Netflix captures the most Emmy nominations

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HBO's Game of Thrones may have just become the Emmy Awards' most-nominated program ever, with nominations in a whopping 22 categories, but this year's standout is Netflix.

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

"GLOW" star Alison Brie wasn't nominated for her work on the Netflix series, in which she plays a struggling actress who joins a TV show focusing on women's wrestling.

Additionally, John Legend was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Of Movie for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar.

While other streaming services didn't do as well as Netflix did, Hulu was nominated for 27 awards, and Amazon Prime was right behind them at 22 - most of which are from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Its fellow HBO drama Westworld had 21 nominations this year, as did Saturday Night Live.

"Maisel", Amazon Studios' popular series set in a very Jewish 1950s NY neighborhood, was nominated for best comedy series.

Saturday Night Live's Michael Che and Colin Jost will co-host 70th Emmy Awards, airing live on Monday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

The short-lived revival of "Roseanne", cancelled because of star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet, drew only one major nomination, a supporting actress nod for Laurie Metcalf.

Donald Glover's "Atlanta" was the top comedy series nominee with 16 bids, poised to take advantage of the absence this time around of three-time victor "Veep". Its nods included best drama, the category it won in 2015 and 2016. She added a postscript: "I think my mother at this moment may actually be satisfied".

Best of luck to Donald Glover and the Atlanta cast!

It was a deep year of nominations for minority performers, who accounted for over one-third of Thursday's acting nominees.



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