News & Opinion | July 12, 2018 1:50 pm

Netflix Dominates Emmy Nominations, Ruins HBO’s 17-Year Streak

Netflix had 112 nominations this year.

HBO has spent the past 17 years raking in the most Emmy nominations. But this year, Netflix knocked them off the pedestal with 112 nominations.

HBO took in a solid 108 nominations, and its blockbuster show Game of Thrones alone received 22 nominations, the most for a single show. HBO’s other big hit, Westworld, was nominated 21 times (which tied it with Saturday Night Live). 

Netflix won its first Emmy in 2013 with House of Cards, and since then, the streaming platform has snapped up big names for forthcoming shows and movies, including former president Barack Obama and media mogul Shonda Rhimes, proving that they are the force to beat.

Sandra Oh made history by becoming the first Asian actor to be nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in BBC America’s Killing Eve. 

Check out the full list of nominations below.

Drama Series

Game of Thrones

Stranger Things

The Americans

The Crown

The Handmaid’s Tale

This Is Us


Comedy Series




Curb Your Enthusiasm


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Limited Series or Movie

The Alienist

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Genius: Picasso


Patrick Melrose

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Keri Russell, The Americans

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Claire Foy, The Crown

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Ed Harris, Westworld

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Pamela Adlon, Better Things

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Allison Janney, Mom

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Issa Rae, Insecure

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Ted Danson, The Good Place

Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Bill Hader, Barry

William H. Macy, Shameless

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult

Edie Falco, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

Jessica Biel, The Sinner

Michelle Dockery, Godless

Regina King, Seven Seconds

Laura Dern, The Tale

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Antonio Bandera, Genius: Picasso

Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose

Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower

John Legend, Jesus Chris Superstar Live in Concert

Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Vesace: American Crime Story

Jesse Plemons, USS Callister (Black Mirror)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Lena Heady, Game of Thrones

Vanessa Kirby, The Crown

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Matt Smith, The Crown

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Zazie Beetz, Atlanta

Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne

Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta

Louie Anderson, Baskets

Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones

Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away With Murder

Viola Davis, Scandal

Kelly Jenrette, The Handmaid’s Tale

Cherry Jones, The Handmaid’s Tale

Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

Guest Actor in a Drama Series

F. Murray Abraham, Homeland

Cameron Britton, Mindhunter

Matthew Goode, The Crown

Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us

Gerald McRaney, This Is Us

Jimmi Simpson, Westworld

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Wanda Sykes, Black-ish

Tiffany Haddish, Saturday Night Live

Maya Rudolph, The Good Place

Jane Lynch, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel