This year's Emmy Awards could be packed with plot twists.
The Emmys are a celebration of TV, "and the biggest television star of the past year was Donald Trump", Colbert said at last week's ceremonial red-carpet rollout outside Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater.
Dancing With the Stars' lead choreographer, Mandy Moore took home top honors for her craft on the ABC dancing competition. Priyanka and Tom presented the Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special award past year.
On Sunday, the streamer and the cable giant are vying in numerous 24 races on the Stephen Colbert hosted program.
And there's no short of hot contenders to take its place. But then, "The Handmaid's Tale" feels strikingly relevant, "Westworld" is beautifully assembled and two-time best-drama nominee "Better Call Saul" is overdue for a win. And that's despite the fact that the premium channel's previous big victor, Game of Thrones, wasn't even eligible for this year's awards. After last year's memorable hosting by Zimmy Kimmel, this year the event will be hosted by none other than Stephen Colbert, the ace talk show host from the television world.
"Well I actually first heard I was nominated for my first Emmy while I was announcing them".
Colbert figures to make things interesting at the award show, considering he frequently provides witty - and often controversial - commentary regarding President Trump on his program "The Late Show".
With so many incredible shows and the wealth of talented actors and actresses in all of the categories, the question comes of what Westworld's odds are in these major categories. "Game of Thrones" and "Veep" were recognized for being the year's best drama and comedy, respectively. Both Master of None and Atlanta are nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, while Stranger Things, The Handmaid's Tale, Westworld, and The Crownare all in the running for Outstanding Drama Series.
Melissa McCarthy and Dave Chappelle already won for Outstanding Guest Actress and Actor in a Comedy Series for their appearances on "SNL".