Netflix receives more Emmy nominations than HBO

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2018 Emmy Award Nominations

Record-breaking fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" made a storming comeback Thursday to Hollywood's awards circuit after a year off, dominating this year's Emmy nominations with a whopping 22 nods. Netflix was top platform this year with 112 nominations.

Ted Danson earned a surprise nomination on Thursday for his stellar performance as Michael on NBC's beloved comedy, The Good Place, in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category.

The "This is Us" star, who plays mom Rebecca Pearson on the hit NBC tearjerker, wasn't among the names included in the "Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series" category.

The Handmaid's Tale enters the 2018 Emmys as defending victor of the Outstanding Drama Series award - snapping Game of Thrones' two-year winning streak.

Comedy series: Atlanta; Barry; Black-ish; Curb Your Enthusiasm; GLOW; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Silicon Valley; and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Kelly Jenrette ("The Handmaid's Tale") and Tiffany Haddish (guest host, "Saturday Night Live") received their first Emmy nominations in the guest actress categories for drama and comedy, respectively.

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"TBS bravely put a woman over 45 on TV and in turn I only got yelled at by the president once", she said in a statement.

For the first time since 2001, HBO did not lead the nominations.

The 70th Emmy Awards ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on September 17.

Twin Peaks was an Emmys darling during its original ABC run, racking up 18 total nominations across two seasons.

HBO awards darling Veep was ineligible this year and its crown passed to Atlanta, the FX comedy created by and starring Donald Glover, which amassed 16 nods.

Among the notable first-time nominees: Issa Rae for "Insecure", Darren Criss, Ricky Martin and Penelope Cruz for "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story", Tiffany Haddish for "Saturday Night Live", Letitia Wright for "Black Museum (Black Mirror)" and John Legend for "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert". GLOW's Betty Gilpin also scored a nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for her role as Debbie Eagan.

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