The nominees for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced Thursday, July 12 at 11:25 a.m. ET/8:25 a.m. PT at the Television Academy's Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California. Ryan Eggold and Samira Wiley will be on hand to reveal just who has a shot at walking away with a statuette during the official ceremony, set to air live Monday, Sept. 17 at 8/7c on NBC.
If Wiley and Eggold's names sound familiar, it's probably because you've seen them before in some pretty recognizable projects.
Wiley, who earned an Emmy nomination last year for her performance in Hulu's dystopian drama The Handmaid's Tale, is still best known for her standout role as Poussey Washington in Netflix's hit series Orange Is the New Black. She appeared on the show for four seasons; in 2016, her character was killed by a guard. Wiley's other credits include You're the Worst, The Catch, Law & Order: SVU and the film Detroit. She also voiced the titular character in the video game The Walking Dead: Michonne, which chronicles Michonne's adventures during her time away from Alexandria.
Meanwhile, you might recognize Eggold as schoolteacher-turned-assassin-turned-dearly departed Tom Keen in the NBC thriller The Blacklist. (Raise your hand if you're still heartbroken that Tom never got his happy ending with Liz.) He'll next step into the role of a rogue doctor looking to switch things up at America's oldest public hospital in the upcoming medical drama New Amsterdam on NBC. His other credits include Entourage, the CW's 90210 reboot, Veronica Mars and Spike Lee's upcoming film BlacKkKlansman.
The Emmy Awards will air live Monday, Sept. 17 at 8/7c on NBC.