Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage Just Broke an Emmys Record!

2018 Emmys Michael Che Colin Jost

2018 Emmys Michael Che Colin Jost

The 70th Emmy awards ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on 17 September. With the nod - his seventh in a career that's spanned more than two decades - Dinklage becomes the most-nominated actor ever in the Emmys' best supporting actor category.

In the drama and comedies series categories, NBC drama "This Is Us" and ABC sitcom "black-ish" are the sole network contenders.

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.

HBO, which was recently acquired by wireless carrier AT&T Inc, had 108 nominations, and noted in a statement that it was the eighth year it had gathered 100 nominations or more.

Markle's name was submitted for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series" for her role as Rachel Zane on "Suits", but the newly-minted royal wasn't nominated.

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Several major stars not normally associated with television got their first Emmy nominations in 2018. NBC's Saturday Night Live, with 21 nominations this year, has now been nominated 252 times in its history, a record for any show.

HBO awards darling Veep was ineligible this year and its crown passed to Atlanta, the FX comedy created by and starring Donald Glover, which amassed 16 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 Handmaid's Tale came away with 20 nominations all up.

HBO's fantasy dragons-and-swords saga is a two-time best drama victor that sat out the last year's Emmys because of its production schedule.

While other streaming services didn't do as well as Netflix did, Hulu was nominated for 27 awards, and Amazon Prime was right behind them at 22 - most of which are from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. This year, the only actors with Emmy nods are the Lannister siblings: Lena Headey (Cersei) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime) also stand to win little golden statues.

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