Trump bashing boosts 'Saturday Night Live' Emmy nods


The shows with the most nominations for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards include HBO hit Westworld and NBC's Saturday Night Live.

The nominees for Best Drama are Better Call Saul, The Crown, The Handmaid's Tale, House of Cards, Stranger Things, This is Us and Westworld.

In the running for Best Actor in a Drama Series are Sterling K. Brown for This is Us, Anthony Hopkins for Westworld, Bob Odenkirk for Better Call Saul, Matthew Rhys for The Americans, Liev Schreiber for Ray Donovan and Milo Ventimiglia for This is Us. Millennial hip-hop show "Atlanta", family racial comedy "black-ish", "Modern Family", "Master of None", "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and tech comedy "Silicon Valley" round out the competition. HBO's satirical comedy Veep earned 17 nominations and the newcomer drama The Handmaid's earned 11.

The list of nominees has some extra room this year: HBO's Game of Thrones, last year's top victor with 12 Emmys, including best drama, is ineligible (its new season, arriving Sunday, fell out of the eligibility window, which ended May 31).

The nominations were announced by "Veep" actor Anna Chlumsky and the "Criminal Minds" star Shemar Moore.

NBC's "This Is Us" is among the nominees for best drama.

Many freshman TV series are up for an Emmy in the drama category, including "The Handmaid's Tale", "Stranger Things", "The Crown", "Westworld" and "This Is Us".

Here's the full list of nominations for this year's Emmy Awards (via TechCrunch). While they locked down nominations in a few major acting categories, they were not nominated in any of the best show categories. And, also similar to a year ago, television networks and the digital divisions of the major studios still grabbed the most cross-category nominations.

"We're incredibly honored to have been given such broad recognition by the Academy - from shows to performers to technicians, the scope is staggering".

All was not lost though, as Regina King received her third Emmy nomination for ABC's American Crime, which was coincidently recently cancelled. Her competitors include Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, John Oliver, James Corden and Bill Maher.

"SNL" also earned guest actress nominations for Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, guest actor nominations for Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Dave Chappelle, supporting actress nods for Vanessa Bayer, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, and a supporting-actor nomination for Alec Baldwin - for his celebrated portrayal of Trump.

For comedy, the lead actress nominees are Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish), Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie), Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Allison Janney (Mom) and Pamela Adlon (Better Things).