Brown is also nominated for comedy series guest actor for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine".
NBC will air the annual Emmys ceremony live on both coasts at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Monday, Sept. 17. It has 22 nominations, followed by Saturday Night Live and Westworld with 21 each. We're particularly excited about seeing the duo outside the confines of Weekend Update.
A slew of first time Emmy contenders included Sandra Oh as the first Asian-American lead comedy actress nominee for her role in quirky spy series "Killing Eve", and Rachel Brosnahan's 1950s housewife turned comedian in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel".
While the show didn't retain its former awards nomination glory this year, streaming giant Netflix, which distributes "Orange Is the New Black", earned the most nominations of any channel or platform with 112, narrowly beating HBO's 108. She added a postscript: "I think my mother at this moment may actually be satisfied". Glover himself was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series category.
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The TV industry has made recent strides toward inclusion, with Glover and Sterling K. Brown of "This Is Us" winning top acting awards a year ago and both nominated again. Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, and Ann Dowd are all nominated for Supporting Actress, and Joseph Fiennes is nominated for Supporting Actor.
The fantasy dragons-and-swords saga, which already has 38 Emmys under its belt, is not expected back on screens until next year.
Although it's up for top series honors, it drew only three supporting acting bids for cast members Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage. "That's the wonderful thing about being recognized". Other nominees in the category include Jason Bateman ("Ozark"), Ed Harris ("Westworld") and Matthew Rhys ("The Americans").