NBC’s  “This is Us” will look to end an extended drought among broadcast networks when it competes for the drama series Emmy Sunday, while the network’s “Saturday Night Live” will try to cap what has already been a winning Emmy season.

“This is Us” is the first drama nominee from the four major broadcast networks since CBS’ “The Good Wife” in 2011. A series from the major broadcast networks hasn’t won in the category since Fox’s “24” in 2006.

The show will have the advantage of not competing against the category winner of the past two years — “Game of Thrones.” HBO’s smash hit wasn’t eligible to be nominated because its only new episodes aired during the eligibility period were part of the body of work considered for last year’s victory.

Another HBO hit, “Westworld,” is in the mix for outstanding drama series, along with Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” AMC’s “Better Call Saul” and a trio of Netflix streaming shows: “The Crown,” “House of Cards” and “Stranger Things.”

Among comedy programs, HBO’s “Veep” will be seeking its third consecutive Emmy. The show will compete with FX’s “Atlanta,” ABC’s “black- ish,” Netflix’s “Master of None,” HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and ABC’s “Modern Family.”

The nomination for “Modern Family” is the show’s eighth in eight seasons. It was the winner in the category for five consecutive seasons, tying the record set by NBC’s “Frasier” from 1994-98.

“Saturday Night Live,” which saw a rebirth in the past year thanks largely to its lampooning of candidate-then-President Donald Trump, will compete for outstanding variety sketch series.

Challenging “SNL” are truTV’s “Billy on the Street,” IFC’s “Documentary Now!,” Comedy Central’s “Drunk History,” IFC’s “Portlandia” and HBO’s “Tracey Ullman’s Show.”

“SNL” won five awards during last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmy ceremonies, including guest performer wins for Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy. The show has multiple nominees — Vanessa Bayer, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon — in the supporting comedy actress category Sunday, along with a supporting comedy actor nod for Alec Baldwin, for his portrayal of Trump.

“SNL” is also nominated for outstanding writing for a variety series, competing with the teams behind “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who has won five consecutive Emmys for outstanding lead actress in a comedy for “Veep,” will look to repeat in the category, but she’s facing a tough field that includes both Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin of Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie.”

Also nominated are Pamela Adlon of “Better Things,” Tracee Ellis Ross for “black-ish,” Allison Janney for “Mom” and Ellie Kemper for “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

Louis-Dreyfus has won nine Emmys in her career — seven as a performer and two as a producer of “Veep.” In addition to her five performance wins for “Veep,” she won an Emmy as lead actress on “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and as supporting actress on “Seinfeld.”

Jeffrey Tambor will look to collect his third consecutive Emmy for his lead cross-dressing role in Amazon’s “Transparent.” He’ll be challenged by “Atlanta’s” Donald Glover, Zach Galifianakis of “Baskets,” Anthony Anderson for “black-ish,” Aziz Ansari for “Master of None” and William H. Macy for “Shameless.”

Nominees for outstanding lead actress in a drama series are Keri Russell for “The Americans,” Claire Foy for “The Crown,” Elisabeth Moss for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Robin Wright for “House of Cards,” Viola Davis for “How to Get Away with Murder” and Evan Rachel Wood for “Westworld.”

Two actors from “This is Us” are nominated for lead actor in a drama series — Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia. Anthony Hopkins was nominated for his work in “Westworld,” along with Matthew Rhys of “The Americans,” Bob Odenkirk of “Better Call Saul,” Kevin Spacey for “House of Cards” and Liev Schreiber of “Ray Donovan.”

Competing for outstanding limited series will be HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” FX’s “Fargo,” FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan,” National Geographic’s “Genius” and HBO’s “The Night Of.”

For outstanding television movie, nominees are Netflix’s “Black Mirror: San Junipero,” NBC’s “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love,” HBO’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” PBS’ “Sherlock: The Lying Detective” and HBO’s “The Wizard of Lies.”

Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon are both nominated for outstanding actress in a limited series or movie for their work in “Feud,” while Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon earned nods in the category for HBO’s “Big Little Liars.” Rounding out the category are Carrie Coon of “Fargo” and Felicity Huffman of ABC’s “American Crime.”

Robert De Niro is nominated as outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for “The Wizard of Lies,” topping a star-studded category that also includes Geoffrey Rush for NatGeo’s “Genius,” Ewan McGregor for “Fargo,” Benedict Cumberbatch for “Sherlock: The Lying Detective” and Riz Ahmed and John Turturro for “The Night Of.”

CBS’ “The Amazing Race” is again nominated for outstanding reality- competition program. The show has been nominated in all 16 years the category has existed. It won each of the first seven years, and again in 2011, 2012 and 2014.

NBC’s “The Voice,” which has won the previous two years, is nominated in the category, along with NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior,” Lifetime’s “Project Runway,” VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and Bravo’s “Top Chef.”

The 69th annual Emmy Awards honor programming initially airing between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. from June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017. The ceremony, televised by CBS, will be held at the Microsoft Theater and hosted by Stephen Colbert.

Here is a list of nominees for the 69th Emmy Awards that will be presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater: DRAMA SERIES

— “Better Call Saul,” AMC

— “The Crown,” Netflix

— “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu

— “House Of Cards,” Netflix

— “Stranger Things,” Netflix

— “This Is Us,” NBC

— “Westworld,” HBO COMEDY SERIES

— “Atlanta,” FX

— “Black-ish,” ABC

— “Master Of None,” Netflix

— “Modern Family,” ABC

— “Silicon Valley,” HBO

— “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Netflix

— “Veep,” HBO LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

— Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us,” NBC

— Anthony Hopkins, “Westworld,” HBO

— Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul,” AMC

— Matthew Rhys, “The Americans,” FX

— Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan,” Showtime

— Kevin Spacey, “House Of Cards,” Netflix

— Milo Ventimiglia, “This is Us,” NBC LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

— Viola Davis, “How To Get Away With Murder,” ABC

— Claire Foy, “The Crown,” Netflix

— Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu

— Keri Russell, “The Americans,” FX

— Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld,” HBO

— Robin Wright, “House Of Cards,” Netflix SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

— Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul,” AMC

— David Harbour, “Stranger Things,” Netflix

— Ron Cephas Jones,  “This is Us,” NBC

— Michael Kelly, “House Of Cards,” Netflix

— John Lithgow, “The Crown,” Netflix

— Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland,” Showtime

— Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld,” HBO SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

— Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is The New Black,” Netflix

— Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things,” Netflix

— Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu

— Chrissy Metz, “This is Us,” NBC

— Thandie Newton, “Westworld,” HBO

— Samira Wiley, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

— Anthony Anderson, Black-ish, ABC

— Aziz Ansari, “Master Of None,” Netflix

— Zach Galifianakis, “Baskets,” FX Networks

— Donald Glover, “Atlanta,” FX Networks

— William H. Macy, “Shameless,” Showtime

— Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent,” Amazon LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

— Pamela Adlon, “Better Things,” FX Networks

— Jane Fonda, “Grace And Frankie,” Netflix

— Allison Janney, “Mom,” CBS

— Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Netflix

— Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep,” HBO

— Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish,” ABC

— Lily Tomlin, “Grace And Frankie,” Netflix SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

— Louie Anderson, “Baskets,” FX Networks

— Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live,” NBC

— Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Netflix

— Ty Burrell, “Modern Family,” ABC

— Tony Hale, “Veep,” HBO

— Matt Walsh, “Veep,” HBO SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

— Vanessa Bayer, “Saturday Night Live,” NBC

— Anna Chlumsky, “Veep,” HBO

— Kathryn Hahn, “Transparent,” Amazon

— Leslie Jones, “Saturday Night Live,” NBC

— Judith Light, “Transparent,” Amazon

— Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live,” NBC OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES

— “Big Little Lies,” HBO

— “Fargo,” FX

— “Feud: Bette and Joan,” FX

— “Genius,” National Geographic

— “The Night Of,” HBO OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE

— “Black Mirror: San Junipero,” Netflix

— “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love,” NBC

— “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” HBO

— “Sherlock: The Lying Detective (Masterpiece),” PBS

— “The Wizard of Lies,” HBO LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

— Riz Ahmed, “The Night Of,” HBO

— Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: The Lying Detective, (Masterpiece)” PBS

— Robert De Niro, “The Wizard Of Lies,” HBO

— Ewan McGregor, “Fargo,” FX

— Geoffrey Rush, “Genius,” National Geographic

— John Turturro, “The Night Of,” HBO LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

— Carrie Coon, “Fargo,” FX

— Felicity Huffman, “American Crime,” ABC

— Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies,” HBO

— Jessica Lange, “Feud: Bette And Joan,” FX

— Susan Sarandon, “Feud: Bette And Joan,” FX

— Reese Witherspoon, “Big Little Lies,” HBO SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

— Bill Camp, “The Night Of,” HBO

— Alfred Molina, “Feud: Bette And Joan,” FX Networks

— Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies,” HBO

— David Thewlis, “Fargo,” FX Networks

— Stanley Tucci, “Feud: Bette And Joan,” FX Networks

— Michael Kenneth Williams, “The Night Of,” HBO SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

— Judy Davis, “Feud: Bette And Joan,” FX Networks

— Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies,” HBO

— Jackie Hoffman, “Feud: Bette And Joan,” FX Networks

— Regina King, “American Crime,” ABC

— Michelle Pfeiffer, “The Wizard Of Lies,” HBO

— Shailene Woodley, “Big Little Lies,” HBO DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

— Donald Glover, “Atlanta”

— Jamie Babbit, “Silicon Valley”

— Morgan Sackett, “Veep”

— David Mandel, “Veep”

— Dale Stern, “Veep” DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

— Vince Gilligan, “Better Call Saul”

— Stephen Daldry, “The Crown”

— Reed Morano, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

— Kate Dennis, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

— Lesli Linka Glatter, “Homeland”

— The Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things”

— Jonathan Nolan, “Westworld” DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

— Jean-Marc Vallee, “Big Little Lies”

— Noah Hawley, “Fargo”

— Ryan Murphy, “Feud: Bette and Joan”

— James Marsh, “The Night Of”

— Steven Zaillian, “The Night Of” DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES

— Derek Waters & Jeremy Konner, “Drunk History”

— Andy Fisher, “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

— Paul Pennolino, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”

— Jim Hoskinson, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

— Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live” REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM

— “The Amazing Race,” CBS

— “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC

— “Project Runway,” Lifetime

— “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” VH1

— “Top Chef,” Bravo

— “The Voice,” NBC VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

— “Billy On The Street,” truTV

— “Documentary Now!,” IFC

— “Drunk History,” Comedy Central

— “Portlandia,” IFC

— “Saturday Night Live,” NBC

— “Tracey Ullman’s Show,” HBO VARIETY TALK SERIES

— “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee,” TBS

— “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” ABC

— “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” HBO

— “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” CBS

— “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” CBS

— “Real Time With Bill Maher,” HBO WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

— Donald Glover, “Atlanta”

— Stephen Glover, “Atlanta”

— Aziz Ansari & Lena Waithe, “Master of None”

— Alec Berg, “Silicon Valley”

— Billy Kimball, “Veep”

— David Mandel, “Veep” WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

— Joe Weisberg & Joel Fields, “The Americans”

— Gordon Smith, “Better Call Saul”

— Peter Morgan, “The Crown”

— Bruce Miller, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

— The Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things”

— Lisa Joy & Jonathan Nolan, “Westworld” WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMA

— David E. Kelley, “Big Little Lies”

— Charlie Brooker, “Black Mirror: San Junipero”

— Noah Hawley, “Fargo”

— Ryan Murphy, “Feud: Bette and Joan”

— Jaffe Cohen, Michael, Michael Zam & Ryan Murphy, “Feud: Bette and Joan”

— Richard Price & Steven Zaillian, “The Night Of” WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES

— Jo Miller, Samantha Bee, Ashley Nicole Black, Pat Cassels, Eric Drysdae, Mathan Erhardt, Travon Free, Joe Grossman, Miles Kahn, Melinda Taub & Jason Reich, “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”

— Kevin Avery, Tim Carvell, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss & Juli Weiner, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”

— Jermaine Affonso, Alex Baze, Bryan Donaldson, Sal Gentile, Matt Goldich, Dina Gusovky, Jenny Hagel, Allison Hord, Mike Karnell, John Lutz, Seth Meyers, Ian Morgan, Seth Reiss, Amber Ruffin, Mike Scollins, Mike Shoemaker & Ben Warheit, “Late Night with Seth Meyers”

— Barry Julien, Jay Katsir, Opus Moreschi, Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Matt Lappin, Michael Brumm, Nate Charny, Aaron Cohen, Cullen Crawford, Paul Dinello, Ariel Dumas, Glenn Eichler, Django Gold, Gabe Gronli, Daniel Kibblesmith, Michael Pielocik, Kate Sidley, Jen Spyra, Brian Stack & John Thibodeaux, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

— Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider, Kent Sublette, Bryan Tucker, Pete Schultz, James Anderson, Kristen Bartlett, Jeremy Beiler, Zach Bornstein, Joanna Bradley, Megan Callahan, Michael Che, Anna Drezen, Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Nick Kocher, Dave McCary, Brian McElhaney, Dennis McNicholas, Drew Michael, Lorne Michaels, Josh Patten, Katie Rich, Streeter Seidell, Will Stephen & Julio Torres, “Saturday Night Live.”

—City News Service

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