The 2017 Emmy nominations are out, and two St. Louisans are being recognized for their acting ability in what may be the most competitive Emmy year ever.

Sterling K. Brown has been nominated in the outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his portrayal of Randall Pearson in NBC's smash hit, This Is Us.

Ellie Kemper received a nomination for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for her leading role in Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

A third person from the St. Louis metro was also nominated. Kevin Ross, of Farmington, was nominated for outstanding single camera picture editing for a drama series for his work on the Netflix series Stranger Things.

HBO's Westworld and NBC's Saturday Night Live topped the list of contenders with 22 nominations apiece. The Emmys will air on CBS on September 17 at 7 p.m. Stephen Colbert will be hosting.

You can check out the entire list of nominees on the Emmys website.