Emmy Awards 2017: Westworld, Saturday Night Live bag maximum nominations


Jul,14 2017 09:18:26 IST

Los Angeles: Shows Westworld and Saturday Night Live have bagged the maximum nominations in the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

A still from Saturday Night Live. Twitter

A still from Saturday Night Live. Twitter

The nominations were announced on Thursday, where HBO's Westworld and NBC's Saturday Night Live tied for the most nominations for the 2017 Emmy Awards, both earning 22 each, reports CNN.com.

Five new shows have made their way into the Best Drama category, including This Is Us, Westworld, The Handmaid's Tale, The Crown and Stranger Things. They will be competing with Better Call Saul and House of Cards.

Atlanta, Black-ish, Master of None, Modern Family, Silicon Valley, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Veep are contending in the comedy category.

Two shows with very different political themes scored multiple nominations for Emmy Awards. HBO's satirical comedy Veep earned 17 nominations and the newcomer drama The Handmaid's Tale earned 11.

The favourite show from last year, Game of Thrones, isn't eligible for the Emmys this year because of its mid-July premiere date.

Stephen Colbert, host of CBS' Late Show, will host the Emmy Awards live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, 17 September.

Updated Date: Jul 14, 2017 09:18 AM