Emmy Award nominations: 'Handmaid's Tale' earns 20 nods

Postado Julho 13, 2018

Record-breaking fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" made a storming comeback Thursday to Hollywood's awards circuit after a year off, dominating this year's Emmy nominations with a whopping 22 nods.

The top comedy nominee is Donald Glover's Atlanta, with 16. Game of Thrones is second with 129 and this year surpassed ER as the top drama nominee. Saturday Night Live and Westworld both grabbed 21 nominations each, while The Handmaid's Tale secured 20 nominations.

"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.

HBO's Game of Thrones is closely followed by dystopian sci-fi series The Handmaid's Tale, which gained 20 nominations and won top drama previous year. NBC shows earned 78 nods.

Netflix's accolades follow a rapid ascent in the television world.

One show that stars a pair of local natives and has been nominated in the past was shut out in every major category.

"They follow our lead and they don't make us live inside a box either creatively or financially, and that is nearly unheard of among networks and movie studios", Levy told Reuters on Thursday. The 70th Emmy Awards will be held on Monday, Sept. 17.

Netflix favorites GLOW and Kimmy Schmidt got nods for best comedy series while HBO mainstays Curb Your Enthusiasm and Silicon Valley were also nominated in the category.

Lead actress in a drama series: Claire Foy (The Crown); Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black); Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale); Sandra Oh (Killing Eve); Keri Russell (The Americans) and Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld). It was not in the running in 2017.

In the comedy contests, several newer titles garnered top nominations, including "Atlanta", "Glow", "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and Tulsa native Bill Hader's HBO series "Barry".