Game of Thrones leads Emmy 2018 nominations with 22 nods

This image released by BBC America shows Sandra Oh in a scene from “Killing Eve.” Oh was nominated Thursday for an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series. The 70th Emmy Awards will be held on Monday Sept. 17

Game of Thrones leads Emmy 2018 nominations with 22 nods

Netflix secured 112 nominations - more than any other network - while HBO received 108, according to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

First-year comedies had the best showing in the comedy series category in nearly two decades, with three nominees, Amazon/Prime Video'sThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, HBO's Barry, and Netflix's GLOW.

A whopping five first-year dramas made the cut for best series nominations in 2017, Amazon's The Handmaid's Tale, which won, Netflix's The Crown and Stranger Things, HBO's Westworld and NBC's This Is Us.

Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" scored 20 nominations - seven better than a year ago - and is an early favorite to repeat as the victor for best drama in September. Its fellow HBO drama Westworld had 21 nominations this year, as did Saturday Night Live.

"I feel tremendous gratitude and joy with this nomination" and am "thrilled" for the show's cast and crew, Oh said in a statement. "This is the most diverse class of performer nominees we've had - we're nearly up to a third, which is fantastic", Maury McIntyre, TV academy president. She added a postscript: "I think my mother at this moment may actually be satisfied". Only one acting category, supporting actor in a drama series, had all-white nominees.

It will also be in contention for directing, writing and a host of technical awards, as well as best drama, where the other rivals include FX's "The Americans", which wrapped recently and has four nods in total.

The actresses who squeezed Kidman and Watts out of the supporting actress in a limited series category were: Adina Porter (American Horror Story: Cult); Penelope Cruz and Judith Light (The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story); Letitia Wright (Black Museum); Merritt Wever (Godless); and Sara Bareilles (Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert).

The top comedy nominee is Donald Glover's Atlanta, with 16.

It's Emmy nominations time, which means that about.000001 percent of the world is happy with all the choices while the rest of us are tossing chairs and frantically searching for the keys to the pitchfork closet.

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