Netflix knocks HBO off its throne, as Emmy voters spread the wealth

"Game of Thrones holds the series record for most awards in a year a dozen which it set in 2015 and matched the following year and with a total of 38 Emmys stands as the most-honored program ever

Netflix has tripled its Emmy nomination count in three years to become the most recognised network in USA television. This is the seventh nomination for Dinklage (who won in both 2011 and 2015) and the very first for Coster-Waldau.

The most star-studded category, as is often the case, was best actor in a limited series or TV movie, where Antonio Banderas, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Legend and Jeff Daniels all picked up nominations.

Netflix scooped 112 nominations and HBO was honored with 108, followed by FX Networks with 50 and Showtime coming in last with 20.

Meanwhile, 2018 freshman series nominees on the comedy side are HBO's "Barry", Netflix's "GLOW", and Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel".

Due to "Veep's" hiatus, perennial victor Julia Louis-Dreyfus is not nominated, opening up the lead actress category for Pamela Adlon, "Better Things"; Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"; Allison Janney, "Mom"; Issa Rae, "Insecure"; Tracee Ellis Ross, "black-ish"; and Lily Tomlin, "Grace and Frankie".


The 70 annual Emmy Awards air September 17 on NBC.

"We have some seriously special people on our staff and hearing them go insane in the office right now is just the medicine this world needs".

'Saturday Night Live, ' riding high in the ratings with its relentless pillorying of the Trump administration, was rewarded with 21 nods. Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost and Michael Che will host the ceremony. Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, and Ann Dowd are all nominated for Supporting Actress, and Joseph Fiennes is nominated for Supporting Actor.

"The reaction is beyond what you hoped, but in some ways it's a testament to the alchemy that comes from a lot of people working together and putting their best work into it", said "Handmaid's" executive producer Bruce Miller. "That's the wonderful thing about being recognized".

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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