HBO tops nominations at Primetime Emmy awards

movie & TV July 17, 2017 14:45

By The Nation

HBO has once again swept the nominations for the Primetime Emmy awards, receiving 111 nods, the most of any network, for the 17th year in a row.

“Westworld” received 22 nominations including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor (Anthony Hopkins), Outstanding Lead Actress (Evan Rachel Wood), Outstanding Supporting Actor (Jeffrey Wright) and Outstanding Supporting Actress (Thandie Newton).

“Veep” received 17 nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and two nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor (Tony Hale and Matt Walsh).

“Big Little Lies” came in third with 16, including Outstanding Limited Series, 2 for Outstanding Lead Actress (Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon), Outstanding Supporting Actor (Alexander Skarsgard) and two for Outstanding Supporting Actress (Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley).

Thirteen nominations went to “The Night Of” including Outstanding Limited Series, two for Outstanding Lead Actor (Riz Ahmed and John Turturro), two for Outstanding Supporting Actor (Bill Camp and Michael Kenneth Williams), two for Outstanding Directing (James Marsh and Steven Zaillian) and Outstanding Writing (Richard Price, Steven Zaillian).

Other HBO series nominated in are “Silicon Valley” (10 nominations) and Girl (four nominations).

The Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced September 17 in Los Angeles.