Emmy Award nominations 2017: 'Saturday Night Live' and 'Westworld' lead

The nominations for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning, and a handful of new shows — like "Westworld," "The Handmaid's Tale," "This Is Us," "Feud: Bette and Joan" and "Big Little Lies" — scored big.

Some nods for new shows went to Elizabeth Moss for "The Handmaid's Tale," Milo Ventimiglia for "This Is Us," Donald Glover for "Atlanta," Riz Ahmed and John Turturro for "The Night Of," Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman for "Big Little Lies" and Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange for "Feud."

Actors in familiar roles — like Jeffrey Tambor from "Transparent," Viola Davis from "How to Get Away With Murder" and Kevin Spacey from "House of Cards" — were nominated as well.

 

 

 

 

"Saturday Night Live" and "Westworld" led the way with 22 nominations apiece, followed by "Stranger Things" and "Feud," with 18 each.

"Veep" star Anna Chlumsky and former "Criminal Minds" star Shemar Moore announced the nominations from the Wolf Theatre in the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

Moore had a little surprise at the end for his co-announcer. An envelope was taken onto the stage to reveal that Chlumsky was nominated yet again, for the fifth straight year.

"So, you're like the Meryl Streep of TV," Moore joked.

Comedian Stephen Colbert is slated to host this year's Emmy Awards, which will air Sunday, Sept. 17.

The nominees in the top categories:

Lead actress in a drama series

 

  • Viola Davis, "How to Get Away With Murder"
  • Robin Wright, "House of Cards"
  • Keri Russell, "The Americans"
  • Claire Foy, "The Crown"
  • Elisabeth Moss, "The Handmaid's Tale"
  • Evan Rachel Wood, "Westworld"

 

Supporting actress in a drama series

 

  • Ann Dowd, "The Handmaid's Tale"
  • Samira Wiley, "The Handmaid's Tale"
  • Millie Bobby Brown, "Stranger Things"
  • Chrissy Metz, "This Is Us"
  • Thandie Newton, "Westworld"
  • Uzo Aduba, "Orange Is the New Black"

 

Lead actor in a drama series

 

  • Sterling K. Brown, "This Is Us"
  • Anthony Hopkins, "Westworld"
  • Matthew Rhys, "The Americans"
  • Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan"
  • Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"
  • Milo Ventimiglia, "This Is Us"

 

Supporting actor in a drama series

 

  • Jonathan Banks, "Better Call Saul"
  • John Lithgow, "The Crown"
  • Jeffrey Wright, "Westworld"
  • Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland"
  • Michael Kelly, "House of Cards"
  • David Harbour, "Stranger Things"
  • Ron Cephas Jones, "This Is Us"

 

Lead actress in a comedy series

 

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

 

Supporting actress in a comedy series

 

  • Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live"
  • Vanessa Bayer, "Saturday Night Live"
  • Leslie Jones, "Saturday Night Live"
  • Kathryn Hahn, "Transparent"
  • Judith Light, "Transparent"
  • Anna Chlumsky, "Veep"

 

Lead actor in a comedy series

 

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

 

Supporting actor in a comedy series

 

  • Louie Anderson, "Baskets"
  • Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
  • Alec Baldwin, "Saturday Night Live"
  • Tituss Burgess, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
  • Tony Hale, "Veep"
  • Matt Walsh, "Veep"

 

Reality competition series

 

  • "The Voice"
  • "The Amazing Race"
  • "Top Chef"
  • "Project Runway"
  • "RuPaul's Drag Race"
  • "American Ninja Warrior"

 

Variety talk series

 

 

Variety sketch series

 

  • "Documentary Now!"
  • "Drunk History"
  • "Billy on the Street"
  • "Key & Peele"
  • "Tracey Ullman's Show"
  • "Saturday Night Live"

 

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"

 

Limited series or movie

 

  • "Genius"
  • "Fargo"
  • "The Night Of"
  • "Feud: Bette and Joan"
  • "Big Little Lies"

 

Lead actress in a limited series or movie

 

  • Nicole Kidman, "Big Little Lies"
  • Carrie Coon, "Fargo"
  • Jessica Lange, "Feud"
  • Susan Sarandon, "Feud"
  • Felicity Huffman, "American Crime"
  • Reese Witherspoon, "Big Little Lies"

 

Lead actor in a limited series or movie

 

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

 

Animated series

 

  • "Archer"
  • "Bob's Burgers"
  • "Elena and the Secret of Avalor (Sofia the First)"
  • "The Simpsons"
  • "South Park"

 

Comedy series

 

  • "Black-ish"
  • "Atlanta"
  • "Master of None"
  • "Modern Family"
  • "Silicon Valley"
  • "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
  • "Veep"

 

Drama series

 

  • "Better Call Saul"
  • "The Crown"
  • "House of Cards"
  • "This Is Us"
  • "Stranger Things"
  • "Westworld"
  • "The Handmaid's Tale"

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