Game of Thrones racks up 22 Emmy nominations

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The streaming service's maneuvering (and not incidentally, expensive Emmy campaigning) paid off with 112 nominations - a significant increase over previous year, edging HBO's 108.

For the first year, Netflix have beaten HBO as the network with the most overall nods, with the streaming giant's productions - which include The Crown, Ozark and Stranger Things - earning it 112 nominations across the board, four more than HBO. And during Thursday's 2018 Emmy nominations announcement, it was revealed that it's been nominated for 22 more, including Best Drama Series, Best Directing for a Drama Series and Best Writing for a Drama Series. And with the $8 billion that chief content officer Ted Sarandos expects to throw at original programming this year, next year's Emmy noms may look rather similar.

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There was also an added bonus for Wiley-she landed her second Emmy nomination for Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her Hulu series. "We are pleased to have these two talented performers join us to announce this year's Emmy nominees and to celebrate television excellence".

"It's been another record-breaking year with more than 9,100 entries in 122 unique categories for the initial nomination round of voting", Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington said in a statement. Saturday Night Live and Westworld both grabbed 21 nominations each, while The Handmaid's Tale secured 20 nominations.

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While far behind leader Netflix, the other two established SVOD players, Hulu, who claimed the first best series win for a streamer a year ago with Handmaid's Tale, and Amazon/Prime Video, continue to gain ground.

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