2018 Emmy nominations as Netflix ends HBO's winning streak - Daily News

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2018 Emmy nominations as Netflix ends HBO's winning streak - Daily News

2018 Emmy nominations as Netflix ends HBO's winning streak - Daily News
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Emmy Awards /form Game of Thrones has led nominations for this year's Emmy Awards, while streaming service Netflix knocked HBO off its 17-year pedestal as the network with the most nods.  A slew of first time Emmy contenders included Sandra Oh as the first Asian-American lead comedy actress nominee for her role in quirky spy series Killing Eve, and Rachel Brosnahan's 1950s housewife turned comedian in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.  Female-led shows and stories also did well as television continued to lead the way in reflecting social change, while the likes of Donald Glover, Tracee Ellis-Ross, Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Issa Rae, Regina King, and John Legend headed a racially diverse acting line-up.  Games of Thrones, a worldwide hit, got 22 nods, including for the top prize of best drama series.   It was followed by NBC's sketch show Saturday Night Live and HBO's sci-fi series Westworld with 21 nominations each, and Hulu's dystopian vision The Handmaid's Tale with 20.  Just five years after the launch of its first original series, House of Cards, Netflix ended HBO's 17-year streak as the most Emmy-nominated network.  Netflix gathered 112 nods for shows that ranged from supernatural drama Stranger Things and British royal show The Crown to female wrestling comedy GLOW, new Western drama Godless and reality makeover series Queer Eye.  HBO, which was recently acquired by wireless carrier AT&T Inc, had 108 nominations , and noted in a statement that it was the eighth year it had gathered 100 nominations or more. NBC shows earned 78 nods.  Netflix campaigned heavily for the Emmy s, the highest honors in television, and says it has budgeted $8 billion for programming in 2018.  Stranger Things executive producer and director Shawn Levy said the streaming service was a joy to work with.  "They follow our lead and they don't make us live inside a box either creatively or financially, and that is almost unheard of among networks and movie studios," Levy said on Thursday.  .   Game of Thrones will compete for best drama with last year's Emmy champion, Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, which also won nods for actresses Elisabeth Moss, Alexis Bledel, Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd and Yvonne Strahovski.  Bruce Miller, executive producer of The Handmaid's Tale, acknowledged that the show's vision of a theocracy where women are treated as property was hard to watch.  "You are basically writing a show about the way you pray that the world won't go, and then it starts going that way. We sit around and pray for irrelevance," Miller said.  Other best drama contenders include The Crown, NBC's family drama This Is Us, Cold War spy series The Americans on FX and Westworld.  Game of Thrones was out of the running in 2017 because the show aired later than usual.  In the comedy categories, hip-hop themed FX show Atlanta is up against Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, ABC's black-ish, GLOW, Curb Your Enthusiasm, quirky comedy Barry, tech comedy Silicon Val Nominees/Winners | Television Academ, 2018 Emmy Awards: See the List of Nominees - nytimes.com, Emmy Winners 2018: Full List of Winners and Nominees , Emmys 2018 - Red Carpet, Tv Channe, Emmys 2018: The complete list of nominees for the 70th .., Emmys 2018 - [email protected] Start time, Tv Channe, Emmys 2018 - Red Carpet USA, Channe, See a Complete List of the 2018 Emmy Nominations | Tim, Emmys 2018: ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Marvelous Mrs. ,


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