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HBO's Westworld, NBC's Saturday Night Live Lead Emmy Nominations

15 July 2017

The shows nominated in the best drama category are "The Crown", "Handmaid's Tale", "House of Cards", "Stranger Things", "Better Call Saul", "This Is Us" and "Westworld".

Coon said she was pleased about the recognition for the "great" Dowd but was a little surprised that the show didn't receive more of an Emmys sendoff following its final run.

Shows including Atlanta, Black-ish, Master of None, Modern Family, Silicon Valley, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Veep are contending in the comedy category.

In the Best Lead Actor In A Drama Series category, Sterling K. Brown is nominated for This Is Us.

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Among late-night talk hosts, Jimmy Kimmel, John Oliver, James Corden and Bill Maher won repeat nominations, joined by newcomers Samantha Bee, for her TBS series Full Frontal, and Stephen Colbert, whose CBS Late Show was snubbed previous year. Kevin Spacey was also nominated for lead actor in a drama series for House of Cards. "It's been an fantastic year for broadcast television, including a return to the prestigious drama series category with 'This Is Us, ' not to mention a record-breaking number of nominations for 'SNL, ' which is the gift that keeps on giving 42 years in", said NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt in a statement on Thursday, shortly after nominations were announced.

Robert De Niro was nominated as outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for "The Wizard of Lies", topping a star-studded category that also includes Geoffrey Rush for NatGeo's "Genius", Ewan McGregor for "Fargo", Benedict Cumberbatch for "Sherlock: The Lying Detective" and Riz Ahmed and John Turturro for "The Night Of".

In the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category, Leslie Jones is nominated for Saturday Night Live.

After the nominations were announced, Emmy-related tweets quickly began piling up, including many questioning Purser's nod. FX Productions received 32 nominations. "Here we are eight years later and I'm still playing Frank Gallagher, whom I love so much I'd give him my liver".

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Hulu received its first-ever nomination in 2014 for its sports series "Behind the Mask".

Foy and Moss are joined in the best drama actress category by 2015 victor Viola Davis from "How To Get Away With Murder", Keri Russell of "The Americans", Evan Rachel Wood in "Westworld" and Robin Wright from "House Of Cards".

Following behind SNL and Westworld in the nomination stakes are Stranger Things and Feud: Better and Joan with 18 nods, with Veep close behind with 17.

Better Things' Pamela Adlon was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Stephen Colbert will host the ceremony, which will be broadcast by CBS at 5 P.M. PT. And NBC's "try not to cry" phenomenon "This is Us" snagged 11 picks, including a throng of tear-jerking actors.

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