The most star-studded category, as is often the case, was best actor in a limited series or TV movie, where Antonio Banderas, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Legend and Jeff Daniels all picked up nominations. The streaming service led the nominations in totals by platform with 112.
In the best drama series category, there's a decent chance the award goes to a show written by someone Jewish. He earned the series' first major award in 2017, when he won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. The 70th Emmy Awards will telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 17 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) on NBC.
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It was a deep year of nominations for minority performers, who accounted for over one-third of Thursday's acting nominees.
The show about noble families vying for the Iron Throne faces tough competition from perennial favorite comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live and HBO stablemate Westworld with 21 nominations each. Legend, already an Oscar, Tony and Grammy victor, could become a member of the EGOT club if he wins this Emmy. Colin Jost and Michael Che of Saturday Night Live will host the evening's festivities.
HBO's fantasy dragons-and-swords saga is a two-time best drama victor that sat out the last year's Emmys because of its production schedule.
Australian actor Yvonne Strahovski has scored an Emmy nomination for her role as Serena Joy Waterford in The Handmaid's Tale. "Everybody from the composer to the makeup people to everyone, so it's such a team effort".