Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

WWE Comes Up Short In Emmy Nominations

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Stacy Diaz | 13 July, 2018, 12:40

Netflix has tripled its Emmy nomination count in three years to become the most recognised network in United States television.

Now "Atlanta" and those dramas (Netflix's "The Crown", Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale", Netflix's "Stranger Things", NBC's "This Is Us", and HBO's "Westworld") are sophomores and still dominating.

Lead actor in a drama series: Jason Bateman (Ozark); Sterling K Brown (This Is Us); Ed Harris (Westworld); Matthew Rhys (The Americans); Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us); and Jeffrey Wright (Westworld).

"The Handmaid's Tale, " the dystopian sci-fi series that claimed top drama honors last year, drew 20 bids, including one for last year's best actress victor, Elisabeth Moss, and supporting bids for Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Yvonne Strahovski and Joseph Fiennes.

Game of Thrones garnered a whopping 22 nominations - the most for any series this year. Donald Glover's Atlanta was nominated for 16 awards overall, including Outstanding Comedy Series.

WWE did not get any of the Emmy nominations they were gunning for. The last time there were three freshman series in the top comedy category was 2010 (Modern Family, Glee and Nurse Jackie).

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

"I feel tremendous gratitude and joy with this nomination" and am "thrilled" for the show's cast and crew, Oh said in a statement. The minority nominations included a historic nod for Sandra Oh, who became the first nominee of Asian descent in the leading actress in a drama series for her role in the BBC America series Killing Eve. "We are pleased to have these two talented performers join us to announce this year's Emmy nominees and to celebrate television excellence". She added a postscript: "I think my mother at this moment may actually be satisfied". NBC's Saturday Night Live, with 21 nominations this year, has now been nominated 252 times in its history, a record for any show.

FX's true crime dramatization "The Assassination of Gianni Versace", led the booming limited category with 18 nominations, including a best actor nod for Darren Criss who plays the killer of the Italian fashion designer.

Speaking of SNL nods: Chance The Rapper was nominated in the Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics category for his performance on the late night show in November of 2017.