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2017 Primetime Emmy Nominations: Westworld, Stranger Things & More

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This morning the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced, and the list includes a number of new shows and plenty of returning favorites. Emmy voters are nothing if not committed to the series and the performers they like, and who have taken home awards before. As such, it was no surprise to see Julia Louis-Dreyfus nominated once again for her role as Selina Meyer in HBO's perennial Emmy nominee/winner Veep. It was, however, nice to see some newcomers.

Of course, there was more room for a few new nominees this year because of Game of Thrones' later-than-usual start. That means the series that has taken home one the biggest awards recently won't be competing, giving voters a chance to let in some new blood or recognize a series that has gone overlooked for too long. However, instead of nominating deserving series like The Leftovers -- especially after the amazing final season it had -- the Television Academy chose to acknowledge genre newcomers, like Stranger Things and, surprisingly, Westworld. The latter certainly seems to fill the void left by the absence of HBO's current reigning king, and it bodes well for that show's future as a potential blockbuster replacement once GoT has come to an end.

While it's debatable whether or not Stranger Things should be on the list, its presence sets Netlix up for dominance as far as Outstanding Drama is concerned. With three of the seven nominees in that category coming from the streaming giant, including The Crown and House of Cards (it's time to move on from that one, guys and gals of the Academy), as well as two in comedy, Netflix is sitting pretty this year.

And now, here is the list of the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Nominees:

Outstanding Drama

Better Call Saul (AMC)

The Crown (Netflix)

The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)

House of Cards (Netflix)

Stranger Things (Netflix)

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This Is Us (NBC)

Westworld (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama

Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale)

Keri Russell (The Americans)

Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)

Claire Foy (The Crown)

Robin Wright (House of Cards)

Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama

Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)

Anthony Hopkins (Westworld)

Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)

Matthew Rhys (The Americans)

Leiv Schreiber (Ray Donovan)

Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us)

Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama

Ann Dowd (The Handmaid's Tale)

Samira Wiley (The Handmaid's Tale)

Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black)

Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)

Chrissy Metz (This Is Us)

Thandie Newton (Westworld)

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Outstanding Supporting Actor Limited Series

Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies)

David Thewlis (Fargo)

Alfred Molina (FEUD)

Stanley Tucci (FEUD)

Bill Camp (The Night Of)

Michael Kenneth Williams (The Night Of)

Outstanding Supporting Actress Limited Series

Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)

Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies)

Judy Davis (FEUD)

Jackie Hoffman (FEUD)

Michelle Pfeiffer (The Wizard of Lies)

Outstanding Limited Series & TV Movie

Big Little Lies (HBO)

Fargo (FX)

Genius (National Geographic)

FEUD (FX)

The Night Of (HBO)

Movie

Black Mirror (Netflix)

The Immortal Life of Henritta Lacks (HBO)

Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (NBC)

Sherlock: The Lying Detective (PBS)

Wizard of Lies (HBO)

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Riz Ahmed (The Night Of)

Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock)

Robert De Niro (The Wizard of Lies)

Ewan McGregor (Fargo)

Geoffrey Rush (Genius)

John Turturro (The Night Of)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Carrie Coon (Fargo)

Felicity Huffman (American Crime)

Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)

Jessica Lange (FEUD)

Susan Sarandon (FEUD)

Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama

Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)

John Lithgow (The Crown)

Mandy Patinkin (Homeland)

Michael Kelly (House of Cards)

David Harbour (Stranger Things)

Ron Cephas (This Is Us)

Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)

Outstanding Comedy

Atlanta (FX)

Black-ish (ABC)

Master of None (Netflix)

Modern Family (ABC)

Silicon Valley (HBO)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Veep (HBO)

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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy

Pamela Adlon (Better Things)

Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie)

Alison Janney (Mom)

Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

Tracy Ellis Ross (Black-ish)

Lilly Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy

Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)

Aziz Ansari (Master of None)

Zach Galifianakis (Baskets)

Donald Glover (Atlanta)

William H. Macy (Shameless)

Jeffry Tambor (Transparent)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Anna Chlumsky (Veep)

Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live)

Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live)

Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)

Kathryn Hahn (Transparent)

Judith Light (Transparent)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Louie Anderson (Baskets)

Ty Burrell (Modern Family)

Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night Live)

Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

Tony Hale (Veep)

Matt Walsh (Veep)

The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards air Sunday, September 17, 2017 on CBS.

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