Emmys 2017: Westworld, Saturday Night Live Lead Nominations

Westworld and Saturday Night Live have got 22 nominations each

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Emmys 2017: Westworld, Saturday Night Live Lead Nominations

James Marsden and Evan Rachel Wood in Westworld (Image courtesy: WestworldHBO)

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Highlights

  1. Westworld is a sci-fi show which airs on HBO
  2. Stranger Things and Feud: Bette and Joan got 18 nominations
  3. Emmys will be announced on September 17
HBO's sci-fi western Westworld and NBC's comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live led the field for television's prestigious Primetime Emmy awards Thursday, with 22 nominations.

Stranger Things, Netflix's award-winning sci-fi-horror drama set in the 1980s, and FX's Feud: Bette and Joan, about the famous rivalry between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, scored the next highest tallies with 18 nods.

HBO's political comedy Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as hapless former president Selina Meyer -- scored 17 nominations for television's equivalent of the Oscars, to be handed out on September 17 in Los Angeles.

Veep actress Anna Chlumsky -- who earned a fifth consecutive nomination for supporting actress in a comedy series -- and Criminal Minds star Shemar Moore presented the nominations from the Television Academy in Los Angeles.

Leading the nominations in totals by platform were HBO (110), Netflix (91) and NBC (60).


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