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

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Dinklage missed out on a nomination past year due to Game of Thrones' late premiere date, which disqualified the series from the 2017 competition.

The 2018 Emmy nominations were revealed on Thursday morning, and while there were some pleasant surprises, along with some stale favorites (William H. Macy again?), there were also some very notable absences.

Leading the nominations in totals by platform were Netflix (112), leapfrogging last year's leader HBO, which scored 108.

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The "This is Us" star, who plays mom Rebecca Pearson on the hit NBC tearjerker, wasn't among the names included in the "Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series" category.

Game of Thrones garnered a whopping 22 nominations - the most for any series this year.

When asked by TheWrap who would win in a battle between Season 1's Demogorgon and Season 2's Mind Flayer, Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy offered up his two cents, while also possibly hinting at the latter's return.

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Lead actress in a drama series: Claire Foy (The Crown); Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black); Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale); Sandra Oh (Killing Eve); Keri Russell (The Americans) and Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld).

The top comedy nominee is Donald Glover's Atlanta, with 16.

Due to "Veep's" hiatus, perennial victor Julia Louis-Dreyfus is not nominated, opening up the lead actress category for Pamela Adlon, "Better Things"; Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"; Allison Janney, "Mom"; Issa Rae, "Insecure"; Tracee Ellis Ross, "black-ish"; and Lily Tomlin, "Grace and Frankie".

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The 70th Emmys ceremony will take place in September and be hosted by comedians Colin Jost and Michael Che.

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