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‘Game of Thrones’ earns a leading 22 Emmy Award nominations

Emmy Awards 2018 Emmy Award Nominations
Charles Bowen | 13 July, 2018, 16:43

This is the first time either of the stars have hosted the show, which is also being executive produced by Lorne Michaels.

Some of TV's best work is now being done in the realm of limited series, and that was true again this season, with "Patrick Melrose", "Godless" and "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" all making strong bids for attention.

Netflix is in a spending war with traditional television companies, pledging to invest up to $13 billion in original content next year, compared with $2.5 billion by HBO and $4 billion by the traditional giant CBS. "Atlanta" will face newcomers including "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, " "Glow" and "Barry".

While HBO's heavy hitters still racked up a dragon's hoard of nominations between them (Game of Thrones is nominated for 22 awards and Westworld has 21), Netflix has a number of shows that all have 10 awards or more including GLOW, Stranger Things, Godless and The Crown, which combined have 47 award nominations between them.

Netflix and FX scored nominations in the Lead Actor and Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, respectively.

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"I think we're all happy with the direction we're going". "We're grateful to all our nominees for making this the eighth year we've had 100 nominations or more".

The 70th Emmy awards ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on 17 September. The show featuring chef-writer Bourdain, who died in early June, has won four Emmys. Legend's nomination for Jesus Christ, Superstar means he can add an Emmy to the Grammy, Oscar and Tony he already has on his shelf. Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, and Ann Dowd are all nominated for Supporting Actress, and Joseph Fiennes is nominated for Supporting Actor.

But it was "Thrones" that set the Emmys pace with its seventh season, which aired last summer, earning recognition for cast members Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage and Diana Rigg. "Everybody from the composer to the makeup people to everyone, so it's such a team effort".

Lead actor in a drama series: Jason Bateman (Ozark); Sterling K Brown (This Is Us); Ed Harris (Westworld); Matthew Rhys (The Americans); Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us); and Jeffrey Wright (Westworld).

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