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Emmys 2017: Westworld leads Stranger Things in nominations

2017.07.14 01:52

Westworld leads the drama nominations at this years Emmy Awards, with its British stars Sir Anthony Hopkins and Thandie Newton among the nominees.

The HBO sci-fi series has 22 nominations in total, while comedy show Saturday Night Live also has 22.

Stranger Things and Feud: Bette and Joan are up for 18 each, followed by comedy Veep with 17.

Among the other British nominees, Ewan McGregor, Riz Ahmed and Matthew Rhys have two nominations each.

Other big names on the list include Oscar winner Viola Davis, who is nominated for How To Get Away With Murder, and Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon - both for Big Little Lies.

Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange, who played Bette Davis and Joan Crawford respectively in Feud: Bette and Joan, both get nods.

Theres a posthumous nomination for Carrie Fisher for her guest role in Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe.

Benedict Cumberbatch is nominated for Sherlock: The Lying Detective.

His competition for best lead actor in a limited series or movie includes Robert De Niro, whos shortlisted for playing fraudster Bernie Madoff in The Wizard of Lies.

The Crown and The Handmaids Tale - which had been expected to be among the top drama contenders - both have 13 nominations.

They include nods for their female stars Claire Foy and Elisabeth Moss, both nominated in the best lead actress category.

Thandie Newton is up for best supporting actress in a drama series for playing a robotic brothel madam in Westworld, which is based on Michael Crichtons 1973 film of the same name.

Key categories:

Best lead actress in a drama series

    Keri Russell - The Americans
    Claire Foy - The Crown
    Elisabeth Moss - The Handmaids Tale
    Robin Wright - House of Cards
    Viola Davis - How To Get Away With Murder
    Evan Rachel Wood - Westworld

Best lead actor in a drama series

    Matthew Rhys - The Americans
    Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul
    Kevin Spacey - House Of Cards
    Liev Schreiber - Ray Donovan
    Sterling K Brown - This Is Us
    Milo Ventimiglia - This Is Us
    Anthony Hopkins - Westworld

Best lead actress in a limited series or movie

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

Best lead actor in a limited series or movie

    Ewan McGregor - Fargo
    Geoffrey Rush - Genius
    Riz Ahmed - The Night Of
    John Turturro - The Night Of
    Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock: The Lying Detective
    Robert De Niro - The Wizard Of Lies

Best lead actor in a comedy series

    Anthony Anderson - Black-ish
    Aziz Ansari - Master of None
    Zach Galifianakis - Baskets
    Donald Glover - Atlanta
    William H Macy - Shameless
    Jeffrey Tambor - Transparent

Best lead actress in a comedy series

    Pamela Adlon - Better Things
    Jane Fonda - Grace and Frankie
    Allison Janney - Mom
    Ellie Kemper - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep
    Tracee Ellis Ross - Black-ish
    Lily Tomlin - Grace and Frankie

Best drama series

    Better Call Saul
    The Crown
    The Handmaids Tale
    House of Cards
    Stranger Things
    This Is Us

Best comedy series

    Master of None
    Modern Family
    Silicon Valley
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Best limited series

    Big Little Lies
    Feud: Bette and Joan
    The Night Of

Best TV movie

    Black Mirror: San Junipero
    Dolly Partons Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love
    The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
    Sherlock: The Lying Detective
    The Wizard Of Lies

Five of the seven nominations for best drama series have gone to new shows, including NBCs This Is Us, which is the first show from a major broadcast network to be in that category since 2011.

The new season of HBOs Game of Thrones isnt nominated because it is starting too late to be eligible this year.

Despite that, HBO had the highest overall tally with 110 nominations, followed by Netflix with 91 and NBC with 60.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted by Stephen Colbert on 17 September.

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