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TV’s 69th Emmy Awards gets underway

/ 08:36 AM September 18, 2017

Emmy Awards nominees for 2017 ahead of Sunday’s ceremony/AFP PHOTO

Los Angeles, United States — Hollywood’s elite gathered Sunday as television’s glittering Emmys got underway, with critics seeing this year’s race as the most suspenseful in a decade.

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has a record 38 awards, but is ineligible for the 69th Primetime Emmys, having started its seventh season too late.

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That leaves the field clear for numerous much talked-about first-timers, including HBO sci-fi Western show “Westworld,” Hulu’s dystopian “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Netflix’s 1980s-set horror series “Stranger Things.”

“Not since ‘Mad Men’ began its four-peat winning streak in 2008 has there been such a wide open field for the night’s most prestigious trophy: best drama series,” said weekly trade paper Variety.

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