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

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Donald Glover's Atlanta was nominated for 16 awards overall, including Outstanding Comedy Series. Game Of Thrones was the dominant series. The "Atlanta" and "Barry" multi-hyphenates are vying for Best Comedy Actor, which Glover won a year ago, Best Comedy Writing, Best Comedy Directing, Best Comedy Guest Actor (both for "Saturday Night Live") and Best Comedy Series.

It's Emmy nominations time, which means that about.000001 percent of the world is happy with all the choices while the rest of us are tossing chairs and frantically searching for the keys to the pitchfork closet.

Netflix gathered 112 nods for shows that ranged from supernatural drama "Stranger Things" and British royal show "The Crown" to female wrestling comedy "GLOW", new Western drama "Godless" and reality makeover series "Queer Eye".

HBO's fantasy dragons-and-swords saga is a two-time best drama victor that sat out the last year's Emmys because of its production schedule. Adrift in third was NBC with 78 nods.

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She earned a nomination herself for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series a year ago.

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"Game of Thrones" was out of the running in 2017 because the show aired later than usual. Others in the category include "black-ish", "Silicon Valley", "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt". "Atlanta" and Glover had been atop our series and lead actor predictions during the nomination phase, while Hader was No. 1 in guest actor.

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