Today's Evil Beet Gossip

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced Thursday and it looks to be the year of the freshman.

Five newbies — “This Is Us,” “Westworld,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Crown” and “Stranger Things” —   will compete with “Better Call Saul” and “House of Cards” in the drama category.

“Atlanta,” “Black-ish,” “Master of None,” “Modern Family,” “Silicon Valley,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Veep” are vying for best comedy.

Two shows with very different political themes scored multiple nominations. HBO’s satirical comedy “Veep” earned 17 nominations, and Hulu’s new dystopian drama “The Handmaid’s Tale” earned 11.

Saturday Night Live” and the HBO drama “Westworld” both earned 22 nominations. “SNL” is now the most Emmy nominated series of all time with 231 over the history of the show.

“Veep” star Anna Chlumsky announced the nominations along with actor Shemar Moore. Chlumsky got a bit of a surprise when she earned her fifth consecutive nomination for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy.

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, will be shown live on CBS on Sunday, September 17.

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