It was a very strong freshman class, and all five shows are back this year. And among that basketful is yet another nomination for Dinklage, who just picked up another nod for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Tyrion during Season 7.
NBC's "This Is Us", the show about a multicultural family that premiered to huge critical acclaim past year, received its second nomination for drama series.
"The Handmaid's Tale", the dystopian sci-fi series based on Margaret Atwood's novel, drew 20 bids, including one for last year's best actress victor, Elisabeth Moss, and supporting bids for Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Yvonne Strahovski and Joseph Fiennes. Adrift in third was NBC with 78 nods.
"Thrones" made television history in 2016 to become the most decorated fictional show in the Emmys' seven-decade life span. The last time there were three freshman series in the top comedy category was 2010 (Modern Family, Glee and Nurse Jackie).
Samira Wiley, nominated for guest actress in "The Handmaid's Tale", and Ryan Eggold ("New Amsterdam") presented the nominations from the Television Academy in Los Angeles. I will be writing a full review of season two at some point, but I will simply say that I enjoyed it more than season one.
The short-lived revival of "Roseanne", canceled because of star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet, drew only one major nomination, a supporting actress nod for Laurie Metcalf.
Look, we're happy for those who did get nominated (most of them, anyway), but COME ON!