HBO’s Game of Thrones led all shows with 22 Emmy nominations. HBO’s Westworld and NBC’s Saturday Night Live were nipping at GOT’s heels with 21 each. Hulu’s Handmaid’s Talenabbed 20.
GOT was nominated for Best Drama Series, where it will face off against mega-hit and last year’s winner, The Handmaid’s Tale.
For the first time since 2011, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is not up for Best Actress in a Comedy. Rachel Brosnahan, Tracee Ellis-Ross and Issa Rae are among those battling it out for the award.
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost, will air live on NBC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 17.
Handmaid’s Tale and Orange Is the New Black’s Samira Wiley joined Blacklist alum Ryan Eggold to announce the 2018 Emmy Award nominations Thursday morning. Anthony Bourdain received six posthumous nominations for his hit CNN show Parts Unknown. Sandra Oh made history, becoming the first Asian woman to earn a Best Actress nod. Laurie Metcalf snagged a nomination for her role in ABC's Roseanne, despite its cancellation. She has been nominated for an Emmy five times, and won three. John Legend was nominated for his first Emmy for Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his starring role in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. If he wins, he will be one of 13 people to achieve EGOT status, as the recipient of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Last year, GOT was not eligible for any Emmy nominations. Netflix broke HBO’s streak of being the most-nominated network for 17 years running, earning an eye-popping 112 nominations. HBO earned 108.
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Outstanding Drama SeriesThe AmericansThe CrownGame of ThronesThe Handmaid’s TaleStranger ThingsThis Is UsWestworld
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesJason Bateman, OzarkSterling K. Brown, This Is UsEd Harris, WestworldMatthew Rhys, The AmericansMilo Ventimiglia, This Is UsJeffrey Wright, Westworld
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesClaire Foy, The CrownElisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s TaleSandra Oh, Killing EveKeri Russell, The AmericansEvan Rachel Wood, WestworldTatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesNikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of ThronesPeter Dinklage, Game of ThronesMandy Patinkin, HomelandDavid Harbour, Stranger ThingsMatt Smith, The CrownJoseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesLena Headey, Game of ThronesMillie Bobby Brown, Stranger ThingsVanessa Kirby, The CrownYvonne Strahovsi, The Handmaid’s TaleAlexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s TaleAnn Dowd, The Handmaid’s TaleThandie Newton, Westworld
Outstanding Comedy SeriesAtlantaBarryblack-ishCurb Your EnthusiasmGLOWThe Marvelous Mrs. MaiselThe Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtSilicon Valley
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesDonald Glover, AtlantaBill Hader, BarryAnthony Anderson, black-ishWilliam H. Macy, ShamelessTed Danson, The Good PlaceLarry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesPamelon Adlon, Better ThingsRachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselAllison Janney, MomIssa Rae, InsecureTracee Ellis Ross, black-ishLily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesBrian Tyree Henry, AtlantaHenry Winkler, BarryLouie Anderson, BasketsAlec Baldwin, Saturday Night LiveKenan Thompson, Saturday Night LiveTony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselTituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesZazie Beetz, AtlantaBetty Gilpin, GLOWLaurie Metcalf, RoseanneAidy Bryant, Saturday Night LiveLeslie Jones, Saturday Night LiveKate McKinnon, Saturday Night LiveAlex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselMegan Mullaly, Will & Grace
Outstanding Limited SeriesThe Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime StoryThe AlienistGenius: PicassoPatrick MelroseGodless
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a MovieAntonio Banderas, Genius: PicassoDarren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime StoryBenedict Cumberbatch, Patrick MelroseJeff Daniels, The Looming TowerJohn Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in ConcertJesse Plemons, USS Callister (Black Mirror)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a MovieJessica Biel, The SinnerLaura Dern, The TaleMichelle Dockery, GodlessEdie Falco, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez MurdersRegina King, Seven SecondsSarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult
Outstanding Reality CompetitionThe Amazing RaceAmerica Ninja WarriorProject RunwayRuPaul’s Drag RaceTop ChefThe Voice
Outstanding Variety/Sketch SeriesAt Home with Amy SedarisDrunk HistoryI Love You, America with Sarah SilvermanPortlandiaSaturday Night LiveTracey Ullman’s Show
Outstanding Variety/Talk SeriesThe Daily Show with Trevor NoahFull Frontal with Samantha BeeJimmy Kimmel Live!Last Week Tonight with John OliverThe Late Late Show with James CordenThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert