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After being absent from last year’s Emmy ceremony, Game of Thrones is back in a big way. The George R.R. Martin fantasy epic picked up 22 nominations, edging out Saturday Night Live and fellow HBO drama Westworld, which each brought in 21 nominations, with Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale (and big winner last year) following with 20 nominations.

However, as much as HBO has been a constant ruler at the award ceremony, this year Netflix supplanted the longtime leader bringing in a total of 112 nominations over HBO’s 108. The former brought in 91 last year with the later 108. The streaming giant certainly showed its muscle this year, fueled by an unprecedented spending cost on original content spearheaded by the company’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos. While Game of Thrones and Westworld account for nearly half of HBO’s nominations this year, Netflix’s nominations were spread out among a wide array of series, both fictional and non-fictional programming.

GoT

Of course with every list of nominees, there are the obvious snubs. This year we could mention any number of notable absentees such as no Bojack Horseman in the animated category or Alison Brie’s optimistic Ruth, who acts as the glue that holds GLOW together. We could even go a little more technical like no David Fincher for Mindhunter (it would seem his prestige alone would land him a nomination, let alone his several fabulous episodes from the Netflix series). But we’re really here for Kyle MacLachlan in Twin Peaks, which remained stubbornly inaccessible for most TV audiences and that’s probably what kept it out of the high-profile categories such Best Limited Series or the acting slots. But MacLachlan deserved the recognition for not only resurrecting one of TV’s most iconic characters but also playing two entirely new ones in what became a hypnotic, almost maddening triptych of personas within Lynch’s nightmare landscape of America. However, Twin Peaks did pick up nine nominations including one in directing for David Lynch (for the groundbreaking “Part 8” which focused on a mind-blowing tale of how evil entered the world through the atom bomb) and writing for Lynch and Mark Frost.

Twin Peaks

Check out the full list of all the major categories for this year’s Emmy nominations below:

Outstanding Comedy Series

AtlantaAtlanta
Barry
Black-ish
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Glow
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Antonio Banderas, Genius: PicassoBlack Mirror
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower
John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesse Plemons, Black Mirror: USS Callister

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Laura Dern, The Tale
Michelle Dockery, Godless
Edie Falco, Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
Regina King, Seven Seconds
Sarah Paulson, America Horror Story: Cult

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ishBarry
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry
William H. Macy, Shameless

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta
Henry Winkler, Barry
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Pamala Adlon, Better Things
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Janney, Mom
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Zazie Beetz, Atlanta
Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne
Betty Gilpin, Glow
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, OzarkWestworld
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us
Ed Harris, Westworld
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Matt Smith, The Crown
Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Sandra Oh, Killing EveKilling Eve
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Keri Russell, The Americans
Claire Foy, The Crown
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Vanessa Kirby, The Crown
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale
Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

At Home with Amy SedarisDrunk History
Drunk History
I Love You America with Sarah Silverman
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live
Tracey Ullman’s Show

Outstanding Reality Competition Series

The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Limited Series

The AlienistThe Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Genius: Picasso
Godless
Patrick Melrose

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Colin Jost and Michael Che are hosting the 70th annual Primetime Emmys. The 2018 telecast will air on NBC on September 17 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.


Images: HBO, Showtime, FX, 20th Century Fox,
Hulu, Netflix, Paramount, Warner Bros.

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Emmy Nominations: Game of Thrones Leads the Way

Even with the return of GoT it was Netflix that came out on top, besting HBO with the most nominations overall.

By Mitchell Corner | 07/13/2018 01:00 PM PT

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After being absent from last year’s Emmy ceremony, Game of Thrones is back in a big way. The George R.R. Martin fantasy epic picked up 22 nominations, edging out Saturday Night Live and fellow HBO drama Westworld, which each brought in 21 nominations, with Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale (and big winner last year) following with 20 nominations.

However, as much as HBO has been a constant ruler at the award ceremony, this year Netflix supplanted the longtime leader bringing in a total of 112 nominations over HBO’s 108. The former brought in 91 last year with the later 108. The streaming giant certainly showed its muscle this year, fueled by an unprecedented spending cost on original content spearheaded by the company’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos. While Game of Thrones and Westworld account for nearly half of HBO’s nominations this year, Netflix’s nominations were spread out among a wide array of series, both fictional and non-fictional programming.

GoT

Of course with every list of nominees, there are the obvious snubs. This year we could mention any number of notable absentees such as no Bojack Horseman in the animated category or Alison Brie’s optimistic Ruth, who acts as the glue that holds GLOW together. We could even go a little more technical like no David Fincher for Mindhunter (it would seem his prestige alone would land him a nomination, let alone his several fabulous episodes from the Netflix series). But we’re really here for Kyle MacLachlan in Twin Peaks, which remained stubbornly inaccessible for most TV audiences and that’s probably what kept it out of the high-profile categories such Best Limited Series or the acting slots. But MacLachlan deserved the recognition for not only resurrecting one of TV’s most iconic characters but also playing two entirely new ones in what became a hypnotic, almost maddening triptych of personas within Lynch’s nightmare landscape of America. However, Twin Peaks did pick up nine nominations including one in directing for David Lynch (for the groundbreaking “Part 8” which focused on a mind-blowing tale of how evil entered the world through the atom bomb) and writing for Lynch and Mark Frost.

Twin Peaks

Check out the full list of all the major categories for this year’s Emmy nominations below:

Outstanding Comedy Series

AtlantaAtlanta
Barry
Black-ish
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Glow
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Antonio Banderas, Genius: PicassoBlack Mirror
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower
John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesse Plemons, Black Mirror: USS Callister

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Laura Dern, The Tale
Michelle Dockery, Godless
Edie Falco, Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
Regina King, Seven Seconds
Sarah Paulson, America Horror Story: Cult

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ishBarry
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry
William H. Macy, Shameless

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta
Henry Winkler, Barry
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Pamala Adlon, Better Things
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Janney, Mom
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Zazie Beetz, Atlanta
Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne
Betty Gilpin, Glow
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, OzarkWestworld
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us
Ed Harris, Westworld
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Matt Smith, The Crown
Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Sandra Oh, Killing EveKilling Eve
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Keri Russell, The Americans
Claire Foy, The Crown
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Vanessa Kirby, The Crown
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale
Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

At Home with Amy SedarisDrunk History
Drunk History
I Love You America with Sarah Silverman
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live
Tracey Ullman’s Show

Outstanding Reality Competition Series

The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Limited Series

The AlienistThe Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Genius: Picasso
Godless
Patrick Melrose

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Colin Jost and Michael Che are hosting the 70th annual Primetime Emmys. The 2018 telecast will air on NBC on September 17 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.


Images: HBO, Showtime, FX, 20th Century Fox,
Hulu, Netflix, Paramount, Warner Bros.

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About Mitchell Corner

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Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario of the Great White North, Mitchell has written for GEEK, Portal 13, Grizzlybomb, and The Richest. Though his obsession for film often outweighs everything else, his writing includes reviews and editorials on TV, digital media, and all things Geeky.