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'Game of Thrones' leads Emmys field with 22 nominations

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Stacy Diaz | 13 July, 2018, 06:44

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences could announce ten nominees in each category, and people would still be upset that this certain show or that certain performer got ignored.

Bruno Mars receives his second Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Direction as the Music Director for his CBS special "Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo". If he wins this year, he'll tie Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul for the most wins in the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category.

Simon Quarterman and Thandie Newton on "Westworld". "I'm so happy to have been part of this, and so grateful that the ride has really allowed me the opportunity to dive deep into Serena's psyche this season, and really get down and dirty with her and her vulnerability".

Comedy show Saturday Night Live, which has been enjoying high ratings due to its focus on the Trump administration, was rewarded with 21 nominations.

HBO, which was recently acquired by wireless carrier AT&T Inc, had 108 nominations, and noted in a statement that it was the eighth year it had gathered 100 nominations or more.

Speaking to Vulture, Yvonne said she was thrilled about earning her first Emmys nod. Game Of Thrones was the dominant series.

Meanwhile, the platform breakdown saw streaming giant Netflix oust premium cable channel HBO from the top of the nominations tally.

Also among the nominations: singer John Legend is up for lead actor in a miniseries or movie for his work in "Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert".

However, "GLOW" has two other nominations, including "Outstanding Comedy Series" and "Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series".

Nicole Kidman missed out on an Emmy nomination for her performance in Top of the Lake: China Girl.

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will air Monday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC.