Emmys 2018 Nomination Snubs - Who Was Left Off List

Brian Tyree Henry appear in a scene from Atlanta

FX Networks Donald Glover and Brian Tyree Henry appear in a scene from"Atlanta

HBO's fantasy epic Game of Thrones led the field for television's prestigious Primetime Emmy awards on Thursday, with a whopping 22 nominations, including one for best drama series.

On Thursday, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences shared the annual list long-awaited by television industry professionals, networks, and - more recently - streaming services.

HBO is no piker: It claimed 108 bids.

All three Lannister siblings were also recognized, with Lena Headey earning her fourth Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role as Cersei while her on-screen brothers Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime) picked up Best Supporting Actor nods.

The Handmaid's Tale enters the 2018 Emmys as defending victor of the Outstanding Drama Series award - snapping Game of Thrones' two-year winning streak.

"The more distribution platforms, the more content's getting created, the more people are going to be working. It may not be a core audience, but it can be a hard-core audience", he said.

According to Variety, Netflix favorites like The Crown and Stranger Things are to thank for its success with this year's nominations.

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Netflix also showed its dominance over the traditional free-to-air and cable TV networks. It has 22 nominations, followed by Saturday Night Live and Westworld with 21 each. 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. Others in the category include "black-ish", "Silicon Valley", "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt".

The newbie comedies aced out long-time Emmy favourite "Modern Family", a five-time victor and perennial nominee since it debuted in 2009 on ABC.

But what's really cool about Dinklage's 2018 nomination is that it has made Emmys history.

"TBS bravely put a woman over 45 on TV and in turn I only got yelled at by the president once", she said in a statement. "I think my mother at this moment may actually be satisfied".

Best of luck to Donald Glover and the Atlanta cast!

Only one of this year's categories, supporting actor in a drama, lacked any performers of color.

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