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Emmy nominations: 'Game of Thrones' leads with 22 nods

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Julia Gonzales | 12 July, 2018, 20:36

The 2018 Emmy Awards nominations came out today, and of course, many fan favorites were left off of the list.

It's returning to face formidable competition: "The Handmaid's Tale", the dystopian sci-fi series that claimed top drama honors past year, drew 20 bids, with "Westworld" close by with 21.

"The Handmaid's Tale" actress Samira Wiley and Ryan Eggold, who is set to star in the new NBC drama "New Amsterdam", will be on-hand in North Hollywood to help the Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington make the announcements beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET.

HBO awards darling "Veep" was ineligible this year and its crown passed to "Atlanta", the FX comedy created by and starring Donald Glover, which amassed 16 nods.

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Additionally, at some time in the near future, the Canadian pipeline problem will be fixed and the supply disruption over. The selling pressure intensified as trade tensions between the USA and China raised concerns about demand.

Besides the repeat nomination for Dowd, "The Handmaid's Tale" scored nods for Drama Series, Actress in a Drama Series (Elisabeth Moss), Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Joseph Fiennes), and two additional nominations for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Alexis Bledel and Yvonne Strahovski).

Hulu's "A Handmaid's Tale" - which won the award for best drama series previous year - earned 20 nods.

The previous high for "Game of Thrones" was 24 nominations in 2015.

The 70th Emmy Awards will telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 17 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) on NBC.

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