Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Yvonne Strahovski scores first Emmy nomination for The Handmaid's Tale

Yvonne Strahovski scores first Emmy nomination for The Handmaid's Tale

The drama missed the awards in 2017 because of its production schedule but this year's nominations include nods for cast members Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage.

The show about noble families vying for the Iron Throne faces tough competition from perennial favorite comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live and HBO stablemate Westworld with 21 nominations each.

In addition, Hader is nominated for outstanding guest actor on a comedy series for returning to his old stomping grounds to host "Saturday Night Live".

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Australian actress Yvonne Strahovski has scored her first ever Emmy nomination for her role in The Handmaid's Tale.

Netflix claiming the top spot at the awards this year isn't just about ousting HBO, it's a milestone for streaming services as a whole.

Netflix's deep-pockets approach has lured a number of TV's biggest creative stars, including Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy, away from traditional outlets. Adrift in third was NBC with 78 nods.

The TV industry has made recent strides toward inclusion, with Glover and Sterling K. Brown of "This Is Us" winning top acting awards past year and both nominated again.

In the comedy categories, hip-hop themed FX show "Atlanta" is up against Amazon's (AMZN.O) "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", ABC's (DIS.N) "black-ish", "GLOW", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", quirky comedy "Barry", tech comedy "Silicon Valley" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt".

The nominees for best drama series were The Handmaid's Tale; Game of Thrones; This Is Us; The Crown; The Americans; Stranger Things; and Westworld.

The 70th annual Emmy Awards will air September 17 on NBC.

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