Game of Thrones storms back into Emmys race with 22 nominations

Game of Thrones storms back into Emmys race with 22 nominations

NBC's long-running variety show Saturday Night Live and HBO's science-fiction series Westworld got 21 nominations each, and Hulu's dystopian drama The Handmaid's Tale, 20.

Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" scored 20 nominations - seven better than past year - and is an early favorite to repeat as the victor for best drama in September. "I share this moment with my community", Oh said in a statement. The awards will be handed out at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 17 and broadcast on NBC.

Although it's up for top series honors, it drew only three supporting acting bids for cast members Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage.

Furthermore, Survivor host and executive producer Jeff Probst hasn't been nominated for the Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program Emmy since the last time he won; in 2011.

Joining Danson with an Emmy nomination of her own is Maya Rudolph for her guest arc on The Good Place as Judge Hydrogen, an impartial inter-dimensional judge who rules on matters involving the Good Place and the Bad Place.

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Frost did earn a nomination for writing this year, along with his co-creator David Lynch (who also picked up a nomination for directing), so Twin Peaks didn't end up completely empty-handed.

The Handmaid's Tale enters the 2018 Emmys as defending victor of the Outstanding Drama Series award - snapping Game of Thrones' two-year winning streak.

Donald Glover's "Atlanta" was the top comedy nominee with 16 bids, poised to take advantage of this year's absence of three-time victor 'Veep'.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for freshman series on Emmy nominations day, depending whether they are in the drama or comedy side. Rachel Brosnahan, its non-Jewish star, was nominated for best lead actress in a comedy series for her performance as the Jewish housewife-turned-comedian Midge Maisel. It was not in the running in 2017.

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