Crowning glory for Netflix with Emmy nomination success

Brenda Watkins
July 13, 2018

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.

ABC's Black-ish has managed to increase its Emmy nomination tally a little bit every year of its existence. "I share this moment with my community", Oh said in a statement.

Saturday Night Live's Michael Che and Colin Jost will co-host 70th Emmy Awards, airing live on Monday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Although it's up for top series honours, it drew only three supporting actor bids for cast members Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage.

Some long-time favorites disappeared almost completely from the Emmy voters' radars - remember when "Modern Family" was hip? - while several classic revivals didn't get nearly as much attention the second time around as they did during their first runs.

The actresses who squeezed Kidman and Watts out of the supporting actress in a limited series category were: Adina Porter (American Horror Story: Cult); Penelope Cruz and Judith Light (The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story); Letitia Wright (Black Museum); Merritt Wever (Godless); and Sara Bareilles (Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert).

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Netflix's most nominated show was "The Crown" with 13, including for best drama series.

Betty Gilpin was the only performer to score a nom for a first-year series, scoring supporting comedy actress for "GLOW".

Game of Thrones led all shows with 22 nominations, but that number is actually a drop from the last two times the HBO show was eligible. Katt Williams received his first Emmy nom in the guest comedy actor category for his appearance on "Atlanta", while Cameron Britton ("Mindhunter") and Jimmi Simpson ("Westworld") both scored nominations in the guest drama actor category.

While there was a major turnover in the best comedy series category this year, helped by the absence of three-time victor Veep and also involving the snub of five-time victor Modern Family, an even bigger seismic shift happened last year in the best drama series field.

"Game of Thrones" was out of the running in 2017 because the show aired later than usual.

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