Emmy nominations: 'Game of Thrones' leads with 22 nods

12 July, 2018, 20:56 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • Emmy nominations: 'Game of Thrones' leads with 22 nods

Emmy nominations came out Thursday, with some surprises and many disappointments.

You know you don't want to miss the moment your favorite shows and stars are nominated for Emmys, so watch the live stream of the 2018 announcement right here, right now!

Donald Glover's "Atlanta" was the top comedy nominee with 16 bids, poised to take advantage of this year's absence of three-time victor "Veep". It will face newcomers including "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and "Barry", starring Bill Hader. She earned a nomination herself for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series previous year. If Legend wins, he'll join the rarified club of "EGOT" performers who've won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

It's returning to face formidable competition: "The Handmaid's Tale", the dystopian sci-fi series that claimed top drama honors a year ago, drew 20 bids, with "Westworld" close by with 21. The series' 20 nods were the fourth-most for any show, finishing only behind "Game of Thrones" (22), "Saturday Night Live" (21), and "Westworld" (21).

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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.

Donald Glover's "Atlanta" is the top comedy with 16 bids.

Beginning at 11:25 am ET, Wiley and Eggold will reveal the nominees for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, airing Monday, Sept. 17 (8/7c) on NBC.

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