'Game of Thrones' slays with a leading 22 Emmy nominations

Bessie Dean
July 13, 2018

The news was not so good for Nicole Kidman at Thursday's Emmy nomination ceremony in Los Angeles.

As well as picking up nominations in many technical categories, Game of Thrones' acting talents have also been acknowledged with Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister, shortlisted for Supporting Actress in a Drama Serious. With the nod - his seventh in a career that's spanned more than two decades - Dinklage becomes the most-nominated actor ever in the Emmys' best supporting actor category.

Hulu's "A Handmaid's Tale"-which won the award for best drama series last year-earned 20 nods". Silicon Valley and Curb Your Enthusiasm grabbed seven and four nominations each.

The top comedy nominee is Donald Glover's Atlanta, with 16.

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

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The short-lived revival of "Roseanne", canceled because of star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet in May, drew only one major nomination: a supporting actress nod for Laurie Metcalf. They're also announcing some pretty big nominations.

The fantasy dragons-and-swords saga, which already has 38 Emmys under its belt, is not expected back on screens until next year.

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) and Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld).

Rhys and Brown will be up against Brown's castmate Milo Ventimiglia, along with Jason Bateman for "Ozark" and Ed Harris and Jeffrey Wright for "Westworld".

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