With women's rights advocates angry over President Donald Trump's nomination of a deeply conservative judge to serve on the Supreme Court, a show about a fictional nightmarish America run by a totalitarian regime bent on oppressing women is tipped to steal some of the thunder of "Thrones".
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.
The streaming service's maneuvering (and not incidentally, expensive Emmy campaigning) paid off with 112 nominations - a significant increase over past year, edging HBO's 108. NBC shows earned 78 nods.
The Hulu series, which is set in a dystopian MA, earned 20 nominations, including a repeat nomination for the victor of last year's Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award, Holyoke native Ann Dowd. Although it's up for top series honours, it drew only three supporting actor bids for cast members Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage.
Donald Glover's "Atlanta" was the top comedy series nominee with 16 bids, poised to take advantage of the absence this time around of three-time victor "Veep".
Its nominated shows include sci-fi drama Stranger Things, fictionalised royal biopic The Crown, comedy GLOW and western Godless. It has received 15 nominations and 10 wins in the aforementioned category in the category's 15-year status, although The Voice has won four of the past five years.
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They were taken by helicopter to a hospital about 70 km (45 miles) away to join their team mates in quarantine for the time being. The rescue has dominated front-page headlines in Thailand and beyond for days. "I was exhausted", he said.
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"I think we're all happy with the direction we're going".
Some of TV's best work is now being done in the realm of limited series, and that was true again this season, with "Patrick Melrose", "Godless" and "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" all making strong bids for attention. The show, which was canceled after Roseanne Barr's racist tweet last month, was skipped over for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Read on for a look at some of those who didn't make the cut.
The 70th Annual Primetime Emmys will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on September 17.