Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Netflix Topples HBO in Emmy Nominations

Netflix Topples HBO in Emmy Nominations

The nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning by actors Samira Wiley (The Handmaid's Tale) and Ryan Eggold (The Blacklist) at 8:30 a.m. PT.

As well as picking up nominations in many technical categories, Game of Thrones' acting talents have also been acknowledged with Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister, shortlisted for Supporting Actress in a Drama Serious. It wasn't until 2013 that Netflix won a single award for House of Cards, the first original online-only web television series to receive major nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards and now, just five years later, Netflix has more awards than any other content maker.

The streaming service led the nominations in totals by platform with 112.

The top comedy nominee is Donald Glover's Atlanta, with 16.

In a statement, HBO said it was "very pleased" with its nominations and the "wide range" of categories they inhabited. This year she had a shot at a nomination for Best Comedy Guest Actress for her multi-episode arc on "Curb Your Enthusiasm", but she was left out again.

It has 22 nominations, followed by Saturday Night Live and Westworld with 21 each.

HBO's fantasy dragons-and-swords saga is a two-time best drama victor that sat out the last year's Emmys because of its production schedule.

Its nominated shows include sci-fi drama Stranger Things, fictionalised royal biopic The Crown, comedy GLOW and western Godless.

Competing with Moss, Oh and Russell for lead drama actress are Claire Foy for "The Crown", Tatiana Maslay of "Orphan Black" and Evan Rachel Wood of "Westworld".

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