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Netflix captures the most Emmy nominations


The nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmys showed a clear sign of how much the ground is shifting in the TV industry as streaming service Netflix captured the most nominations overall taking away a title that HBO held since 2001.

Netflix scooped 112 nominations and HBO was honored with 108, followed by FX Networks with 50 and Showtime coming in last with 20.

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. 

The dystopian sci-fi series drew 20 bids, including one for last year’s best actress winner, Elisabeth Moss, and supporting bids for Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Yvonne Strahovski and Joseph Fiennes.

Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ was the top comedy nominee with 16 bids, poised to take advantage of this year’s absence of three-time winner ‘Veep.’

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’ with 20

The dystopian sci-fi series drew 20 bids, including one for last year's best actress winner, Elisabeth Moss, and supporting bids for Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Yvonne Strahovski and Joseph Fiennes 

The dystopian sci-fi series drew 20 bids, including one for last year’s best actress winner, Elisabeth Moss, and supporting bids for Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Yvonne Strahovski and Joseph Fiennes 

Netflix drama The Crown scored huge with fans and the Emmys when it was nominated for five awards 

Netflix drama The Crown scored huge with fans and the Emmys when it was nominated for five awards 

Netflix and HBO weren't the only broadcasters to get recognition, with comedies like THIS IS US (pictured) and Black-ish finding success

The nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmys held a clear sign of how much the ground is shifting in the TV industry (Pictured: Black-ish)

Netflix and HBO weren’t the only broadcasters to get recognition, with comedies like This is Us (L) and Black-ish finding success

”Atlanta’ will face newcomers including ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ ”Glow’ and ‘Barry.’

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.

‘Will & Grace,’ another revival, got Emmy love for nominees Megan Mullally and Molly Shannon but the main stars and series itself were snubbed.  

‘Saturday Night Live,’ riding high in the ratings with its relentless pillorying of the Trump administration, was rewarded with 21 nods.

Donald Glover's 'Atlanta' was the top comedy nominee with 16 bids, poised to take advantage of this year's absence of three-time winner 'Veep'

Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ was the top comedy nominee with 16 bids, poised to take advantage of this year’s absence of three-time winner ‘Veep’

Stephen Colbert got nominated

James Cordon made the cut

Stephen Colbert (L) and James Cordon (R) both made the Emmy nomination cut while NBC rivals Jimmy Fallon and Seth Myers weren’t so lucky 

SNL alum Jimmy Fallon

Seth Myers got the cold shoulder from the Emmys this year

SNL alums Jimmy Fallon (L) and Seth Myers (R) were given the cold shoulder by the Emmys this year 

Netflix favorites GLOW and Kimmy Schmidt got nods for best comedy series

Netflix favorites GLOW and Kimmy Schmidt got nods for best comedy series

Speaking of snubs, late night NBC network hosts Jimmy Fallon and Seth Myers were given the cold shoulder this year while CBS rivals Stephen Colbert and James Cordon made the cut with nominations for best writing in a variety show. ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel was also given a nomination. 

HBO’s fantasy dragons-and-swords saga is a two-time best drama winner that sat out the last year’s Emmys because of its production schedule.

Although it’s up for top series honors, it drew only three supporting acting bids for cast members Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage. 

Netflix favorites GLOW and Kimmy Schmidt got nods for best comedy series while HBO mainstays Curb Your Enthusiasm and Silicon Valley were also nominated in the category.  

The Emmys ceremony airs September 17 on NBC with Colin Jost and Michael Che of ‘Saturday Night Live’ as hosts.

HBO mainstays Curb Your Enthusiasm and Silicon Valley were also nominated (Cast of Silicon Valley pictured)

HBO mainstays Curb Your Enthusiasm and Silicon Valley were also nominated (Cast of Silicon Valley pictured)

The Emmys ceremony airs September 17 on NBC with Colin Jost and Michael Che of 'Saturday Night Live' as hosts

The Emmys ceremony airs September 17 on NBC with Colin Jost and Michael Che of ‘Saturday Night Live’ as hosts

 



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