Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Emmys 2018: Game Of Thrones Leads With 22 Nominations

Emmys 2018: Game Of Thrones Leads With 22 Nominations

She was snubbed for her performance in Top of the Lake: China Girl, as was Naomi Watts for roles in Twin Peaks and the Netflix series Gypsy.

For the most part, though, this year's categories mark a pretty fair representation of TV's best and brightest, while adding drama to the battle that's been brewing to its two foremost bidders for awards prestige.

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"I can't stop smiling, my face hurts", Yvonne told Vulture after finding out about her nomination. Nevertheless, it's shaping up to be a big one for Westeros. Game Of Thrones was the dominant series. He is also nominated for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for "Saturday Night Live".

Netflix also showed its dominance over the traditional free-to-air and cable TV networks. Interestingly, although James Corden is often nominated as a producer for his CBS late night talk show and his "Carpool Karaoke" specials, he scored a first time performer nomination this year, as well, for "James Corden's Next James Corden", again in the short form actor category. NBC shows earned 78 nods.

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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.

According to Variety, Netflix favorites like The Crown and Stranger Things are to thank for its success with this year's nominations.

Amazon's original shows received 22 nominations, including The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for the Best Comedy. Other nominees in the category include Jason Bateman ("Ozark"), Ed Harris ("Westworld") and Matthew Rhys ("The Americans"). "Game of Thrones", written by the Jewish duo of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, and "The Americans", the recently finished and acclaimed spy series created by Joe Weisberg, are competing against a couple of other heavyweights: Netflix's "The Crown" and Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale".

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