James Marsden and Evan Rachel Wood in "Westworld." (John P. Johnson/HBO)

James Marsden and Evan Rachel Wood in "Westworld." (John P. Johnson/HBO)

John P. Johnson/HBO

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Saturday Night Live, powered by skits skewering the presidential administration, earned 22 Emmy Award nominations, including bids for Alec Baldwin's florid portrayal of President Donald Trump and Melissa McCarthy's manic, gender-busting take on press secretary Sean Spicer.

The long-running NBC variety show tied with HBO's sci-fi drama Westworld, which also earned 22 bids on Thursday, to jointly top the field for the 69th Primetime Emmys to be presented in September.

Breakout drama This is Us received 11 nods, including the first best-drama series for a broadcast network show since The Good Wife in 2011. NBC's intricately told story of an extended family, a hit with viewers and critics, also earned bids for Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia, who are competing with each other in the best actor category.

Veep, the most-nominated comedy, has a chance for its third consecutive best comedy series and gives star Julia Louis-Dreyfus the chance to build on her record of most wins for a lead comedy actress. She has five for Veep and one for New Adventures of Old Christine.

Emmy voters showed their willingness to recognize new comic voices as well as diversity.

Donald Glover's freshman Atlanta earned a best comedy bid, as did Master of None, starring Aziz Ansari, and black-ish.

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But there was room for an old favorite, Modern Family, although it earned only a handful of bids besides best comedy, including for Ty Burrell in the supporting actor category.

HBO's Game of Thrones, which dominated last year's Emmys with 23 nods and 12 trophies, including its second consecutive best drama award, fell outside the eligibility window for Emmy consideration this year. Orphan Black isn't in the running for the same reason, depriving star Tatiana Maslany of the chance to repeat as best-drama actress.

The Emmys are scheduled to air Sept. 17 on CBS, with Stephen Colbert as host.

-- Lynn Elber is a national television columnist for The Associated Press. She can be reached at lelber@ap.org and on Twitter at @lynnelber.

Best Comedy

"Atlanta" (FX)

"Black-ish" (ABC)

"Master of None" (Netflix)

"Modern Family" (ABC)

"Silicon Valley" (HBO)

"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (Netflix)

"Veep" (HBO)

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Best Drama

"Better Call Saul" (AMC)

"The Crown" (Netflix)

"The Handmaid's Tale" (Hulu)

"House of Cards" (Netflix)

"Stranger Things" (Netflix)

"This Is Us" (NBC)

"Westworld" (HBO)

Best Limited Series

"Big Little Lies" (HBO)

"Fargo" (FX)

"Feud: Bette and Joan" (FX)

"Genius" (National Geographic)

"The Night Of" (HBO)

Best Actress, Comedy

Pamela Adlon ("Better Things")

Jane Fonda ("Grace and Frankie")

Allison Janney ("Mom")

Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep")

Ellie Kemper ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt")

Tracee Ellis Ross ("Black-ish")

Lily Tomlin ("Grace and Frankie")

Best Actor, Comedy

Anthony Anderson ("Black-ish")

Aziz Ansari ("Master of None")

Zach Galifianakis, ("Baskets")

Donald Glover ("Atlanta")

William H. Macy ("Shameless")

Jeffrey Tambor ("Transparent")

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Best Actress, Drama

Viola Davis ("How to Get Away with Murder")

Claire Foy ("The Crown")

Elisabeth Moss ("The Handmaid's Tale")

Keri Russell ("The Americans")

Evan Rachel Wood ("Westworld")

Robin Wright ("House of Cards")

Best Actor, Drama

Sterling K. Brown ("This Is Us")

Anthony Hopkins ("Westworld")

Bob Odenkirk ("Better Call Saul")

Matthew Rhys ("The Americans")

Liev Schreiber ("Ray Donovan")

Kevin Spacey ("House of Cards")

Milo Ventimiglia ("This Is Us")

Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie

Carrie Coon ("Fargo")

Felicity Huffman ("American Crime")

Jessica Lange ("Feud: Bette and Joan")

Nicole Kidman ("Big Little Lies")

Susan Sarandon ("Feud: Bette and Joan")

Reese Witherspoon ("Big Little Lies")

Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie

Riz Ahmed ("The Night Of")

Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock: The Lying Detective")

Robert De Niro ("The Wizard of Lies")

Ewan McGregor ("Fargo")

Geoffrey Rush ("Genius")

John Turturro ("The Night Of")

Television Movie

"Black Mirror: San Junipero"

"Dolly Parton's Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love"

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"

"Sherlock: The Lying Detective"

"The Wizard of Lies"

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Supporting Actor, Drama

Jonathan Banks ("Better Call Saul")

David Harbour ("Stranger Things")

Ron Cephas Jones ("This Is Us")

Michael Kelly ("House of Cards")

John Lithgow ("The Crown")

Mandy Patinkin ("Homeland")

Jeffrey Wright ("Westworld")

Supporting Actress, Drama

Uzo Aduba ("Orange Is The New Black")

Millie Bobby Brown ("Stranger Things")

Ann Dowd ("The Handmaid's Tale")

Chrissy Metz ("This Is Us")

Thandie Newton ("Westworld")

Samira Wiley ("The Handmaid's Tale")

Supporting Actor, Comedy

Louie Anderson ("Baskets")

Alec Baldwin ("Saturday Night Live")

Tituss Burgess ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt")

Ty Burrell ("Modern Family")

Tony Hale ("Veep")

Matt Walsh ("Veep")

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Supporting Actress, Comedy

Vanessa Bayer ("Saturday Night Live")

Anna Chlumsky ("Veep")

Kathryn Hahn ("Transparent")

Leslie Jones ("Saturday Night Live")

Kate McKinnon ("Saturday Night Live")

Judith Light ("Transparent")

Limited Series

"Big Little Lies" (HBO)

"Fargo" (FX Networks)

"Feud: Bette and Joan" (FX Networks)

"Genius" (National Geographic)

"The Night Of" (HBO)

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie

Alexander Skarsgård ("Big Little Lies")

David Thewlis ("Fargo")

Alfred Molina ("Feud: Bette and Joan")

Stanley Tucci ("Feud: Bette and Joan")

Bill Camp ("The Night Of")

Michael Kenneth Williams ("The Night Of")

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or a Movie

Judy Davis ("Feud: Bette and Joan")

Laura Dern ("Big Little Lies")

Jackie Hoffman ("Feud: Bette and Joan")

Regina King ("American Crime")

Michelle Pfeiffer ("The Wizard Of Lies")

Shailene Woodley ("Big Little Lies")

Variety Sketch Series

"Billy On The Street" (truTV)

"Documentary Now!" (IFC)

"Drunk History" (Comedy Central)

"Portlandia" (IFC)

"Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

"Tracey Ullman's Shows" (HBO)

Structured Reality Program

"Antiques Roadshow" (PBS)

"Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" (Food Network)

"Fixer Upper" (HGTV)

"Lip Sync Battle" (Spike TV)

"Shark Tank" (ABC)

"Who Do You Think You Are" (TLC)

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Unstructured Reality Program

"Born This Way" (A&E)

"Deadliest Catch" (Discovery Channel)

"Gaycation With Ellen Page" (Viceland)

"Intervention" (A&E)

"RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked" (YouTube)

"United Shades Of America: With W. Kamau Bell" (CNN)

Reality Competition Program

"The Amazing Race" (CBS)

"American Ninja Warrior" (NBC)

"Project Runway" (Lifetime)

"RuPaul's Drag Race" (VH1)

"Top Chef" (Bravo)

"The Voice" (NBC)

Reality Host

Alec Baldwin ("Match Game")

W. Kamau Bell ("United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell")

RuPaul Charles ("RuPaul's Drag Race")

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn ("Project Runway")

Gordon Ramsay ("MasterChef Junior FOX")

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg ("Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party")

-- New York Times News Service

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