Netflix tops HBO in Emmy noms

Actress Viola Davis winner of the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for 'How to Get Away With Murder', poses in the press room at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater

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This marks Danson's 13th career Emmy nomination, but his first for The Good Place.

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.

Meanwhile, 2018 freshman series nominees on the comedy side are HBO's "Barry", Netflix's "GLOW", and Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel".

"Game of Thrones" roared back onto the Emmy battlefield, topping Thursday's nominations with 22 bids but facing a formidable opponent in "The Handmaid's Tale, " last year's top drama series.

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".

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