Perennial awards champion Game of Thrones may be out of the running this year, but HBO is still dominating the Emmys: Westworld raked in a whopping 22 nominations, earning the most nominations of any drama show in 2017.
The first-season sci-fi drama tied Saturday Night Live for the most nominations of the year. Not only was it nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, but Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood both earned a nomination for best actor or actress in a drama, while Jeffrey Wright and Thandie Newton each scored a nod in the supporting categories.
Wright, who plays park programmer Bernard Lowe, poked fun at — spoiler alert— the late-season reveal that his character is a host, joking that his Emmy nomination, well, didn’t look like anything to him.
Westworld also earned nominations for writing, production design, casting, cinematography, costumes, hairstyling, makeup, directing, editing, main title design, sound editing, sound mixing, visual effects, and theme music.
The show’s website, DiscoverWestworld.com, also earned a nomination for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Within a Scripted Program. The site works as a faux brochure for prospective guests to visit the park, including an application to book their stay and the opportunity to chat with a “host.” Earlier this week, the website got a mysterious update that seemed to tease the host takeover from the end of season one.
A return date for Westworld season 2 has yet to be announced, but filming is set to begin this month.
See the full list of this year’s Emmy nominees here.
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