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via BlackAmericaWeb:

Nominations for the 2018 (70th annualPrimetime Emmy Awards were announced by the Television Academy in a ceremony hosted by Samira Wiley from The Handmaids Tale and Ryan Eggold from NBC’s upcoming drama, New Amsterdam.

HBO’s Game of Thrones led the pack with 22 nods, the most for any series. NBC’sSaturday Night Live and HBO’s Westworld trailed close behind with 21 each. FX’s The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story drew the most nominations for a limited series with 18 nods, while fellow FX titleAtlanta was the most nominated comedy series at 16.

Netflix surpassed HBO as the most nominated network or platform with 112 nominations to the premium cablers’ 108.

The most important thing to know is that a record number of Black actors (29) were nominated, shattering 2017’s record of 19.

Colin Jost and Michael Che are hosting the 70th annual Primetime Emmys. The 2018 telecast will air on NBC on Sept. 17 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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