Facts and figures about this year's Emmy Award nominations

14 Julio, 2018, 02:58 | Author: Gregg Anderson
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Especially one like Netflix, whose multibillion-dollar investment in programming allowed it to rocket Thursday to 112 nominations just five years after launching its first original series, "House of Cards". Jessica Biel (The Sinner), Penelope Cruz (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), John Legend (Jesus Christ, Superstar), Ricky Martin (The Assassination of Gianni Versace) and Katt Williams (Atlanta) are all first-time nominees this year. If he wins this year, he'll tie Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul for the most wins in the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category. Saturday Night Live and Westworld both grabbed 21 nominations each, while The Handmaid's Tale secured 20 nominations. With the nod - his seventh in a career that's spanned more than two decades - Dinklage becomes the most-nominated actor ever in the Emmys' best supporting actor category. Rae was nominated Thursday for an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series. She wasn't nominated for an Emmy in 2017, either. "Atlanta" will face newcomers including "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, " "Glow" and "Barry". "Master of None" star Aziz Ansari, who is of Indian heritage, was the sole Asian-American to be nominated for a continuing series lead or supporting role.

"It has been another exceptional year in television marked by extraordinary storytelling from a wealth of diverse and innovative content creators", Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington said in a statement.

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Ozark's Jason Bateman received a nomination for best actor and director in a drama series, and Black Mirror's "USS Callister" was nominated for Best Television Movie.

Second round voting takes place in August while the ceremony itself will be beamed live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 17 on NBC - hosted by "Saturday Night Live" duo Colin Jost and Michael Che.

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