By Creative Media Times
Game of Thrones
“Game of Thrones” came back swinging with 22 Emmy nominations. The nominees were announced Thursday, July 12 by actress Samira Wiley and actor Ryan Eggold.
Also doing well were “Westworld” and “Saturday Night Live,” with each getting 21 nods.
This is also a groundbreaking year for streaming, with Netflix leading the way with 112 nominations, beating all other networks and perennial nominations leader HBO. This haul was fueled by shows such as “The Crown,” “Godless,” “Stranger Things,” and “GLOW,” all of which received more than 10 nominations apiece.
But HBO won’t give up without a fight. Led by “Game of Thrones,” the network is not far behind with 108 nods.
The 2018 Emmy Awards show will broadcast live on Monday, September 17 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost and Michael Che serving as the hosts.
Here are some of nominees. For the complete list, go to emmys.com.
Outstanding Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Outstanding Drama Series
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
This Is Us
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 and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
Regina King, Seven Seconds
Sarah Paulson, America 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