This year’s Emmy nominations are in — and it’s proving to be a big year for Aziz Ansari and Riz Ahmed, who each nabbed two nominations.
Aziz Ansari, the star of the Netflix comedy, received his second nod for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, as well as another for writing the episode “Thanksgiving.”
Last year, Ansari and show co-creator Alan Yang took home the trophy for comedy writing.
The show itself, which saw eight nominations in total, is in the running for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Riz Ahmed, who we saw last on the big screen in “Star Wars: Rogue One,” received two nominations: for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, for HBO’s “The Night Of,” and for Guest Actor In A Comedy Series, for his turn as Paul-Louis in “Girls.”
“The Night Of” has also been nominated for Outstanding Limited Series, and is in 13 total categories.
HBO and Netflix dominated nominations. NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and HBO’s “Westworld” topped the overall list with 22 each, followed by the FX series “FEUD: Bette and Joan” (18 nominations), Netflix’s “Stranger Things” (18), HBO’s “Veep” (17) and HBO’s “Big Little Lies” (16).
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, will take place Sept. 17.