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The nom­i­na­tions for 69th an­nual Prime­time Emmy Awards have been an­nounced, and sci-fi western thriller se­ries, West­world, and long-run­ning va­ri­ety show, Satur­day Night Live, are on top, bag­ging 22 nods each.

West­world will bat­tle it out for out­stand­ing drama se­ries along­side Bet­ter Call Saul, House of Cards, Stranger Things, The Crown, The Hand­maid’s Tale and This Is Us. No­tably miss­ing from the list were Home­land and The Amer­i­cans.

West­world also ruled the act­ing cat­e­gories, with An­thony Hop­kins and Evan Rachel Wood nom­i­nated for best lead ac­tors, and Thandie New­ton and Jef­frey Wright recog­nised in the sup­port­ing ac­tor cat­e­gories.

As for Satur­day Night Live, there’s a nod for Alec Bald­win and his im­pres­sion of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, while Kate McKin­non, Les­lie Jones and Vanessa Bayer, were recog­nised in the best sup­port­ing ac­tress in a com­edy se­ries cat­e­gory.

Among oth­ers, a new dystopian drama se­ries, The Hand­maid’s Tale, bagged 13 nom­i­na­tions, whereas fan favourite show, This Is Us, landed 11 nom­i­na­tions. Game of Thrones which has won best drama the last two years, was in­el­i­gi­ble this year be­cause of a later start date.

The list of ac­tors to have won nom­i­na­tions also in­clude In­dian-ori­gin star Aziz An­sari (in the best com­edy cat­e­gory).

The nom­i­na­tions were an­nounced by Veep ac­tor Anna Ch­lum­sky and the Crim­i­nal Minds star She­mar Moore. The awards will be held in Los An­ge­les, US on Septem­ber 17.

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