'Saturday Night Live,' 'Westworld' lead Emmy nominations

This year's seven Drama Series nominees include five first-timers distributed across broadcast, cable and digital platforms: "Better Call Saul", "The Crown", "The Handmaid's Tale", "House of Cards", "Stranger Things", "This Is Us" and "Westworld".

Netflix also has two shows up for Best Comedy, Master of None and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Two actors from "This is Us" scored nominations for lead actor in a drama series - Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia.

HBO's "Westworld" has a total of 22 nominations, which include Outstanding Drama, Lead Actor (Anthony Hopkins), Lead Actress (Evan Rachel Wood), Supporting Actress (Thandie Newton) and Supporting Actor (Jeffrey Wright).

Ron Cephas Jones, who played William Hill on This Is Us, was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. The biggest story of the Emmy nominations as it relates to black shows, is the overwhelming love that Donald Glover's brilliant dramedy series Atlanta received, which is scheduled to start filming its second season later this year.

Among late-night talk hosts, Jimmy Kimmel, John Oliver, James Corden and Bill Maher won repeat nominations, joined by newcomers Samantha Bee, for her TBS series Full Frontal, and Stephen Colbert, whose CBS Late Show was snubbed past year. Laverne Cox received a nomination in the Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category for her role in the series as well.

Anna Chlumsky from "Veep" and Shemar Moore, who will star in the new CBS series "S.W.A.T.", joined Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington in announcing the nominees in the top categories at the Television Academy's North Hollywood headquarters.

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The only broadcast network in the best drama mix is NBC, with a nomination for "This is Us" - notable, given that the last time a broadcast network competed in this category was in 2011, for CBS's "The Good Wife". All of Amazon's nominations were for Transparent while Hulu picked up its trio of nods for The Handmaid's Tale.

The NBC freshman series "This is Us", a hit with viewers and critics, has a chance to show that network dramas can be Emmy-worthy again.

Better Things' Pamela Adlon was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. "The Emmy Awards competition experienced a 15 percent increase in submissions for this year's initial nomination round of online voting".

Supporting actor, 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".

"Game of Thrones" didn't have any episodes during the competitive year, which opened the door for others. They will be competing with Better Call Saul and House of Cards.

The Tonight Show host was left off the ballot for variety talk series, although competitors Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Late Late Show With James Corden and The Late Show With Stephen Colbert made the cut, among others. Topping the nominees' list were NBC's "Saturday Night Live" and HBO's "Westworld" with 22 each.

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