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Game of Thrones storms back into Emmys race with 22 nominations

Game of Thrones storms back into Emmys race with 22 nominations

"Game of Thrones" may lead the pack with 22 Emmy nods this year, including one for Outstanding Drama Series, but Clarke and Harrington weren't among the recipients.

Another big story on Thursday was Netflix ending a 17-year winning streak by HBO.

The Emmy nominations are in and HBO's "Game of Thrones" leads the pack with 22 nominations.

Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" scored 20 nominations - seven better than a year ago - and is an early favorite to repeat as the victor for best drama in September.

HBO awards darling Veep was ineligible this year and its crown passed to Atlanta, the FX comedy created by and starring Donald Glover, which amassed 16 nods.

According to Variety, Netflix favorites like The Crown and Stranger Things are to thank for its success with this year's nominations. NBC was a distant third with 78, a figure that put it first among broadcast networks.

Due to "Veep's" hiatus, perennial victor Julia Louis-Dreyfus is not nominated, opening up the lead actress category for Pamela Adlon, "Better Things"; Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"; Allison Janney, "Mom"; Issa Rae, "Insecure"; Tracee Ellis Ross, "black-ish"; and Lily Tomlin, "Grace and Frankie".




"I think we're all happy with the direction we're going".

"The Handmaid's Tale" actress Samira Wiley and Ryan Eggold, who is set to star in the new NBC drama "New Amsterdam", will be on-hand in North Hollywood to help the Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington make the announcements beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET.

"Killing Eve" star Sandra Oh made history of her own, becoming the first actress of Asian descent to be nominated for lead acting honours in a drama series.

Al Pacino, Kyle MacLachlan, and Michael B. Jordan were all in the hunt but missed out.

Notably missing from the list of nominees is Roseanne Barr, whose successful sitcom reboot was cut short after a racist tweet controversy. "We're grateful to all our nominees for making this the eighth year we've had 100 nominations or more".

The 70th Emmy Awards ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on September 17.