The nominations for the 2018 Emmy Awards have arrived and it’s Netflix who’s taking the lead this year with 112 nominations followed by HBO with 108 nominations.


A lot of first-time nominees this year which includes  Zazie Beetz (Atlanta), Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale), Matt Smith (The Crown), Betty Gilpin (GLOW), Letitia Wright (Westworld), Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live), Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live), Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace) and many others.



Check out the FULL list of nominees below (curtesy of


Lead 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


Lead Actress 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



Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

Godless (Scott Frank)

Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert (David Leveaux)

Paterno (Barry Levinson)

Patrick Melrose (Edward Berger)

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (“The Man Who Would Be Vogue”; Ryan Murphy)

The Looming Tower (“9/11”; Craig Zisk)

Twin Peaks (David Lynch)


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


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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


Directing for Drama Series

Game of Thrones – “Beyond the Wall” (Alan Taylor)

Game of Thrones – “The Dragon and the Wolf” (Jeremy Podeswa)

Ozark – “The Toll” (Jason Bateman)

Ozark – “Tonight We Improvise” (Daniel Sackheim)

Stranger Things 2 – “Chapter Nine: The Gate” (The Duffer Brothers)

The Crown – “Paterfamilias” (Stephen Daldry)

The Handmaid’s Tale – “After” (Kari Skogland)



Reality/Competition Series

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


Saturday Night Live

Tracey Ullman’s Show


Variety Talk Series

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last Week Tonight

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert



Writing for Variety Series

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Saturday Night Live

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert


Directing for Variety Series

Full Frontal for Samantha Bee (Episode 2061)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Episode 421)

Portlandia (“Riot Spray”)

Saturday Night Live (Host: Donald Glover)

The Late Late Show with James Corden (Episode 0416)

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (Episode 438)


Variety Special

60th Annual Grammy Awards

Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert

Night of Too Many Stars: American Unites for Autism Programs

The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards

The Oscars


Directing for a Variety Special

Dave Chappelle: Equanimity (Stan Lathan)

Jerry Seinfeld: Jerry Before Seinfeld (Michael Bonfiglio)

Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life(Marcus Raboy)

Super Bowl LII Halftime Show Starring Justin Timberlake (Hamish Hamilton)

The Oscars (Glenn Weiss)


Music Direction

Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo – Bruno Mars

Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute – Davey Johnstone

Super Bowl LII Halftime Show Starring Justin Timberlake – Adam Wayne Blackstone

The Oscars – Harold Wheeler

Tony Bennett: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song – Gregg Field



Limited Series

The Alienist

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Genius: Picasso


Patrick Melrose


Comedy Series




Curb Your Enthusiasm


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Writing for a Comedy Series

Atlanta — “Alligator Man” (Dondald Glover)

Atlanta — “Barbershop” (Stefani Robinson)

Barry — “Chapter One: Make Your Mark” (Alec Berg, Bill Hader)

Barry — “Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast and Keep Going” (Liz Sarnoff)

Silicon Valley — “Fifty-One Percent” (Alec Berg)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel — “Pilot” (Amy Sherman-Palladino)


Directing for a Comedy Series

Atlanta – “Fubu” (Donald Glover)

Atlanta – “Teddy Perkins” (Hiro Murai)

Barry – “Chapter One: Make Your Mark (Bill Hader)

GLOW – “Pilot” (Jesse Peretz)

Silicon Valley – “Initial Coin Offering” (Mike Judge)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – “Pilot” (Amy Sherman-Palladino)


Drama Series

Game of Thrones

The Handmaid’s Tale

Stranger Things

The Americans

This Is Us



They really are too cool for school. #ThisIsUs

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Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie of Special (Original Dramatic Score)

Alias Grace – “Part 1” (Mychael Danna, Jeff Danna)

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – “Crazy Diamond” (Cristobal Tapia De Veer)

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams- “The Commuter” (Harry Gregson-Williams)

Godless – “Homecoming”  (Carlos Rafael Rivera)

March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step (Cyril Aufort)

Black Mirror – “USS Callister” (Daniel Pemberton)


Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)

Game of Thrones – “The Dragon and the Wolf” (Ramin Djawadi)

Marvel’s Jessica Jones – “AKA Playland” (Sean Callery)

Once Upon a Time – “Leaving Storybrooke” (Mark Isham, Cindy O’Connor, Michael Simon)

SEAL Team – “Pattern of Life” (W.G. Snuffy Walden, A. Patrick Rose)

Star Wars Rebels – “Family Reunion – And Farewell” (Kevin Kiner)

Westworld – “Akane No Mai” (Ramin Djawadi)


Music and Lyrics

A Christmas Story Live! — “In the Market for a Miracle” (Benj Pasek, Justin Paul)

Big Mouth – “Am I Gay?” (Mark Rivers)

If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast – “Just Getting Started” (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Dave Grusin)

Saturday Night Live – “Come Back Barack” (Eli Brueggemann)

Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life – “The Buddy Song” (Steve Martin)

The Good Fight – “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” (Jonathan Coulton)


Children’s Program

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Alexa & Katie

Fuller House

Star Wars Rebels

The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special



So You Think You Can Dance — Al Blackstone

So You Think You Can Dance — Mandy Moore

So You Think You Can Dance — Christopher Scott

So You Think You Can Dance — Travis Wall

The Late Late Show with James Corden — Chloe Arnold


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Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie

Fahrenheit 451

Genius: Picasso — “Chapter One”

Godless — “An Incident at Creede”

The Alienist — “The Boy on the Bridge”

Twin Peaks — “Part 8”

Black Mirror — “USS Callister”



Alexa Loses Her Voice – Amazon

Earth: Shot on iPhone – iPhone

In Real Life – Monica Lewinsky – Anti-Bullying

It’s a Tide Ad – Tide

The Talk – P&G – My Black is Beautiful


Documentary or Nonfiction Series

American Masters

Blue Planet II

The Defiant Ones

The Fourth Estate

Wild Wild Country


70th annual Emmys will air on Sept. 17 from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.  Hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost of Saturday Night Live.

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