Emmy Award nominations: 'Handmaid's Tale' earns 20 nods

The top comedy nominee is Donald Glover's Atlanta, with 16.

HBO's Game of Thrones may have just become the Emmy Awards' most-nominated program ever, with nominations in a whopping 22 categories, but this year's standout is Netflix.

The 70th annual Primetime Emmys will air September 17 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Others in the category include "black-ish", "Silicon Valley", "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt".

One show that stars a pair of local natives and has been nominated in the past was shut out in every major category.

While HBO received 108 nominations this year, only three fewer than last year, Netflix had a total of 112 nominations - up from 91 last year.

"We have some seriously special people on our staff and hearing them go insane in the office right now is just the medicine this world needs". "We're grateful to all our nominees for making this the eighth year we've had 100 nominations or more". "There's still a lot of work to be done in terms of gender" and with behind-the-camera jobs, he said. 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.

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The Handmaid's Tale came away with 20 nominations all up.

If Legend wins, he'll join the rarified club of "EGOT" performers who've won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

The fantasy dragons-and-swords saga, which already has 38 Emmys under its belt, is not expected back on screens until next year.

Australian actress Yvonne Strahovski has scored her first ever Emmy nomination for her role in The Handmaid's Tale.

But it was "Thrones" that set the Emmys pace with its seventh season, which aired last summer, earning recognition for cast members Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage and Diana Rigg.

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