How to watch: Shemar Moore and Anna Chlumsky announce Emmy nominations

Jay Jacobs
July 14, 2017

HBO's Westworld and NBC's Saturday Night Live topped the list of contenders for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards with 22 nominations apiece, the Television Academy announced Thursday morning in Los Angeles.

Pamela Adlon: The FX star, who won an Emmy for voicing Bobby Hill on "King of the Hill" more than a decade ago, earned a best actress in a comedy series nomination for her starring role in "Better Things".

Breaking news from the land of television: Three local actresses have been nominated for Emmys.

It's that time of year again, when actors and actresses from the year's best television shows gather to find out who takes the crown. And, also similar to a year ago, television networks and the digital divisions of the major studios still grabbed the most cross-category nominations. It won 12 Emmys previous year, including its second consecutive best drama award. They join AMC's "Better Call Saul" and Netflix's "House of Cards".

The Americans: After breaking into the major categories past year, the FX drama retained acting slots for stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, but lost its drama series spot.

Streaming has an opening to dominate, with HBO's blockbuster "Game of Thrones" falling outside the eligibility window.

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The 2017 Emmy Awards will be hosted by Stephen Colbert on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET, on CBS.

The nominees for Best Drama are Better Call Saul, The Crown, The Handmaid's Tale, House of Cards, Stranger Things, This is Us and Westworld. Let's give it up for truTV, which picked up its first Emmy nomination for Billy on the Street, up for Best Variety Sketch Series.

On the comedy front, FX's freshman series Atlanta, ABC's Blackish and Modern Family, Netflix's Masters Of None and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and HBO's Silicon Valley will look to unseat last year's victor Veep.

Amazon's "Transparent" had been nominated for best comedy series for the past two years, but was left out this time around. FX's "Atlanta", plus ABC's "Black-ish" and "Modern Family" close out the category.

The Emmys will be presented live September 17 (8 ET/5 PT) on CBS, with Colbert as host.

The most star-studded category, as ever, is best actor in a limited series or TV movie with the field led by Robert De Niro, who anchored HBO's "The Wizard of Lies" as Ponzi scheme fraudster Bernie Madoff.

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