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Emmys: Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage Breaks Supporting Actor Nomination Record

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Adrian Cunningham | 13 July, 2018, 02:09

TV stars are undoubtedly on edge this morning as they wait to hear who will be honored with a nomination for the 2018 Emmy Awards. Game of Thrones "helped boost the premium cable service's total and became the most-nominated series of all time, with its 129 nods topping the 124 nominations earned by ER". It wasn't until 2013 that Netflix won a single award for House of Cards, the first original online-only web television series to receive major nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards and now, just five years later, Netflix has more awards than any other content maker.

Game of Thrones garnered a whopping 22 nominations - the most for any series this year.

Netflix scored 112 nominations to HBO's 108.

The top comedy nominee is Donald Glover's Atlanta, with 16. Silicon Valley and Curb Your Enthusiasm grabbed seven and four nominations each. Lena Headey, who plays their sister Cersei Lannister, also earned a nomination for supporting actress in a drama series. GLOW was also nominated for a half-dozen technical awards.

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The fantasy dragons-and-swords saga, which already has 38 Emmys under its belt, is not expected back on screens until next year.

The series, which will not air this year, is in contention for the Emmy for Best Drama Series along with The Crown, The Americans, The Handmaid's Tale, Stranger Things, This Is Us and 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); and Jeffrey Wright (Westworld).