Emmy winner Bryan Cranston stars in Your Honor.

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By Nate Millado

If ever there was a time we needed television, it was the last year and a half—and CBS Studios gave us stories that made us laugh, cry, and everything in between. With Primetime Emmy nominations just weeks away (July 13), we want to show some love to a few shows and artists that delivered award-worthy entertainment—and escapism.

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Star Trek: Discovery for Outstanding Drama Series

Sonequa Martin Green in black dress leaning against disco ball

Sonequa Martin-Green leads an "extraordinary" cast.

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"So many times we're in the editing room with this treasure trove of options because our cast is so extraordinary. —Alex Kurtzman, executive producer of Star Trek: Discovery

Watch all episodes of Star Trek: Discovery streaming on Paramount+.

The Neighborhood for Outstanding Comedy Series

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Cedric the Entertainer and Max Greenfield star in The Neighborhood.

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"The Neighborhood bridges gaps. It allows us to reach people we would never ever reach before." —Tichina Arnold, who costars as Tina on The Neighborhood

The Neighborhood returns on Monday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and streams on Paramount+.

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert for Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Stephen Colbert and Barack Obama

Stephen Colbert beats President Barack Obama at waste basketball.

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"There's only one thing better than a joke working…a joke not working," said The Late Show host Stephen Colbert. As for his favorite guest moment? Beating Barack Obama at waste basketball. "I think both of us will carry that in our hearts in very different ways."

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35/10:35c on CBS and Paramount+.

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The Bite for Outstanding Drama Series

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Audra McDonald stars in The Bite and The Good Fight.

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"Robert and Michelle [King]'s team wanted to find a way to give it some energy. So they insert zombies…you got your energy." —Audra McDonald discussing The Bite on The Talk

The Bite airs exclusively on Spectrum.

The Bite for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Robert and Michelle King in the writers room

Husband-and-wife team Robert and Michelle King (The Good Fight) wrote, produced, and set their zombie drama The Bite during the pandemic.

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The Bite, Scene 22
Rachel clicks over to her mom, DR. HESTER BOUTELLA (65). She pops onto Rachel's screen. Nobel Prize–winning immunologist. Imperious. Loves scarves. (A little of Dr. Birx in her.) Thinks her daughter should be doing more important work.

The Bite airs exclusively on Spectrum.

Your Honor for Outstanding Limited Series

Bryan Cranston

Emmy winner Bryan Cranston stars in Your Honor.

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"I don't want to do any show or play where the audience can fall asleep. I want them to feel obligated to stay with it at every moment and feel that anxiety level." —Bryan Cranston

Stream Your Honor on SHOWTIME.

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The Amazing Race and Tough As Nails for Outstanding Reality Competition

Phil Keoghan

Host with the most: Phil Keoghan runs The Amazing Race and Tough As Nails.

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"There's lots of shows out there that honor people that are really good at singing and dancing and are good looking, but I felt that there was a place for acknowledging those people who keep a country running. Real people in real life who are real tough." —Phil Keoghan on Tough As Nails to Deadline

Stream episodes of The Amazing Race and Tough As Nails on Paramount+.

The Comey Rule for Outstanding Limited Series

Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson

Comey (Jeff Daniels) and Trump (Brendan Gleeson) face off.

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"Jim Comey was trying to do the right thing in a world that didn't care what the right thing was." — Jeff Daniels

"What I loved about it was the authenticity of actually knowing that these were words that were spoken." —Brendan Gleeson

Stream The Comey Rule on SHOWTIME.

The Equalizer for Outstanding Drama Series

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All hail the Queen: Latifah stars in The Equalizer.

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"I've seen a lot of real-life equalizers in my life so why not bring one to the screen who looks like me?" —Queen Latifah

Watch The Equalizer on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

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The Late Late Show With James Corden for Outstanding Variety Talk Series

James Corden

James Corden hosts The Late Late Show.

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"We want to be a place that gives people light relief in what's been an unimaginably difficult year." —James Corden

The Late Late Show With James Corden airs weeknights at 12:37/11:37c on CBS and Paramount+.

The Stand for Outstanding Limited Series

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Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg in The Stand

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"I wanted to write about bravery. At some point, people do have to make a stand." —Stephen King to Vanity Fair

Stream The Stand on Paramount+.

Star Trek: Lower Decks for Outstanding Animation

Star Trek Lower Decks cast

Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler, Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner, Eugene Cordero as Ensign Rutherford, and Noël Wells as Ensign Tendi

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"I wanted to do something that when I looked back on it for the rest of my life, I would be really proud of what I did at that one moment. And what I'm really proud of accomplishing with that season is it's the balance of it's really good Star Trek, and it's a comedy that I really like." —Creator and showrunner Mike McMahan to IGN

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By Nate Millado

Star Trek: Discovery has returned with all-new episodes and Season 3 will feature the franchise's first transgender and non-binary characters. Actor Ian Alexander will play Gray, and newcomer Blu del Barrio will take on the role of Adira. But this groundbreaking sci-fi series has always been ahead of its time since its debut in 1966.

Here are six times Star Trek boldly went where no other TV show had gone before.

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Star Trek: The Original Series' Multicultural Crew

Uhura McCoy and Sulu in Star Trek

Nichelle Nichols as Commander Uhura, DeForest Kelley as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, and George Takei as Commander Hikaru Sulu in the movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

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Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry envisioned a utopian future to strive for. So even though Star Trek: The Original Series debuted during a decade of mounting racial tensions, it boasted one of the most multicultural casts on television.

The starship Enterprise crew included lieutenants Uhura (African-American actress Nichelle Nichols) and Sulu (Japanese-American actor George Takei), roles they reprised in the subsequent films. Nichols actually considered leaving after the first season, but a famous Trekkie changed her mind.

Star Trek super fan Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whom she met at a NAACP fundraiser, told Nichols the role was bigger than her: "What you've accomplished, for all of us, will only be real if you stay." And so she did.

The First Interracial Kiss On American TV

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Nichelle Nichols as Uhura and William Shatner as Captain Kirk in the Star Trek episode "Plato's Stepchildren."

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Just a year after the Supreme Court ruled that interracial marriage was legal, Star Trek aired the barrier-breaking episode "Plato's Stepchildren," in which Capt. Kirk (William Shatner) plants a kiss on his communications officer, Lt. Uhura (Nichols). The legendary lip-lock is considered the first scripted interracial kiss on American television.

First Genderless Character

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Soren (Melinda Culea) in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Outcast."

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In 1992, Star Trek: The Next Generation addressed sexual discrimination in the episode "The Outcast." Commander Riker (Jonathan Frakes) falls in love with Soren (Melinda Culea), a member of an androgynous species that finds gender to be outdated and offensive. When the J'naii discover their affair, they force Soren to undergo "psychotectic" therapy, and Soren loses their attraction to Riker.

Female Firsts

Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek Voyager

Kate Mulgrew as Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager.

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Kate Mulgrew navigated uncharted territory when she first stepped onto the bridge of the U.S.S. Voyager as the first female captain of a Star Trek series. Captain Kathryn Janeway also paved the way for Star Trek: Discovery's complex, badass Commander Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green)—the franchise's first black female lead.

First Openly Gay Couple

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Anthony Rapp as Lieutenant Paul Stamets and Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber in Star Trek: Discovery.

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In 2017, Star Trek: Discovery introduced the first openly gay characters to the franchise. played by out actors Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz. After Season 1's fifth episode confirmed that Lt. Stamets (Rapp) and Dr. Culber (Cruz) were indeed gay—and married!—Cruz posted on Instagram: "I may have been moved to tears watching this. #representationmatters." Out actor George Takei—who played Sulu in the Star Trek: The Original Series—also saluted the history-making moment on his social media.

First Non-Binary And Trans Characters

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Blu del Barrio plays Adira and Ian Alexander plays Gray in Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery.

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Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery welcomes non-binary actor Blu del Barrio and transgender actor Ian Alexander to its diverse cast.

Alexander plays Gray, a warm and empathetic transgender man, eager to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a Trill host. Newcomer del Barrio is Adira, a non-binary character who bonds with Stamets (Rapp) and Culber (Cruz). "Star Trek has always made a mission of giving visibility to underrepresented communities because it believes in showing people that a future without division on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation is entirely within our reach," co-showrunner and executive producer Michelle Paradise said in a statement.

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Even when she's not starring as Commander Michael Burnham on Star Trek: Discovery, actress Sonequa Martin-Green commands our attention. She is cosmically talented, out-of-this-world gorgeous, and admirably down-to-earth, all at once.

These exquisite portraits curated by Watch boldly go where no photographer has ever gone before to show Sonequa at her most captivating. Her ethereal beauty and magnetic charm shine in every shot.

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Emerald pretty

Sonequa Martin-Green stands on a red carpeted staircase ascending from an emerald green themed decor.

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Between Sonequa Martin-Green's houndstooth frock and studded shoes, we are green with envy.

Ever-so-elegant

Sonequa Martin-Green wears a floral print dress against a maroon toned flower print wallpaper.

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Sonequa Martin-Green pulls off effortless sophistication.

Gild the lily

Sonequa Martin-Green poses with a lily in a patterned dress.

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Sonequa Martin-Green's natural beauty needs no embellishment.

In full bloom

Sonequa Martin-Green poses with a rose in a patterned dress.

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The Star Trek: Discovery star is roses, roses all the way.

Daydreamy

Sonequa Martin-Green looks wistfully into the distance past the camera.

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Sonequa Martin-Green is gorgeous and glowing.

Lady in pink

Sonequa Martin-Green in pink faux fur jacket.

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Sonequa Martin-Green makes old school glamour feel ultra-modern.

Blushing beauty

Sonequa Martin-Greenin a hotel room with pink curtains.

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She is photogenic perfection.

Charmingly chintz

Sonequa Martin-Green reclines a floral print room while wearing an elaborate jade necklace.

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Sonequa Martin-Green stands out in this sultry shot.

Pretty in pastel

Sonequa Martin-Green in yellow top and tulle skirt.

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Sonequa Martin-Green defines elegance in this tulle number.

Isn't she lovely?

Sonequa Martin-Green wearing a white dress

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All eyes on stunning Sonequa.

Outdoor adventures

Sonequa Martin-Green posing in a red brocade jacket while hugging a horse.

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Whether dressing up or saddling up, Sonequa Martin-Green has style to spare.

Bright light

Sonequa Martin-Greeen sits on an elegant coffee table.

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No doubt about it. She's absolutely dazzling!

Birds-eye-view

Sonequa Martin-Green poses in a polka dot dress.

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Sonequa Martin-Green is flying high.

Resort ready

Soequa Martin-Green in bold sunglasses and sundress

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Sonequa Martin-Green epitomizes vacation chic in these beachy looks.

Tropical chic

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Birds of paradise and statement earrings for the win!

Sweet and simple

Sonequa Martin-Green poses in a white top in front of a white wall.

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Sonequa Martin-Green looks perfectly polished.

Happy homebody

Sonequa Martin-Green reclines on a modern grey settee against a white painted brick wall.

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Sonequa Martin-Green cozies up.

Living long and prospering

Sonequa Martin-Green relaxes in a sweatshirt while holding large Start Trek coffee mug.

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Even Sonequa Martin-Green's coffee mug shows off her Star Trek spirit—bean me up, Scotty!

Completely candid

Sonequa Martin-Green laughs while wearing a bright coral colored top.

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Sonequa Martin-Green oozes charisma.

Beaming beauty

Sonequa Martin-Green laughs broadly with her hair down.

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Sonequa Martin-Green's megawatt grin is contagious.

Silky smooth

Sonequa Martin-Green wears a two-tone silk dress as she leans against an old wooden exterior bannister.

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Sonequa Martin-Green shines on the front steps.

Easy on the eyes

Sonequa Martin-Green stares deeply into the camera with a half smile on her face.

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Sonequa Martin-Green's look is electric.

Red hot

Sonequa Martin-Green locks eyes with the camera from a seated position on the floor.

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Sonequa Martin-Green's fierce gaze pairs perfectly with her fiery blouse.

Jump for joy

Sonequa Martin-Green wears a tri-tone silk dress as she is photographed jumping into the air.

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Sonequa Martin Green's smile puts a spring in our step.

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As Valentine's Day approaches, we've got a little treat guaranteed to make you smile, regardless of your relationship status. Watch! compiled many of your favorite TV crushes—check out these gorgeous pics of CBS stars (like Beth Behrs above)—that we can't help falling in love with all over again.

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Portrait of a lady

Emily Wickersham holding a pink rose and wearing a feathered designer gown

Photography by Ian Derry.

Emily Wickersham, we are channeling your glamour and poise.

Watch NCIS on CBS and CBS All Access.

Vibrant culture

Sami Gayle of Blue Bloods smiling in purple and orange

Photography by Adrienne Raquel.

Bright lips, bold dress... Can't lose. Sami Gayle pulls it off like none other.

Watch Blue Bloods on CBS and CBS All Access.

Gorgeous smile

LL COOL J of NCIS Los Angeles smiling in black on black tuxedo with hat

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.

LL COOL J's smile has us swooning.

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California girl

Daniela Ruah of NCIS Los Angeles in animal print gown in garden

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Daniela Ruah looks breathtakingly beautiful in sunny Santa Barbara.

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Fast friends

Cush Jumbo and Christine Baranski in red ball gowns.

Photography by Kristian Schuller.

Cush Jumbo and Christine Baranski are stunning in Valentine's Day red.

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Fun and games

Eric Christian Olsen of NCIS Los Angeles holding bubble guns

Photography by Adam Secore.

We're locked and loaded for Valentine's Day, thanks to Eric Christian Olsen.

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Lady in red

AJ Cook of Criminal Minds in fitted red dress on balcony

Photography by Christopher Ross.

If Valentine's Day had a red carpet, A.J. Cook would steal the show.

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Free spirit

Matthew Gray Gubler in pajamas jumping on bed

Photography by John P. Filo.

Matthew Gray Gubler's carefree sense of fun is on full display.

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Global glam

Bridget Moynahan sitting on desk holding a globe on her finger.

Photography by Keiron O'Connor.

The whole world is at Bridget Moynahan's fingertips.

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Girls' weekend

Allison Janney and Anna Faris of Mom laughing in a hotel hallway in Paris

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier.

Allison Janney and Anna Faris are having a blast in Paris. Oui! Oui!

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Humble nature

Thomas Sadoski in jeans on a tractor

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Thomas Sadoski is all rugged good looks and country cool.

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We love Lucy!

Lucy Liu of Elementary in red floppy hat drinking champagne

Photography by Ruven Afanador.

Timeless and classy, Lucy Liu shows us how it is done.

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Creature comforts

Brian Dietzen of NCIS reading and drinking in a library

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Good book and a night cap, Brian Dietzen?

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Give us Moore.

Shemar Moore of SWAT in silk pajamas with open shirt

Photography by Kwaku Alston.

S.W.A.T. star Shemar Moore makes us S.W.O.O.N.

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Paint the town red

Pauley Perrette in a red dress sitting on a red sofa.

Photography by Mark Mann.

Pauley Perrette is stunning in scarlet.

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Sign. SEAL. Deliver.

David Boreanaz of SEAL Team in t shirt next to mirror

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Here's looking at you, David Boreanaz!

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Family matters

Cast of Blue Bloods packing up a station wagon

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier.

Happiness is... the whole family together!

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Infectious laughter

Christine Baranski of The Good Fight in red and white dress with red hat and gloves

Photography by Pavel Havlicek.

Christine Baranski's laugh is infectious.

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Hot rod

Adam Rodriguez of Criminal Minds in leather jacket with blue sportscar

Photography by Michael Parmelee.

Adam Rodriguez is hotter than ever!

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Good times

Rose Leslie of The Good Fight in chunky orange sweater and hat

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Rose Leslie brings joy to everything she does!

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Set phasers to stunning

Sonequa Martin Green of Star Trek Discovery in sheer slate beaded dress

Photography by Marie H. Rainville.

Let's be real, we fall for Sonequa Martin-Green every time.

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Everything's coming up roses!

Beth Behrs of The Neighborhood with falling rose petals.

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier.

Beth Behrs always makes our hearts skip a beat.

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