Wide open field for this year's Emmy Awards


HBO also leads with the most nominations for its show "Westworld", which received 22 total nods - a tie with NBC's "Saturday Night Live". Perhaps a bigger story is the performance of Netflix, which was runner up to HBO with 91 nominations, way, way up from the 54 it got a year ago.

For Netflix its hit show Stranger Things leads the way with a whopping 19 nominations; including Outstanding Drama series, Best Supporting Actress (for Millie Bobby Brown's Eleven), Outstanding Supporting Actor (David Harbor's Hopper) and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (The Duffer Brothers).

Samira Wiley received a nomination in the Supporting Actress, Drama Series category for her portrayal of best friend Moira in Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.

On the comedy side, HBO's Veep and Silicon Valley, ABC's Modern Family and Black-ish, Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Master of None, and FX's Atlanta will vie for the top trophy. The limited series that are up for the accolade are Big Little Lies, Fargo, Feud: Bette and Joan, The Night Of and Genius.

We'll know later today who the nominees are, then we can start speculating about the winners.

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"House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey, a double Oscar victor who has never won an Emmy, should pick up a nomination in the best drama actor category.

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Streaming upstart Netflix followed with 91 nominations and NBC at 64.

Viola Davis is nominated for How to Get Away With Murder; when she won this category - outstanding lead actress in a drama series - for the same role in 2015, she became the first African American woman ever to achieve the honor. Shouldn't the fantasy series, with its massive cult following, have been in the running for Outstanding Drama Series?

The unlikely duo's hilarious dynamic earned their VH1 show, Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party, a nomination in the outstanding host for a reality or reality-competition program category.

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Also nominated: "We Tapped That Ass" from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and "Hell No", Tituss Burgess's take on Beyoncé's "Hold Up" from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

"Girls" didn't get a best comedy bid for its sixth and final season. Fortunately, Westworld ably picked up the slack, logging 22 nominations (including Drama Series, Directing, Cinematography, Single-Camera Picture Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, VFX and many more) compared to the 23 Game of Thrones had a year ago.

Talk show hosts Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee and John Oliver, who also have mercilessly skewered Trump and his policies, won nominations in the variety show category.

The complete list of 2017 Emmy Awards Nominations is available to download [PDF] from the Television Academy website.

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