‘Westworld,’ ‘SNL’ lead 2017 Emmy list packaged with new TV shows

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Sci-fi play “Westworld” and satirical blueprint uncover “Saturday Night Live” led Emmy endowment nominations on Thursday with 22 every in a list pressed with new contenders that reflected a sepulchral epoch for television.

With reigning Emmy champ “Game of Thrones” incompetent this year for a tip honors in radio after it changed a seventh deteriorate to this summer, a doorway non-stop to 5 new shows opposed for a tip esteem of best play series.

The swarming foe includes British stately array “The Crown” and abnormal poser “Stranger Things,” both on Netflix; Hulu’s dermatitis dystopian women’s array “The Handmaid’s Tale” starring best singer hopeful Elisabeth Moss; and NBC’s romantic family play “This Is Us.”

Peter Morgan, creator of “The Crown,” pronounced he was “chuffed, thrilled, proud, honored!” during a show’s 13 nominations.

Television Academy Chairman Hayma Washington remarkable a “explosive growth” in television, where some-more than 400 scripted shows strive for courtesy opposite streaming, wire and promote networks.

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“The creativity and value in presenting good storytelling and characters opposite a crowd of ever-expanding party platforms is staggering,” Washington pronounced in a statement.

The assignment for “This Is Us,” that also perceived behaving nods for stars Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown and Chrissy Metz, make a uncover a initial from one of a 4 heading U.S. promote networks to enter a Emmy play array foe given CBS’s “The Good Wife” in 2011.

“For a uncover to even be in a ubiquitous review with these other stellar programs – it’s over a wildest dreams,” pronounced Dan Fogelman, creator of “This Is Us.”

Among networks, HBO again had a tip altogether tally, with 111 nods, mostly since of mixed nominations for crime play “The Night Of” and female-driven murder poser “Big Little Lies.”

“When we started on this journey, we never suspicion a array would bond on such a large approach worldwide,” pronounced “Big Little Lies” star Nicole Kidman, who was among 4 actresses on a singular array to get Emmy nominations.

Streaming pretender Netflix followed with 91 nominations and NBC during 64.

Perennial Emmy favorite “Saturday Night Live,” that has been on a ratings hurl with a parodies of U.S. President Donald Trump and pivotal total in his administration, warranted nods for Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Vanessa Bayer as good as a best accumulation blueprint array nomination.

Talk uncover hosts Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee and John Oliver, who also have mercilessly skewered Trump and his policies, won nominations in a accumulation uncover category.

The comedy array foe facilities some-more informed faces, with two-time Emmy-winning domestic joke “Veep” nominated again. Millennial hip-hop uncover “Atlanta,” family secular comedy “black-ish,” “Modern Family,” “Master of None,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and tech comedy “Silicon Valley” turn out a competition.

First-time Emmy nominees enclosed Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro for his purpose as ashamed banker Bernard Madoff in “The Wizard of Lies,” 13-year-old visitor Millie Bobby Brown for “Stranger Things” and Britain’s Claire Foy for her description of a immature Queen Elizabeth II in “The Crown.”

The Emmy awards will be presented during a rite hosted by Stephen Colbert in Los Angeles on Sept. 17.

Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy and Jill Serjeant; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn and Leslie Adler

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