The Emmys will celebrate its 70th edition on September 17 at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, California to award the best TV programs aired between June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018.
Netflix currently stands on top in the running for most nominations with 112; HBO in second place with 108 and NBC, the network broadcasting the ceremony, in third with 78.
However, the most nominated series, Game of Thrones(22) and Westworld(21), both belong to HBO, which means that despite having lost spaces in the nominations, its content is still of high quality, even though Netflix has a greater quantity of productions on the market.
In 2017, Westworldreceived more nominations than GoT, although that did not take away from the fact that it was the most Emmy-winning series of the ceremony’s 69 editions. Including its 38 statuettes, this gives the show the highest number of trophies for a prime-time series since the launch of its first season in 2011.
The Emmys cover genres from drama to comedy, and productions both large and small, by also awarding documentaries, sketches, variety shows, reality shows and films for television.
In the comedy genre, the second season of the Atlantaseries directed by and starring Donald Glover, is once again in the lead. Last year, this FXseries received two awards for Best Direction of a comedy and Best Lead Actor in a comedy. For this edition Atlantareached six nominations in various categories.
On the other hand, Saturday Night Livehas 21 nominations, The Handmaid's Talehas 20, and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Storyhas 18. On the night of September 17th, the competition will be on, and the strongest contenders are Game Of Thrones, the most monstrously popular TV show in recent years, and the greatly innovative Westworld.
Determining which of the two will be the winner is complicated for many critics, because their contents are very different. While Westworldtakes place in a future where technology has managed to create entities with artificial intelligence, barely distinguishable from real humans, Game of Thronesis a medieval fantasy, drama and adventure, whose eighth season still has no exact date. HBOconfirmed that this final season will have six new episodes, but we must still wait, since the network confirmed earlier this year that the new season will not debut until 2019.
If you want to meet all the nominees of the 70th edition of the Emmys, be sure to watch this video: