Let the highway to the 2018 Emmysformally start!
Thursday morning, Hollywood awoke to the candy sound of nominations being learn for this yr’s annual award present. The Blacklist‘s Ryan Eggold and The Handmaid’s Story‘s Samira Wiley had the respect of saying this yr’s nominee pool and they didn’t disappoint as they listed off the yr’s contenders one after the other.
There was additionally an added bonus for Wiley—she landed her second Emmy nomination for Visitor Actress in a Drama Sequence for her Hulu collection. Nonetheless, that wasn’t the one spotlight. Among the many dozens of nominations this yr, there have been loads of standout nods, together with greater than two dozen stars who earned their first Emmy recognition as performers. Sandra Oh grew to become the primary Asian lady to be nominated for Excellent Lead Actress in a Drama Sequence when she was honored for her work on BBC America’s Killing Eve this yr.
In the meantime, Anthony Bourdain, who tragically handed away in early June, was posthumously nominated for his work on Anthony Bourdain: Components Unknown.
One present set its personal new file whereas some actors and actresses had been honored in a number of classes this yr. As for one musician particularly, he is extremely near changing into a uncommon and extremely revered EGOT winner.
With out additional ado, let’s break down the numbers of this yr’s Emmy nominations.
36: First-Time Performing Nominees
This yr, 36 stars had been welcomed into the Emmy performing pool for the primary time, together with The Sinner‘s Jessica Biel and Insecure‘s Issa Rae. Oscar winner Penélope Cruz additionally landed her first Emmy nod for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story as did longtime singers Sara Bareillesand Ricky Martin.
7: Stars With A number of 2018 Nominations
It is fairly a feat to nab one nomination, not to mention two, three or 4. Nonetheless, seven stars had been acknowledged in a number of classes this yr, together with Atlanta creator and actor Donald Gloverand Barry actor Invoice Hader, each of whom had been honored with 4 nominations a chunk.
1: EGOT Watch
An Emmy nomination is unbelievable by itself, however once you mix it with a Tony, Oscar and Grammy, you get the unicorn of Hollywood: an EGOT. John Legendgot here one step nearer to becoming a member of the quick checklist of fellow EGOT winners when he was nominated for an Emmy Award for the primary time this yr for his efficiency in NBC’s Jesus Christ Famous person Stay in Live performance. All that is left to do is take dwelling the statue in September and his set of awards can be full.
252: Most Emmy Nominations for a Program in Historical past
Saturday Night time Stay broke its personal file this yr when it was nominated for 21 nominations, bringing its whole tally of nominations ever to 252. The present set a brand new file final yr when it collected 22 nominations. In the meantime, SNL creator Lorne Michaels stays essentially the most Emmy-nominated particular person in historical past with 82 nods.
22: Most Nominations Earned by a Program This 12 months
Sport of Thrones is unquestionably coming this Emmy award season. With 22 nods, the HBO hit collection is essentially the most nominated program this yr, outranking SNL, Westworld and The Handmaid’s Story. We’ll have to attend and see if the present beats its personal earlier file of most wins by a collection in a single season in 2015 and 2016 with 12.
129: Most Emmy Nominations for a Drama Sequence in Historical past
With its 22 new nods this yr, Sport of Thrones has formally develop into essentially the most Emmy-nominated drama in historical past, outranking ER‘s 124.
Be sure you catch the 2018 Emmys reside on NBC on Monday, September 17 at eight p.m. ET.