Entertainment ‘Game of Thrones,’ Netflix Lead Emmy Nominees

19:26  12 july  2018
19:26  12 july  2018 Source:   variety.com

Emmys: HBO Dethroned for the First Time in 18 Years by Netflix

  Emmys: HBO Dethroned for the First Time in 18 Years by Netflix For the first time, Netflix has come out on top as the platform with the most Emmy nominations. The streaming giant has received 112 nominations for the 70th annual primetime Emmy Awards. That’s up more than 20 from 2017, when it scored 91 nominations. Netflix ends a 17-year winning streak by HBO, which previously topped the nominations. Netflix was aided by powerhouse projects such as “The Crown,” which received 13 nominations, including a key drama series nod; “Stranger Things,” which received 12 noms, including drama series; “Godless,” which received 12 noms, including one for limited series; and “GLOW,” which received 10 noms, including comedy series.

Half of this year's lead actor shortlisters were first-time nominees including Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”) and Kyle Chandler (“Bloodline”). Keywords Emmy Awards, TV, Game of Thrones , drama, Netflix , HBO.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” star Samira Wiley and “New Amsterdam” star “New Amsterdam” star Ryan Eggold revealed this season’s nominees on Thursday. Emmy Nominations : ‘ Game Of Thrones ’ Tops Noms, With Netflix & HBO Leading Way.

  ‘Game of Thrones,’ Netflix Lead Emmy Nominees © HBO

After a year off, “Game of Thrones” has returned to Primetime Emmy Award contention in a big way. The fantasy epic drew 22 nominations Thursday, the most for any series — edging out NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and fellow HBO drama “Westworld,” which each attracted 21 nominations. Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” followed with 20 nominations.

FX’s “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” led all limited series with 18 nominations. “Atlanta,” also from FX, was the most nominated comedy series at 16.

Netflix, however, supplanted longtime industry leader HBO as the most nominated network or platform. The streaming service drew 112 nominations, up from 91 last year. HBO, despite the return of “Game of Thrones” to Emmy eligibility for its most recent season, slipped to 108 nominations from 111 last season.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” star Samira Wiley and “New Amsterdam” star “New Amsterdam” star Ryan Eggold revealed this season’s nominees on Thursday. The actors, along with Television Academy chairman and CEO Hayma Washington and president and CEO Maury McIntyre, made the announcement from the Wolf Theatre at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center.

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What the 2018 Emmy nominations got right and wrong .
With more TV than ever to sort through, the TV Academy got quite a few things right with the 2018 Emmy Nominations. But of course they still got some things very, very wrong.With so much TV to choose from, there are bound to be snubs every single year, and it only gets worse as TV explodes with new networks and streaming services. But sometimes, the TV Academy voters get it right.

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