Streaming rules Emmys as Netflix snaps 17-year HBO streak


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.

While HBO received 108 nominations this year, only three fewer than last year, Netflix had a total of 112 nominations - up from 91 last year.

Netflix's most nominated show was "The Crown" with 13, including for best drama series.

Additionally, John Legend was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Of Movie for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar.

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The most nominated show was HBO's "Game of Thrones" with 22, followed by NBC's "Saturday Night Live" and HBO's "Westworld".

It looked like it was going to be shut out of this year's Emmys after 65-year-old star Roseanne Barr - a vocal Trump backer who has tweeted far-right and conspiracy theorist views - was dropped by ABC for making a racist slur on Twitter. "I share this moment with my community", Oh said in a statement.

A slew of first time Emmy contenders included Sandra Oh as the first Asian-American lead comedy actress nominee for her role in quirky spy series "Killing Eve", and Rachel Brosnahan's 1950s housewife turned comedian in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel". "I think my mother at this moment may actually be satisfied". Both Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) were snubbed in the Lead Actor and Lead Actress categories while Sophie Turner (Sophie Turner) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) missed out on Best Supporting Actress bids. Only one acting category, supporting actor in a drama series, had all-white nominees.

The Handmaid's Tale was one of the big winners with 20 nominations overall. If he wins, he will earn the coveted EGOT, having previously won a Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.