(HBO) – HBO’s medieval fantasy series “Game of Thrones” leads nominations for the Emmy awards, the highest honors in television.
“Games of Thrones” got 22 nods, including for the top prize of best drama series, followed by “HBO’s sci-fi series “Westworld” with 21 nominations each, and Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” with 20.
Streaming service Netflix had the most nominations, at 112, followed by HBO with 108. NBC had 78 nods.
The Emmy awards will be handed out a at ceremony in Los Angeles on Sept. 17 hosted by “Saturday Night Live” cast members Michael Che and Colin Jost.
“Game of Thrones” will compete for best drama with last year’s Emmy champion, Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”, which also won nods for actresses Elisabeth Moss, Alexis Bledel, Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd and Yvonne Strahovski.
Other best drama contenders include “Stranger Things,” “The Crown,” NBC’s family drama “This Is Us,” Cold War spy series “The Americans” on FX and “Westworld.”
“Game of Thrones” was out of the running in 2017 because the show aired later than usual.
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