"Westworld" and SNL Lead the Emmy Nominations

posted by Mason - 

Please don't give me any spoilers on Westworld. We're about six episodes into this new HBO series, based on a Michael Crichton movie that came out in the 70s. If you haven't seen it, Westworld is an amusement park populated by extremely lifelike robots. The robots, called the hosts, are hosting actual people from the modern world -- human beings that go to the park to act out their wild west fantasies.

The show is sci-fi at its best -- a great premise that brings up some thought-provoking questions about the nature of humanity. If you can design a robot that's self-aware (or is it self-aware?), what's your responsibility to it? 

WARNING: Before you sit down with the kids to watch Westworld, though, I suggest you listen to the Uncle Henry review from NewsRadio 710 WNTM. He noted having lost count of all the naked people, even though they were "fake naked people;" and "20 prominent cuss words" said "with gusto."

Anyway, the show is rather addictive despite all that. And Emmy voters seem to agree. The show led today's nominations with 22, tied with a resurgent Saturday Night Live. (Thanks, Donald Trump).

Westworld is nominated for Best Drama Series, against some other great competition like This is Us and House of Cards. So it may not be easy to take home the biggest prize, but expect Westworld to win several Emmys when it airs September 17th on CBS.

BEST DRAMA SERIES

  • Better Call Saul
  • Westworld
  • This Is Us
  • The Crown
  • The Handmaid's Tale
  • Stranger Things
  • House of Cards

BEST COMEDY SERIES

  • Atlanta
  • Black-ish
  • Master of None
  • Modern Family
  • Silicon Valley
  • Veep
  • The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

BEST LIMITED SERIES

  • Fargo
  • Big Little Lies
  • Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Genius
  • The Night Of

For the list of major EMMY nominations, click on this LINK.

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