Emmy nominees 2018: Broadcast TV still keeps its foot in the door

Streaming and cable contenders continue to dominate

By now, it’s no surprise: From the standpoint of numbers, Primetime Emmy nominees from the cable and streaming realms still have the edge.
However, programs such as “This Is Us,” “black-ish,” “Mom” and “Saturday Night Live” will keep broadcast television in the running as the medium’s top awards are handed out for the 70th time Monday, Sept. 17, on NBC. In fact, “SNL’s” Michael Che and Colin Jost will preside over the honors – but such non-broadcast titles as “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Americans” and “The Crown” appear destined to be heard a lot that night, too.

Here are the nominees in a number of major categories in the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Atlanta
  • Barry
  • black-ish
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • GLOW
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Silicon Valley

Outstanding Drama Series

  • The Americans
  • The Crown
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Stranger Things
  • This Is Us
  • Westworld

Outstanding Limited Series

  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  • The Alienist
  • Genius: Picasso
  • Patrick Melrose
  • Godless

Outstanding Reality Competition Series

  • The Amazing Race
  • American Ninja Warrior
  • Project Runway
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Top Chef
  • The Voice

Outstanding Variety/Sketch Series

  • At Home with Amy Sedaris
  • Drunk History
  • I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman
  • Portlandia
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Tracey Ullman’s Show

Outstanding Variety/Talk Series

  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Donald Glover, Atlanta
  • Bill Hader, Barry
  • Anthony Anderson, black-ish
  • William H. Macy, Shameless
  • Ted Danson, The Good Place
  • Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Pamela Adlon, Better Things
  • Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Allison Janney, Mom
  • Issa Rae, “Insecure”
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
  • Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding 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
  • Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Claire Foy, The Crown
  • Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
  • Keri Russell, The Americans
  • Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
  • Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie

  • Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
  • Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, “Patrick Melrose
  • Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower
  • John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
  • Jesse Plemons, USS Callister (Black Mirror)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie

  • Jessica Biel, The Sinner
  • Laura Dern, The Tale
  • Michelle Dockery, Godless
  • Edie Falco, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
  • Regina King, Seven Seconds
  • Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult
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