Game of Thrones racks up 22 Emmy nominations

Chance the Rapper, Donald Glover, John Legend Nominated for Emmys

Chance the Rapper, Donald Glover, John Legend Nominated for Emmys

Netflix's investment in original programming has mirrored the strategy that has made HBO so consistently dominant, offering a wide variety of programming - from series like "The Crown" and "Stranger Things" to specials, from documentaries to unscripted fare.

It was a very strong freshman class, and all five shows are back this year. NBC was a distant third with 78, a figure that put it first among broadcast networks. Although it's up for top series honours, it drew only three supporting actor bids for cast members Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage.

Graham's on-screen "Gilmore" daughter Alexis Bledel is up for Best Drama Supporting Actress for "The Handmaid's Tale" one year after she won in the guest category for her role as a defiant professor-turned-handmaid.

A slew of first time Emmy contenders included Sandra Oh as the first Asian-American lead comedy actress nominee for her role in quirky spy series "Killing Eve", and Rachel Brosnahan's 1950s housewife turned comedian in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel".

Wiley herself is nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress, and she's joined in her category by fellow Handmaid's guest stars Kelly Jenrette and Cherry Jones.

Additionally, John Legend was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Of Movie for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar.

Al Pacino, Kyle MacLachlan, and Michael B Jordan were all in the hunt but missed out.

Returning after a two-decade hiatus, "Roseanne" was one of the few depictions of working-class life on USA television in the last 12 months, and also one of the only shows about Trump supporters otherwise largely ignored by Hollywood.

It was a deep year of nominations for minority performers, who accounted for over one-third of Thursday's acting nominees.

The 70th annual Primetime Emmys will air September 17 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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