Netflix Topples HBO in Emmy Nominations

Calvin Saunders
July 13, 2018

You know you don't want to miss the moment your favorite shows and stars are nominated for Emmys, so watch the live stream of the 2018 announcement right here, right now! That's because the streaming giant put an end to the premium cable channel's 17-year streak of garnering the most total nominations. If Dinklage wins, he'll tie Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) for the most wins in the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category.

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

HBO's Game of Thrones may have just become the Emmy Awards' most-nominated program ever, with nominations in a whopping 22 categories, but this year's standout is Netflix. HBO had 108 and NBC 78.

The return of "Thrones" did tighten the race up on the drama side, but the absence of "Veep" from contention this year didn't seem to do much to help on the comedy side.

Comedy series: Atlanta; Barry; Black-ish; Curb Your Enthusiasm; GLOW; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Silicon Valley; and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

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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.

Diana Rigg's turn as Olenna Tyrell in the series has seen her nominated for Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

Among the notable first-time nominees: Issa Rae for "Insecure", Darren Criss, Ricky Martin, Penelope Cruz and Edgar Ramirez for "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story", Tiffany Haddish for "Saturday Night Live", Letitia Wright for "Black Museum (Black Mirror)" and John Legend for "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert".

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

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); and Jeffrey Wright (Westworld).

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