GOT LEADS THE PACK AT EMMY NOMINATIONSS

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - City - - ENTERTAINMENT -

TThe nom­i­na­tions for the 70th Prime­time Emmy Awards have been an­nounced with hit fan­tasy show Game of Thrones mak­ing a come­back and se­cur­ing a to­tal of 22 nods.

The nom­i­na­tions, which were an­nounced by The Hand­maid’s Tale star Samira Wi­ley and The Black­list ac­tor Ryan Eg­gold, also saw ac­tor San­dra Oh se­cur­ing her maiden nom­i­na­tion in the lead ac­tor cat­e­gory in a drama se­ries for her role in Killing Eve. She be­came the first ac­tor of Asian de­scent to earn a nom­i­na­tion for lead ac­tor.

Oh, who plays an MI5 spy in Killing Eve, has been nom­i­nated for Emmy five times be­fore. She will be joined by Claire Foy (The Crown), Ta­tiana Maslaney (Or­phan Black), Elis­a­beth Moss (The Hand­maid’s Tale), Keri Russell (The Amer­i­cans) and Evan Rachel Wood (West­world).

Wood’s West­world co-stars, Ed Har­ris and Jef­frey Wright, have been nom­i­nated in the lead ac­tor in a drama se­ries cat­e­gory. They face tough com­pe­ti­tion from the last time win­ner Ster­ling K Brown, who has picked up an­other nod for This Is Us. Nom­i­nees in the drama se­ries cat­e­gory in­clude The Hand­maid’s Tale, Game of Thrones; This Is Us, The Crown, The Amer­i­cans, Stranger Things and West­world. Game of Thrones was closely fol­lowed by the West­world with 21 nom­i­na­tions. Satur­day Night Live also got 21 nods. The Hand­maid’s Tale, which won the award for best drama se­ries last year, stood third with 20 nom­i­na­tions, while The As­sas­si­na­tion of Gianni Ver­sace was fourth with 18 nom­i­na­tions. GoT stars Niko­laj Coster-Wal­dau, Peter Din­klage and Diana Rigg, have all picked up nods for the show. More than one month af­ter his death, the late chef and TV per­son­al­ity An­thony Bour­dain has been hon­oured with two Emmy nom­i­na­tions.

Bour­dain’s show Parts Un­known earned six nom­i­na­tions over­all while its dig­i­tal ex­ten­sion Ex­plore Parts Un­known also picked up a nod. In the com­edy stakes, it is nom­i­na­tion ga­lore for the sec­ond sea­son of Don­ald Glover’s At­lanta, GLOW and The Mar­vel­lous Mrs Maisel, which sees ac­tor Rachel Bros­na­han go up against Pamela Ad­lon (Bet­ter Things), Al­li­son Jan­ney (Mom) and Issa Rae of Inse­cure fame.

The awards will be held at the Mi­crosoft Theater in Los Angeles on Septem­ber 17 and will be hosted by stand up comics Colin Jost and Michael Che.

Game of Thrones, with a to­tal of 22 nods, faces for­mi­da­ble com­pe­ti­tion from The Hand­maid’s Tale’s 20 bids and West­world’s 21 nom­i­na­tions

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The late chef An­thony Bour­dain’s show Parts Un­known earns six nom­i­na­tions

PHOTO: IN­STA­GRAM/ IAMSANDRAOHINSTA

San­dra Oh be­comes the first Asian ac­tor to have earned an Emmy nom­i­na­tion in the lead cat­e­gory

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