Games of Thrones, Westworld dominate Emmy Award nominations


Sport of Thrones roared again onto the Emmy battlefield, topping Thursday’s nominations with 22 nods. HBO’s fantasy saga is a two-time greatest drama winner that sat out the final 12 months’s Emmy Awards.

It is returning to face formidable competitors: The Handmaid’s Story, the dystopian sci-fi collection that claimed prime drama honours final 12 months, drew 20 bids, with Westworld shut by with 21.

The nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmys held a transparent signal of how a lot the bottom is shifting underneath the TV trade. Streaming service Netflix captured probably the most nominations general, 112, taking away a title that HBO held since 2001 and giving broadcast TV extra cause to concern its future in awards and viewers.

Donald Glover’s Atlanta is the highest comedy with 16 bids. It’ll face newcomers together with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Barry, starring Invoice Hader.

The reboot of Roseanne, cancelled as a result of of star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet, drew just one main nomination — a supporting actress nod for Laurie Metcalf.

Saturday Night time Reside, driving excessive with its relentless pillorying of the Trump administration, was rewarded with 21 nominations.

The earlier excessive for Sport of Thrones was 24 nominations in 2015. It obtained 23 nods in 2016 however wasn’t eligible final 12 months as a result of of a manufacturing delay.

This picture launched by HBO reveals a scene from Sport of Thrones. This system acquired 22 Emmy nominations for Thursday. The 70th Emmy Awards shall be held on Sept. 17. (HBO/Related Press)

The Emmys ceremony airs Sept. 17 on NBC with Colin Jost and Michael Che of Saturday Night time Reside as hosts.

Actors Samira Wiley of  The Handmaid’s Story and Ryan Eggold, who starred in  The Blacklist, learn this 12 months’s nominees.

The nominees for greatest drama collection embody:

  • The Individuals.
  • The Crown.
  • Sport of Thrones.
  • The Handmaid’s Story.
  • Stranger Issues.
  • This Is Us.
  • Westworld.

The nominees for greatest comedy collection embody:

  • Atlanta.
  • Barry.
  • Black-ish.
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm.
  • Glow.
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
  • Silicon Valley.
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Canadian nods

Canadian actresses Tatiana Maslany and Sandra Oh have been nominated for Emmy Awards.

The 2 are each up for greatest actress in a drama collection.

Maslany is nominated for taking part in a number of clones on Orphan Black, which aired its ultimate season on Area final 12 months. She additionally received an Emmy for her position on Orphan Black in 2016.

Ottawa-raised Oh is a contender for taking part in a secret service operative on BBC America’s Killing Eve, which debuts in Canada on July 22 on Bravo.

Ottawa’s Sandra Oh is one of two Canadians nominated for greatest actress in a drama collection. She portrayed a secret service operative on BBC America’s Killing Eve. (Jordan Strauss/BBC America/Invision/Related Press)

She was beforehand nominated for 5 Emmys for Gray’s Anatomy, through which she performed Dr. Cristina Yang for 10 seasons.

The opposite nominees for greatest actress in a drama collection embody: Claire Foy, The Crown; Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Story; Keri Russell, The Individuals; Evan Rachel Wooden, Westworld.

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, hosted by the titular Toronto-born comic, additionally acquired a nod for Excellent Selection Discuss Sequence.

Michael Che and Colin Jost will host the 70th Emmys, that are set for Sept. 17 on NBC.

The nominees for greatest actor in a drama collection embody: Jason Bateman, Ozark; Sterling Okay. Brown, This Is Us; Ed Harris, Westworld; Matthew Rhys, The Individuals; Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us and Jeffrey Wright, Westworld.

This picture launched by NBC reveals John Legend, centre, enjoying the position of Jesus Christ on the NBC manufacturing, Jesus Christ Celebrity Reside In Live performance. Legend was nominated Thursday for an Emmy for excellent lead actor in a restricted collection or film. (Virginia Sherwood/Related Press)

The musicians within the combine

Music stars in competitors for Emmys this 12 months embody John Legend, Bruno Mars and Sara Bareilles.

Legend and Bareilles every earned appearing nods for his or her roles in NBC’s Jesus Christ Celebrity Reside In Concert. Mars earned a nomination for excellent music path for his first TV particular, CBS’s Bruno Mars: 24Okay Magic Reside on the Apollo.

Legend — who has received a number of Grammys, in addition to an Oscar and a Tony — may turns into a so-called EGOT if he takes residence excellent lead actor in a restricted collection or film.

The time period EGOT refers to somebody who has received one of all the most important awards: an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are additionally on their strategy to EGOT standing: The composing duo earned a nomination for excellent authentic music and lyrics for Within the Marketplace for a Miracle from Fox’s A Christmas Story Reside!



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