‘Game Of Thrones’, ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Lead 70th Emmy Nominations As Canadians Sandra Oh And Tatiana Maslany Vie For Best Actress

The nominees for the 2018 Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning with “Game of Thrones” and Toronto-filmed “The Handmaid’s Tale” leading the race, along with “Westworld”.

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“Game of Thrones” was nominated in a whopping 22 categories, including acting nominations for stars Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Diana Rigg and Peter Dinklage.

“Westworld” also garnered 21 nominations in all, with Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright all recognized. “The Handmaid’s Tale” was not far behind with 20 nominations, including a Best Actress nod for Elisabeth Moss and noms for stars Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes and others.

In the Drama Series category, the leading shows face competition from “The Crown”, “The Americans”, “Stranger Things” and “This Is Us”.

The other nominees for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series include Claire Foy, Keri Russell, Evan Rachel Wood and Canadians Tatiana Maslany and “Killing Eve” star Sandra Oh, who is also the first actress of Asian descent to be nominated in the category.

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2018 Emmy Award Nominees: See Who Made The Cut

See the full list of nominees in the major categories for the 70th Annual Emmy Awards below and view the star reaction here:

Outstanding Drama Series

“The Americans”
“The Crown”
“Game of Thrones”
“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“Stranger Things”
“This Is Us”

Outstanding Comedy Series

“Curb Your Enthusism”
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
“Silicon Valley”
“Unnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Antonio Banderas, “Genius: Picasso”
Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Patrick Melrose”
Jeff Daniels, “The Looming Tower”
John Legend, “Jesus Christ Superstar”
Jesse Plemons, “Black Mirror: USS Callister”

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Jessica Biel, “The Sinner”
Laura Dern, “The Tale”
Michelle Dockery, “Godless”
Edie Falco, “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”
Regina King, “Seven Seconds”
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Cult”

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
Ted Danson, “The Good Place”
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Donald Glover, “Atlanta”
Bill Hader, “Barry”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”
Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Issa Rae, “Insecure”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
Ed Harris, “Westworld”
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”
Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us”
Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld”

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”
Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld”

Reality Competition Program

“The Amazing Race”
“American Ninja Warrior”
“Project Runway”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”

Variety Sketch Series

“At Home with Amy Sedaris”
“Drunk History”
“I Love You, America”
“Saturday Night Live”
“Tracey Ullman’s Show”

Variety Talk

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
“Last Week Tonight”
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Limited Series

“The Alienist”
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
“Genius: Picasso”
“Patrick Melrose”



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