2018 Emmy Nominations – Prepare for Some Tight Races

The Television Academy announced the nominations for the 2018 Emmy Awards on Tuesday, and some of these categories are going to make you tear your hair out picking a winner in your office pool.

Lets dive right into the nominations. First off, a break down by outlets. Netflix won the year with 112 nominations in total.

Broadcast Network Nominations

  • ABC – 31 nominations
  • CBS – 34 nominations
  • FOX – 16 nominations
  • NBC – 78 nominations
  • PBS – 9 nominations

Cable Network Nominations

  • A&E – 7 nominations
  • Adult Swim – 3 nominations
  • AMC – 1 nomination
  • BBC America – 8 nominations
  • Bravo – 3 nominations
  • Cartoon Network – 4 nominations
  • CNN – 10 nominations
  • Comedy Central – 6 nominations
  • Discovery Channel – 4 nominations
  • Disney Channel – 1 nomination
  • Disney XD – 4 nominations
  • FX – 50 nominations
  • HBO – 108 nominations
  • HGTV – 1 nomination
  • History – 1 nomination
  • IFC – 2 nominations
  • Lifetime – 4 nominations
  • National Geographic – 17 nominations
  • Nat Geo WILD – 1 nomination
  • Paramount (formally Spike) – 4 nominations Showtime – 21 nominations
  • Starz – 3 nominations
  • TBS – 9 nominations
  • TLC – 1 nomination
  • TNT – 6 nominations
  • truTV – 1 nomination
  • USA – 4 nominations
  • VH1 – 12 nominations

Streaming Nominations

  • theaccidentalwolf.com – 1 nomination
  • anemmyformegan.com–2 nominations
  • Apple Music – 1 nomination
  • Facebook.com – 1 nomination
  • funnyordie.com – 1 nomination
  • Google Spotlight Story – 1 nomination
  • Hulu – 27 nominations
  • Netflix – 112 nominations
  • Oculus – 2 nominations
  • Playstation VR – 1 nomination
  • Prime Video –22 nominations
  • stage13.com – 1 nomination
  • topic.com – 1 nomination
  • Vimeo.com – 3 nominations
  • Youtube.com – 5 nominations

Series With 10 or More Nominations

  • Game of Thrones – 22
  • Saturday Night Live – 21
  • Westworld – 21
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – 20
  • The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story – 18
  • Atlanta – 16
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – 14
  • Barry – 13
  • The Crown – 13
  • Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert – 13
  • Godless – 12
  • Stranger Things – 12
  • Glow – 10
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race – 10
  • The Voice – 10

Tops in Categories

  • Most Comedy Series Nominations in 2018 – Atlanta, 16 nominations
  • Most Drama Series Nominations in 2018 – Game of Thrones, 22 nominations
  • Most Nonfiction/Reality Program in 2018 – RuPau’s Drag Race, and The Voice, 10 nominations each

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)

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)

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)

Reality Competition

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

Variety Sketch Series

  • Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • Portlandia (IFC)
  • Drunk History (Comedy Central)
  • Tracey Ullman’s Show (HBO)
  • At Home with Amy Sedaris (TruTV)
  • I Love You, America (Hulu)

Variety Talk Series

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

Limited Series

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

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
  • Game of Thrones
  • This Is Us
  • The Crown
  • The Americans
  • Stranger Things
  • Westworld

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)

The 70th annual Emmy Awards will air on NBC on Monday, Sept. 17, at 8 Eastern/5 Pacific.


Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing...