GoT and Netflix dominate Emmy nominations

Australian actors Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts are notably absent from the long list of Emmy nominees, announced overnight.

But compatriot Yvonne Strahovski is in line for a gong come September 17, for her supporting role in The Handmaid’s Tale.

Strahovski will go up against co-stars Alexis Bledel and Ann Dowd with the drama series collecting 20 nominations overall.


The trio is joined by Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Thandie Newton (Westworld) and Vanessa Kirby (The Crown).

The Handmaid’s Tale is also nominated for Best Drama Series, along side Game of Thrones, This Is Us, The Crown, The Americans, Stranger Things and Westworld.

When it comes to what’s making us laugh, it was a little surprise that the now axed Rosanne re-boot didn’t feature.

Instead, going head-to-head for Best Comedy Series are: Atlanta, Barry, Black-ish, Curb Your Enthusiasm, GLOW, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Silicon Valley and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

However, Laurie Metcalf has been nominated for best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Rosanne.

Game Of Thrones was the dominant series, with 22 nods.

The 70th Emmy Awards ceremony will be held on September 17 and you can find the FULL LIST of nominees here.