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Emmy Awards 2018 nominations announced: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Westworld,' 'Saturday Night Live' lead the running

By california scoop / Published on Thursday, 12 Jul 2018 16:42 PM / No Comments / 12 views


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The Emmys are going to Gilead, Westeros and Atlanta once again.

The annual prime time awards show unveiled its nominations Thursday and a few shiny series stood out among the overwhelming magnitude of Peak TV.

Rachel Brosnahan was nominated for best comedy lead actress for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."

Rachel Brosnahan was nominated for best comedy lead actress for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” (ANGELA WEISS / AFP/Getty Images)

HBO’s beloved fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” led the pack with 22 nominations, including outstanding drama series.

Trailing close behind “Thrones” were HBO’s “Westworld” and “Saturday Night Live,” which each earned 21 nods.

Among those nominated for “Saturday Night Live” were Aidy Bryant, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson, marking Thompson’s first nod after 15 seasons on the NBC sketch show.

“Westworld,” meanwhile, scored a slew of nods in the major acting categories, with stars Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright and Evan Rachel Wood all earning nominations.

“This Is Us” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” also left happy, with NBC tearjerker “This Is Us” scoring nods not only for outstanding drama series, but also for its two male leads, Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia.

Hulu’s dystopian drama also cleaned up shop, earning 20 nominations in major categories like outstanding drama and outstanding lead actress. The series won both categories at last year’s Emmy Awards, in addition to outstanding supporting actress in a drama, outstanding guest actress, cinematography and writing.

Despite HBO scoring big with shows like “Game of Thrones” and “Westworld,” Thursday marked the first time in 18 years that the network did not earn the most nominations.

That honor this year belongs to Netflix, which squeezed out a win with 112 nominations to HBO’s 108. Netflix is represented at this year’s ceremony by shows like “Stranger Things,” “The Crown,” “GLOW” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” NBC trailed in third, earning 78.

"Westworld," starring Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden, earned a best drama nomination.

“Westworld,” starring Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden, earned a best drama nomination. (John P. Johnson/HBO)

On the lighter side, Rachel Brosnahan and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” were early favorites, but the crowded field, including “GLOW,” “Atlanta” and “Barry” all earned their own recognition.

Among the surprising snubs was comedy staple “Modern Family.”

The ABC sitcom did not earn an outstanding comedy series nomination for the first time in its ten seasons.

Another comedy left off the board in major categories this year was “Roseanne,” whose star Roseanne Barr was fired in May for a racist tweet that also led to the show’s cancellation. Laurie Metcalf, however, did represent the ABC sitcom with a nod for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy. The year has been an impressive one for Metcalf, who was also nominated for an Oscar (“Lady Bird”) and won a Tony (“Three Tall Women”) this year.

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“Roseanne” did also earn a nod for outstanding multi-camera picture editing for a comedy series.

Donald Glover earned a nod for best lead actor in a comedy for "Atlanta."

Donald Glover earned a nod for best lead actor in a comedy for “Atlanta.” (Matthias Clamer / FX)

Sandra Oh, meanwhile, made a triumphant return to the Emmy stage with a nomination for “Killing Eve,” making her the first Asian-American to be nominated for a best actress award, comedy or drama.

Hours after announcing the nominees, the TV Academy published a new list of candidates showing Mark Cendrowski earned a outstanding directing nod for the “Big Bang Theory” episode “The Boy Tie Asymmetry.”

The Hollywood Reporter reports Cendrowski’s nomination was mistakenly left out.

The director candidate list showing

Here are the major category nominees:

Outstanding Drama Series:

  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The Crown
  • Game of Thrones
  • Stranger Things
  • The Americans
  • This Is Us
  • Westworld

Outstanding Comedy Series:

  • Atlanta
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • black-ish
  • Barry
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • GLOW
  • Silicon Valley
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Limited Series:

  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace
  • The Alienist
  • Genius: Picasso
  • Godless
  • Patrick Melrose

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

  • Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
  • Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us
  • Matthew Rhys, The Americans
  • Jason Bateman, Ozark
  • Ed Harris, Westworld
  • Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:

  • Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Claire Foy, The Crown
  • Keri Russell, The Americans
  • Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
  • Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
  • Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

  • Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
  • Pamela Adlon, Better Things
  • Allison Janney, Mom
  • Issa Rae, Insecure
  • Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

  • Donald Glover, Atlanta
  • Anthony Anderson, black-ish
  • Bill Hader, Barry
  • Ted Danson, The Good Place
  • William H. Macy, Shameless
  • Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

  • Laura Dern, The Tale
  • Jessica Biel, The Sinner
  • Michelle Dockery, Godless
  • Edie Falco, Law & Order: True Crime
  • Regina King, Seven Seconds
  • Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

  • Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
  • Antonio Banderas, Genius
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
  • Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower
  • John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
  • Jesse Plemons, USS Callister (Black Mirror)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy:

  • Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta
  • Henry Winkler, Barry
  • Louie Anderson, Baskets
  • Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
  • Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
  • Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama:

  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones
  • Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
  • Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
  • David Harbour, Stranger Things
  • Matt Smith, The Crown
  • Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy:

  • Zazie Beetz, Atlanda
  • Betty Gilpin, GLOW
  • Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne
  • Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
  • Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
  • Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
  • Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Megan Mullally, Will & Grace

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama:

  • Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
  • Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
  • Vanessa Kirby, The Crown
  • Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Thandie Newton, Westworld

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy:

  • Katt Williams, Atlanta
  • Sterling K. Brown, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Bryan Cranston, Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Donald Glover, Saturday Night Live
  • Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama:

  • F. Murray Abraham, Homeland
  • Cameron Britton, Mindhunter
  • Matthew Goode, The Crown
  • Ron Cephas Jones, This is Us
  • Gerald McRaney, This is Us
  • Jimmi Simpson, Westworld

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series:

  • Wanda Sykes, black-ish
  • Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
  • Maya Rudolph, The Good Place
  • Jane Lynch, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Molly Shannon, Will & Grace
  • Tiffany Haddish, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama:

  • Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
  • Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away with Murder
  • Viola Davis, Scandal
  • Kelly Jenrette, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Cherry Jones, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

  • Jeff Daniels, Godless
  • Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
  • Ricky Martin, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
  • Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
  • Finn Wittrock, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
  • Michael Stuhlbarg, The Looming Tower
  • John Leguizamo, Waco

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

  • Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult
  • Letitia Wright, Black Museum (Black Mirror)
  • Merritt Wever, Godless
  • Sara Bareilles, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
  • Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
  • Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Outstanding Reality Competition Program:

  • RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • The Voice
  • The Amazing Race
  • Project Runway
  • Top Chef
  • American Ninja Warrior

Outstanding Structured Reality Program:

  • Antiques Roadshow
  • Fixer Upper
  • Lip Sync Battle
  • Queer Eye
  • Shark Tank
  • Who Do You Think You Are?

Outstanding Variety Talk Series:

  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden
  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series:

  • Saturday Night Live
  • Portlandia
  • Drunk History
  • At Home with Amy Sedaris
  • I Love You America with Sarah Silverman
  • Tracey Ullman’s Show

Outstanding Children’s Program:

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Alexa & Katie
  • Fuller House
  • Star Wars Rebels
  • The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special



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