Emmy nominations: Game of Thrones and Westworld lead picks for top TV shows

Game of Thrones, Westworld and The Handmaid’s Tale have dominated this year’s Emmy nominations, while celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has also been posthumously recognised.

Games of Thrones, the hugely popular HBO fantasy series, picked up 22 nods for its seventh season, including for best drama series.It is now the most-nominated series of all time, having earned a total of 129 nods since 2011. The hospital drama ER earned 124.

Westworld followed close behind with 21 nominations, and will battle Game of Thrones for best drama, as well as in the best supporting actor and actress categories.The Handmaid’s Tale received 20 nominations in a year that appeared to celebrate female-led stories, diversity and new talent.A total of 36 performers picked up their first-ever Emmy nomination. One of them was Killing Eve and former Grey’s Anatomy star Sandra Oh, who is now the first actress of Asian descent to be nominated for lead acting honours in a drama series.

Source: Emmy nominations: Game of Thrones and Westworld lead picks for top TV shows of 2017 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)