Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage Just Broke an Emmys Record!

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Bill Hader appears on"Barry. HBO

And during Thursday's 2018 Emmy nominations announcement, it was revealed that it's been nominated for 22 more, including Best Drama Series, Best Directing for a Drama Series and Best Writing for a Drama Series. HBO still managed to earn 108 nominations for shows like Thrones and Westworld, but Netflix's collective might at producing increasingly good original content resulted in a massive 112 total nominations.

Dinklage missed out on a nomination a year ago due to Game of Thrones' late premiere date, which disqualified the series from the 2017 competition.

For the most part, though, this year's categories mark a pretty fair representation of TV's best and brightest, while adding drama to the battle that's been brewing to its two foremost bidders for awards prestige.

For lead actor drama, the Television Academy nominated Jason Bateman, "Ozark"; Ed Harris and Jeffrey Wright, "Westworld"; Matthew Rhys, "The Americans"; and Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia of "This is Us". He is also nominated for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for "Saturday Night Live".

Croatia reach World Cup final as England pain goes on
The Croatian Football Federation are still to serve the second game of a two-match punishment imposed by UEFA in 2015. A peak audience of 1.05 million in Wales tuned in for England's World Cup semi-final defeat against Croatia .

Gareth Southgate: England will play Belgium with 'huge pride'
We're going to celebrate, to rest and then we will prepare for France. "I'm still heartbroken and never felt so gutted". He said: "It feels incredible, especially after everything that was said about us before the game".

Liu Xia, widow of dissident, leaves China for Germany, friend says
Days after the Nobel Committee awarded Liu Xiaobo the Peace prize; Chinese authorities put Liu Xia also under house arrest. I hope that our parents and my brother-in-law [Liu Xiaobo] could rest in peace now and keep blessing her [from heaven].

Meanwhile, the platform breakdown saw streaming giant Netflix oust premium cable channel HBO from the top of the nominations tally.

Comedy series: Atlanta; Barry; Black-ish; Curb Your Enthusiasm; GLOW; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Silicon Valley; and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards are scheduled to air on NBC September 17.

Creator Ryan Murphy said it was a "heartbreaking story to tell, made more so by the fact that we continue as a culture to grapple with homophobia and shame and intolerance".

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