Netflix top of the heap as platform leads networks with Emmy nominations

2018 Emmy Award Nominations

Kelly Jenrette ("The Handmaid's Tale") and Tiffany Haddish (guest host, "Saturday Night Live") received their first Emmy nominations in the guest actress categories for drama and comedy, respectively.

Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" scored 20 nominations - seven better than past year - and is an early favorite to repeat as the victor for best drama in September. The awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on September 17.

Although it's up for top series honors, it drew only three supporting acting bids for cast members Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage. He and Berg are nominated for outstanding writing for a comedy series for penning the first episode, and Hader also got a nod for directing "Chapter 1: Make Your Mark".

Some of TV's best work is now being done in the realm of limited series, and that was true again this season, with "Patrick Melrose", "Godless" and "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" all making strong bids for attention.

Netflix gathered 112 nods for shows that ranged from supernatural drama "Stranger Things" and British royal show "The Crown" to female wrestling comedy "GLOW", new Western drama "Godless" and reality makeover series "Queer Eye".

The most self-aware Emmy hopeful, Megan Amram's "An Emmy for Megan", achieved its goal with a nomination in the short form comedy or drama category.

"Game of Thrones" may lead the pack with 22 Emmy nods this year, including one for Outstanding Drama Series, but Clarke and Harrington weren't among the recipients. That's not only more than double the number a year ago, but it also qualifies as the most nominations ever as it tops those from 2016, when 21 people of color were nominated across drama, comedy, movie/limited and guest categories. GLOW's Betty Gilpin also scored a nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for her role as Debbie Eagan.

"Game of Thrones" was out of the running in 2017 because the show aired later than usual.



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