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Entertainment ‘Game of Thrones,’ Netflix Lead Emmy Nominees

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

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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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