Netflix Topples HBO in Emmy Nominations

Netflix Topples HBO in Emmy Nominations

Netflix Topples HBO in Emmy Nominations

For the first time, Netflix has come out on top as the platform with the most Emmy nominations.

"Game of Thrones" roared back onto the Emmy Award battlefield, topping Thursday's nominations with 22 bids but with a formidable opponent in last year's victor, "The Handmaid's Tale", while a streaming platform made history by earning the most bids for the first time.

Game of Thrones makes its Emmy comeback this year after last year's later season airdate saw it ineligible for consideration for the awards.

The HBO series' nominations included a nod for best drama series. "Atlanta" will face newcomers including "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, " "Glow" and "Barry".

Saudi Arabia to offset loss of Iranian oil, US says
That push has driven up oil prices amid concerns that a divestment from Iranian oil would reduce the world's overall supply. Isolating Iran could sideline millions of barrels of oil per day from a market with little spare capacity left.

ACLU says less than half of child reunions will meet deadline
DOJ lawyers said in a court filing that the government has tried for twelve months to locate the parents, to no avail. But they say they have to do cheek swabs of the children and the parents to do DNA tests to establish parentage.

Jones snatches 1st Cup win in crash-filled race at Daytona
This year's races at Daytona for Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck teams damaged the most vehicles at that track since 2012. Jones was involved in one of the many wrecks , but his No. 20 Toyota was still in good enough shape to get by Truex.

The return of "Game of Thrones" during the eligibility window more than made up for the lack of "Big Little Lies" this year, with 22 nominations, including one in the drama series race.

The revival of "Roseanne, " canceled because of star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet, drew only one major nomination, a supporting actress nod for Laurie Metcalf.

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). Saturday Night Live and Westworld both grabbed 21 nominations each, while The Handmaid's Tale secured 20 nominations.

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sunday, September 17 on NBC.

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