Emmy Award nominations: 'Handmaid's Tale' earns 20 nods

Emmy Award nominations: 'Handmaid's Tale' earns 20 nods

Emmy Award nominations: 'Handmaid's Tale' earns 20 nods

Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos hailed the company's critical milestone, stating: 'We congratulate our creative partners on their unprecedented success today, garnering Netflix a leading 112 nominations. And of course HBO's Game Of Thrones which, for yet another year, leads the pack with a whopping 22 nominations.

"Game of Thrones" roared back onto the Emmy battlefield, topping Thursday's nominations with 22 bids but with a formidable opponent in last year's victor "The Handmaid's Tale", while a streaming platform made history by earning the most bids for the first time.

Markle's name was submitted for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series" for her role as Rachel Zane on "Suits", but the newly-minted royal wasn't nominated.

Key matchups in today's France vs Croatia final
Zdrilic, himself of Croatian heritage, said it's hard to describe just how much Croatia's final debut means to the country. Croatia will be playing in their first World Cup final while France will be chasing their second ever World Cup win.

Netflix also showed its dominance over the traditional free-to-air and cable TV networks.

"American Crime Story" led all limited series with 18 nominations.

For the first time since 2001, HBO did not lead the nominations.

2 dead, dozen injured as Israelis, Palestinians trade airstrikes, rockets
Israeli troops shot dead a 15-year-old Palestinian who, the military claimed, had tried to climb over the fence into Israel. Media reports say at least one rocket fired from the Gaza Strip was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

Second round voting takes place in August while the ceremony itself will be beamed live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 17 on NBC - hosted by "Saturday Night Live" duo Colin Jost and Michael Che. If he wins, he will earn the coveted EGOT, having previously won a Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

The fantasy dragons-and-swords saga, which already has 38 Emmys under its belt, is not expected back on screens until next year. It was followed by NBC's sketch show "Saturday Night Live" and HBO's sci-fi series "Westworld" with 21 nominations each, and Hulu's dystopian vision "The Handmaid's Tale" with 20. Other nominees in the category include Jason Bateman ("Ozark"), Ed Harris ("Westworld") and Matthew Rhys ("The Americans"). Brown is also nominated for comedy series guest actor for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine".

Best of luck to Donald Glover and the Atlanta cast!

European Commission claims Juncker's STUMBLING at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation gala was 'sciatica attack'
Sciatica is pain and numbness in the backside and legs that can cause difficulties walking. The spokesman said Juncker's ability to do his job was not affected.

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