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

Brenda Watkins
July 13, 2018

Netflix has received more nominations for Emmy Awards than HBO, breaking the TV network's 17-year streak, TechCrunch reported.

"Game of Thrones", which sat out the awards past year because it missed the eligibility window, received 22 nominations, the most of any series.

HBO still boasts the year's most-nominated series, "Game of Thrones" (22 nods) and "Westworld" (20), while Netflix fielded "The Crown" (13 nods) and "Stranger Things (12)".

The most star-studded category, as is often the case, was best actor in a limited series or TV movie, where Antonio Banderas, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Legend and Jeff Daniels all picked up nominations.

Another streamed series, Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale", earned 20 nominations and a chance to defend its title as best drama series at the 70th Primetime Emmy ceremony airing September 17 on NBC.

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The Emmy nominations are in and HBO's "Game of Thrones" leads the pack with 22 nominations.

Glover lands four nominations including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for his work in FX's "Atlanta", which is this year's most-nominated comedy series with 16 nominations. "I share this moment with my community", Oh said in a statement. The last time there were three freshman series in the top comedy category was 2010 (Modern Family, Glee and Nurse Jackie). "We are pleased to have these two talented performers join us to announce this year's Emmy nominees and to celebrate television excellence".

"Saturday Night Live, " riding high in the ratings with its relentless pillorying of the Trump administration, was rewarded with 21 nods.

In the best drama series category, there's a decent chance the award goes to a show written by someone Jewish.

Add up all the award nominations and Netflix is now the top Emmy nominated "network", a term that we can now apply in the loosest of terms.

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