The Latest: Legend, Mars among Emmys music nominees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the nominations for the 70th annual Emmy Awards, which are being announced Thursday by in Los Angeles (all times local):

9:20 a.m.

Music stars in competition for Emmys this year include John Legend, Bruno Mars and Sara Bareilles.

Legend and Bareilles each earned acting nods for their roles in NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert.” Mars earned a nomination for outstanding music direction for his first TV special, CBS’ “Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo.”

Legend, who has won several Grammys as well as an Oscar and a Tony, could become an EGOT if he takes home outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie.

The term EGOT refers to someone who has won one of all the major awards: an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are also on their way to EGOT status: The composing duo earned a nomination for outstanding original music and lyrics for “In the Market for a Miracle” from Fox’s “A Christmas Story Live!”

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9:10 a.m.

The Emmy nominations for outstanding reality competition show have been announced. The nominees are: “The Amazing Race”; “American Ninja Warrior”; “Project Runway”; “RuPaul’s Drag Race”; “Top Chef”; “The Voice”.

The field is identical to last year, when “The Voice” took home the Emmy statuette. “The Voice” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” tied for most nominations for a reality program with 10 apiece.

The Emmys ceremony airs Sept. 17 on NBC with Colin Jost and Michael Che of “Saturday Night Live” as hosts.

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9 a.m.

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has received the most nominations for this year’s Emmy Awards, but the haul could not stop Netflix from becoming the most-nominated network atthis year.

Netflix is the network received 112 nominations this year, up from 91 last year. Its nominations were spread around numerous shows, including “Stranger Things,” ”The Crown,” ”GLOW” and “Godless.”

“Game of Thrones” received several supporting acting nominations, including for Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage.

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8:45 a.m.

“Game of Thrones” roared back onto the Emmy battlefield, topping Thursday’s nominations with 22 bids.

HBO’s fantasy saga is a two-time best drama winner that sat out the last year’s awards.

It’s returning to face formidable competition: “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the dystopian sci-fi series that claimed top drama honors last year, drew 20 bids, with “Westworld” close by with 21.

Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” is the top comedy with 16 bids. It will face newcomers including “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Barry,” starring Bill

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