Tell us in the comments below.
Stephen Colbert will preside over the 69th annual award show. The Emmys air live Sunday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. on CBS. Be sure to come back to E! News to see the nominations live on Thursday, July 13 at 11:30 a.m. ET.