'Game of Thrones' leads Emmy nominations pack with 22 bids

Critic's picks for Emmy nominations Expect 'Handmaid's Tale' and 'Atlanta'

The Handmaid's Tale star Samira Wiley and New Amsterdam star Ryan Eggold were on hand to announce the nominations to the world on July 12 from the Wolf Theatre at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center. She earned a nomination herself for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series a year ago.

Meanwhile, the platform breakdown saw streaming giant Netflix oust premium cable channel HBO from the top of the nominations tally.

"Saturday Night Live, " riding high in the ratings with its relentless pillorying of the Trump administration, was rewarded with 21 nods.

Enormous 4 mile long iceberg filmed breaking from Greenland glacier
Scientists took video of the formation of a six kilometre-long iceberg that broke away from Greenland glacier HELHEIM. Hopefully, it will help researchers further understand the causes of sea-level rise around the world.

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. It will face newcomers including "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and "Barry", starring Bill Hader. Medfield's Uzo Aduba has been nominated for Supporting Actress for "Orange Is the New Black" three times (winning twice, in 2014 and 2015), while Wayland and West Roxbury's Taylor Schilling was nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014. It got 23 nods in 2016 but wasn't eligible previous year.

The 70th Emmy Awards will telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 17 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) on NBC.

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