HBO's 'Game of Thrones' leads nominations for television's Emmy awards

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And even some shows that did very well in overall nominations, like HBO's "Game of Thrones", saw some notable stars absent from the final tallies. It was followed by NBC's CMSCA.O sketch show "Saturday Night Live" and HBO's sci-fi series "Westworld" with 21 nominations each, and Hulu's dystopian vision "The Handmaid's Tale" with 20.

Every year, there are some surprising oversights.

Peter Dinklage received a well deserved Emmy nomination Thursday morning, and in doing so he broke a huge Emmy record.

Bruno Mars receives his second Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Direction as the Music Director for his CBS special "Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo". Its nods included best drama, the category it won in 2015 and 2016. "We are pleased to have these two talented performers join us to announce this year's Emmy nominees and to celebrate television excellence".

Speaking to Vulture, Yvonne said she was thrilled about earning her first Emmys nod. That's because the streaming giant put an end to the premium cable channel's 17-year streak of garnering the most total nominations.

"Game of Thrones" was out of the running in 2017 because the show aired later than usual.

Comedy series: Atlanta; Barry; Black-ish; Curb Your Enthusiasm; GLOW; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Silicon Valley; and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

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) and Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld).

The 70 annual Emmy Awards air September 17 on NBC.

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