Best known for her role on Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black", Wiley is now starring on Hulu's critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning dystopian drama "The Handmaid's Tale".
HBO awards darling "Veep" was ineligible this year and its crown passed to "Atlanta", the FX comedy created by and starring Donald Glover, which amassed 16 nods.More news: Trump arrives in 'hot spot' Britain, questioning May's Brexit plan
It's returning to face formidable competition: "The Handmaid's Tale", the dystopian sci-fi series that claimed top drama honors a year ago, drew 20 bids, with "Westworld" close by with 21.
Last year's Outstanding Drama Series victor The Handmaid's Tale will look to defend its title from Game of Thrones, which is returning to eligibility this year after arriving too late in 2017 to compete in last year's Emmys.More news: Taiwan flag emoji crashed iPhones 'to appease China'
"Saturday Night Live", riding high with its relentless pillorying of the Trump administration, was rewarded with 21 nods. It got 23 nods in 2016 but wasn't eligible a year ago.
Samira Wiley and Ryan Eggold will share a podium on Thursday, bringing us the Orange Is the New Blacklist crossover we didn't know we needed.More news: Google updates Inbox app to be compatible with the iPhone X notch
The 70th annual Emmy Awards will be hosted by "Saturday Night Live" stars Colin Jost and Michael Che live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Monday, Sept. 17 (8-11 p.m. ET/5-8 p.m. PT) on NBC.
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