Entertainment Diversity dominates Emmy nominations

03:00  13 july  2018
03:00  13 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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The People v OJ Simpson runs it a close second with 22 nominations , in list that showcases diversity of television compared with Hollywood.

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The Primetimeetime Emmy Award nominations have been announced and while Game of Thrones leads with 22, diversity is the big winner.

Sandra Oh has made history by being the first woman of Asian descent to make the shortlist for Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

The Korean-Canadian scooped the nod for her role in Killing Eve, after previously being nominated multiple times for her supporting role on Grey's Anatomy.

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How does this ceremony stack up against the last in terms of the diversity of its nominees? Which networks lost ground with Emmy voters… and It's easy for Game Of Thrones to dominate the total nominations when it earns so many in technical categories like Production Design and Visual Effects.

Netflix scored big today when the Emmy awards were announced. The streaming service picked up three nominations for best dramatic series, that's more than

Sandra Oh, Emilia Clarke posing for the camera© Images - Reuters / HBO; Video - Newshub. Other nominees helping make the finalists list more racially diverse than usual are John Legend, Regina King, Donald Glover, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sterling K Brown, Jeffrey Wright, Adina Porter, Edgar Rama­rez, Katt Williams, Penelope Cruz, Letitia Wright, Antonio Banderas and Samira Wiley.

While HBO's Game of Thrones has more nods than anything else, it's the first time in 18 years that the US cable network doesn't have the highest number of nominations. This year, Netflix has overtaken HBO with a massive haul of 112.

The nominees in the main categories are as follows:

Best Drama Series

The Americans

The Crown

Game of Thrones

The Handmaid's Tale

Stranger Things

This Is Us


Best Comedy Series




Curb Your Enthusiasm


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Sandra Oh - Killing Eve

Keri Russell - The Americans

Tatiana Maslany - Orphan Black

Claire Foy - The Crown

Evan Rachel Wood -


Elisabeth Moss - The Handmaid's Tale

Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman - Ozark

Matthew Rhys - The Americans

Milo Ventimiglia - This Is Us

Sterling . Brown -

This Is Us

Ed Harris - Westworld

Jeffrey Wright - Westworld

Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson - black-ish

Ted Danson - The Good Place

Larry David - Curb Your Enthusiasm

Donald Glover -


Bill Hader - Barry

William H Macy - Shameless

Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Pamela Adlon - Better Things

Rachel Brosnahan - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Allison Janney - Mom

Issa Rae - Insecure

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Last year, the Emmy Awards made headlines when Viola Davis, Uzo Aduba, and Regina King took home trophies, and this year’s nominations seem to signal that 2015’s milestones were no fluke: For the first time, actors of color appear in every The Entire History of Diversity at the Emmy Awards.

It delivered, to the tune of six nominations , including an Outstanding Drama nod and recognition for star Rami Malek (though Golden Globe winner Christian Slater was shut out). The 68th Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air on ABC on September 18th.

Tracee Ellis Ross - black-ish

Lily Tomlin - Grace and Frankie

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Matt Smith, The Crown

Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid's Tale

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

Vanessa Kirby, The Crown

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid's Tale

Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid's Tale

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid's Tale

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta

Henry Winkler, Barry

Louie Anderson, Baskets

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Zazie Beetz, Atlanta

Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne

Betty Gilpin, Glow

Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live

Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Megan Mullally, Will & Grace

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Last year, Game of Thrones dominated at the Emmy Awards, with the show taking home top honors for Best Drama Series and Peter Dinklage winning for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. It looks like the series may be able to do the same thing as the show picked up a number of nominations for

Emmy nominations 2016 – in pictures. It was a morning that showcased the diversity of television compared to Hollywood, with Black-ish, a highly praised American sitcom about an African American family starring Anthony Anderson, receiving nominations including outstanding outstanding comedy

Best Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Sarah Paulson - American Horror Story: Cult

Michelle Dockery - Godless

Edie Falco - Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

Regina King - Seven Seconds

Jessica Biel - The Sinner

Laura Dern - The Tale

Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Antonio Banderas - Genius: Picasso

Darren Criss - The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Benedict Cumberbatch - Patrick Melrose

Jeff Daniels - Looming Tower

John Legend - Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert

Jesse Plemons - U.S.S. Callister (Black Mirror)

Best Limited Series

The Alienist

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Genius: Picasso


Patrick Melrose

Best Reality Competition Series

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Project Runway

RuPaul's Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice

Best TV Movie

Fahrenheit 451



The Tale

USS Callister (Black Mirror)

The 70th Emmy Awards will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, September 17, at 8pm (PT).

In Pictures: Emmy nominations 2018 (GES)

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