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Westworld leads Stranger Things in Emmy nominations

Westworld leads Stranger Things in Emmy nominations
13 Jul

Westworld leads the drama nominations at this year's Emmy Awards, with its British stars Sir Anthony Hopkins and Thandie Newton among the nominees.

The HBO sci-fi series has 22 nominations in total, while comedy show Saturday Night Live also has 22.

Stranger Things and Feud: Bette and Joan are up for 18 each, followed by comedy Veep with 17.

Among the other British nominees, Ewan McGregor, Riz Ahmed and Matthew Rhys have two nominations each.

Other big names on the list include Oscar winner Viola Davis, who is nominated for How To Get Away With Murder, and Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon - both for Big Little Lies.

Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange, who played Bette Davis and Joan Crawford respectively in Feud: Bette and Joan, both get nods.

Benedict Cumberbatch is nominated for Sherlock: The Lying Detective. His competition for best lead actor in a limited series or movie includes Robert De Niro, who's shortlisted for playing fraudster Bernie Madoff in The Wizard of Lies.

The Crown and The Handmaid's Tale - which had been expected to be among the main drama contenders - both have 13 nominations.

Key categories:

Best lead actress in a drama series

  • Keri Russell - The Americans
  • Claire Foy - The Crown
  • Elisabeth Moss - The Handmaid's Tale
  • Robin Wright - House of Cards
  • Viola Davis - How To Get Away With Murder
  • Evan Rachel Wood - Westworld

Best lead actor in a drama series

  • Matthew Rhys - The Americans
  • Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul
  • Kevin Spacey - House Of Cards
  • Liev Schreiber - Ray Donovan
  • Sterling K Brown - This Is Us
  • Milo Ventimiglia - This Is Us
  • Anthony Hopkins - Westworld

Best lead actress in a limited series or movie

  • Felicity Huffman - American Crime
  • Nicole Kidman - Big Little Lies
  • Reese Witherspoon - Big Little Lies
  • Carrie Coon - Fargo
  • Jessica Lange - Feud: Bette And Joan
  • Susan Sarandon - Feud: Bette And Joan

Best lead actor in a limited series or movie

  • Ewan McGregor - Fargo
  • Geoffrey Rush - Genius
  • Riz Ahmed - The Night Of
  • John Turturro - The Night Of
  • Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock: The Lying Detective
  • Robert De Niro - The Wizard Of Lies

Best drama series

  • Better Call Saul
  • The Crown
  • The Handmaid's Tale
  • House of Cards
  • Stranger Things
  • This Is Us
  • Westworld

Best comedy series

  • Atlanta
  • Black-ish
  • Master of None
  • Modern Family
  • Silicon Valley
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Veep

Best limited series

  • Big Little Lies
  • Fargo
  • Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Genius
  • The Night Of

The new season of Game of Thrones isn't nominated because it is starting too late to be eligible this year.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted by Stephen Colbert on 17 September.