Netflix topples HBO in Emmy nominations, but 'Game of Thrones' still rules

13 July, 2018, 16:43 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • 2018 Emmy Award Nominations

Medfield's Uzo Aduba has been nominated for Supporting Actress for "Orange Is the New Black" three times (winning twice, in 2014 and 2015), while Wayland and West Roxbury's Taylor Schilling was nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014.

HBO's fantasy epic Game of Thrones led the field for television's prestigious Primetime Emmy awards on Thursday, with a whopping 22 nominations, including one for best drama series.

The 70th Emmy awards ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on 17 September.

Supporting actress Laurie Metcalf was the only one from the show to get a nod. "We're grateful to all our nominees for making this the eighth year we've had 100 nominations or more". She added a postscript: "I think my mother at this moment may actually be satisfied".

NBC's "This Is Us", the show about a multicultural family that premiered to huge critical acclaim past year, received its second nomination for drama series. "There's still a lot of work to be done in terms of gender" and with behind-the-camera jobs, he said.

Due to "Veep's" hiatus, perennial victor Julia Louis-Dreyfus is not nominated, opening up the lead actress category for Pamela Adlon, "Better Things"; Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"; Allison Janney, "Mom"; Issa Rae, "Insecure"; Tracee Ellis Ross, "black-ish"; and Lily Tomlin, "Grace and Frankie".


Excitingly, four out of the seven nominees in the Outstanding Drama category, which arguably offers one of the biggest prizes of the night, are genre shows: Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Westworld, and The Handmaid's Tale. Legend, already an Oscar, Tony and Grammy victor, could become a member of the EGOT club if he wins this Emmy.

NBC - anchored by "Saturday Night Live" and "This is Us" - ranked third overall, garnering 78 Emmy bids, followed by the FX network, with 50.

HBO's fantasy dragons-and-swords saga is a two-time best drama victor that sat out the last year's awards because of its production schedule.

All three Lannister siblings were also recognized, with Lena Headey earning her fourth Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role as Cersei while her on-screen brothers Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime) picked up Best Supporting Actor nods.

Lead actor in a drama series: Jason Bateman (Ozark); Sterling K Brown (This Is Us); Ed Harris (Westworld); Matthew Rhys (The Americans); Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us); and Jeffrey Wright (Westworld).

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