Netflix, the 5-years-old network is the most Emmy-nominated this year with 112 nominees, followed by 17-years HBO with 108 nominees and NBC with 78 nominees.
The 70th Emmy Awards nominations were announced today by Samira Wiley and Ryan Eggold at Saban Media Center Television Academy in North Hollywood.
The supernatural drama “Stranger Things” the British royal show “The Crown”, the female wrestling comedy “GLOW,” the new Western drama “Godless” and the reality makeover series “Queer Eye” are some of Netflix TV shows nominated.
Netflix campaigned heavily for the Emmys, the highest honors in television, and says it has budgeted $8 billion for programming in 2018.
The medieval fantasy series “Game of Thrones” of HBO dominate again the EMMY with 22 nominations including for the top prize of best drama series. The sketch-show “Saturday Night Live” and the sci-fi series “Westworld” follow closely with 21 nominees each and Hulu’s dystopian vision “The Handmaid’s Tale” with 20 nods.
Female-led shows and stories also did well as television continued to lead the way in reflecting social change, while the likes of Donald Glover, Tracee Ellis-Ross, Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Issa Rae, Regina King, and John Legend headed a racially diverse acting line-up.
Bruce Miller, executive producer of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” acknowledged that the show’s vision of a theocracy where women are treated as property was hard to watch.
“You are basically writing a show about the way you pray that the world won’t go, and then it starts going that way. We sit around and pray for irrelevance,” Miller told Reuters.
The 70th Emmy awards will telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 17 hosted by “Saturday Night Live” cast members Michael Che and Colin Jost.
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