HBO's Game of Thrones may have just become the Emmy Awards' most-nominated program ever, with nominations in a whopping 22 categories, but this year's standout is Netflix. "Game of Thrones" is the most-nominated series; "The Handmaid's Tale" earns 20 nods.
Coster-Waldau was nominated for an Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series. Its latest season premiered a full year ago, and it won't begin its eighth and final season until 2019.
Meanwhile, the platform breakdown saw streaming giant Netflix oust premium cable channel HBO from the top of the nominations tally.
The return of "Thrones" did tighten the race up on the drama side, but the absence of "Veep" from contention this year didn't seem to do much to help on the comedy side.
The series, which will not air this year, is in contention for the Emmy for Best Drama Series along with The Crown, The Americans, The Handmaid's Tale, Stranger Things, This Is Us and Westworld.
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"The Handmaid's Tale", the dystopian sci-fi series based on Margaret Atwood's novel, drew 20 bids, including one for last year's best actress victor, Elisabeth Moss, and supporting bids for Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Yvonne Strahovski and Joseph Fiennes.
Also among the nominations: singer John Legend is up for lead actor in a miniseries or movie for his work in "Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert". If he wins, he will earn the coveted EGOT, having previously won a Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.
"Thank you television academy for the Emmy nomination".