GLOW gets Emmy nomination love, no luck for WWE

13 July, 2018, 04:22 | Author: Dominic Spencer
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Netflix just broke HBO's 17-year streak as the network with the most Emmy nominations - the streaming service was nominated for a whopping 112 awards at this year's ceremony while HBO sits at a still-respectable 108. Team TVLine already weighed in with its dream Emmy nominees, but time will tell whether any of our picks actually get the love they deserve.

The show about noble families vying for the Iron Throne faces tough competition from perennial favorite comedy sketch show "Saturday Night Live" and HBO stablemate "Westworld" with 21 nominations each.

FX's true crime dramatization "The Assassination of Gianni Versace" led the limited series category with 18 nominations, including a best actor nod for Darren Criss who plays the killer of the gay Italian fashion designer.

Last year, after "The Handmaid's Tale" helped Hulu break into the Emmy race in its biggest way yet, Craig Erwich, head of content at the streamer, revealed to Variety that their strategy of looking for shows that have "a big world, feel relevant and feel like television events" had paid off. Adrift in third was NBC with 78 nods.


In 2017, "The Handmaid's Tale" received 13 Emmy nominations in key categories including drama series, lead drama actress (Elisabeth Moss), supporting drama actress (Ann Dowd and Samira Wiley), guest drama actress (Alexis Bledel), drama writing, and drama directing. Game Of Thrones was the dominant series.

Comedy series: Atlanta; Barry; Black-ish; Curb Your Enthusiasm; GLOW; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Silicon Valley; and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. In addition to Stranger Things and Black Mirror, programs like GLOW, The Crown, and Grace and Frankie are also up for awards.

Sarah Paulson is nominated on the female side for her role in "American Horror Story: Cult", Ryan Murphy's twisted take on our political divide.

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