Netflix scored 112 Emmy Awards nominations on Thursday, more than any other television network and breaking a streak that HBO held onto for 17 years. It was also the first time Apple Inc. was nominated, for its CBS collaboration "Carpool Karaoke".
Amazon's original shows received 22 nominations, including The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for the Best Comedy. The awards will be handed out at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 17 and broadcast on NBC.
FX's true crime dramatization "The Assassination of Gianni Versace" led the limited series category with 18 nominations, including a best actor nod for Darren Criss who plays the killer of the gay Italian fashion designer. Or maybe it's just that we're never going to be happy in this era of "peak TV". "This is the most diverse class of performer nominees we've had - we're nearly up to a third, which is fantastic", Maury McIntyre, TV academy president. The show featuring chef-writer Bourdain, who died in early June, has won four Emmys.
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Two black and Jewish actresses were nominated for best comedy guest actress: Tiffany Haddish, for her performance in an episode of "Saturday Night Live", and former "Saturday Night Live" star Maya Rudolph, for her performance in "The Good Place". Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost and Michael Che will host the ceremony.
Markle's name was submitted for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series" for her role as Rachel Zane on "Suits", but the newly-minted royal wasn't nominated.
The fantasy dragons-and-swords saga, which already has 38 Emmys under its belt, is not expected back on screens until next year.
But it was "Thrones" that set the Emmys pace with its seventh season, which aired last summer, earning recognition for cast members Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage and Diana Rigg. "That's the wonderful thing about being recognized".