HBO’s “Westworld” surprised many awards pundits by nabbing 22 nominations at the 2017 Emmys, tying with “Saturday Night Live” as the most nominated TV program of the year. Besides all-important bids for Best Drama Series, Writing and Directing, HBO’s sci-fi western also scored four acting noms — one in each of the primetime categories. How many “Westworld” performers do YOU think will win on Emmy night? Below, refresh your memory of the four Emmy nominees and then cast your vote in our poll.
Anthony Hopkins — Best Drama Actor — Hopkins plays Dr. Robert Ford, the puppet-master of the western theme park. Remember, Sir Anthony is an Oscar champ for “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991), something that never hurts with TV academy members who love to see a film legend take to the Emmy stage. He has 22/1 odds to win.
Evan Rachel Wood — Best Drama Actress — Wood portrays conflicted robot Dolores Abernathy at the center of the series, a role for which she recently took home the Critics’ Choice Award. This is Wood’s second career Emmy nomination following her 2011 bid for “Mildred Pierce.” She has 50/1 odds to win.
Jeffrey Wright — Best Drama Supporting Actor — Wright plays fan favorite character Bernard, who had more than one jawdropping moment during Season 1. Wright prevailed at the Emmys and Golden Globes for his supporting turn in “Angels in America” (2003), so he’s clearly an industry favorite. He has 50/1 odds to win.
Thandie Newton — Best Drama Supporting Actress — After taking home the Critics’ Choice Award, can Newton now claim TV’s highest honor? The British thespian takes on the role of a robot named Maeve, a powerful brothel madam who discovers that her whole life is a lie. She has 3/2 odds to win.
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