Celebrities React to Their Emmy Nominations

Carla Harmon
July 13, 2018

Netflix scored 112 Emmy Awards nominations on Thursday, more than any other television network and breaking a streak that HBO held onto for 17 years.

HBO came second with 108 nominations.


Netflix's investment in original programming has mirrored the strategy that has made HBO so consistently dominant, offering a wide variety of programming - from series like "The Crown" and "Stranger Things" to specials, from documentaries to unscripted fare. In three Emmy categories, minority actors account for more than half the nominees: Supporting actor in a limited series or movie, guest actor in a comedy series and guest actress in a drama series. That's not only more than double the number past year, but it also qualifies as the most nominations ever as it tops those from 2016, when 21 people of color were nominated across drama, comedy, movie/limited and guest categories.

In the comedy categories, hip-hop themed FX show "Atlanta" is up against Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", ABC's "black-ish", "GLOW", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", quirky comedy "Barry", tech comedy "Silicon Valley" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt". He and Berg are nominated for outstanding writing for a comedy series for penning the first episode, and Hader also got a nod for directing "Chapter 1: Make Your Mark". Oh was nominated Thursday for an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series. Saturday Night Live and Westworld both grabbed 21 nominations each, while The Handmaid's Tale secured 20 nominations. "I share this moment with my community", Oh said in a statement.


The 70th Emmys ceremony will take place in September and be hosted by comedians Colin Jost and Michael Che.

Betty Gilpin was the only performer to score a nom for a first-year series, scoring supporting comedy actress for "GLOW".


Donald Glover's "Atlanta" was the top comedy nominee with 16 bids, poised to take advantage of this year's absence of three-time victor 'Veep'.

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