Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Dora Pope

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

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

Peter Dinklage received a well deserved Emmy nomination Thursday morning, and in doing so he broke a huge Emmy record. 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. Brown is also nominated for comedy series guest actor for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine".

Yvonne Strahovski is nominated for best supporting actress in a drama series.

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The Handmaid's Tale airs on Hulu.

Refresh this page to see all the winners updated here. Game Of Thrones was the dominant series.

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Especially one like Netflix, whose multibillion-dollar investment in programming allowed it to rocket Thursday to 112 nominations just five years after launching its first original series, "House of Cards". It was also the first time Apple Inc. was nominated, for its CBS collaboration "Carpool Karaoke".

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). Singer John Legend has the potential to complete the EGOT (winner of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award) with his nomination for "Jesus Christ Superstar Live".

Ryan Murphy's FX show "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, including for actors Darren Criss, Penelope Cruz, Edgar Ramirez and Ricky Martin.

While there was a major turnover in the best comedy series category this year, helped by the absence of three-time victor Veep and also involving the snub of five-time victor Modern Family, an even bigger seismic shift happened last year in the best drama series field.

Meanwhile, 2018 freshman series nominees on the comedy side are HBO's "Barry", Netflix's "GLOW", and Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel".

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