Toronto's Samantha Bee, Quebec's Jean-Marc Vallee snag Emmy noms
Television host Samantha Bee attends the Turner Network 2017 Upfront presentation at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in New York. Toronto native Samantha Bee and Quebec's Jean-Marc Vallee are among this year's Canadian Emmy Award nominees. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP//Invision-Evan Agostini
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, July 13, 2017 1:22PM EDT
Toronto native Samantha Bee and Quebec's Jean-Marc Vallee are among this year's Canadian Emmy Award nominees.
Vallee has a nomination for directing HBO's murder mystery "Big Little Lies," which got a total of 16 nods.
"Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" and the show's recent "Not The White House Correspondents' Dinner" special were nominated for several awards.
The late-night series is up for best variety talk series, best writing for a variety series and best interactive program for its web content.
Bee's "Not The White House Correspondents' Dinner" is in contention for several awards in variety-special categories, including best special, best directing, best writing and best production design.
Bee also got an Emmy nomination last year, for writing her late-night variety show.
The 69th annual Emmys will be staged on Sept. 17.
More to come.