2018 Emmy Nominations Announced

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2018 Emmy Nominations Announced

The sitcoms of the ‘50s and ‘60s were great and all, but we just might be living in the Golden Age of television right now. With the plots more complicated, the storytelling more nuanced and the TV marketplace more expansive than ever, it’s a great time to be a television fan. The nominations for the 70th Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning via livestream, and the spread of TV talent proves that there’s so much to celebrate. The Handmaid’s Tale’s Samira Wiley and New Amsterdam’s Ryan Eggold, along with the Television Academy’s chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, delivered the nominations, and Netflix surprised us all with the most nods of any network or streaming platform—Netflix snagged 112 nominations, while HBO, the nomination frontrunner for the past 18 years, collected “only” 108.

Obvious players like The Handmaid’s Tale, Game of Thrones and This Is Us racked up their share of noms in both the acting and series categories, while underdogs like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and the BBC’s new cult drama Killing Eve performed likewise. Netflix’s GLOW received a surprising nomination for best comedy series, as well.

Game of Thrones , which wrapped up its seventh season in August, led the pack with a whopping 22 nominations. Another HBO behemoth, Westworld, tied with Saturday Night Live for second place, each procuring 21 nods.

In the actor categories, jack-of-all-trades Donald Glover secured his second nomination for playing Earn in Atlanta, which also received its second nom for best comedy series. This Is Us and Westworld rule the dramatic acting categories, with Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia receiving nods for the NBC hit, and Jeffrey Wright and Ed Harris receiving a pair of Westworld recognitions.

Elisabeth Moss  received her second nomination for playing June Osborne/Offred in The Handmaid’s Tale, her seventh acting nominee total. A clan of funny ladies rule the comedic acting categories: Allison Janney is nominated for her role in Mom, an oft-snubbed series, and the always-animated Issa Rae received her first Emmy nom for acting in Insecure.

The 70th annual Primetime Emmys will air Sunday, Sept. 17 on NBC. Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” frontmen Colin Jost and Michael Che are set to host.

Check out the complete list of Emmy nominees below.

LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Antonio Banderas, “Genius: Picasso”
Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Patrick Melrose”
Jeff Daniels, “The Looming Tower”
John Legend, “Jesus Christ Superstar”
Jesse Plemons, “Black Mirror: USS Callister”

LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Jessica Biel, “The Sinner”
Laura Dern, “The Tale”
Michelle Dockery, “Godless”
Edie Falco, “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”
Regina King, “Seven Seconds”
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Cult”

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
Ted Danson, “The Good Place”
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm
Donald Glover, “Atlanta”
Bill Hader, “Barry”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”
Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Issa Rae, “Insecure”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

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”
Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld”

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”
Keri Russell, “The Americans”
Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld”

REALITY/COMPETITION SERIES
“The Amazing Race”
“American Ninja Warrior”
“Project Runway”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
“At Home with Amy Sedaris”
Drunk History
“I Love You, America”
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live
“Tracey Ullman’s Show”

VARIETY TALK SERIES
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”
Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Last Week Tonight
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

LIMITED SERIES
“The Alienist”
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
“Genius: Picasso”
“Godless”
“Patrick Melrose”

COMEDY SERIES
“Atlanta”
“Barry”
“Black-ish”
Curb Your Enthusiasm
“GLOW”
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
“Silicon Valley”
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

DRAMA SERIES
Game of Thrones
“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“Stranger Things”
“The Americans”
“This Is Us”
“Westworld”

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