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Emmys 2018: Game of Thrones leads nominations

Game of Thrones

Story by Jack Foley

HBO’s Game of Thrones leads the nominations for the 2018 Emmy Awards with a total of 22 nods.

The fantasy epic, which was ineligible last year given the two years it took between seasons, is shortlisted for best drama, while both Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage are pitted against each other for supporting actor in a drama series.

Lena Headey is also among the nominees for best supporting actress in a drama series.

HBO also saw its shows Westworld and Barry land multiple nominations. But despite landing 108 nominations for its various shows, 2018 marks the first time in 18 years that HBO did not have the highest number of Emmy nominations.

Netflix leads with a total of 112 nominations, with last year’s best drama winner The Handmaid’s Tale recognised with multiple nominations.

Several actresses from the dystopian drama have received nominations, including Elizabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski and Alexis Bledel.

Several British actors have also received nominations for the awards.

Millie Bobby Brown is up for the best supporting actress award for her performance in Netflix’s Stranger Things, while Claire Foy, from royal drama The Crown, is shortlisted for the best actress award alongside her cast mates Matt Smith and Vanessa Kirby, who were nominated for the best supporting actor and best supporting actress awards.

Benedict Cumberbatch is nominated for Patrick Melrose, while The Late Late Show with James Corden is up for the outstanding variety talk show award.

The 70th annual Primetime Emmys will be announced on Monday, September 17, 2018.

The main nominees are as follows…

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

Best comedy series
Atlanta
Barry
black-ish
Curb Your Enthusiasm
GLOW
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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

Best TV movie
Fahrenheit 451
Flint
Paterno
The Tale
USS Callister (Black Mirror)

Best lead actress in a drama series
Sandra Oh – Killing Eve
Keri Russell – The Americans
Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black
Claire Foy – The Crown
Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld
Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale

Best lead actor in a drama series
Jason Bateman – Ozark
Matthew Rhys – The Americans
Milo Ventimiglia – This Is Us
Sterling . Brown – This Is Us
Ed Harris – Westworld
Jeffrey Wright – Westworld

Best lead actress in a limited series or movie
Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Cult
Michelle Dockery – Godless
Edie Falco – Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
Regina King – Seven Seconds
Jessica Biel – The Sinner
Laura Dern – The Tale

Best 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 – Looming Tower
John Legend – Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert
Jesse Plemons – U.S.S. Callister (Black Mirror)

Best 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

Best 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

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones
Joseph Fiennes – The Handmaid’s Tale
David Harbour – Stranger Things
Mandy Patinkin – Homeland
Matt Smith – The Crown

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Alexis Bledel – The Handmaid’s Tale
Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things
Ann Dowd – The Handmaid’s Tale
Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
Vanessa Kirby – The Crown
Thandie Newton – Westworld
Yvonne Strahovski – The Handmaid’s Tale

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Louie Anderson -Baskets
Alec Baldwin – Saturday Night Live
Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Brian Tyree Henry – Atlanta
Tony Shalhoub – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kenan Thompson – Saturday Night Live
Henry Winkler – Barry

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Zazie Beetz – Atlanta
Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Aidy Bryant – Saturday Night Live
Betty Gilpin – GLOW
Leslie Jones – Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
Laurie Metcalf – Roseanne
Megan Mullally – Will & Grace

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Television Movie
Jeff Daniels – Godless
Brandon Victor Dixon – Jesus Christ Superstar
John Leguizamo – Waco
Ricky Martin – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Edgar Ramirez – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Michael Stuhlbarg – The Looming Tower
Finn Wittrock – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Television Movie
Sara Bareilles – Jesus Christ Superstar
Penelope Cruz – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Judith Light – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Adina Porter – American Horror Story: Cult
Merritt Wever – Godless
Letitia Wright -
Black Museum (Black Mirror)

Documentary or Nonfiction Series
American Masters
Blue Planet II
The Defiant Ones
The Fourth Estate
Wild Wild Country

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