Emmys 2018: Game Of Thrones Leads With 22 Nominations


Emmys 2018: Game Of Thrones Leads With 22 Nominations

First-year comedies had the best showing in the comedy series category in nearly two decades, with three nominees, Amazon/Prime Video'sThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, HBO's Barry, and Netflix's GLOW.

In the best drama series category, there's a decent chance the award goes to a show written by someone Jewish. The streaming service led the nominations in totals by platform with 112.

It was a very strong freshman class, and all five shows are back this year. And during Thursday's 2018 Emmy nominations announcement, it was revealed that it's been nominated for 22 more, including Best Drama Series, Best Directing for a Drama Series and Best Writing for a Drama Series.

"TBS bravely put a woman over 45 on TV and in turn I only got yelled at by the president once", she said in a statement. The 70th annual Emmy Awards will air September 17 on NBC. Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost and Michael Che will host the ceremony.

The most self-aware Emmy hopeful, Megan Amram's "An Emmy for Megan", achieved its goal with a nomination in the short form comedy or drama category.

The show about noble families vying for the Iron Throne faces tough competition from perennial favorite comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live and HBO stablemate Westworld with 21 nominations each. Legend's nomination for Jesus Christ, Superstar means he can add an Emmy to the Grammy, Oscar and Tony he already has on his shelf.

Every year, there are some surprising oversights. The Rock's Ballers on HBO was nominated for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series.

From HBO hits like "Game of Thrones", "Barry", and "Westworld" to FX's "Atlanta" to Netflix's "Glow", a wide range of shows garnered nominations this year. Only one acting category, supporting actor in a drama series, had all-white nominees.