Game of Thrones racks up 22 Emmy nominations

Angelo Anderson
July 13, 2018

"The Handmaid's Tale" kept Hulu in the Emmy conversation, and it is still proving to be the reason the streamer is dominating some major awards discussions. The Rock's Ballers on HBO was nominated for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series.

Some long-time favorites disappeared almost completely from the Emmy voters' radars - remember when "Modern Family" was hip? - while several classic revivals didn't get nearly as much attention the second time around as they did during their first runs.

Excitingly, four out of the seven nominees in the Outstanding Drama category, which arguably offers one of the biggest prizes of the night, are genre shows: Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Westworld, and The Handmaid's Tale.

"Game of Thrones" was out of the running in 2017 because the show aired later than usual.

Netflix claiming the top spot at the awards this year isn't just about ousting HBO, it's a milestone for streaming services as a whole.


Other Australians who missed out on nominations included Portia de Rossi (Arrested Development), Hugo Weaving (Patrick Melrose), Elizabeth Debicki (The Tale) and Jim Jefferies (The Jim Jefferies Show).

John Legend scores a nomination of his own for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Jesus in NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert".

"The Assassination of Gianni Versace", one of the few serious contenders this year that can claim to be entirely new, picked up an impressive 18 nominations.

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); and Jeffrey Wright (Westworld). This year she had a shot at a nomination for Best Comedy Guest Actress for her multi-episode arc on "Curb Your Enthusiasm", but she was left out again.

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