70th Emmy Awards: Game of Thrones, Netflix lead the nominations

Jul 13, 2018, 04:19 IST | IANS

The Television Academy had Samira Wiley and Ryan Eggold present the 70th Emmy Awards nominations on Thursday morning

70th Emmy Awards: Game of Thrones, Netflix lead the nominations
Game of Thrones

Fantasy drama Game of Thrones has earned 22 nominations for the 70th Emmy Awards, where HBO's 17-year streak as the most nominated network has been broken by Netflix. Sandra Oh became the first Asian actress nominated for lead in a drama series, and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was nominated posthumously for Parts Unknown.

The Television Academy had Samira Wiley and Ryan Eggold present the nominations here on Thursday morning. For the Game of Thrones, the announcement was special given that in 2017, the HBO entertainer was ineligible to compete for the Emmys due to its seventh season's later-than-usual summer debut. Now it has scored the most nominations for any single show at the 2018 Emmys. However, HBO does not lead all nominees as Netflix beat its 108 score with 112 nominations, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

Parts Unknown, by Bourdain, whose death last month left the industry in disbelief, notched a total of six nominations for 2018, five of them in Creative Arts Emmy categories. History was made when Oh, who had been named five times in the supporting category for her work on Grey's Anatomy, was announced as a nominee for an Emmy for lead actress in a drama series, becoming the first actress of Asian decent to achieve the feat, variety.com reported.

The actress, born in Canada to Korean immigrant parents, has received the nomination for the critically acclaimed thriller Killing Eve, in which she plays Eve Polastri, a MI5 officer who is tailing an assassin. Also, Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson bagged his first Emmy nomination after 15 years, since joining the series in 2003. He has been nominated for best supporting actor in a comedy series.

It is for the first time since 2011, the perennial winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus is not up for best actress in a comedy. Rachel Brosnahan, Tracee Ellis Ross and Issa Rae are among those vying for the award. As for Netflix, The New York Times reports that its growth at the Emmys is staggering. In 2015, the streaming service had 34 nominations. In 2016, it had 54. Last year, that number was up to 91, second only to HBO's. And this time, it has 112. After Game of Thrones, Westworld and Saturday Night Live are the most nominated shows with a mention in 21 categories each.

The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story drew the most nominations for a limited series with 18 nods, while Atlanta was the most nominated comedy series at 16. Nominees in the Drama Series category include: The Handmaida¿s Tale, Game of Thrones, This Is Us, The Crown, The Americans, Stranger Things and Westworld.

Colin Jost and Michael Che will host the 70th Annual Primetime Emmys, to be held at the Microsoft Theater here on September 17. It will be aired in India on Star World and Star World HD.

Here's the complete list of nominees:

Outstanding Drama Series
The Americans
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid's Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Ed Harris, Westworld
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Foy, The Crown
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Keri Russell, The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Outstanding 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

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Vanessa Kirby, The Crown
Yvonne Strahovsi, The Handmaid's Tale
Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid's Tale
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid's Tale
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
F. Murray Abraham, Homeland
Cameron Britton, Mindhunter
Matthew Goode, The Crown
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us
Gerald McRaney, This Is Us
Jimmi Simpson, Westworld

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away with Murder
Viola Davis, Scandal
Kelly Jenrette, The Handmaid's Tale
Cherry Jones, The Handmaid's Tale
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid's Tale

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES - 2018
Alan Taylor for Beyond The Wall – Game of Thrones
Jeremy Podeswa for The Dragon And The Wolf – Game of Thrones
Jason Bateman for The Toll – Ozark
Daniel Sackheim for Tonight We Improvise – Ozark
The Duffer Brothers for Chapter Nine: The Gate – Stranger Things
Stephen Daldry for Paterfamilias – The Crown
Kari Skogland for After – The Handmaid's Tale

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES - 2018
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for The Dragon And The Wolf – Game of Thrones
Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Nice Face – Killing Eve
The Duffer Brothers for Chapter Nine: The Gate – Stranger Things
Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg for Start – The Americans
Peter Morgan for Mystery Man – The Crown
Bruce Miller for June – The Handmaid's Tale

Outstanding Comedy Series
Atlanta
Barry
black-ish
Curb Your Enthusiasm
GLOW
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Silicon Valley

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
William H. Macy, Shameless
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamelon 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

Outstanding 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

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Zazie Beetz, Atlanta
Betty Gilpin, GLOW
Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Megan Mullaly, Will & Grace

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Katt Williams, Atlanta
Sterling K. Brown, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Bryan Cranston, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Donald Glover, Saturday Night Live
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Wanda Sykes, black-ish
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Tiffany Haddish, Saturday Night Live
Maya Rudolph, The Good Place
Jane Lynch, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Molly Shannon, Will & Grace

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES – 2018
Donald Glover for FUBU – Atlanta
Hiro Murai for Teddy Perkins – Atlanta
Bill Hader – Barry
Jesse Peretz – Glow
Mike Judge – Silicon Valley
Amy Sherman-Palladino – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES - 2018
Donald Glover for Alligator Man – Atlanta
Stefani Robinson for Barbershop – Atlanta
Alec Berg and Bill Hader for Chapter One: Make Your Mark – Barry
Liz Sarnoff for Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast And Keep Going – Barry
Alec Berg for Fifty-One Percent – Silicon Valley
Amy Sherman-Palladino for Pilot – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Television Movie
Fahrenheit 451
Flint
Paterno
The Tale
Black Mirror: USS Callister

Outstanding Limited Series
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
The Alienist
Genius: Picasso
Patrick Melrose
Godless

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower
John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Jesse Plemons, USS Callister (Black Mirror)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Laura Dern, The Tale
Michelle Dockery, Godless
Edie Falco, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
Regina King, Seven Seconds
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Jeff Daniels, Godless
Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
John Leguizamo, Waco
Ricky Martin, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Michael Stuhlbarg, The Looming Tower
Finn Wittrock, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult
Letitia Wright, Black Museum: Black Mirror
Merritt Wever, Godless
Sarah Bareilles, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Penelope Cruz, American Crime Story: Gianni Versace
Judith Light, American Crime Story: Gianni Versace

Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series - 2018
Scott Frank for Godless
David Leveaux and Alex Rudzinski for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Barry Levinson for Paterno
Edward Berger for Patrick Melrose
Ryan Murphy for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Craig Zisk for The Looming Tower
David Lynch for Twin Peaks

Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series
Kevin McManus and Matthew McManus for Clean Up – American Vandal
Scott Frank for Godless
David Nicholls for Patrick Melrose
Tom Rob Smith for House By The Lake - The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
David Lynch and Mark Frost for Twin Peaks
William Bridges and Charlie Brooker for USS Callister (Black Mirror)

Outstanding Reality Competition
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
RuPaul's Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Structured Reality Program
Antiques Roadshow
Fixer Upper
Lip Sync Battle
Queer Eye
Shark Tank
Who Do You Think You Are?

Unstructured Reality Program
Born This Way
Deadliest Catch
Intervention
Naked and Afraid
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked
United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell

Host for Reality/Reality Competition Program
W. Kamau Bell, United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell
Ellen DeGeneres, Ellen's Game of Games
RuPaul Charles, RuPaul's Drag Race
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night

Outstanding Variety/Sketch Series
At Home with Amy Sedaris
Drunk History
I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live
Tracey Ullman's Show

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

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