‘Game Of Thrones’ Bags 22 Emmy Award Nominations 

‘Game of Thrones’ roared back onto the Emmy battlefield, topping Thursday’s nominations with 22 bids. HBO’s fantasy saga is a two-time best drama winner that sat out the last year’s awards. It’s returning to face formidable competition: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, the dystopian sci-fi series that claimed top drama honours last year, drew 20 bids, with Westworld close by with 21. Donald Glover’s Atlanta is the top comedy with 16 bids. It will face newcomers including The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Barry, starring Bill Hader. The revival of Roseanne, cancelled because of star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet, drew only one major nomination, a supporting actress nod for Laurie Metcalf. “Saturday Night Live,” riding high with its relentless pillorying of the Trump administration, was rewarded with 21 nods. The previous high for Game of Thrones was 24 nominations in 2015. It got 23 nods in 2016 but wasn’t eligible last year. The Emmys ceremony airs 17 September on NBC with Colin Jost and Michael Che of Saturday Night Live as hosts.

Here the list of nominees:

Outstanding Comedy Series Atlanta Barry Black-ish Curb Your Enthusiasm Glow The Marvel Mrs. Maisel Silicon Valley The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Outstanding Drama Series The Americans The Crown Game of Thrones The Handmaid’s Tale Stranger Things This Is Us Westworld Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Antoni Banderas, Genius: Pablo Picasso Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar Jesse Plemons, Black Mirror Lead Actress, Limited Series or Movie Jessica Biel, The Sinner Laura Dern, The Tale Michelle Dockery, Godless Edie Falco, Law and Order: True Crime Regina King, Seven Seconds Sarah Paulson, America Horror Story: Cult Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Anthony Anderson, Black-ish Ted Danson, The Good Place Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm Donald Glover, Atlanta Bill Hader, Barry William H. Macey, Shameless Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Pamala Adlon, Better Things Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Ms, Maisel Allison Janney, Mom Issa Rae, Insecure Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie Lead Actor in a Drama Series Jason Bateman, Ozark Matthew Rhys, The Americans Sterling K Brown, This Is Us Milo Ventimigla, This Is Us Ed Harris, Westworld Jeffrey Wright, Westworld Lead Actress in a Drama Series Sandra Oh, Killing Eve Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black Keri Russell, The Americans Claire Foy, The Crown Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld Outstanding Reality Show Program Amazing Race American Ninja Warrior Project Runway Rupaul’s Drag Race Top Chef The Voice Outstanding Variety Sketch Series At Home with Amy Sedaris Drunk History I Love You America with Sarah Silverman Portlandia Saturday Night Live The Tracey Ullman Show Outstanding Variety Talk Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Jimmy Kimmel Live Last Week Tonight with John Oliver The Late Late Show with James Croden The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Outstanding Limited Series The Alienest The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story Genius: PIcasso Godless Patrick Melrose

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