Netflix tops HBO for 2018 Emmy nominations

Netflix snaps a 17-year streak for HBO in terms of Emmy nominations.

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HBO's Game of Thrones got 22 nominations...


HBO and Netflix found themselves in a battle of sorts Thursday.

The nominations for the 2018 Primetime Emmys are out, and HBO's Game of Thrones is at the top of the heap, with 22 nods. But Netflix walked away with a total of 112 nominations, versus HBO's 108, dethroning HBO from its position as most nominated network, a title it held for 17 years straight, according to The New York Times. 

Aside from Game of Thrones, HBO's Westworld did well too, racking up 21 nominations.

Lily Tomlin as Frankie, in Netflix's Grace and Frankie, takes a puff on a doobie.

... but Netflix nabbed the most total noms, snapping HBO's 17-year streak. Here, Frankie takes a celebratory puff. (Lily Tomlin is nominated for lead actress in a comedy series, for Grace and Frankie.)

Both Ed Harris and Jeffrey Wright earned nods for lead actor in a drama series. Evan Rachel Wood also got a nomination for lead actress in a drama series. The show's also in the running for outstanding drama series, where it'll face off against Game of Thrones, Netflix's Stranger Things, and Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.

Last Year, The Handmaid's Tale, based on Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, took home the award for outstanding drama series, marking Hulu's first major Emmy win. Elisabeth Moss, who plays Offred in the show, was also nominated for lead actress in a drama series.  

Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, a period piece about a housewife turned standup comic in 1958 New York City, received a nomination for Rachel Brosnahan for lead actress in a comedy series, as well as a nomination for outstanding comedy series. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will compete for that award against HBO's Silicon Valley.

The Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sept. 17 on NBC.

Check out our full list of Emmy nominations

Gael Fashingbauer Cooper contributed to this report. 

First published July 12, 8:43 a.m.
Updates, 8:49 a.m.: Includes additional nominations; 9:01 a.m.: Adds context; 9:18 a.m.: Includes additional nominations.