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Netflix Topples HBO in Emmy Nominations

Netflix Topples HBO in Emmy Nominations

The last time HBO wasn't the most nominated content provider was at the 52nd Primetime Emmy Awards in 2000, when Sex and the City and The Sopranos were just coming into their own.

Today, the streaming giant received 112 Emmy nominations, besting HBO as the most nominated network or platform for the first time in 18 years, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Game of Thrones" roared back onto the Emmy battlefield, topping Thursday's nominations with 22 bids but facing a formidable opponent in "The Handmaid's Tale, " last year's top drama series.

Diana Rigg's turn as Olenna Tyrell in the series has seen her nominated for Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

Its nominated shows include sci-fi drama Stranger Things, fictionalised royal biopic The Crown, comedy GLOW and western Godless.

"HBO is very pleased with its 108 nominations, especially the wide range over so many categories", the network said in a statement. "We look forward to Sept 17th".

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Separately, the abortion rights group NARAL began running online and print ads in publications across the state of ME on Thursday. Along with the assertion of superb academic and career credentials will likely come a more humanizing personal narrative.

Best known for her role on Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black", Wiley is now starring on Hulu's critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning dystopian drama "The Handmaid's Tale". If he wins this year, he'll tie Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul for the most wins in the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category.

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

While CBS also increased its Emmy nomination tally from 2017, ABC and Fox were down year-to-year.

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

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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