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Netflix knocks HBO off its throne, as Emmy voters spread the wealth

Netflix knocks HBO off its throne, as Emmy voters spread the wealth

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.

Netflix's dystopian science-fiction show Black Mirror received seven nods for its USS: Callister episode from Season 4, including Outstanding Television Movie.

The 2018 Golden Globe Awards will kick off on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Oh was nominated Thursday for an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series.

After 17 straight years with the most Emmy nominations, HBO was overthrown by streaming service Netflix for the most nods, marking a seismic shift in the TV landscape. "I share this moment with my community", Oh said in a statement.

The Emmy nominations are in and HBO's "Game of Thrones" leads the pack with 22 nominations.

Some long-time favorites disappeared almost completely from the Emmy voters' radars - remember when "Modern Family" was hip? - while several classic revivals didn't get nearly as much attention the second time around as they did during their first runs.




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.

Game of Thrones is the show leading the way in this year's Emmy awards race, with 22 nominations.

"Killing Eve" star Sandra Oh made history of her own, becoming the first actress of Asian descent to be nominated for lead acting honours in a drama series.

Donald Glover's "Atlanta" was the top comedy nominee with 16 bids, poised to take advantage of this year's absence of three-time victor 'Veep'. It was not in the running in 2017.

In addition, Hader is nominated for outstanding guest actor on a comedy series for returning to his old stomping grounds to host "Saturday Night Live".