What Time Are the 2018 Emmy Nominations?

What Time Are the 2018 Emmy Nominations?

It's returning to face formidable competition: "The Handmaid's Tale", the dystopian sci-fi series that claimed top drama honors a year ago, drew 20 bids, with "Westworld" close by with 21.

Meanwhile, the platform breakdown saw streaming giant Netflix oust premium cable channel HBO from the top of the nominations tally.

The Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday with "Game of Thrones" leading with 22 nominations. It will face newcomers including "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and "Barry", starring Bill Hader. Another revival, "Will & Grace", got Emmy love for nominees Megan Mullally and Molly Shannon but the main stars and series itself were snubbed.

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"The Handmaid's Tale, " the dystopian sci-fi series that claimed top drama honors last year, 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.

All three Lannister siblings were also recognized, with Lena Headey earning her fourth Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role as Cersei while her on-screen brothers Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime) picked up Best Supporting Actor nods. Saturday Night Live and Westworld both grabbed 21 nominations each, while The Handmaid's Tale secured 20 nominations. It got 23 nods in 2016 but wasn't eligible previous year.

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sunday, September 17 on NBC.

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