Game of Thrones leads Emmy nominations

Game of Thrones leads Emmy nominations

As a matter of fact, Netflix beat out HBO for the first time in almost 20 years for the most Emmy nominations.

Every year, there are some surprising oversights.

Netflix was aided by powerhouse projects such as "The Crown", which received 13 nominations, including a key drama series nod; "Stranger Things", which received 12 noms, including drama series; "Godless", which received 12 noms, including one for limited series; and "GLOW", which received 10 noms, including comedy series.

"HBO is very pleased with its 108 nominations, especially the wide range over so many categories", the network said in a statement. Having so many nominations, and so many programs with noms, helps it make that case.

Recognition of Plemons continues Black Mirror's resonance with audiences, as the anthology series took home Best Writing for a Limited Series past year, thanks to the "San Junipero" episode.

For the most part, though, this year's categories mark a pretty fair representation of TV's best and brightest, while adding drama to the battle that's been brewing to its two foremost bidders for awards prestige.

See the full list of 2018 Emmy noms here. "It's truly a Marvelous day!"

Excitingly, four out of the seven nominees in the Outstanding Drama category, which arguably offers one of the biggest prizes of the night, are genre shows: Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Westworld, and The Handmaid's Tale. What's more, as big companies such as Disney, Amazon, Apple, and new HBO parent AT&T race to compete with Netflix by dramatically increasing how much money they spend on programming, the Emmy race will just become even more ridiculously competitive and changeable. And with Modern Family being shut out from the comedy series and acting categories for the first time, the broadcast networks slipped to 2 entrants in the top series categories - This Is Us for best drama and ABC's Black-ish for best comedy - tying an all-time low.