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Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven in Season 1 of Netflix Stranger Things

Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven in Season 1 of Netflix Stranger Things

"Saturday Night Live" and "Westworld" led the Emmy nominations announced Thursday, with 22 each across all categories, the Television Academy said Thursday.

This year's outstanding drama series category is comprised of no less than five new shows: Stranger Things, The Crown, Westworld, The Handmaid's Tale and This Is Us.

Actor, drama series: Matthew Rhys, "The Americans"; Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"; Kevin Spacey, "House Of Cards"; Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan"; Sterling K. Brown, "This Is Us"; Milo Ventimiglia, "This Is Us"; Anthony Hopkins, "Westworld".

Nominations were also spread over distribution platforms in the Outstanding Comedy Series category, with newcomer Atlanta joined by "black-ish", "Master of None", "Modern Family", "Silicon Valley", "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Veep".

Atlanta received 6 total nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, and Donald Glover for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

But this year-due to a quirk in the eligibility period, which required each nominated show to air a majority of episodes between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017-Game of Thrones isn't actually eligible for the Emmys.

The Emmys happen September 17 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

House approves $696B budget for Pentagon
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OR kicks WR Darren Carrington off team following DUI arrest
In 2015, Carrington was named to the second-team All-Pac-12 with a career-high 609 receiving yards and six touchdowns. Earlier Friday, Carrington appeared in a since-deleted post on the Taylor's Bar and Grill Instagram account.

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Samira Wiley received a nomination in the Supporting Actress, Drama Series category for her portrayal of best friend Moira in Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.

At this point, there should really be no surprise that many outstanding (both critically and ratings-wise) shows featuring predominately black casts get passed over for Emmy nominations year after year...and this year is no different, following the same trend of exclusion in previous years despite an excellent pool of talent to choose from.

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Sci-fi drama series Stranger Things received 18 bids, including one for Millie Bobby Brown, while The Crown, a peek at the life of Britain's Queen Elizabeth as played by the nominated Claire Foy, received 13 bids. Apparently if you can get a good hashtag going, it increases your chances of an award nomination. Brian Tyree Henry, Gerald McRaney and Denis O'Hare all scored nominations for Guest Actor in a Drama Series. 17 on CBS, will be hosted by Stephen Colbert.

Streaming services once again top the list of this year's Emmy nominations - another indicator of the shift in how today's consumers are watching TV.

Supporting actress, comedy series: Vanessa Bayer, "Saturday Night Live"; Leslie Jones, "Saturday Night Live"; Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live"; Kathryn Hahn, "Transparent"; Judith Light, "Transparent"; Anna Chlumsky, "Veep".

The nominees for Best Actress in a Comedy Series are Ellie Kemper for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Allison Janney for Mom, Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep, Tracee Ellis Ross for black-ish, Lily Tomlin for Grace and Frankie, Jane Fonda for Grace and Frankie and Pamela Adlon for Better Things.

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