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Crowning glory for Netflix with Emmy nomination success

13 July 2018, 04:43 | Elsie Buchanan

Crowning glory for Netflix with Emmy nomination success

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Netflix has tripled its Emmy nomination count in three years to become the most recognised network in U.S. television.

However, there were a number of others who were nominated for the first time for longer-running shows.

Also among the nominations: singer John Legend is up for lead actor in a miniseries or movie for his work in "Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert".

While HBO received 108 nominations this year, only three fewer than last year, Netflix had a total of 112 nominations - up from 91 last year.

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

Game of Thrones led all shows with 22 nominations, but that number is actually a drop from the last two times the HBO show was eligible.

The Hulu series, which is set in a dystopian MA, earned 20 nominations, including a repeat nomination for the victor of last year's Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award, Holyoke native Ann Dowd. Oh was nominated Thursday for an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series.

"I think we're all happy with the direction we're going. This is the most diverse class of performer nominees we've had - we're nearly up to a third, which is fantastic", Maury McIntyre, TV academy president.

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The 70th Emmy awards ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on 17 September.

The show about noble families vying for the Iron Throne faces tough competition from perennial favorite comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live and HBO stablemate Westworld with 21 nominations each. If he wins, he will earn the coveted EGOT, having previously won a Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

The fantasy dragons-and-swords saga, which already has 38 Emmys under its belt, is not expected back on screens until next year. GLOW's Betty Gilpin also scored a nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for her role as Debbie Eagan. "Everybody from the composer to the makeup people to everyone, so it's such a team effort". Other nominees in the category include Jason Bateman ("Ozark"), Ed Harris ("Westworld") and Matthew Rhys ("The Americans").

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