Emmy Awards 2017: ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Westworld’ Score Top Nominations With 22 Each

Emmy Award nominations are officially in for 2017. NBC’s Saturday Night Live and HBO’s Westworld brought in the top nominations, earning 22 each.

Which series will be the big winner?

HBO’s new hit show, Westworld and NBC’s Saturday Night Live tied for the most Emmy nominations this year, the New York Times reported.

The new HBO drama was a success with viewers. An average of 12 million people tuned in for every episode of Season 1. Westworld has been renewed for a second season, but a premiere date has yet to be announced.

NBC’s late-night sketch show, Saturday Night Live, had a spike in ratings this year mostly due to the buzz surrounding Alex Baldwin, who impersonated Donald Trump throughout the historical election and Melissa McCarthy, who had a returning role as Sean Spicer.

Saturday Night Live Season 42 was reportedly its most-watched season in 23 years.

Meanwhile, other new shows did quite well this year as far as Emmy nominations go.

Netflix’s new series, Stranger Things, landed 18 nominations, according to ABC. The eight-episode miniseries was intended to be one season only, but the show received such great reviews from fans that it has been renewed for another season.

Hulu’s new show The Handmaid’s Tale scored a nomination for Most Oustanding Drama Series.

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This Is Us, Big Little Lies, and The Crown also earned Emmy nominations for their debut seasons.

The most-nominated series last year was HBO’s Game of Thrones, however, the show isn’t eligible to be nominated this year for the Emmys because of its mid-July premiere date.

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Here is a full list of the 2017 Emmy Award Nominations

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)

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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)

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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)

saturday night live and westworld recieved the top nominations for emmys 2017
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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)

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
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)

CBS’ Late Show host Stephen Colbert will host the Emmy Awards live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, September 17 at 5:00 p.m. PST. The Emmys will air live on CBS.

Will you be watching the Emmy Awards this fall? Which show do you think will win the most awards? Let us know in the comments section below.

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