Westworld, Stranger Things Among 2018 Emmy Award Nominations

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Genre series are well represented among the nominees for the 70th annual Emmy Awards, with HBO's Game of Thrones and Westworld, Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale and Netflix's Stranger Things earning nods for Best Drama. They're joined in the category by NBC's This Is Us.

The nominations, announced this morning in North Hollywood, California, also included acting nods for Westworld stars Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright and Evan Rachel Wood, and for Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany and The Handmaid's Tale's Elisabeth Moss.

Nominations for supporting performances in a drama included David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown for Stranger Things, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage and Leana Headey for Game of Thrones, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd and Joseph Fiennes for The Handmaid’s Tale, and Thandie Newton for Westworld.

The winners of the 70th Emmy Awards will be presented Sept. 17 in a ceremony broadcast live on NBC.

Here are the nominees in the major categories:

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso

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

Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose

Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower

John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesse Plemons, Black Mirror: USS Callister

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Jessica Biel, The Sinner

Laura Dern, The Tale

Michelle Dockery, Godless

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

Regina King, Seven Seconds

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Ted Danson, The Good Place

Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Bill Hader, Barry

William H. Macy, Shameless

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Pamela Adlon, Better Things

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Allison Janney, Mom

Issa Rae, Insecure

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Ed Harris, Westworld

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

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

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

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

Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale

Ann Dowd, 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

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

Reality/Competition Series

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Project Runway

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice

Variety Sketch Series

At Home with Amy Sedaris

Drunk History

I Love You, America


Saturday Night Live

Tracey Ullman’s Show

Variety Talk Series

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last Week Tonight

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Limited Series

The Alienist

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Genius: Picasso


Patrick Melrose

Comedy Series




Curb Your Enthusiasm


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Drama Series

Game of Thrones

The Handmaid’s Tale

Stranger Things

The Americans

This Is Us


Animated Program

Baymax Returns (Big Hero 6: The Series)

Bob’s Burgers

Rick And Morty

South Park

The Simpsons

Television Movie

Fahrenheit 451



The Tale

USS Callister (Black Mirror)

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