Although Game of Thrones has been one of the highest-nominated series in recent years, other dramas didn’t have to worry about competing against the HBO show this time around: The drama wasn’t eligible this year because its sixth season premiere (which is on Sunday) is after the cutoff date.
The category instead included fellow HBO series Westworld — which picked up 22 total nominations — along with AMC’s Better Call Saul, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, NBC’s This Is Us, and Netflix’s House of Cards, Stranger Things, and The Crown.
As for comedies, mainstays like HBO’s Veep and ABC’s Modern Family received the Outstanding Comedy Series nod with ABC’s Black-ish, HBO’s Silicon Valley, FX’s Atlanta, and Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Master of None. Saturday Night Live, too, had a good weekday, tying Westworld with 22 total noms.
The 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live nationwide on CBS.
Best Drama Series
Better Call Saul
The Handmaid’s Tale
House of Cards
This Is Us
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale