Emmy nominations 2018: Netflix tops HBO and Sandra Oh makes history

Emmy nominations 2018: Netflix somehow has managed to top the network with a total of whopping 112 nominations as compared to HBO's 108. Now that's something to gloat about.


                            Emmy nominations 2018: Netflix tops HBO and Sandra Oh makes history

Emmy nominations 2018: It's that time of the year again when TV series fans would burst with excitement wondering if their favourite shows or stars managed to make the prestigious Emmy cut or not. With the whole scenario raving about critically acclaimed shows like the 'The Handmaid's Tale,' 'Killing Eve,' 'Black Mirror' and 'Patrick Melrose' - veterans in the field, like 'Game of Thrones,' have still somehow managed to stand out with 22 frickin' nominations.

And all of these in the year without the show coming out with a season at all! But at the same time, while HBO could gloat about its precious 'GoT' for the maximum number of nominations all it wants, Netflix somehow has managed to top the network with a total of whopping 112 nominations as compared to HBO's 108. Now that's something to gloat about.

And even though HBO's 'Westworld' has scored a triumphant second place with a total of 21 nominations, it doesn't change the fact that the streaming giant, Netflix, has dethroned HBO from the 17-year-long-held position of the most nominated network, as reported by The New York Times.

In the individual performances scene, both Ed Harris and Jeffrey Wright have bagged recognition for lead actor in a drama series. Evan Rachel Wood got nominated for lead actress in a drama series. All three of them received nominations for HBO's 'Westworld' - which itself is going to be running against 'Game of Thrones,' Netflix's 'Stranger Things,' and Hulu's 'The Handmaid's Tale.'

With 10 nominations, 'RuPaul's Drag Race' stunned this year's Emmy too. "We are tickled pink that 'RuPaul's Drag Race' has received 10 nominations. They are testament to the incredible hard work of our crew, the talent and courage of our cast of artists and of course the vision and leadership of RuPaul," said 'RuPaul's Drag Race' and 'Untucked' Executive Producers Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey, and Tom Campbell of 'World of Wonder' in a statement. "We are also particularly pleased that 'Untucked' received 2 nominations in a year when it tackled numerous complex and challenging issues." 

Amazon has also bumped up their game with 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' - the period comedy - for which Rachel Brosnahan has been nominated for lead actress in a comedy series, but that isn't the only striking nomination either. BBC Aerica's 'Killing Eve' broke all records of Emmy Nominations, courtesy lead actress Sandra Oh, who has emerged to be the first Asian actress to have been nominated in the category of a lead role in all of Emmy history.

The Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sept. 17 on NBC, but before the events of the night culminate, take a look at all the nominations here:

Drama Series

'The Handmaid’s Tale'
'Game of Thrones'
'This Is Us'
'The Crown'
'The Americans'
'Stranger Things'
'Westworld'

Comedy Series

'Atlanta' (FX)
'Barry' (HBO)
'Black-ish' (ABC)
'Curb Your Enthusiasm' (HBO)
'GLOW' (Netflix)
'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' (Amazon)
'Silicon Valley' (HBO)
'The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' (Netflix)
'The Alienist'
'The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story'
'Genius: Picasso'
'Godless'
'Patrick Melrose'

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')

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 Comedy Series:

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

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

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

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or 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')
Jesse Plemons ('USS Callister')

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

Laura Dern ('The Tale')
Jessica Biel ('The Sinner')
Michelle Dockery ('Godless')
Edie Falco ('The Menendez Murders')
Regina King ('Seven Seconds')
Sarah Paulson ('American Horror Story: Cult')

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

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

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

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

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

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

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Jeff Daniels ('Godless')
Brandon Victor Dixon ('Jesus Christ Superstar')
John Leguizamo ('Waco')
Ricky Martin ('The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story')
Edgar Ramirez ('The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story')
Michael Stuhlbarg ('The Looming Tower')
Finn Wittrock ('The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story')

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Sara Bareilles ('Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert')
Penelope Cruz ('The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story')
Judith Light ('The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story')
Adina Porter ('American Horror Story: Cult')
Merritt Wever ('Godless')
Letitia Wright ('Black Museum' (Black Mirror))

Guest Actor in a Drama Series

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 Series

Viola Davis ('Scandal')
Kelly Jenrette ('The Handmaid’s Tale')
Cherry Jones ('The Handmaid’s Tale')
Diana Rigg ('Game of Thrones')
Cicely Tyson ('How to Get Away With Murder')
Samira Wiley ('The Handmaid’s Tale')

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

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

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series 

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

Reality Competition

'The Amazing Race'
'American Ninja Warrior'
'Project Runway'
'RuPaul’s Drag Race'
'Top Chef'
'The Voice'

Variety Sketch Series

'Saturday Night Live' (NBC)
'Portlandia' (IFC)
'Drunk History' (Comedy Central)
'Tracey Ullman’s Show' (HBO)
'At Home with Amy Sedaris' (TruTV)
'I Love You, America' (Hulu)

Variety Talk Series

'The Daily Show With Trevor Noah'
'Full Frontal With Samantha Bee'
'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'
'Late Late Show with James Corden Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

Television Movie

'Fahrenheit 451' (HBO)
'Flint' (Lifetime)
'Paterno' (HBO)
'The Tale' (HBO)
'Black Mirror: USS Callister' (Netflix)

Structured Reality Program

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

Unstructured Reality Program

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

Host for Reality/Reality-Competition Program

W. Kamau Bell ('United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell')
Ellen DeGeneres ('Ellen’s Game of Games')
RuPaul Charles ('RuPaul’s Drag Race')
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn ('Project Runway')
Jane Lynch ('Hollywood Game Night')