‘Game of Thrones’ Leads Emmy Nominations — Netflix Moves Past HBO in Total Noms

Jul 12, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Nominations were announced this morning for the 70th Emmy Awards, with a changing of the guard at the top as Netflix moved past HBO to claim the top spot in total nominations for the first time with 112. HBO, which was in its usual No. 1 spot last year, settled for second this time around with 108 nods.

This marks the first time in 18 years that HBO did not lead the Emmy nominations. Last year it was HBO on top with 111 nominations to 91 for Netflix.

Among the broadcast networks this year, NBC repeated at No. 1 with 78 nominations, well ahead of CBS with 34, ABC with 31 and Fox with 16.

Among individual programs, perennial Emmys juggernaut “Game of Thrones” topped the list with 22 nominations, but it was close. “Saturday Night Live” and “Westworld” each received 21 nods, followed closely by “The Handmaid’s Tale” with 20, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” with 18 and “Atlanta” with 16.

In the Drama Series category, the nominees are “The Americans,” “The Crown,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Stranger Things,” “This Is Us” and “Westworld.”

Nominees for Comedy Series are “Atlanta,” “Barry,” “black-ish,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “GLOW,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Silicon Valley” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

The 70th Emmy Awards will be televised live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 17, (8-11 p.m. ET/5-8 p.m. PT) on NBC, with “Saturday Night Live’s” Colin Jost and Michael Che co-hosting.

To see the full list of nominees, please click here.

To read today’s press release from the Television Academy about the nominations, click here.

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