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‘Game of Thrones’ earns a leading 22 Emmy Award nominations

‘Game of Thrones’ earns a leading 22 Emmy Award nominations

The 2018 Emmy Awards nominations came out today, and of course, many fan favorites were left off of the list.

The Emmy nominations are in and HBO's "Game of Thrones" leads the pack with 22 nominations.

Game of Thrones roared back onto the Emmy battlefield, topping today's nominations with 22 bids but with a formidable opponent in last year's victor The Handmaid's Tale, while a streaming platform made history by earning the most bids for the first time. Its latest season premiered a full year ago, and it won't begin its eighth and final season until 2019.

Comedy series: Atlanta; Barry; Black-ish; Curb Your Enthusiasm; GLOW; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Silicon Valley; and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

For lead actor drama, the Television Academy nominated Jason Bateman, "Ozark"; Ed Harris and Jeffrey Wright, "Westworld"; Matthew Rhys, "The Americans"; and Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia of "This is Us". It ultimately won eight statues, including all of the aforementioned categories.

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Competing with Moss, Oh and Russell for lead drama actress are Claire Foy for "The Crown", Tatiana Maslay of "Orphan Black" and Evan Rachel Wood of "Westworld".

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. That Amazon streaming series was created by "Gilmore" mastermind Amy Sherman-Palladino, who is now nominated for Best Comedy Series, Best Comedy Writing and Best Comedy Directing for her work on the new show.

"Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" was also showered with praise, as was "The Handmaid's Tale's" supporting cast, coming off a just-concluded second season that gave them an opportunity to shine. Legend, already an Oscar, Tony and Grammy victor, could become a member of the EGOT club if he wins this Emmy. She wasn't nominated for an Emmy in 2017, either.

The 70th annual Emmy Awards will air September 17 on NBC.

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