Primetime Emmy Awards 2018: 'Game of Thrones' Dominates Nominees List

The HBO hit series receives 22 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series and Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

AceShowbiz - Game of Thrones is set for a big night at the Primetime Emmy Awards later this year after landing 22 nominations.

The fantasy drama, which will come to an end next year (19), picked up nods including Outstanding Drama Series, alongside The Americans, The Crown, The Handmaid's Tale, Stranger Things, and This Is Us as the nominations were announced on Thursday morning, July 12.

Westworld followed with 21, and it will be an interesting night for stars Ed Harris and Jeffrey Wright, who will compete against each other in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category, while This Is Us' Milo Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown have also picked up nominations with Ozark's Jason Bateman and The Americans' Matthew Rhys.

Westworld was also feted in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category with Evan Rachel Wood picking up a nomination alongside Sandra Oh for Killing Eve, Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black, Keri Russell for The Americans, Claire Foy for The Crown, and Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid's Tale.

Meanwhile, John Legend is one step closer to becoming part of the prestigious EGOT (Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar, Tony) club after earning an Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie nomination for his role as Jesus Christ in Jesus Chris Superstar Live in Concert. He will go up against Antonio Banderas for Genius: Picasso, Benedict Cumberbatch for Patrick Melrose, Darren Criss for The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Jeff Daniels for The Looming Tower, and Jesse Plemons for USS Callister (Black Mirror).

In the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category, American Horror Story: Cult's Sarah Paulson will battle Godless' Michelle Dockery, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders' Edie Falco, Seven Seconds' Regina King, The Sinner's Jessica Biel and The Tale's Laura Dern.

The Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on 17 September at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The main nominations list is:

Outstanding Drama Series:

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

Outstanding Comedy Series:

  • Atlanta
  • Barry
  • Black-ish
  • Curb Your Enthusism
  • GLOW
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Silicon Valley
  • Unbreakable 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 Live In Concert
  • Jesse Plemons, USS Callister (Black Mirror)

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

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

  • Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid's Tale
  • Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
  • Ann Dowd, The Handmaid's Tale
  • Lena Headey, Game Of Thrones
  • Vanessa Kirby, The Crown
  • Thandie Newton, Westworld
  • Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid's Tale

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game Of Thrones
  • Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones
  • Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid's Tale
  • David Harbour, Stranger Things
  • Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
  • Matt Smith, The Crown

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
  • Portlandia
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Tracy Ullman Show

Variety Talk:

  • The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
  • Full Frontal
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • Last Week Tonight
  • Late Late Show With James Corden
  • Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Limited Series:

  • The Alienist
  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace: ACS
  • Genius: Picasso
  • Godless
  • Patrick Melrose

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance:

  • American Dad! Seth MacFarlane as Stan Smith, Roger Smith
  • Family Guy, Alex Borstein as Lois Griffin, Babs Pewterschmidt, Natalia, Female Hippo, Woman in Car, Female Voice
  • Family Guy, Seth MacFarlane as Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin
  • The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular, Russi Taylor as Huey, Dewey, Louie, Grandma, The Witch, Minnie Mouse
  • The Simpsons, Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, Sideshow Mel

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