TV’s 69th Emmy Awards gets underway
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.
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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