Published: Fri, July 14, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Emmys: Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee Score Noms in Trump Era Shakeup

Emmys: Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee Score Noms in Trump Era Shakeup

The late-night host tweeted out a picture of himself in Russian Federation in late June, hinting at his trip, though neither Colbert or CBS announced any special excursion for the show at the time. Bee has emerged as an important female critic of the new administration in an otherwise crowded male playing field, selling "Nasty Woman" t-shirts to support Planned Parenthood and even hosting the Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner special in April. Both Colbert and Bee - who are not coincidentally both alums of the politically charged Daily Show - have leaned into that previous experience for their new shows. Fallon and the "Tonight Show" team had earned nominations in this category every year since Fallon started in 2014. This marks the first time since 2003 that two daily broadcast late night shows from the same network have been nominated in the same year.

Colbert and Bee were feted along with last year's victor and fellow The Daily Show alum John Oliver hosting HBO's Last Week Tonight and Real Time With Bill Maher, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, as well a last year's big nominee headliner, Late Late Show with James Corden. We'll find out next week, when The Late Show with Stephen Colbert kicks off "Russia Week" on Monday, July 17. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee had only made its debut in the category past year.

Looks like Jimmy Fallon really shouldn't have touched Donald Trump's hair.

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The nominations are in, and Emmys host Stephen Colbert is in for a wild ride come September.

"It speaks to the awesome comeback for Colbert, who was not nominated a year ago and now stands a fair chance to win", Carter said.

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