Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

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

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

It was followed by NBC's CMSCA.O sketch show "Saturday Night Live" and HBO's sci-fi series "Westworld" with 21 nominations each, and Hulu's dystopian vision "The Handmaid's Tale" with 20. These shows and performances absolutely deserved a little recognition.

Netflix's GLOW was nominated for Best Comedy Series while Betty Gilpin, who portrays Debbie on the series, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress In a Comedy. Oh had earned five supporting bids for "Grey's Anatomy". It wasn't until 2013 that Netflix won a single award for House of Cards, the first original online-only web television series to receive major nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards and now, just five years later, Netflix has more awards than any other content maker. Only one nominations category is all-white, and in three categories minority actors account for more than half the nominees.


The fantasy dragons-and-swords saga, which already has 38 Emmys under its belt, is not expected back on screens until next year.

The 2018 Emmys will be hosted by Saturday Night Live stars Colin Jost and Michael Che.


The two drama series picked up 13 and 12 nods respectively, and both were recognized in the coveted top drama category.

The nominees for best drama series were The Handmaid's Tale; Game of Thrones; This Is Us; The Crown; The Americans; Stranger Things; and Westworld. They're also announcing some pretty big nominations.


Glover and Anderson's competitors for best comedy series actor are Ted Danson for "The Good Place", Larry David for "Curb Your Enthusiasm", William H. Macy for "Shameless" and Bill Hader for "Barry".

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