Emmy nominations 2018 - list in full: Game of Thrones and Handmaids Tale lead awards

All the TV shows in contention for trophies at this year's ceremony

Jack Shepherd
Thursday 12 July 2018 16:46
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The nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced in Los Angeles today.

The Handmaid's Tale actor Samira Wiley and The Blacklist actor Ryan Eggold revealed the shows, casts and crews that will are vying for awards, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, at the ceremony taking place on 17 September at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown LA and broadcast by NBC.

As predicted, Game of Thrones - who returned to the fold having been ineligible last year - leads the pack with a grand total of 22 nominations including Best Drama as well as the acting categories (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage and Diana Rigg have all been recognised). Still, the runaway success in terms of the acting department is far and away The Handmaid's Tale which is looking to capitalise on its big win last year.

Elisabeth Moss faces the likes of Claire Foy (The Crown), Keri Russell (The Americans) and Killing Eve's Sandra Oh who becomes the first Asian woman to ever be nominated in the lead actress category while co-stars turn competitors in the categories of Supporting Actress and Outstanding Guest Actress (the former sees nominations for Alexis Biedel, Yvonne Strahovski and reigning champion Ann Dowd).

In the comedy stakes, it's nominations a-plenty for the second season of Donald Glover's Atlanta, Netflix smash GLOW and Amazon's Golden Globe-winning The Marvellous Mrs Maisel which sees Rachel Brosnahan go up against Pamela Adlon (Better Things), Allison Janney (Mom) and Issa Rae of Insecure fame.

Twin Peaks fans won't be happy when they see the Limited Series nominations. Considering it was eligible this year as it aired the majority of its episodes after the Emmys cut-off point in 2017, it's fair to say David Lynch's revival has been snubbed (shout out to Larry David whose long-waited Curb Your Enthusiasm return got noticed in the Comedy categories).

Still, it's good news for The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Godless and Patrick Melrose who'll all duke it out while Laura Dern may as well collect her trophy now for The Tale

Find the full list of nominations below.

Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans

The Crown

Game of Thrones

The Handmaid’s Tale

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Westworld

Nominations for Best Comedy

Atlanta

Barry

Black-ish

Curb Your Enthusiasm

GLOW

The Marvellous Mrs Maisel

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Limited Series

The Alienist

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Genius: Picasso

Godless

Patrick Melrose

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

At Home with Amy Sedaris

Drunk History

I Love You America with Sarah Silverman

Portlandia

Saturday Night Live

Tracey Ullman’s Show

Outstanding Competition Programme

American Ninja Warrior

Project Runway

RuPauls DragRace

The Voice

TopChef

The Race

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Claire Foy – The Crown

Tatiana Maslaney – Orphan Black

Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale

Sandra Oh – Killing Eve

Keri Russell – The Americans

Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Ed Harris – Westworld

Matthew Rhys – The Americans

Jeffrey Wright – Westworld

Jason Bateman – Ozark

Sterling K. Brown - This Is Us

Milo Ventimiglia – This Is Us

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson – Black-ish

Ted Danson – The Good Place

Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm

Donald Glover – Atlanta: Robbin’ Season

Bill Hader - Barry

William H. Macy - Shameless

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Pamela Adlon – Better Things

Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvellous Mrs Masiel

Allison Janney – Mom

Issa Rae – Insecure

Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish

Lily Tomlin – Grace & Frankie

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Antonio Banderas – Genius: Picasso

Darren Criss – The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Benedict Cumberbatch – Patrick Melrose

Jeff Daniels – Godless

John Legend – Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Jesse Plemons – Black Mirror: USS Callister

Lead Actress in a TV Movie / Limited Series

Jessica Biel – The Sinner

Laura Dern – The Tale

Michelle Dockery – Godless

Edie Falco – Law & Order: True Crime

Regina King – Seven Seconds

Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Cult

Outstanding Children’s Programme

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Alexa & Katie

Fuller House

Star Wars Rebels

The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special

Outstanding Choreography

So You Think You Can Dance – Travis Wall, Choreographer

So You Think You Can Dance – Al Blackstone, Choreographer

So You Think You Can Dance – Mandy Moore, Choreographer

So You Think You Can Dance – Christopher Scott, Choreographer

The Late Late Show With James Corden – Chloe Arnold, Choreographer

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Bryan Tyree Henry – Atlanta

Henry Winkler – Barry

Louie Anderson – Baskets

Alec Baldwin – Saturday Night Live

Kenan Thompson – Saturday Night Live

Tony Shalhoub - The Marvellous Mrs Maisel

Titus Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Zazie Beetz - Atlanta

Betty Gilpin – GLOW

Laurie Metcalf – Roseanne

Aidy Bryant – Saturday Night Live

Leslie Jones - Saturday Night Live

Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live

Alex Borstein – The Marvellous Mrs Maisel

Megan Mullally - Will & Grace

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage - Game of Thrones

Mandy Patinkin – Homeland

David Harbour – Stranger Things

Matt Smith – The Crown

Joseph Fiennes – The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series

Fahrenheit 451

Genius: Picasso

Godless

The Alienist

Twin Peaks

Black Mirror: USS Callister

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special

Icarus

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like

Spielberg

The Zen Diaries Of Garry Shandling

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Game of Thrones – “The Dragon and the Wolf”

Killing Eve – “Nice Face”

Stranger Things – “Chapter Nine: The Gate”

The Americans – “Start”

The Crown – “Mystery Man”

The Handmaid’s Tale – “June”

Outstanding Commercial

Alexa Loses Her Voice – Amazon

Earth: Shot On iPhone – iPhone

In Real Life – Monica Lewinsky – Anti-Bullying

It’s A Tide Ad – Tide

The Talk – P&G – My Black Is Beautiful

Outstanding Main Title Design

Altered Carbon

Counterpart

GLOW

The Alienist

Westworld

Outstanding writing for Comedy

Atlanta - “Alligator Man”

Atlanta – “Barbershop”

Barry – “Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast And Keep Going”

Barry - “Chapter One: Make Your Mark” Alec Berg, Written by

Silicon Valley – “Fifty-One Percent”

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - “Pilot”

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Late Night With Seth Meyers

Saturday Night Live

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Special Visual Effects

Altered Carbon

Game of Thrones

Lost In Space

Stranger Things

Westworld

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Katt Williams – Atlanta

Sterling K. Brown – Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Bryan Cranston – Curb Your Enthusiasm

Lin Manuel-Miranda – Curb Your Enthusiasm

Donald Glover – Saturday Night Live

Bill Hader – Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Diana Rigg – Game of Thrones

Cicely Tyson – How To Get Away With Murder

Viola Davis – Scandal

Kelly Jenrette – The Handmaid’s Tale

Cherry Jones – The Handmaid’s Tale

Samira Wiley – The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

F. Murray Abraham – Homeland

Cameron Britton – Mindhunter

Matthew Goode – The Crown

Ron Cephas Jones – This Is Us

Gerald McRaney – This Is Us

Jimmi Simpson – Westworld

Outstanding Directing, Comedy

Atlanta - “FUBU” – Donald Glover

Atlanta - “Teddy Perkins” – Hiro Murai

Barry - “Chapter One: Make Your Mark” – Bill Hader

GLOW - “Pilot” – Jesse Peretz,

Silicon Valley – “Initial Coin Offering” – Mike Judge

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – “Pilot” – Amy Sherman-Palladino

Outstanding Directing, Variety Series

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee – “Episode 2061” – Andre Allen, Directed by

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – “Episode 421” – Paul Pennolino

Portlandia – “Riot Spray” – Carrie Brownstein

Saturday Night Live – “Host: Donald Glover” – Don Roy King

The Late Late Show With James Corden - “Episode 0416” – Tim Mancinelli,

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert – “Episode 438” – Jim Hoskinson,

Outstanding Directing, Drama

Game Of Thrones – “Beyond The Wall” – Alan Taylor

Game Of Thrones - “The Dragon And The Wolf” – Jeremy Podeswa

Ozark – “The Toll” – Jason Bateman

Ozark - “Tonight We Improvise” – Daniel Sackheim

Stranger Things – “Chapter Nine: The Gate” – The Duffer Brothers

The Crown - “Paterfamilias” – Stephen Daldry

The Handmaid’s Tale - “After” – Kari Skogland

Outstanding Directing, Limited Series

Godless

Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert

Paterno

Patrick Melrose

The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

The Looming Tower

Twin Peaks

Outstanding Directing, Variety Special

Dave Chappelle: Equanimity

Jerry Seinfeld: Jerry Before Seinfeld

Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life

Super Bowl LII Halftime Show Starring Justin Timberlake

The Oscars

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series / TV Movie

American Vandal

Godless

Patrick Melrose

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Twin Peaks

Black Mirror: USS Callister

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