'Game of Thrones,' 'Roseanne' among Emmy nomination hopefuls

Published 07-12-2018

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Blockbuster movies typically are snubbed by the Oscars, leaving fans grumbling, but TV's top prize takes a different approach.

When the 70th Emmy Awards nominees are announced Thursday morning, popular series including HBO's "Game of Thrones," NBC's "This Is Us" and CBS' "Mom" are likely to be in the running.

"Game of Thrones" is a two-time best drama series winner. It's back in the running for honors for its next-to-last season after a production delay kept it out of the 2017 competition.

Its biggest adversary is "The Handmaid's Tale." The dystopian drama that captured last year's top series prize and acting awards for Elisabeth Moss, Ann Dowd and Alexis Bledel among its eight wins.

The Emmy Awards ceremony airs Sept. 17 on NBC.

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This image released by HBO shows a scene from "Game of Thrones." The show holds the series record for most awards in a year, a dozen, which it set in 2015 and matched the following year, and with a total of 38 Emmys stands as the most-honored program ever. (HBO via AP) - The Associated Press


This image released by ABS shows Roseanne Barr, left, and John Goodman in a scene from the comedy series "Roseanne." ABC's "Roseanne" revival is in the running for Emmy nominations Thursday, but will TV academy voters overlook its star's racist tweet that brought the sitcom to an abrupt end? (Adam Rose/ABC via AP) - The Associated Press