Netflix Overtakes HBO With Most Emmy Nominations


The show about noble families vying for the Iron Throne faces tough competition from perennial favorite comedy sketch show "Saturday Night Live" and HBO stablemate "Westworld" with 21 nominations each.

The Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday with "Game of Thrones" leading with 22 nominations.

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Hulu's "A Handmaid's Tale" - which won the award for best drama series past year - earned 20 nods.

The revival of "Roseanne, " canceled because of star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet, drew only one major nomination, a supporting actress nod for Laurie Metcalf.

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She earned a nomination herself for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series previous year.

All three Lannister siblings were also recognized, with Lena Headey earning her fourth Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role as Cersei while her on-screen brothers Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime) picked up Best Supporting Actor nods. It got 23 nods in 2016 but wasn't eligible past year. The Handmaid's Tale star Samira Wiley and New Amsterdam star Ryan Eggold were on hand to announce the nominations to the world on July 12 from the Wolf Theatre at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center.

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The 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by "SNL's" Colin Jost and Michael Che, will air live September 17 on NBC at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.