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– by Seth McDonald

The Primetime Emmys have announced the nominees for the annual award show that is set to air on NBC September 17. Honroing the best of the small screen, the award has been around for decades, this year will mark the event’s seventieth year. Game of Thrones, Westworld, and Saturday Night Live top this year’s field having over 20 nominations each. Also worth a mention is Peter Dinklage breaking the record  for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series with his seventh nomination.

Below, you can check out the list of nominees for the major caregories.

Drama Series

The Handmaid’s Tale
Game of Thrones
This Is Us
The Crown
The Americans
Stranger Things
Westworld

Comedy Series

Atlanta
Barry
Black-ish
Curb Your Enthusiasm
GLOW
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Silicon Valley
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Limited Series

The Alienist
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Genius: Picasso
Godless
Patrick Melrose

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
Jeffrey Wright – Westworld

Lead Actress in a Drama Series:

Claire Foy – The Crown
Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh – Killing Eve
Keri Russell – The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

Donald Glover – Atlanta
Bill Hader – Barry
Anthony Anderson – Black-ish
William H. Macy – Shameless
Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm
Ted Danson – The Good Place

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

Pamela Adlon – Better Things
Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish
Allison Janney – Mom
Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie
Issa Rae – Insecure

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

Antonio Bandera –Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch – Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels – The Looming Tower
John Legend – Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesse Plemons – USS Callister

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

Laura Dern- The Tale
Jessica Biel – The Sinner
Michelle Dockery – Godless
Edie Falco – The Menendez Murders
Regina King – Seven Seconds
Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Cult

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage  – Game of Thrones
Joseph Fiennes  – The Handmaid’s Tale
David Harbour – Stranger Things
Mandy Patinkin – Homeland
Matt Smith – The Crown

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Alexis Bledel  – The Handmaid’s Tale
Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things
Ann Dowd  – The Handmaid’s Tale
Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
Vanessa Kirby –The Crown
Thandie Newton –Westworld
Yvonne Strahovski – The Handmaid’s Tale

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Louie Anderson  – Baskets
Alec Baldwin – Saturday Night Live
Tituss Burgess  – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Brian Tyree Henry – Atlanta
Tony Shalhoub  – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kenan Thompson – Saturday Night Live
Henry Winkler –Barry

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Zazie Beetz  – Atlanta
Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Aidy Bryant –Saturday Night Live
Betty Gilpin – GLOW
Leslie Jones –Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon- Saturday Night Live
Laurie Metcalf  – Roseanne
Megan Mullally  – Will & Grace

So there you have the 2018 Primetime Emmy nominations, let your approvals, criticisms, and predictions be heard in the comments down below!

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Source: Variety