Netflix shows, HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ lead the pack of Emmy nominees

Brian Tyree Henry appear in a scene from Atlanta

Brian Tyree Henry appear in a scene from Atlanta

Medfield's Uzo Aduba has been nominated for Supporting Actress for "Orange Is the New Black" three times (winning twice, in 2014 and 2015), while Wayland and West Roxbury's Taylor Schilling was nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014.

Best of luck to Donald Glover and the Atlanta cast!

The return of "Thrones" did tighten the race up on the drama side, but the absence of "Veep" from contention this year didn't seem to do much to help on the comedy side.

Two black and Jewish actresses were nominated for best comedy guest actress: Tiffany Haddish, for her performance in an episode of "Saturday Night Live", and former "Saturday Night Live" star Maya Rudolph, for her performance in "The Good Place".

From HBO hits like "Game of Thrones", "Barry", and "Westworld" to FX's "Atlanta" to Netflix's "Glow", a wide range of shows garnered nominations this year.

Netflix's most nominated show was "The Crown" with 13, including for best drama series.

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

Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" scored 20 nominations - seven better than previous year - and is an early favorite to repeat as the victor for best drama in September.

"They follow our lead and they don't make us live inside a box either creatively or financially, and that is nearly unheard of among networks and movie studios", Levy told Reuters on Thursday.

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will air Monday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC.

Yvonne Strahovski is nominated for best supporting actress in a drama series.

The biggest showdown of the night, however, is shaping up to be something of a literary grudge match between the second season of The Handmaid's Tale, based on the novel by Canuck scribe Margaret Atwood, 78, and Game of Thrones, adapted from the novels by 69-year-old George R.R. Martin.

"You are basically writing a show about the way you pray that the world won't go, and then it starts going that way".

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