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.