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‘Westworld’ and ‘Saturday Night Live’ Lead the Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

Third Overall in Number of Nominations are 'Stranger Things' and 'Feud: Bette and Joan'

HBO drama “Westworld” and NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” led the “69th Annual Primetime Emmy Award” nominations with 22 nods apiece. Comparably, this is the most nominations that the long-running NBC late night sketch show has ever received in a single season. Next were “Stranger Things” on Netflix and “Feud: Better and Joan” with 18 nominations each, followed by 17 for HBO comedy “Veep” (including a potential sixth consecutive trophy for Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series).

Even without “Game of Thrones” being able to compete, HBO topped the list of nominations with 110. Next was Netflix at 91, followed by NBC (60), FX (54), ABC (34), CBS (29), Fox (21), Hulu (18), Amazon Instant (16), Showtime (15), and AMC and PBS with 11 each. Eleven of the nominations for Hulu were a result of “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Five newbies in the Outstanding Drama category, including “This Is Us,” “Westworld,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Crown” and “Stranger Things” will be competing with “Better Call Saul” and “House of Cards.” “Atlanta,” “black-ish,” “Master of None,” “Modern Family,” “Silicon Valley,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and “Veep” are vying for Outstanding Comedy Series.

The 2017 Emmys Primetime Emmy Award will be hosted by Stephen Colbert and will air at 8 p.m. on September 17 on CBS, which is the night before the official start of the new television season.

Here are the nominations:

Outstanding…
Drama Series
Better Call Saul (AMC)
The Crown (Netflix)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
This Is Us (NBC)
Westworld (HBO)

Comedy Series
Atlanta (FX)
black-ish (ABC)
Master of None (Netflix)
Modern Family (ABC)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Veep (HBO)

Reality Competition
The Voice (NBC)
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Top Chef (Bravo)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)
American Ninja Warrior (NBC)

Variety Talk Series

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (Comedy Central)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Limited Series or Movie
Genius (NGC)
Fargo (FX)
The Night Of (HBO)
Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
Big Little Lies (HBO)

TV Movie
“Black Mirror” (Netflix)
“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” (HBO)
“Dolly Parton’s Christ mas Of M any Colors: Circle Of Love” (NBC)
“Sherlock: The Lying Detective” (PBS)
“Wizard of Lies” (HBO)

Animated program
“Archer” (FX)
“Bob’s Burgers” (Fox)
“Elena and the Secret of Avalor” (Disney Channel)
“The Simpsons” (Fox)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Viola Davis – How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)
Claire Foy – The Crown (Netflix)
Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Keri Russell – The Americans (FX)
Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld (HBO)
Robin Wright – House of Cards (Netflix)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us (NBC)
Anthony Hopkins – Westworld (HBO)
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul (AMC)
Matthew Rhys – The Americans (FX)
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards (Netflix)
Milo Ventimiglia – This Is Us (NBC)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Carrie Coon -Fargo (FX)
Felicity Huffman – American Crime (ABC)
Nicole Kidman – Big Little Lies (HBO)
Jessica Lange – Feud: Bette And Joan (FX)
Susan Sarandon – Feud: Bette And Joan (FX)
Reese Witherspoon – Big Little Lies (HBO)

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Riz Ahmed – The Night Of (HBO)
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock: The Lying Detective, (Masterpiece, PBS)
Robert De Niro – The Wizard Of Lies (HBO)
Ewan McGregor – Fargo (FX)
Geoffrey Rush – Genius (NGC)
John Turturro – The Night Of (HBO)

Supporting Actor in a Drama
Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul (AMC)
Ron Cephas Jones – This Is Us (NBC)
David Harbour – Stranger Things (Netflix)
Michael Kelly – House of Cards (Netflix)
John Lithgow – The Crown (Netflix)
Mandy Patinkin -Homeland (Showtime)
Jeffrey Wright- Westworld (HBO)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Louie Anderson – Baskets (FX)
Alec Baldwin – Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Ty Burrell – Modern Family (ABC)
Tony Hale – Veep (HBO)
Matt Walsh – Veep (HBO)

Supporting Actress in a Drama
Uzo Aduba – Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things (Netfli)
Ann Dowd – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Chrissy Metz – This Is Us (NBC)
Thandie Newton – Westworld (HBO)
Samira Wiley – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Vanessa Bayer – Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Anna Chlumsky – Veep (HBO)
Kathryn Hahn – Transparent (Amazon)
Leslie Jones – Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Judith Light – Transparent (Amazon)
Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Bill Camp – The Night Of (HBO)
Alfred Molina – Feud (FX)
Alexander Skarsgard – Big Little Lies (HBO)
David Thewlis – Fargo (FX)
Stanley Tucci – Feud (FX)
Michael Kenneth Williams – The Night Of (HBO)

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Judy Davis – Feud (FX)
Laura Dern – Big Little Lies (HBO)
Jackie Hoffman – Feud (FX)
Regina King – American Crime (ABC)
Michelle Pfeiffer – The Wizard of Lies (HBO)
Shailene Woodley – Big Little Lies (HBO)

Character Voice-Over Performance
Dee Bradley Baker, “American Dad!” (TBS)
Kevin Kline, “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox)
Kristen Schaal, “BoJack Horseman” (Amazon)
Mo Collins, “F Is For Family “ (Netflix)
Seth MacFarlane, “Family Guy” (Fox)
Nancy Cartwright, “The Simpsons” (Fox)

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Written by Marc Berman

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Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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