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Emmy nominations 2018: "GOT" leads pack with 22 nods, Netflix overtakes HBO

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

The nominations for Awards have been announced with HBO's hit fantasy show "Game of Thrones" making a comeback and securing a total of 22 nods

The nominations, which were announced by "The Handmaid's Tale" star and "The Blacklist" Ryan Eggold, also saw securing her maiden for in a drama series for her role in "Killng Eve".

She became the of Asian descent to earn a nomination for

The "Game of Thrones" was closely followed by the "Westworld", another show from the stable, with 21 nominations. The NBC's "Saturday Night Live" also got 21 nods.

However, HBO's 17-year streak of being the most nominated network for TV's most coveted prize was snapped by the Netflix, which got a total of 112 nominations.

Hulu's "A Handmaid's Tale", which won the award for best drama series last year, stood third with 20 nominations, while "The Assassination of Gianni Versace" was fourth with 18 nominations.

Oh, who plays a on BBC America's "Killing Eve", has been nominated for a Primetime five times before. She will be joined by ("The Crown"), Tatiana Maslaney ("Orphan Black"), Elisabeth Moss ("The Handmaid's Tale"), Keri Russell ("The Americans") and Evan Rachel Wood ("Westworld").

Wood's "Westworld" co-stars -- and -- have been nominated in the lead in a drama series category. They face tough competition from the last time winner Sterling K Brown, who has picked up another nod for "This Is Us".

Nominees in the drama series category include "The Handmaid's Tale", "Game of Thrones", "This Is Us", "The Crown", "The Americans", "Stranger Things" and "Westworld".

"Thrones" stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and have all picked up nods for the show.

More than one month after his death, has been honoured with two nominations.

Bourdain's show "Parts Unknown" earned six nominations overall while its digital extension "Explore Parts Unknown" also picked up a nod.

In the comedy stakes, it is nomination galore for the second season of Donald Glover's "Atlanta", Netflix's "GLOW" and Amazon's Golden Globe-winning The "Marvellous Mrs Maisel", which sees go up against ("Better Things"), Allison Janney ("Mom") and Issa Rae of "Insecure" fame.

The 70th Annual Primetime will be held at Theater on September 17 and hosted by and

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 10:05 IST