Emmy Awards 2017: Saturday Night Live, Westworld bag maximum nominations

HBO's Westworld and NBC's Saturday Night Live have bagged maximum nominations in the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Emmy Awards 2017 - India TV
Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi 14 Jul 2017, 09:16 AM IST

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards will honour some of the best shows and performances of the year. This time, the nomination list has been dominated by HBO's Westworld and NBC's Saturday Night Live. Both the shows have reportedly bagged 22 nominations. The award will be presented on September 17 in a grand ceremony. The fantasy drama Game of Thrones, that did wonders last year, isn’t eligible for this year’s Emmy Awards because of its mid-July premiere date.

Five new shows have made their way into the Best Drama category, including This Is Us, Westworld, The Handmaid's Tale, The Crown and Stranger Things. They will be competing with Better Call Saul and House of Cards.

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

Two shows with very different political themes scored multiple nominations for Emmy Awards. HBO's satirical comedy Veep earned 17 nominations and the newcomer drama The Handmaid's earned 11.

Netflix's Ahit "Stranger Things" has bagged 18 nominations including in the Best Drama and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama categories.

The host of CBS' Late Show, Stephen Colbert will be hosting the grand ceremony live from the Microsoft Theater.

(With IANS Inputs)

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