'Game of Thrones' leads Emmys field with 22 nominations

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It was among HBO's 108 nominations.

The nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmys held a clear sign of how much the ground is shifting under the TV industry: streaming service Netflix captured the most nominations overall, 112, taking away a title that HBO held since 2001 and giving broadcast TV more reason to fear its future in awards and viewers. 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.

Diana Rigg's turn as Olenna Tyrell in the series has seen her nominated for Guest Actress in a Drama Series. The two drama series picked up 13 and 12 nods respectively, and both were recognized in the coveted top drama category. "We're grateful to all our nominees for making this the eighth year we've had 100 nominations or more".

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Straws add up to about 2,000 tons of the almost 9 million tons of plastic waste that ends up in waters around the globe each year. For users who still want their drinks with a straw, the company said paper or biodegradable plastic will be available by request.

With Saturday Night Live continuing its Emmy resurgence (it was No. 2 behind GOT in most nominations, 21), NBC was again third behind titans Netflix and HBO with 78 noms, up from 64 previous year, with major nominations for This Is Us and The Good Place. "We look forward to Sept 17th".

One show that stars a pair of local natives and has been nominated in the past was shut out in every major category. And HBO's "Barry" made a significant mark on the comedy voting, where Donald Glover's "Atlanta" led the way, in a field thrown wide open by the absence of three-time champ "Veep" from this year's list of contenders.

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