Game of Thrones leads Emmy nominations

Game of Thrones leads Emmy nominations

Game of Thrones leads Emmy nominations

Although season seven of Game of Thrones aired in summer 2017, due to the Emmys' eligibility cutoff, the HBO drama had to wait until this year to submit anything for consideration. Significantly, Game of Thrones, this year's most nominated show with 22 nominations, wasn't eligible last year, because HBO took their sweet time between seasons again. And with the $8 billion that chief content officer Ted Sarandos expects to throw at original programming this year, next year's Emmy noms may look rather similar.

Its nominated shows include sci-fi drama Stranger Things, fictionalised royal biopic The Crown, comedy GLOW and western Godless. That's because the streaming giant put an end to the premium cable channel's 17-year streak of garnering the most total nominations. He is also nominated for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for "Saturday Night Live".

In a statement, HBO said it was "very pleased" with its nominations and the "wide range" of categories they inhabited.

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Besides the repeat nomination for Dowd, "The Handmaid's Tale" scored nods for Drama Series, Actress in a Drama Series (Elisabeth Moss), Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Joseph Fiennes), and two additional nominations for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Alexis Bledel and Yvonne Strahovski). So let's go over all the snubs and surprises from the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations in the gallery below.

There was no broadcast presence in three series acting categories - lead and supporting actress in a drama and supporting actor in a drama.

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