'SNL' and 'Westworld' Lead Nominations for 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert will host the 69th annual prime-time Emmy Awards on September 17.

We were already pretty stoked about This Is Us returning for Season 2 this fall, but now there's even more cause to celebrate.

The race to the nominations had been fiercely competitive.

HBO's "Game of Thrones", which dominated last year's Emmys with 23 nods and 12 trophies, including its second consecutive best drama award, fell outside the eligibility window for Emmy consideration this year.

The shows nominated in the best drama category are "The Crown", "Handmaid's Tale", "House of Cards", "Stranger Things", "Better Call Saul", "This Is Us" and "Westworld".

NBC's "This is Us" broke an extended drought among broadcast networks by earning a nomination in the outstanding drama series category. The last time a show from ABC, CBS, Fox or NBC was nominated was in 2011 - for CBS' The Good Wife. ABC's Black-ish is up for best comedy series, and its lead actors Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross were both nominated in best comedy actor categories.

The 2017 Emmy nominations are in, and "Saturday Night Live" and "Westworld" have come out on top.

Other shows that missed out were the "Leftovers", which didnt bag any nominations in the main categories, also "Girls" and "Transparent" which both missed out in the best comedy series category.

The Television Academy doled out its nominations for this year's Emmy Awards this morning.

Among those barely grazing the radar: "The Leftovers", "The Young Pope", "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon" and "Mr. Robot".

For the eighth year in a row, "Modern Family" was nominated for another Emmy.

"Orphan Black" isn't in the running for the same reason, depriving star Tatiana Maslany of the chance to repeat as best-drama actress.

But "This Is Us" is a win for basic-cablers ― and viewers looking for top-notch TV without the premium subscription price tag. Alec Baldwin (who has several nominations) and Kate McKinnon seem destined in the supporting categories.

Supporting actor, drama series: Jonathan Banks, "Better Call Saul"; John Lithgow, "The Crown"; Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland"; Michael Kelly, "House of Cards"; David Harbour, "Stranger Things"; Ron Cephas Jones, "This Is Us"; Jeffrey Wright, "Westworld". Perhaps a bigger story is the performance of Netflix, which was runner up to HBO with 91 nominations, way, way up from the 54 it got previous year. Netflix's "Stranger Things" followed behind with 18 nominations. This year, Netflix plans to invest $6 billion on original content, and that number will climb "a lot" in the future, CEO Reed Hastings has said.

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