Aussie Emmy nod


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LOS AN­GE­LES: Aus­tralian ac­tor Yvonne Stra­hovski has scored an Emmy nom­i­na­tion for her role in The Hand­maid’s Tale.

The news was not so good for Ni­cole Kid­man at Thurs­day’s Emmy nom­i­na­tion cer­e­mony in Los An­ge­les. She was snubbed for her per­for­mance in Top of the Lake: China Girl, as was Naomi Watts for roles in Twin Peaks and the Net­flix se­ries Gypsy.

Top of the Lake: China Girl, shot in Syd­ney, also missed out in other cat­e­gories, in­clud­ing best lim­ited TV se­ries while lead ac­tress Elis­a­beth Moss failed to earn a nom­i­na­tion.

Moss was nom­i­nated for best ac­tress in a drama se­ries for The Hand­maid’s Tale, with Stra­hovski's nom­i­na­tion com­ing in the sup­port­ing ac­tress cat­e­gory.

Stra­hovski will com­pete for the Emmy against two The Hand­maid’s Tale costars, Alexis Bledel and Ann Dowd, as well as Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Mil­lie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Thandie New­ton (West­world) and Vanessa Kirby (The Crown).

The Hand­maid’s Tale was one of the big win­ners with 20 nom­i­na­tions over­all.

Game Of Thrones was the dom­i­nant se­ries.

It has 22 nom­i­na­tions, fol­lowed by Satur­day Night Live and West­world with 21 each.

Net­flix also showed its dom­i­nance over the tra­di­tional free-to-air and ca­ble TV net­works.

The stream­ing ser­vice led the nom­i­na­tions in to­tals by plat­form with 112. HBO had 108 and NBC 78.

The 70th Emmy Awards cer­e­mony will be held at the Mi­crosoft Theatre in down­town Los An­ge­les on Septem­ber 17.

Other Aus­tralians who missed out on nom­i­na­tions in­cluded Por­tia de Rossi (Ar­rested Devel­op­ment), Hugo Weav­ing (Pa­trick Mel­rose), El­iz­a­beth De­bicki (The Tale) and Jim Jef­feries (The Jim Jef­feries Show).

The ac­tresses who squeezed Kid­man and Watts out of the sup­port­ing ac­tress in a lim­ited se­ries cat­e­gory were: Ad­ina Porter (Amer­i­can Hor­ror Story: Cult); Pene­lope Cruz and Ju­dith Light (The As­sas­si­na­tion Of Gianni Ver­sace: Amer­i­can Crime Story); Leti­tia Wright (Black Mu­seum); Mer­ritt Wever (God­less); and Sara Bareilles (Je­sus Christ Su­per­star Live In Con­cert).

Pic­ture: AP

Cho­sen: Aus­tralian ac­tor Yvonne Stra­hovski will be up against Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) and Thandie New­ton (West­world) among oth­ers.

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