‘Game of Thrones’ earns a leading 22 Emmy Award nominations

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Netflix's 112 nominations took away the front-runner title that HBO held since 2001, giving cable and broadcast networks more reason to fear their future in viewers as well as honors.

Netflix and FX scored nominations in the Lead Actor and Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, respectively.

Recognition of Plemons continues Black Mirror's resonance with audiences, as the anthology series took home Best Writing for a Limited Series previous year, thanks to the "San Junipero" episode.

"Game of Thrones", "Saturday Night Live", "Westworld" and "The Handmaid's Tale" collected the most Emmy Award nominations on Thursday morning.

On the comedy side, it'll probably be a toss-up between Atlanta and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for the series trophy, since reigning three-time victor Veep missed the eligibility period this year. "This includes a record breaking number - 14 - for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel making it the studios most nominated series ever".

On the down side, the balloting felt unduly generous to a disjointed second season of HBO's "Westworld", which ranked behind only "Game of Thrones" - back in the race after a year hiatus - in terms of total nominations, tied with "Saturday Night Live", and followed by "The Handmaid's Tale".

HBO and Netflix completely dominated the best comedy and drama field, with HBO claiming five of the 12 nominees - Game of Thrones, Westworld, Barry, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Silicon Valley -- and Netflix four - Stranger Things, The Crown, GLOW and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Netflix spends lavishly on Emmy campaigns in part because it wants to convince top talent their shows and specials won't get lost amid the service's ever-expanding array of content.

Brown is also nominated for guest actor for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine".

The 70th annual Emmy Awards will air September 17 on NBC.

Out of the 91 nominations past year, HBO won 29 statues overall (10 in Primetime categories, 19 in Creative Arts), while Netflix won 20 (four in Primetime, 16 in Creative Arts).

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