“Game of Thrones” image courtesy of HBO(NEW YORK) — After a year of dragons, the Upside Down and political jokes, nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards will be announced Thursday morning, hosted by Handmaid’s Tale’s Samira Wiley and New Amsterdam’s Ryan Eggold.
After being ineligible for last year’s ceremony due to time between seasons, Game of Thrones is expected to be a frontrunner again in this year’s nominations.
Netflix’s The Crown, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, NBC’s This is Us and HBO’s Westworld also are certainly no strangers to the Drama Series category and are poised to be recognized again. But eyes are also on a few freshman series, like Netflix’s Mindhunter and AMC’s Killing Eve — both of which have earned high critical praise. FX’s The Americans, which concluded its six-season run in May, could also receive some love.
The Comedy Series category is where a shake-up is most likely this year. While ABC’s Modern Family and HBO’s Veep typically dominate, some are anticipating nominations for Donald Glover‘s critically-acclaimed FX series Atlanta, as well as Netflix’s GLOW, NBC’s Will & Grace revival and Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. ABC’s Roseanne revival may even find a place on the nominees list, despite it’s abrupt cancellation.
Last year, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman‘s HBO drama Big Little Lies swept the Limited Series category, but this time Ryan Murphy‘s The Assassination of Gianni Versace on FX is expected to make a similarly stong showing.
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