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Netflix Topples HBO in Emmy Nominations

12 July 2018
Netflix Topples HBO in Emmy Nominations

"Game of Thrones", "Saturday Night Live", "Westworld" and "The Handmaid's Tale" collected the most Emmy Award nominations on Thursday morning.

See the full list of 2018 Emmy noms here.

HBO's Game of Thrones may have just become the Emmy Awards' most-nominated program ever, with nominations in a whopping 22 categories, but this year's standout is Netflix.

Netflix's investment in original programming has mirrored the strategy that has made HBO so consistently dominant, offering a wide variety of programming - from series like "The Crown" and "Stranger Things" to specials, from documentaries to unscripted fare. It's a steep fall-off from there, although 13 networks or services garnered 10 or more nominations, reflecting the breadth of competition that now characterizes the Emmy race in the age of "peak TV".

"We are extremely proud that the Television Academy honored so many of our talented actors, creators and craftspeople across a number of Amazon series", said Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke. "It's truly a Marvelous day!"

Comedy show Saturday Night Live, which has been enjoying high ratings due to its focus on the Trump administration, was rewarded with 21 nominations.

Without further ado, let's break down the numbers of this year's Emmy nominations. Additional HBO projects that scored big were "Barry" with 13 noms, including comedy series; "Silicon Valley" with seven, including comedy series, and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" with four, including comedy series.

The revival of "Roseanne, " canceled because of star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet, drew only one major nomination, a supporting actress nod for Laurie Metcalf.

There was no broadcast presence in three series acting categories - lead and supporting actress in a drama and supporting actor in a drama.