Emmys 2018 Nomination Snubs - Who Was Left Off List

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"The Handmaid's Tale" kept Hulu in the Emmy conversation, and it is still proving to be the reason the streamer is dominating some major awards discussions.

The GLOW series on Netflix earned an Emmy award nomination for outstanding comedy series.

The point here is that, while the Emmy awards may seem like trivial pieces of metal arbitrarily decided by committees that seem paid off by high-end gift baskets, they do serve a real goal in the TV industry as a watermark: They help us compare which networks (or in this case, streaming services) are producing the highest-rated content and which networks need to step their game up if they want to keep pace with the times.

Comedy show Saturday Night Live, which has been enjoying high ratings due to its focus on the Trump administration, was rewarded with 21 nominations.

"Game of Thrones" was out of the running in 2017 because the show aired later than usual.

NBC - anchored by "Saturday Night Live" and "This is Us" - ranked third overall, garnering 78 Emmy bids, followed by the FX network, with 50.

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"Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" was also showered with praise, as was "The Handmaid's Tale's" supporting cast, coming off a just-concluded second season that gave them an opportunity to shine.

Sarah Paulson is nominated on the female side for her role in "American Horror Story: Cult", Ryan Murphy's twisted take on our political divide.

Lead actress in a drama series: Claire Foy (The Crown); Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black); Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale); Sandra Oh (Killing Eve); Keri Russell (The Americans) and Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld).

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.

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

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