Donald Glover, John Legend, & Bruno Mars Score Emmy Nominations

Angelo Anderson
July 14, 2018

The streamer led the nominations with 112, while HBO scored 108. That's up from a quarter of the field previous year, when Brown ("This Is Us") and Glover ("Atlanta") won top acting awards.

The nominees for best drama series were The Handmaid's Tale; Game of Thrones; This Is Us; The Crown; The Americans; Stranger Things; and Westworld.

Netflix has tripled its Emmy nomination count in three years to become the most recognised network in U.S. television.

CNN's "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown", received a nomination in the category for best information series or special, which also includes shows with Leah Remini and David Letterman.

However, there were a number of others who were nominated for the first time for longer-running shows. Rae was nominated Thursday for an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series. With the nod - his seventh in a career that's spanned more than two decades - Dinklage becomes the most-nominated actor ever in the Emmys' best supporting actor category.


FX's true crime dramatization "The Assassination of Gianni Versace" led the limited series category with 18 nominations, including a best actor nod for Darren Criss who plays the killer of the gay Italian fashion designer. It wasn't until 2013 that Netflix won a single award for House of Cards, the first original online-only web television series to receive major nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards and now, just five years later, Netflix has more awards than any other content maker.

Meanwhile, 2018 freshman series nominees on the comedy side are HBO's "Barry", Netflix's "GLOW", and Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel".

"TBS bravely put a woman over 45 on TV and in turn I only got yelled at by the president once", she said in a statement.

In 2017, the nominations showed significant gaps in Emmy progress.

The 70th annual Primetime Emmys will air September 17 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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