Game of Thrones earns a leading 22 Emmy Award nominations

By: AP | Los Angeles |
Published: July 12, 2018 11:58:06 pm

Games of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage was nominated for an Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series. (HBO via AP)

Game of Thrones roared back onto the Emmy battlefield, topping nominations with 22 bids but with a formidable opponent in last year’s winner The Handmaid’s Tale, while a streaming platform made history by earning the most bids for the first time.

Netflix’s 112 nominations took away the front-runner title that HBO held since 2001, giving cable and broadcast networks more reason to fear their future in viewers as well as honors. HBO is no piker: It claimed 108 bids.

Game of Thrones helped boost the premium cable service’s total and became the most-nominated series of all time, with its 129 nods topping the 124 nominations earned by ER.

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