The 2018 Emmy Nominations Are in, & They’re More Diverse Than Ever

The 70th Emmy Awards nominations have officially been announced, and while we definitely saw some of these coming (Game of Thrones for outstanding drama series, anyone?), we're still surprised at what did and didn't make the cut. 

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FX, HBO and Netflix led the pack this year, particularly in the outstanding series categories. Standout hits like Atlanta, This Is Us and Westworld also snagged several nominations each. 

Unlike previous years, the selection of nominees this year pulls from dozens of networks and streaming platforms representing performers from several marginalized groups in Hollywood. Sandra Oh's nomination in the lead female actor in a drama category for Killing Eve makes her the first Asian-American woman nominated in the category according to Time magazine. We are so here for the diversity in Hollywood being more widely represented at the Emmys this year.

Check out the partial list of nominees below. The winners will be announced during the live telecast on Monday, Sept. 17 at 8/7c from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. SNL's Colin Jost and Michael Che will cohost.

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Outstanding comedy series

  • Atlanta (FX)
  • Barry (HBO)
  • Black-ish (ABC)
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
  • GLOW (Netflix)
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime Video)
  • Silicon Valley (HBO)
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Outstanding drama series

  • The Americans (FX)
  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • This Is Us (NBC)
  • Westworld (HBO)

Outstanding limited series

  • The Alienist (TNT)
  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
  • Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
  • Godless (Netflix) 
  • Patrick Melrose (Showtime)

Lead female actor 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

Lead male 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 female actor 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 male 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 female actor in a limited series or TV 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 male actor in a limited series or TV 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, Black Mirror: USS Callister

Supporting female actor 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
  • Thandie Newton, Westworld
  • Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

Supporting male 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

Supporting female actor in a comedy series

  • Zazie Beetz, Atlanta
  • Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
  • Betty Gilpin, GLOW
  • Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
  • Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
  • Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne
  • Megan Mullally, Will & Grace

Supporting male actor in a comedy series 

  • Louie Anderson, Baskets
  • Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
  • Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
  • Henry Winkler, Barry

Supporting female actor in a limited series or TV movie

  • Sara Bareilles, Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert
  • Penélope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  • Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  • Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult
  • Merritt Wever, Godless
  • Letitia Wright, Black Mirror

Supporting male actor in a limited series or TV movie

  • Jeff Daniels, Godless
  • Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar
  • John Leguizamo, Waco
  • Ricky Martin, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  • Edgar Ramírez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  • Michael Stuhlbarg, The Looming Tower
  • Finn Wittrock, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Outstanding variety talk series

  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) 
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Reality-competition program

  • The Amazing Race (CBS)
  • American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
  • Project Runway (Bravo)
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (Logo)
  • Top Chef (Bravo)
  • The Voice (NBC)

Variety sketch series

  • At Home with Amy Sedaris (TruTV)
  • Drunk History (Comedy Central)
  • I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman (Hulu)
  • Portlandia (IFC)
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • Tracey Ullman's Show (Fox)

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