‘Game of Thrones’ earns a leading 22 Emmy Award nominations


For the first year, Netflix have beaten HBO as the network with the most overall nods, with the streaming giant's productions - which include The Crown, Ozark and Stranger Things - earning it 112 nominations across the board, four more than HBO. HBO is no piker: It claimed 108 bids.

Donald Glover's "Atlanta" was the top comedy series nominee the with 16 bids, poised to take advantage of the absence this time around of three-time victor "Veep". It will face newcomers including "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and "Barry", starring Bill Hader.

The revival of "Roseanne, " canceled because of star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet, drew only one major nomination, a supporting actress nod for Laurie Metcalf.

Hulu's "A Handmaid's Tale" - which won the award for best drama series a year ago - earned 20 nods. "Westworld", which tied "Saturday Night Live" last year for the most-nominated series with 22, picked up 21 nominations in its second year.

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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.

The previous high for "Game of Thrones" was 24 nominations in 2015.

Headey's on-screen brother s Peter Dinklage and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Tyrion and Jaime Lannister respectively, are both in contention for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. The 70th annual Emmy Awards will air September 17 on NBC.