Emmys 2017: Westworld leads Stranger Things in nominations

Emmys 2017: Westworld leads Stranger Things in nominations

Westworld leads the drama nominations at this year's 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.
There's 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, who's shortlisted for playing fraudster Bernie Madoff in The Wizard of Lies.

The Crown and The Handmaid's 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 Crichton's 1973 film of the same name.
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Key categories:

Best lead actress in a drama series
Keri Russell - The Americans
Claire Foy - The Crown
Elisabeth Moss - The Handmaid's 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
Stranger Things

Best drama series
Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Handmaid's 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 Parton's 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 NBC's This Is Us, which is the first show from a major broadcast network to be in that category since 2011.
The new season of HBO's Game of Thrones isn't 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.
The full nominations are on the Emmys website.(BBC)

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