On the comedy side, it'll probably be a toss-up between Atlanta and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for the series trophy, since reigning three-time victor Veep missed the eligibility period this year. She earned a nomination herself for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series a year ago. "Atlanta" will face newcomers including "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, " "Glow" and "Barry". Other likely comedy nominees include Silicon Valley, black-ish and Will & Grace.
The revival of "Roseanne, " canceled because of star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet, drew only one major nomination, a supporting actress nod for Laurie Metcalf. If Legend wins, he'll join the rarified club of "EGOT" performers who've won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. "Westworld", which tied "Saturday Night Live" last year for the most-nominated series with 22, picked up 21 nominations in its second year.
It's returning to face formidable competition: "The Handmaid's Tale", the dystopian sci-fi series that claimed top drama honors previous year, drew 20 bids, with "Westworld" close by with 21. It got 23 nods in 2016 but wasn't eligible past year. The 70th annual Emmy Awards will air September 17 on NBC.