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Emmy Nominations 2017 Led by 'SNL,' 'Westworld'

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Shemar Moore, left, and Anna Chlumsky announce the nominees for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie at the 69th Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcements at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

By    |   Friday, 14 Jul 2017 08:42 AM

The Emmy nominations for 2017 were dominated by "Saturday Night Live" and the futuristic Western "Westworld" with 22 nominations each.

"Saturday Night Live," which saw its best weekly ratings since 1993-94, according to Vulture, sparked controversy for its portrayals of President Donald Trump and other figures in his administration like Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway.

Evan Rachel Wood, who was nominated for Outstanding Drama Actress for her role in "Westworld," based on the 1973 science fiction movie, told Entertainment Weekly that she attempted to sleep through the early morning nominations.

"So I kind of put it out of my mind and saw the phone ringing this morning and thought, 'Ooookay, I bet I know what this is,'" Wood told Entertainment Weekly. "It's wonderful. I've been speaking to my cast mates all morning and I'm so proud of them and the show, and everyone involved works so hard on it and loves it so much. It's just a wonderful feeling when it's a perfect storm like this."

Los Angeles Times reporter Lorraine Ali said "Real Time with Bill Maher" was a surprise entry for variety talk show series despite stepping into controversy in June for using a racial slur, noting that the list did not include Trevor Noah of "The Daily Show."

"Extreme views on race, however, should have been more of an issue in the inclusion of Bill Maher as a nominee for variety talk show over Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers," Ali wrote for the Times. "The HBO host had freely used a racial slur in an early June episode, shortly before the Television Academy voters cast ballots.

"Though the incident was fresh, they still decided to go with Maher, an increasingly polarizing figure they've been voting in (and leaving out) for the last few decades," Ali continued.

The Emmy nominations, according to Variety, included the following:

Comedy Series

  • "Atlanta" (FX)
  • "Black-ish" (ABC)
  • "Master of None" (Netflix)
  • "Modern Family" (ABC)
  • "Silicon Valley" (HBO)
  • "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (Netflix)
  • "Veep" (HBO)

Drama Series

  • "Better Call Saul" (AMC)
  • "The Crown" (Netflix)
  • "The Handmaid's Tale" (Hulu)
  • "House of Cards" (Netflix)
  • "Stranger Things" (Netflix)
  • "This Is Us" (NBC)
  • "Westworld" (HBO)

Drama Actress

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

Drama Actor

  • Sterling K. Brown ("This Is Us")
  • Anthony Hopkins ("Westworld")
  • Bob Odenkirk ("Better Call Saul")
  • Matthew Rhys ("The Americans")
  • Liev Schreiber ("Ray Donovan")
  • Kevin Spacey ("House of Cards")
  • Milo Ventimiglia ("This Is Us")

Comedy Actor

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

Comedy Actress

  • Pamela Adlon ("Better Things")
  • Tracee Ellis-Ross ("black-ish")
  • Jane Fonda ("Grace and Frankie")
  • Lily Tomlin ("Grace and Frankie")
  • Allison Janney ("Mom")
  • Ellie Kemper ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt")

Limited Series

  • "Big Little Lies" (HBO)
  • "Fargo" (FX)
  • "Feud: Bette and Joan" (FX)
  • "The Night Of" (HBO)
  • "Genius" (National Geographic)

Limited Series Actor

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

Limited Series Actress

  • Carrie Coon ("The Leftovers")
  • Felicity Huffman ("American Crime")
  • Nicole Kidman ("Big Little Lies")
  • Jessica Lange ("Feud")
  • Susan Sarandon ("Feud")
  • Reese Witherspoon ("Big Little Lies")

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

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

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

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

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Kate McKinnon ("Saturday Night Live")
  • Vanessa Beyer ("Saturday Night Live")
  • Leslie Jones ("Saturday Night Live")
  • Anna Chlumsky ("Veep")
  • Judith Light ("Transparent")
  • Katheryn Hahn ("Transparent")

Variety Talk Series

  • "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee" (TBS)
  • "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (ABC)
  • "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" (HBO)
  • "Late Late Show With James Corden" (CBS)
  • "Real Time With Bill Maher" (HBO)

Reality Competition

  • "The Amazing Race" (CBS)
  • "American Ninja Warrior" (NBC)
  • "Project Runway" (Lifetime)
  • "RuPaul’s Drag Race" (vh1)
  • "Top Chef" (Bravo)
  • "The Voice" (NBC)

Television 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 (Masterpiece)"
  • "The Wizard Of Lies"

Variety Sketch Series

  • "Billy On The Street" (truTV)
  • "Documentary Now!" (IFC)
  • "Drunk History" (Comedy Central)
  • "Portlandia" (IFC)
  • "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
  • "Tracey Ullman’s Show" (HBO)

Structured Reality Program

  • "Antiques Roadshow"
  • "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives"
  • "Fixer Upper"
  • "Lip Sync Battle"
  • "Shark Tank"
  • "Who Do You Think You Are"

Unstructured Reality Program

  • "Born This Way"
  • "Deadliest Catch"
  • "Gaycation With Ellen Page"
  • "Intervention"
  • "RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked"
  • "United Shades Of America: With W. Kamau Bell"

Host for a Reality/Reality-Competition Program

  • Alec Baldwin ("Match Game")
  • W. Kamau Bell ("United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell)
  • RuPaul Charles ("RuPaul’s Drag Race)
  • Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn ("Project Runway)
  • Gordon Ramsay ("MasterChef Junior)
  • Martha Stewart & Snoop Dogg ("Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party")

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