Netflix topples HBO in Emmy nominations, but ‘Game of Thrones’ still rules

Netflix topples HBO in Emmy nominations, but ‘Game of Thrones’ still rules

"Atlanta" will face newcomers including "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", "GLOW" and "Barry".

First-time nominees in one-off projects such as limited series, TV movies, and guest appearances this year include Darren Criss ("The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story"), John Legend ("Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert"), and Jessica Biel ("The Sinner") for lead actor and actress in a limited series or TV movie, respectively.

For the most part, though, this year's categories mark a pretty fair representation of TV's best and brightest, while adding drama to the battle that's been brewing to its two foremost bidders for awards prestige. It was among HBO's 108 nominations.

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University of Oklahoma alumnus Ed Harris received a nod for best lead actor in a drama series for his role as the Man in Black on HBO's acclaimed series "Westworld", the popular reboot of the 1973 film that just wrapped its twisty second season.

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"I feel tremendous gratitude and joy with this nomination" and am "thrilled" for the show's cast and crew, Oh said in a statement.

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will air Monday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC. "Saturday Night Live's" "Weekend Update" stars Michael Che and Colin Jost will host.

While HBO's heavy hitters still racked up a dragon's hoard of nominations between them (Game of Thrones is nominated for 22 awards and Westworld has 21), Netflix has a number of shows that all have 10 awards or more including GLOW, Stranger Things, Godless and The Crown, which combined have 47 award nominations between them.

Several major stars not normally associated with television got their first Emmy nominations in 2018. If he wins, he will earn the coveted EGOT, having previously won a Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

ABC's Black-ish has managed to increase its Emmy nomination tally a little bit every year of its existence. She again is nominated for best supporting actress in a comedy series for her role as Karen on the revival on NBC's "Will & Grace". Only one acting category, supporting actor in a drama series, had all-white nominees.

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