The 2018 Emmy Awards nominations came out today, and of course, many fan favorites were left off of the list. It is worth noting that this is the first year that WWE was able to get their programming on the preliminary ballot.
Both men earned stellar reviews for their hosting gigs on "SNL" last season and "SNL" hosts have done very well in the guest categories, with five wins in Best Comedy Guest Actor since 2009. The streaming service led the nominations in totals by platform with 112.
While HBO's heavy hitters still racked up a dragon's hoard of nominations between them (Game of Thrones is nominated for 22 awards and Westworld has 21), Netflix has a number of shows that all have 10 awards or more including GLOW, Stranger Things, Godless and The Crown, which combined have 47 award nominations between them.
Hulu scored 27 nominations from the Television Academy for the 70th annual primetime television awards, up from 18 past year, with 20 of those nominations for "The Handmaid's Tale".
Last year, after "The Handmaid's Tale" helped Hulu break into the Emmy race in its biggest way yet, Craig Erwich, head of content at the streamer, revealed to Variety that their strategy of looking for shows that have "a big world, feel relevant and feel like television events" had paid off. Although it's up for top series honors, it drew only three supporting actor bids for cast members Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage.More news: George Clooney hit by vehicle while riding motorcycle
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She earned a nomination herself for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series previous year.
Other drama series contenders are "Westworld" and "The Americans", nominated for its final season and with nods for stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys.