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Crowning glory for Netflix with Emmy nomination success

14 July 2018

After 17 straight years with the most Emmy nominations, HBO was overthrown by streaming service Netflix for the most nods, marking a seismic shift in the TV landscape.

Ozark's Jason Bateman received a nomination for best actor and director in a drama series, and Black Mirror's "USS Callister" was nominated for Best Television Movie.

Although season seven of Game of Thrones aired in summer 2017, due to the Emmys' eligibility cutoff, the HBO drama had to wait until this year to submit anything for consideration.

For the first time since 2001, HBO did not lead the nominations.

Donald Glover's "Atlanta" was the top comedy series nominee with 16 bids, poised to take advantage of the absence this time around of three-time victor "Veep".

Just five years after the launch of its first original series, "House of Cards", Netflix ended HBO's 17-year streak as the most Emmy-nominated network.

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

"It has been another exceptional year in television marked by extraordinary storytelling from a wealth of diverse and innovative content creators", Washington said in a statement. Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" comes in second with 20 nominations. "I think my mother at this moment may actually be satisfied". NBC was a distant third with 78, a figure that put it first among broadcast networks.

"Saturday Night Live", riding high with its relentless pillorying of the Trump administration, was rewarded with 21 nods. Legend's nomination for Jesus Christ, Superstar means he can add an Emmy to the Grammy, Oscar and Tony he already has on his shelf.

The Hulu series, which is set in a dystopian MA, earned 20 nominations, including a repeat nomination for the victor of last year's Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award, Holyoke native Ann Dowd.

Crowning glory for Netflix with Emmy nomination success