Netflix supplants stalwart HBO as most Emmy nominated network or platform

Critic's picks for Emmy nominations Expect 'Handmaid's Tale' and 'Atlanta'

Elizabeth Moss in"The Handmaid's Tale

The streaming service's maneuvering (and not incidentally, expensive Emmy campaigning) paid off with 112 nominations - a significant increase over past year, edging HBO's 108.

While the show didn't retain its former awards nomination glory this year, streaming giant Netflix, which distributes "Orange Is the New Black", earned the most nominations of any channel or platform with 112, narrowly beating HBO's 108. Significantly, Game of Thrones, this year's most nominated show with 22 nominations, wasn't eligible last year, because HBO took their sweet time between seasons again. Thursday's nomination puts his total at seven, breaking the record for most nominated performer in this category. He is also nominated for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for "Saturday Night Live". "We're grateful to all our nominees for making this the eighth year we've had 100 nominations or more".

The "This is Us" star, who plays mom Rebecca Pearson on the hit NBC tearjerker, wasn't among the names included in the "Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series" category. "We look forward to Sept 17th". So let's go over all the snubs and surprises from the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations in the gallery below.


HBO awards darling "Veep" was ineligible this year and its crown passed to "Atlanta", the FX comedy created by and starring Donald Glover, which amassed 16 nods.

The revival of "Roseanne, " canceled because of star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet, drew only one major nomination, a supporting actress nod for Laurie Metcalf.

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