‘Game of Thrones’ Leads All Shows, Netflix Lands Most Nominations at 2018 Emmy Awards

‘Game of Thrones’ returned to take back its crown at the 2018 Emmy Award nominations with Netflix flexing its muscle as the studio with the most nods this year…

‘Game of Thrones’ went away for a year at the Emmy Awards due to a late production start and even later debut on HBO but the series returned in a massive way on Thursday with 22 nominations for the 2018 award show.

‘Game of Thrones’ led all series with those 22 nominations including categories such as Best Drama, Best Directing, Best Writing and two nominations for best supporting actor in a drama series for both Peter Dinklage and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

HBO’s other smash series ‘Westworld’ was right behind ‘Game of Thrones’ with 21 nominations including Best Drama as well as a Leading Actress nomination for Evan Rachel Wood.

Hulu’s hit series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, which cleaned up almost every major award in 2017, returned with 20 nominations this year.

Meanwhile, Netflix was the network with the most total nominations as the streaming powerhouse took 112 nominations over multiple categories with HBO coming in second place with 108 total nominations.

Netflix has continued to not only churn out more and more original content but it’s clear that viewers and critics alike are enjoying what the streaming service is showcasing year in and year out. Among some of the new nominees in 2018 are ‘GLOW’, which was nominated for Best Comedy Series while gritty crime series ‘Ozark’ received several nominations including a nod for best actor for Jason Bateman.

Here are a look at some of the major categories for the 2018 Emmy Awards with the show taking place on Monday, September 17 on NBC.

BEST DRAMA

The Crown

Game of Thrones

The Handmaid’s Tale

Stranger Things

The Americans

This Is Us

Westworld

BEST COMEDY

Atlanta

Barry

Black-ish

Curb Your Enthusiasm

GLOW

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

BEST LIMITED SERIES

The Alienist

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Genius: Picasso

Godless

Patrick Melrose

BEST TELEVISION MOVIE

Fahrenheit 451

Flint

Paterno

The Tale

USS Callister (Black Mirror)

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Ed Harris, Westworld

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Claire Foy, The Crown

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Keri Russell, The Americans

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR DRAMA

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Matt Smith, The Crown

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS DRAMA

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Vanessa Kirby, The Crown

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

BEST WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

“Start,” The Americans
Written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg

“Mystery Man,” The Crown
Written by Peter Morgan

“The Dragon and the Wolf,” Game of Thrones
Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

“June,” The Handmaid’s Tale
Teleplay by Bruce Miller

“Nice Face,” Killing Eve
Written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

“Chapter Nine: The Gate,” Stranger Things
Written by The Duffer Brothers

BEST DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

“Paterfamilias,” The Crown
Directed by Stephen Daldry

“Beyond the Wall,” Game of Thrones
Directed by Alan Taylor

“The Dragon and the Wolf,” Game of Thrones
Directed by Jeremy Podeswa

“After,” The Handmaid’s Tale
Directed by Kari Skogland

“The Toll,” Ozark
Directed by Jason Bateman

“Tonight We Improvise,” Ozark
Directed by Daniel Sackheim

“Chapter Nine: The Gate,” Stranger Things
Directed by The Duffer Brothers

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