‘Game of Thrones’ earns a leading 22 Emmy Award nominations

14 July, 2018, 02:58 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • 2018 Emmy Award Nominations

Netflix is the most nominated network, with 112 - breaking a 17-year streak at the top for HBO. The fantasy drama, meanwhile, leads the Emmys with 22 nominations to The Handmaid's Tale's 20 - which includes an Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series nom for Canadian Kari Skogland. That's up from a quarter of the field past year, when Brown ("This Is Us") and Glover ("Atlanta") won top acting awards.

But what's really cool about Dinklage's 2018 nomination is that it has made Emmys history.

"We've been engaged with the Hollywood community for 100 years", James said, including NAACP-led protests against D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation" in 1915, just six years after the organization was founded.

The TV industry has made recent strides toward inclusion, with Glover and Sterling K. Brown of "This Is Us" winning top acting awards past year and both nominated again. Interestingly, although James Corden is often nominated as a producer for his CBS late night talk show and his "Carpool Karaoke" specials, he scored a first time performer nomination this year, as well, for "James Corden's Next James Corden", again in the short form actor category.

Moss was nominated for best actress in a drama series for The Handmaid's Tale, with Strahovski's nomination coming in the supporting actress category.


The Emmys ceremony airs September 17 on NBC with Colin Jost and Michael Che of "Saturday Night Live" as hosts. Legend's nomination for Jesus Christ, Superstar means he can add an Emmy to the Grammy, Oscar and Tony he already has on his shelf. This year, the only actors with Emmy nods are the Lannister siblings: Lena Headey (Cersei) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime) also stand to win little golden statues.

"The Handmaid's Tale", the dystopian sci-fi series based on Margaret Atwood's novel, drew 20 bids, including one for last year's best actress victor, Elisabeth Moss, and supporting bids for Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Yvonne Strahovski and Joseph Fiennes.

Now "Atlanta" and those dramas (Netflix's "The Crown", Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale", Netflix's "Stranger Things", NBC's "This Is Us", and HBO's "Westworld") are sophomores and still dominating.

However, "GLOW" has two other nominations, including "Outstanding Comedy Series" and "Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series".

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