Samira Wiley, Ryan Eggold To Announce 2018 Emmy Awards Nominations

13 July, 2018, 00:29 | Author: Julian Swanson
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HBO's fantasy dragons-and-swords saga is a two-time best drama victor that sat out the last year's Emmys because of its production schedule.

HBO's fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" led the field for television's prestigious Primetime Emmy awards on Thursday, with a whopping 22 nominations, including one for best drama series.

"Game of Thrones", which sat out the awards previous year because it missed the eligibility window, received 22 nominations, the most of any series. "We are particularly enthused to see the breadth of our programming celebrated with nominations spread across 40 new and returning titles which showcase our varied and expansive slate - comedies, dramas, movies, limited series, documentary, variety, animation and reality". Sandra Oh became the first Asian woman to be nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series when she was honored for her work on BBC America's Killing Eve this year.

Its nominated shows include sci-fi drama Stranger Things, fictionalised royal biopic The Crown, comedy GLOW and western Godless. Meanwhile, HBO's Thrones and Westworld nabbed 22 and 21 nominations each, while the dark comedy Barry scored 13 nods.

In a statement, HBO said it was "very pleased" with its nominations and the "wide range" of categories they inhabited. "We look forward to Sept 17th".

While CBS also increased its Emmy nomination tally from 2017, ABC and Fox were down year-to-year.

One show that stars a pair of local natives and has been nominated in the past was shut out in every major category.

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