Game of Thrones and Netflix tipped to sweep Emmy nominations

Game of Thrones and Netflix tipped to sweep Emmy nominations

Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus is seen accepting the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series at the 2016 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Community star Ken Jeong and The Good Place actor D'Arcy Carden will make the announcement from LA at 8:30 a.m. PT (11:30 a.m. ET), and we've embedded the livestream below so you can join in.

The nominees for best actor in a comedy series include: Anthony Anderson, "black-ish" Don Cheadle, "Black Monday"; Ted Danson, "The Good Place"; Michael Douglas, "The Kominsky Method"; Bill Hader, "Barry"; and Eugene Levy, "Schitt's Creek".

In limited series, Showtime has vigorously promoted Ben Stiller's "Escape at Dannemora", in which two real-life convicts escape a NY prison by seducing a female employee.

Expect surprises this year, too, with several top shows from past seasons (i.e., Big Little Lies, The Handmaid's Tale) ineligible this cycle, making room for some fresh faces and titles.

"This Is Us" was nominated for Drama Series, "The Good Place" was nominated for Comedy Series, and "American Ninja Warrior" and "The Voice" picked up nominations for Reality Competition.

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HBO's "Game of Thrones" slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it past year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap.

The nominees for best drama series are: "Game of Thrones", "Better Call Saul", "Bodyguard", "Killing Eve", "Ozark", "Pose", "This Is Us" and "Succession".

The only "Game of Thrones" actor to actually win an Emmy for the HBO series is Dinklage, who has won three trophies in the supporting actor category for his role as Tyrion Lannister.

"The Big Bang Theory", which ended this year after 12 seasons, is among its possible competitors.

The 71st Primetime Emmys will air Sunday, Sept. 22 on Fox.

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