2018 Emmy Nominations Announced: Westworld, Handmaid’s Tale, And Black-ish Lead

Nominations are in for the 70th annual Emmy awards, set to air on September 17 on NBC. This year the competition is particularly fierce among the Outstanding Drama category, as five of the seven contenders have at least five nominations throughout all the categories. Comedy is no slouch either, with three shows of its own that each have five nominations.

In the drama category, The Handmaid’s Tale and Westworld are the clear frontrunners, with nine and seven nominations apiece, respectively. Game of Thrones, This is Us, and The Crown each have five nominations of their own as well. The list is rounded out with The Americans and Stranger Things.

For Outstanding Comedy Series, Black-ish leads with six nominations in all. Atlanta and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel follow with five each. Curb Your Enthusiasm, Glow, Barry, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Silicon Valley are also nominated for the award.

With Black-ish leading the comedy category, Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson seem like frontrunners for the Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor in a Comedy Series categories. They’ll have stiff competition of their own, though, with competitors like Rachel Brosnahan (Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Donald Glover (Atlanta), and Bill Hader (Barry).

Similarly, Elisabeth Moss for Handsmaid’s Tale is obviously at the head of the pack for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama, alongside Evan Rachel Wood for Westworld. Keri Russell was also nominated, so she’s one to watch given this was the final season of The Americans.

Matthew Rhys was also nominated for his work on The Americans. His stiffest competition is Jason Bateman for Ozark, especially since each of the other nominees may split their votes with others on the same show: Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia were both nominated for This is Us, and Jeffrey Wright and Ed Harris are both up for Westworld.

You can check out some of the top categories below, and read up on the full list for more details.

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Game of Thrones
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • This Is Us
  • Westworld
  • The Americans
  • The Crown
  • Stranger Things

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Atlanta
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Black-ish
  • Silicon Valley
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Glow
  • Barry
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
  • Keri Russell (The Americans)
  • Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)
  • Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
  • Claire Foy (The Crown)
  • Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Sterling K. Brown (This is Us)
  • Jason Bateman (Ozark)
  • Ed Harris (Westworld)
  • Matthew Rhys (The Americans)
  • Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)
  • Milo Ventimiglia (This is Us)

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Author: Steve Watts

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