Why 'Game of Thrones' got zero Emmy nominations this year

Emmy Nominations 2017: Amazon nominated for 16 Emmys

Why 'Game of Thrones' got zero Emmy nominations this year

This is HBO's 17th consecutive year of earning the most Emmy nominations, but that lead is narrowing, The New York Times points out.

Reality-competition candidates were The Amazing Race, American Ninja Warrior, Project Runway, The Voice, Top Chef and RuPaul's Drag Race. The ceremony begins with a welcome from Television Academy President and COO Maury McIntyre on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 11:20 a.m. ET, followed by the live announcement of nominations at 11:30 a.m. ET. It's hard to say exactly who will win which nominations, but some are nearly guaranteed to at least get some sort of acknowledgement.

And while the drama category has been dominated by cable shows for a decade, one new network series, NBC's This Is Us, is likely to earn a number of nominations, including one for star Sterling K. Brown.

And Hulu has a reason to get excited this year, at last.

Actress, Drama Series: Keri Russell, "The Americans"; Claire Foy, "The Crown"; Elisabeth Moss, "The Handmaid's Tale"; Robin Wright, "House of Cards"; Viola Davis, "How to Get Away With Murder"; Evan Rachel Wood, "Westworld". The streaming service received 91 nominations this year, a significant gain from its 54 nominations last year.

Westworld won't be back till next year, but the Emmy Awards did not forget it this year.

As reported by Variety earlier this year, the awards have tapped Stephen Colbert as host.

Amazon's "Transparent" had been nominated for best comedy series for the past two years, but was left out this time around. Next came Netflix's Stranger Things, which also did very well, with 18 nominations.

The nominees for best comedy series are: "Atlanta", "black-ish", "Masters of None", "Silicon Valley", "Modern Family", "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Veep".

Included in those millions were plenty of Emmy voters, apparently, because, as we learned this morning, the show's 42nd season got nominated for 22 Emmy awards, which ties it for the most with Westworld, a show with 41 fewer seasons under its holster.

HBO is on the map for limited series, too, with "Big Little Lies" and "The Night of", as well as for its TV movies "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks", and "Wizard of Lies". Of course there's also the pop phenomenon that was Netflix's Stranger Things.

The Emmys will be presented live September 17 (8 ET/5 PT) on CBS, with Colbert as host.

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