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'Saturday Night Live' and 'Westworld' each land 22 Emmy Awards nominations


UPI News Service, 07/13/2017 

The sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" and sci-fi epic "Westworld" led the field with 22 nods apiece when Emmy Award nominations for excellence in television were announced.

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Shemar Moore and Anna Chlumsky read the names aloud Thursday morning.

Winners will be celebrated at a gala at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, with Stephen Colbert serving as host. The ceremony is to air on CBS.

The nominees for Best Drama are "Better Call Saul," "The Crown," "The Handmaid's Tale," "House of Cards," "Stranger Things," "This is Us" and "Westworld."

Up for Best Comedy are "Veep," "Atlanta," "black-ish," "Master of None," "Modern Family," "Silicon Valley" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."

Shortlisted for Best Actress in a Drama Series are Claire Foy for "The Crown," Elisabeth Moss for "The Handmaid's Tale," Robin Wright for "House of Cards," Evan Rachel Wood for "Westworld," Viola Davis for "How to Get Away with Murder" and Keri Russell for "The Americans."

In the running for Best Actor in a Drama Series are Sterling K. Brown for "This is Us," Anthony Hopkins for "Westworld," Bob Odenkirk for "Better Call Saul," Matthew Rhys for "The Americans," Liev Schreiber for "Ray Donovan" and Milo Ventimiglia for "This is Us."

The nominees for Best Actress in a Comedy Series are Ellie Kemper for "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," Allison Janney for "Mom," Julia Louis-Dreyfus for "Veep," Tracee Ellis Ross for "black-ish," Lily Tomlin for "Grace and Frankie," Jane Fonda for "Grace and Frankie" and Pamela Adlon for "Better Things."

Mentioned for Best Actor in a Comedy Series are Jeffrey Tambor for "Transparent," Aziz Ansari for "Master of None," Donald Glover for "Atlanta," Anthony Anderson for "black-ish," William H. Macy for "Shameless" and Zach Galifianakis for "Baskets."

Nominated for Best Limited Series are "Big Little Lies," "Fargo," "Feud," "Genius" and "The Night Of."

A complete list of the contenders may be found at Emmys.com.



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