Game of Thrones, Westworld and SNL lead 2018 Emmy Awards nominations

The usual suspects led the 2018 Emmy nominations, announced Thursday morning and presented by The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Samira Wiley and New Amsterdam’s Ryan Eggold.

HBO conquered the top shows list with Game of Thrones (ahead of its final season) and Westworld leading the pack, with 22 and 21 nominations, respectively, but Netflix broke the network’s 17-year streak with the most nominees overall, including honours for The Crown, Grace and Frankie, and Stranger Things.

The Handmaid’s Tale also made an impressive showing for Hulu, with nominations for the majority of its cast, including lead Elisabeth Moss, Alexis Bledel, Samira Wiley, Yvonne Strahovski and Joseph Fiennes, promising a post-apocalyptic battle with HBO’s heavyweights.

Under-the-radar gems The Americans and Killing Eve also won important nods, with Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys scoring lead acting nominations, and Sandra Oh becoming the first Asian actress to be nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Drama. Her co-star, Jodie Comer, however, was left empty-handed.

With Veep on a delay this year due to lead Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s cancer treatment (it’s since been slated for a late summer filming schedule), this will be the first year since the show’s debut that Best Comedy Actress will go to someone new, with fresh noms for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘s Rachel Brosnahan and Insecure’s Issa Rae.

Some surprises included nods, finally, for Game of Thrones’s Lena Headey, and while This Is Us dominated several categories, Mandy Moore was left empty-handed. John Legend, who took centre stage in NBC’s live Jesus Christ Superstar earlier this year, scored an acting nom, bringing him one step closer to that coveted EGOT.

Saturday Night Live‘s Michael Che and Colin Jost will host this year’s ceremony, which will air live on September 17 on CTV.

For a complete list of nominees, please see below:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA

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

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

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

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA

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

LIMITED SERIES

The Alienist
American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Genius: Picasso
Godless
Patrick Melrose

TELEVISION MOVIE

Fahrenheit 451
Flint
Paterno
The Tale
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
Regina King, Seven Seconds
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult

LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss, American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower
John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesse Plemons, Black Mirror, “USS Callister”

OUTSTANDING COMEDY

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

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

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

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY

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

VARIETY TALK SERIES

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Late Show With James Corden
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Source:: Nationalpost

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