Netflix garnered more Emmy Awards nominations than any other network or streaming service, topping perennial nominations leader HBO, the TV Academy announced Thursday morning in Los Angeles.
Game of Thrones, which was not eligible for last year’s awards ceremony, led all shows with 22, according to the Academy. The fantasy series will look to wrestle back its Outstanding Drama Series Emmy from last year’s winner -- Hulu's The Handmaid’s Tale -- which was nominated in its second season. Netflix’s The Crown and Stranger Things, NBC’s This Is Us, FX’s The Americans and HBO’s Westworld will also compete for the coveted statuette.
The Outstanding Comedy category is wide open this year with HBO’s Veep -- which has won the last three Emmys in the category -- ineligible for this year’s award. HBO will send a trio of shows in Barry, Silicon Valley and Curb Your Enthusiasm up against ABC’s Black-ish; Netflix’s GLOW and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; FX’s Atlanta; and Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Veep star Julia Louis Dreyfus will also end her record run of six consecutive wins in the lead comedy actress category due to the show's ineligibility. Contenders vying for the statuette include Pamela Adlon (FX’s Better Things); Tracee Ellis Ross (ABC’s Black-ish), Lily Tomlin (Netflix’s Grace and Frankie); Issa Rae (HBO’s Insecure); Allison Janney (CBS’s Mom) and Rachel Brosnahan (Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel).
In the limited series category, National Geographic’s Genius: Picasso will compete against Netflix’s Godless, Showtime’s Patrick Melrose, TNT’s The Alienist and FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.
For all the 2018 Emmy nominations, visit emmys.com.
Pictured, top: HBO's 'Game of Thrones' drew more 2018 Emmy Award nominations than any other show.
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