Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Dora Pope

HBO's 'Game of Thrones' leads nominations for television's Emmy awards

HBO's 'Game of Thrones' leads nominations for television's Emmy awards

Lead actress drama takes last year's victor Elisabeth Moss for "The Handmaid's Tale" with Claire Foy, "The Crown"; Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black"; Sandra Oh, "Killing Eve"; Keri Russell, "The Americans"; and Evan Rachel Wood for "Westworld".

The streaming service's maneuvering (and not incidentally, expensive Emmy campaigning) paid off with 112 nominations - a significant increase over past year, edging HBO's 108.

Refresh this page to see all the winners updated here.

Comedy show Saturday Night Live, which has been enjoying high ratings due to its focus on the Trump administration, was rewarded with 21 nominations.

HBO has led the nominations for the last 17 years. NBC shows earned 78 nods.

Other Australians who missed out on nominations included Portia de Rossi (Arrested Development), Hugo Weaving (Patrick Melrose), Elizabeth Debicki (The Tale) and Jim Jefferies (The Jim Jefferies Show).

Froome booed and whistled at Tour presentation
Froome is aiming to join Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain as the only riders to win the Tour five times.

Monster Hunter Animated Special to Debut in 2019
In it, you'll see a Hunter interacting with a Moogle and a Kulu-Ya-Ku staring at a mysterious crystal. After growing rather large holding the crystal, the monster holds it while attacking the Hunter.

NASA spacecraft recorded odd sounds from Saturn as it dive-bombed planet
This comes from data that Cassini collected based on the ice that it regularly spews into Saturn's rings. It is known that in space there is no real sound and radio waves may not sound.

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

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).

The return of "Thrones" did tighten the race up on the drama side, but the absence of "Veep" from contention this year didn't seem to do much to help on the comedy side.

HBO's Westworld fared well in both the categories for Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

The 70th annual Primetime Emmys will air September 17 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It's a steep fall-off from there, although 13 networks or services garnered 10 or more nominations, reflecting the breadth of competition that now characterizes the Emmy race in the age of "peak TV".

Like this: