Ladies and Gentlemen, The 2018 Emmy Nominations

2018 marks the 70th Annual Emmy Awards celebrating excellence in television for performers and creators of the tales we watch wherever our boob-tube of choice lays.

The nominations for the 2018 ceremony were read this morning by Samira Wiley (Orange Is the New Black, The Handmaid’s Tale) and Ryan Eggold (The Blacklist), and you can watch it here.


2018 Emmy Nominations:


Antonio BanderasGenius: Picaso
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gulliani Versace: American Crime Story 
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels, Looming Tower
John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesse PlemonsBlack Mirror: USS Callister

Lead actress in limited series tv or movie:

Jessica BielThe Sinner
Laura DernThe Tale
Michelle Dockery, Godless
Edie Falco,  Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
Regina King, 7 Seconds
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult

Lead Actor Comedy Series:

Anthony Anderson Black-ish
Ted Danson The Good Place
Larry David Curb your Enthusiasm
Donald Glover Atlanta
Bill Hader Barry
William H. Macy Shameless

Lead Actress Comedy Series

Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Rachel BrosnahanThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Janney Mom
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracy Ellis Ross Black-ish
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Supporting Actor Comedy Series:

Brian Tyree HenryAtlanta
Henry Winkler, Barry
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Alec Baldwin, SNL
Kenan Thompson, SNL
Tony Shalhoub, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Supporting Actress Comedy Series:

Zazie BeetzAtlanta
Betty GilpinGLOW
Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne
Aidy Bryant, SNL
Leslie Jones, SNL
Kate McKinnon, SNL
Alex Borstein, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace

Lead actor drama series:

Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This is Us
Ed Harris, Westworld
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Milo Ventimiglia, This is Us
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Lead Actress Drama Series

Claire Foy, The Crown
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Elizabeth Moss, Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Keri Russell, The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Supporting Actor Drama Series:

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Matt Smith, The Crown
Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale

Supporting Actress Drama Series:

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Vanessa Kirby, The Crown
Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale
Thandie Newton, Westworld

OUTSTANDING reality competition program:

Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Variety/Sketch Series

At Home With Amy Sedaris
Drunk History
I Love You America
Tracy Ullman Show

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Show with Colbert

Outstanding Limited Series:

The Alienist
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Genius: Picasso
Patrick Melrose

Outstanding Comedy Series:

Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Drama Series:

The Americans
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us

You can read the full list of nominees (other categories including support actor and actress, writing, directing, etc) here.


The 70th Annual Primetime Emmys are set to air on NBC on Sunday September 17th live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost and Michael Che are hosting.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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