‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Westworld,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Dominate 2017 Emmy Nominations
Awards| | By Brian Delpozo
The list of nominees for the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards reads as a clash between television’s old and new.
This dichotomy is perhaps displayed looking at the two shows that garnered the most nominations (22) this year: Saturday Night Live and Westworld. The former saw a resurgence of popularity and acclaim in its 42nd season thanks to a back to basics stream of political material and sketches that often drew the ire of President Donald Trump. The latter is a first season HBO series that reboots a (rather campy) 1970s film about a robot-inhabited theme park into a meditation onto the modern world.
Following just behind SNL and Westworld is the first season of the breakout Netflix hit Stranger Things. The 1980s-set horror series — which just officially announced the premiere date for its second season this week — was nominated for 19 Emmys.
The full list of nominations in major Emmy categories reads as follows:
Outstanding Drama Series:
Better Call SaulThe CrownThe Handmaid’s TaleHouse of CardsStranger ThingsThis Is UsWestworld
Outstanding Comedy Series:AtlantaBlack-ishMaster of NoneModern FamilySilicon ValleyUnbreakable Kimmy SchmidtVeep
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesSterling K. Brown – This Is UsAnthony Hopkins – WestworldBob Odenkirk – Better Call SaulMatthew Rhys – The AmericansLiev Schreiber – Ray DonovanKevin Spacey – House of CardsMilo Ventimiglia – This Is Us
Outstanding lead actress in a drama seriesViola Davis – How to Get Away With MurderClaire Foy – The CrownElisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s TaleKeri Russell – The AmericansEvan Rachel Wood – WestworldRobin Wright – House of Cards
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesAnthony Anderson – Black-ishAziz Ansari – Master of NoneZach Galifianakis – BasketsDonald Glover – AtlantaWilliam H. Macy – ShamelessJeffrey Tambor – Transparent
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesPamela Adlon – Better ThingsJane Fonda – Grace and FrankieAllison Janney – MomEllie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtJulia Louis-Dreyfus – VeepTracee Ellis Ross – Black-ishLily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie
Outstanding Limited SeriesBig Little LiesFargoFeud: Bette and JoanThe Night OfGenius
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited SeriesRiz Ahmed – The Night OfBenedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock: The Lying DetectiveRobert De Niro – The Wizard of LiesEwan McGregor – FargoGeoffrey Rush – GeniusJohn Turturro – The Night Of
Outstanding lead actress in a limited seriesCarrie Coon – FargoFelicity Huffman – American CrimeNicole Kidman – Big Little LiesJessica Lange – Feud: Bette and JoanSusan Sarandon – Feud: Bette and JoanReese Witherspoon – Big Little Lies
Outstanding variety talk seriesFull Frontal With Samantha BeeJimmy Kimmel Live!Last Week Tonight With John OliverThe Late Late Show With James CordenThe Late Show With Stephen ColbertReal Time With Bill Maher
Outstanding reality-competition programThe Amazing RaceAmerican Ninja WarriorProject RunwayRuPaul’s Drag RaceTop ChefThe Voice