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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Mrs. Maisel,’ Atlanta’ top 2018 Emmy Nominations

 

Shocks galore this morning as the 70th Primetime Emmy nominations were announced. With surprising inclusions like the return of Tatiana Maslany in Lead Actress in a Drama Series to snubs like Twin Peaks in Limited Series, the morning certainly kept us on our feet.

Rumors of a possible split in nominations for Game of Thrones and Westworld ended up being greatly exaggerated as each HBO show came in with massive numbers; Game of Thrones with 22 and Westworld with 21. The Handmaid’s Tale was right behind with 20, including more acting nods than any other show – 8. In Comedy, Atlanta‘s second season earned the most – 16. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel earned 14 nominations for its freshman season with Barry came in with 13. GLOW earned 10. In Variety and Reality, the top nomination getters were Saturday Night Live (21), RuPaul’s Drag Race (10) and The Voice (10).

The late Anthony Bourdain earned a posthumous nomination for his CNN series Parts Unknown, which got six nominations (plus one more in the short form categories).

Reactions from nominees came in quickly, including stars of GLOW and Queer Eye‘s Jonathan Van Ness.

Matt Iseman (NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior”): “Being nominated is a tremendous honor, but three years in a row makes us feel like we really are Ninja Warriors! It’s a testament to the incredible stories we get to share week in and week out, and it’s an honor that we get recognized. And, just like Ninja Warrior, it’s not about winning, it’s about the journey… unless we win, then it’s awesome!”

Britt Baron (Netflix’s “GLOW”): “Oh my gosh, is this real life?! Thank you to the Television Academy for recognizing ‘GLOW,’ along with our amazingly talented and hilarious fellow nominees. I can’t believe it– this is so incredibly exciting and humbling. A dream come true! Is it too early to pop champagne?”

Kimmy Gatewood (Netflix’s “GLOW”): “What a thrill for our show and Betty to be nominated! It’s going to be the best-looking Battle Royale the Emmy’s have ever seen! If you hear a high-pitched gaggle of screams for the next 3-6 hours, it’s probably the cast of GLOW calling each other in excitement! Ahhhhh!

From me: ‘this is a humbling moment and a total honor.’ From my character, Ethel Rosenblatt: ‘We’re gonna crush the competition just like I crush my heart medication every morning!’”

Rebekka Johnson (Netflix’s “GLOW”): “‘GLOW’ is the best job I have ever had and I am thrilled that the Academy is recognizing the show with a nomination. I’ll be doing celebratory forward rolls all day long!! Hell, I might not stop until the awards ceremony. How cold is an Emmy? Can I use it to ice my sore neck?”

Jonathan Van Ness (Netflix’s “Queer Eye”/FunnyOrDie’s “Gay of Thrones”): “I’m so, so incredibly grateful to be able to represent the beautiful LGBTQIA community and am just so honored to be recognized for both Queer Eye and Gay of Thrones.”

Eris Baker (NBC’s “This Is Us”): “Oh my gosh! I can’t believe this! This has been a dream of mine since I could dream! What an honor! Ahhhhh. (screams) God you blow my mind every day! Thank you!”

Travis Wall (Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dane”): “I am beyond grateful to be nominated for an Emmy today. I am so thrilled to be included alongside 3 other inspiring choreographers from the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE team whom I respect and admire. Thank you so much to FOX and the Television Academy for this incredible honor.”

The nominations were announced by Ryan Eggold and Emmy nominee Samira Wiley. The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will be held September 17, 2018 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. They will air live on NBC and be hosted by Saturday Night Live‘s Colin Jost and Michael Che. The Creative Arts Emmys will be held one week earlier over two nights, September 9-10.

Here are the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations.

The Americans

DRAMA SERIES

“The Americans” (FX)
“The Crown” (Netflix)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
“Stranger Things” (Netflix)
“This Is Us” (NBC)
“Westworld” (HBO)

 

COMEDY SERIES

“Atlanta” (FX)
“Barry” (HBO)
“Black-ish” (ABC)
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
“GLOW” (Netflix)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

LIMITED SERIES

“The Alienist” (TNT)
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)
“Genius: Picasso” (National Geographic)
“Godless” (Netflix)
“Patrick Melrose” (Showtime)

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”
Keri Russell, “The Americans”
Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld”

 

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
Ed Harris, “Westworld”
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”
Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us”
Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld”

Regina King, Seven Seconds

LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

Jessica Biel, “The Sinner”
Laura Dern, “The Tale”
Michele Dockery, “Godless”
Edie Falco, “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers”
Regina King, “Seven Seconds”
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Cult”

LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

Antonio Banderas, “Genius: Picasso”
Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Patrick Melrose”
Jeff Daniels, “The Looming Tower”
John Legend, “Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert”
Jesse Plemons, “USS Callister: Black Mirror”

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”
Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Issa Rae, “Insecure”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

Ted Danson, The Good Place

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
Ted Danson, “The Good Place”
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Donald Glover, “Atlanta”
Bill Hader, “Barry”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
David Harbour, “Stranger Things”
Matt Smith, “The Crown”
Joseph Fiennes, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”
Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things”
Vanessa Kirby, “The Crown”
Yvonne Strahovski, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Alexis Bledel, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Thandie Newton, “Westworld”

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SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Brian Tyree Henry, “Atlanta”
Henry Winkler, “Barry”
Louie Anderson, “Baskets”
Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live”
Kenan Thompson, “Saturday Night Live”
Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Zazie Beetz, “Atlanta”
Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”
Laurie Metcalf, “Roseanne”
Aidy Bryant, “Saturday Night Live”
Leslie Jones, “Saturday Night Live”
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live
Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Megan Mullally, “Will & Grace”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Jeff Daniels, “Godless”
Brandon Victor Dixon, “Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert”
Ricky Martin, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Edgar Ramírez, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Finn Wittrock, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Michael Stuhlbarg, “The Looming Tower”
John Leguizamo, “Waco”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Adina Porter, “American Horror Story: Cult”
Letitia Wright, “Black Museum: Black Mirror”
Merritt Wever, “Godless”
Sara Bareilles, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert”
Penélope Cruz, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Judith Light, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

Cameron Britton, Mindhunter

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA

F. Murray Abraham, “Homeland”
Cameron Britton, “Mindhunter”
Matthew Goode, “The Crown”
Ron Cephas Jones, “This Is Us”
Gerald McRaney, “This Is Us”
Jimmi Simpson, “Westworld”

 

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Diana Rigg, “Game Of Thrones”
Cicely Tyson, “How To Get Away With Murder”
Viola Davis, “Scandal”
Kelly Jenrette, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Cherry Jones, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Samira Wiley, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Wanda Sykes, “Black-ish”
Tina Fey, “Saturday Night Live”
Tiffany Haddish, “Saturday Night Live”
Maya Rudolph, “The Good Place”
Jane Lynch, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Molly Shannon, “Will & Grace”

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Katt Williams, “Atlanta”
Sterling K. Brown, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Bryan Cranston, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Donald Glover, “Saturday Night Live”
Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live”

RuPaul’s Drag Race

REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM

“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)
“Project Runway” (Lifetime)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)
“The Voice” (NBC)

 

VARIETY TALK SERIES

“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC)
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO)
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS)
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS)

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

“At Home With Amy Sedaris” (truTV)
“Drunk History” (Comedy Central)
“I Love You America with Sarah Silverman” (Hulu)
“Portlandia” (IFC)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“Tracey Ullman’s Show” (HBO)

TELEVISION MOVIE

“Fahrenheit 451” (HBO)
“Flint” (Lifetime)
“Paterno” (HBO)
“The Tale” (HBO)
“USS Callister: Black Mirror” (HBO)

Queer Eye

STRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM

“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS)
“Fixer Upper” (HGTV)
“Lip Sync Battle” (Paramount Network)
“Queer Eye” (Netflix)
“Shark Tank” (ABC)
“Who Do You Think You Are?” (TLC)

 

UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM

“Born This Way” (A&E)
“Deadliest Catch” (Discovery Channel)
“Intervention” (A&E)
“Naked And Afraid” (Discovery Channel)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” (VH1)
“United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell” (CNN)

ANIMATED PROGRAM

“Baymax Returns (Big Hero 6: The Series)” (Disney XD)
“Bob’s Burgers” (Fox)
“Rick And Morty” (Adult Swim)
“South Park” (Comedy Central)
“The Simpsons” (Fox)

HOST FOR A REALITY/REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM

Ellen DeGeneres, “Ellen’s Game Of Games”
Jane Lynch, “Hollywood Game Night”
Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, “Project Runway”
RuPaul, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
W. Kamau Bell, “United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell”

Atlanta (“Teddy Perkins”)

DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Mark Cendrowski, “The Big Bang Theory” (“The Bow Tie Symmetry”)
Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (“FUBU”)
Hiro Murai, “Atlanta” (“Teddy Perkins”)
Bill Hader, “Barry” (“Chapter One: Make Your Mark”)
Jesse Peretz, “GLOW” (“Pilot”)
Mike Judge, “Silicon Valley” (“Initial Coin Offering”)
Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (“Pilot”)

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Alan Taylor, “Game Of Thrones” (“Beyond The Wall”)
Jeremy Podeswa, “Game Of Thrones” (“The Dragon And The Wolf”)
Jason Bateman, “Ozark” (“The Toll”)
Daniel Sackheim, “Ozark” (“Tonight We Improvise”)
The Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things” (“Chapter Nine: The Gate”)
Stephen Daldry, “The Crown” (“Paterfamilias”)
Kari Skogland, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (“After”)

DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, TV MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Scott Frank, “Godless”
David Leveaux (director) and Alex Rudzinski (Live Television Director), “Jesus Christ Superstar: Live In Concert”
Barry Levinson, “Paterno”
Edward Berger, “Patrick Melrose”
Ryan Murphy, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (“The Man Who Would Be Vogue”)
Craig Zisk, “The Looming Tower” (“9/11”)
David Lynch, “Twin Peaks”

WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (“Alligator Man”)
Stefani Robinson, “Atlanta” (“Barbershop”)
Alec Berg and Bill Hader, “Barry” (“Chapter One: Make Your Mark”)
Liz Sarnoff, “Barry” (“Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast And Keep Going”)
Alec Berg, “Silicon Valley” (“Fifty-One Percent”)
Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (“Pilot”)

WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “Game of Thrones” (“The Dragon And The Wolf”)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Killing Eve” (“Nice Face”)
The Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things” (“Chapter Nine: The Gate”)
Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, “The Americans” (“Start”)
Peter Morgan, “The Crown” (“Mystery Man”)
Bruce Miller, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (“June”)

WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, TV MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Kevin McManus and Matthew McManus, “American Vandal” (“Clean Up”)
Scott Frank, “Godless”
David Nicholls, “Patrick Melrose”
Tom Rob Smith, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (“House By The Lake”)
David Lynch and Mark Frost, “Twin Peaks”
William Bridges and Charlie Brooker, “USS Callister: Black Mirror”

WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES

“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” (TBS)
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)
“Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS)

For the complete list go to emmys.com.

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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