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

13 July, 2018, 00:28 | Author: Miranda Cannon
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TV stars are undoubtedly on edge this morning as they wait to hear who will be honored with a nomination for the 2018 Emmy Awards.

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

While far behind leader Netflix, the other two established SVOD players, Hulu, who claimed the first best series win for a streamer past year with Handmaid's Tale, and Amazon/Prime Video, continue to gain ground.

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

Markle's name was submitted for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series" for her role as Rachel Zane on "Suits", but the newly-minted royal wasn't nominated.


Netflix is the most nominated network, with 112 - breaking a 17-year streak at the top for HBO. "We are pleased to have these two talented performers join us to announce this year's Emmy nominees and to celebrate television excellence".

On the down side, the balloting felt unduly generous to a disjointed second season of HBO's "Westworld", which ranked behind only "Game of Thrones" - back in the race after a year hiatus - in terms of total nominations, tied with "Saturday Night Live", and followed by "The Handmaid's Tale".

While CBS also increased its Emmy nomination tally from 2017, ABC and Fox were down year-to-year.

The short-lived revival of "Roseanne", canceled because of star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet in May, drew only one major nomination: a supporting actress nod for Laurie Metcalf. And HBO's "Barry" made a significant mark on the comedy voting, where Donald Glover's "Atlanta" led the way, in a field thrown wide open by the absence of three-time champ "Veep" from this year's list of contenders.

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