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Watch the 69th Emmy Awards Nominations LIVE This Thursday

Elaine Woods | 14 July, 2017, 00:45

Top Chef took home this category back in 2010 and has also earned an Emmy for Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming in 2008.

Sci-fi series "Stranger Things" received an impressive 18 bids, including one for star Millie Bobby Brown, while "The Crown", a lavish peek at the life of Britain's Queen Elizabeth as played by the nominated Claire Foy, received a total of 13 bids. And, also similar to past year, television networks and the digital divisions of the major studios still grabbed the most cross-category nominations. NBC was third with 60, followed by FX with 54.

On a triumphant morning for SNL, the Academy proved itself to be bipartisan, however, handing Hillary Clinton impersonator Kate McKinnon another nod in the comedy supporting actress category that she won previous year. The other two nominees in the category are Better Call Saul and House of Cards.

Leading the nominations in totals by platform were premium cable network HBO (110), streaming powerhouse Netflix (91) and traditional network NBC (60).

"Now that winter has arrived on 'Game of Thrones, ' executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual, when the weather is changing", HBO programming president Casey Bloys said in a statement last summer.

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Maybe that can have a small part in playing that match. "I'm sure moving forward I'll be able to get through it (the hip problem). I'm sad it's over". "I don't think anyone has ever stayed at number one their whole career".

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The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards airs Sunday, Sept. 17 at 8/7c on CBS.

And though Westworld lead all dramas with 22 nominations, it was tied by Saturday Night Live, which itself got 22 nominations on the comedy side.

Netflix has three series among the seven on the list for Best Drama, an extraordinary showing. This Is Us debuted and kept everyone reaching for the tissues for an entire eight months, Veep returned for its sixth season and delivered the gut-busting laughs we've come to expect from the five-time Emmy award-winning comedy, and Stranger Things premiered on Netflix and already has everyone anxiously awaiting its follow-up season.

The nominees for best comedy-"Atlanta" (FX), "Black-ish" (ABC), "Master of None" (Netflix), "Modern Family" (ABC), "Silicon Valley" (HBO), "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (Netflix), and last year's victor "Veep" (HBO)-fared well in acting categories as well, alongside a whopping nine "SNL" performers: 2016 victor Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Vanessa Bayer, Alec Baldwin, and guest actors Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Dave Chappelle, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Tom Hanks. And Alec Baldwin won dual nominations, for hosting ABC's The Match Game revival and as best supporting comedy actor for playing Donald Trump on SNL. Instead, the Emmys will take place, according to the official website, on September 17 this year. Jeffrey Tambor, an absolute lock every year, was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Transparent.

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