Emmy Nominations 2018: Heres What You Need To Know

You still have some time to binge watch the nominated series for this years Emmy Awards.

The list of Emmy Nominations for this year’s edition of the awards has been finally revealed and there are so many interesting cases to point out. For years, the Emmy Awards had been basically the same show year after year, awarding the same shows and pretty much the same people. We have cases like Game of Thrones, awarded at least in one category every season, or comedies like Modern Family, excessively nominated for four consecutive years with 13 awards in the different categories. Last year was more surprising, with new series taking all the spotlight and taking home most of the awards. We saw this mainly with series like The Handmaid’s Tale, Big Little Lies, and The Crown, two of these being great examples of the fact that the best shows are being produced by streaming companies rather than regular television.

This year, though, there are some old faces (Donald Glover could take his second consecutive Emmy, Claire Foy is nominated again for her role in The Crown, and Elisabeth Moss in The Handmaid’s Tale), we also have some surprises that show that the industry is and needs to continue changing. For instance, there’s much more diversity in the nominee’s list. We have Sandra Oh nominated for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Killing Eve, making her the first Asian woman nominated for an award in the Lead Actress category in the Emmys. Also, we have Hispanic nominees, with Antonio Banderas in NatGeo’s Genius: Picasso and Penélope Cruz, Edgar Ramírez, and Ricky Martin in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

So, without further ado, here are the nominees for the main categories in this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards. Download this list and share your winners with us on social media!

Antonio Banderas in Genius: Picasso.

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or 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”)

Jesse Plemons (“USS Callister”)


Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

Laura Dern (“The Tale”)

Jessica Biel (“The Sinner”)

Michelle Dockery (“Godless”)

Edie Falco (“The Menendez Murders”)

Regina King (“Seven Seconds”)

Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story: Cult”)


Sarah Paulson in American Horror Story: Cult.

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)

Bill Hader (“Barry”)

Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”)

William H. Macy (“Shameless”)

Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)

Ted Danson (“The Good Place”)


Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”)

Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”)

Allison Janney (“Mom”)

Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”)

Issa Rae (“Insecure”)


Donald Glover in Atlanta.

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”)


Lead Actress in a Drama Series:

Claire Foy (“The Crown”)

Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”)

Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)

Keri Russell (“The Americans”)

Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”)


Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden in Westworld.

Comedy Series

Atlanta” (FX)

Barry” (HBO)

Black-ish” (ABC)

Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)

GLOW” (Netflix)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

Silicon Valley” (HBO)

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)


Drama Series

“The Handmaid’s Tale” (HULU)

“Game of Thrones” (HBO)

“This Is Us” (NBC)

“The Crown” (Netflix)

“The Americans” (FX)

“Stranger Things” (Netflix)

“Westworld” (HBO)


Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones.

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”)

Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”)

Joseph Fiennes (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

David Harbour (“Stranger Things”)

Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”)

Matt Smith (“The Crown”)


Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Alexis Bledel (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”)

Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”)

Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)

Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)


Millie Bobby Brown in Stranger Things.

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Louie Anderson (“Baskets”)

Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live”)

Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)

Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”)

Henry Winkler (“Barry”)


Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Zazie Beetz (“Atlanta”)

Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

Aidy Bryant (“Saturday Night Live”)

Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”)

Leslie Jones (“Saturday Night Live”)

Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)

Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne”)

Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”)


Penelope Cruz, Darren Criss, Édgar Ramírez, and Ricky Martin in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Jeff Daniels (“Godless”)

Brandon Victor Dixon (“Jesus Christ Superstar”)

John Leguizamo (“Waco”)

Ricky Martin (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

Edgar Ramirez (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

Michael Stuhlbarg (“The Looming Tower”)

Finn Wittrock (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)


Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Sara Bareilles (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert”)

Penelope Cruz (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

Judith Light (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

Adina Porter (“American Horror Story: Cult”)

Merritt Wever (“Godless”)

Letitia Wright (“Black Museum” (Black Mirror))


Letitia Wright in Black Mirror.

As we all saw in award ceremonies last year, these events aren't only so we can watch our favorite celebrities wearing fancy dresses and receiving awards: they’ve become platforms to discuss serious issues happening in the world. So, it wouldn’t be a surprise for many of the attendants to take social and political stands at the ceremony, thus making the event something to really follow closely. This year’s Emmy Awards will take place next September 17th with the best in primetime entertainment. 


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