Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Emmy Award nominations: 'Handmaid's Tale' earns 20 nods

What Time Are the 2018 Emmy Nominations? Samira Wiley, Ryan Eggold To Announce 2018 Emmy Awards Nominations
Charles Bowen | 12 July, 2018, 20:34

Last year's Outstanding Drama Series victor The Handmaid's Tale will look to defend its title from Game of Thrones, which is returning to eligibility this year after arriving too late in 2017 to compete in last year's Emmys. Saturday Night Live and Westworld both grabbed 21 nominations each, while The Handmaid's Tale secured 20 nominations. These are just a small handful!

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". And some didn't get the nominations they deserved, like NBC's "The Good Place" and HBO's "Insecure".

Samira Wiley and Ryan Eggold will be front and centre Thursday, July 12 at 11:25 a.m. ET/8:25 a.m. PT to announce the 2018 Emmy Awards nominees. "Atlanta" will face newcomers including "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, " "Glow" and "Barry".

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The Hulu series, which is set in a dystopian MA, earned 20 nominations, including a repeat nomination for the victor of last year's Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award, Holyoke native Ann Dowd.

The previous high for "Game of Thrones" was 24 nominations in 2015.

This year's ceremony, broadcast from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater, will be hosted by Saturday Night Live's Michael Che and Colin Jost.

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