Emmys 2018 snubs, from Meghan Markle to Emilia Clarke

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As expected, "The Handmaid's Tale" was a major player at the 2018 Emmy Award nominations Thursday morning.

As well as picking up nominations in many technical categories, Game of Thrones' acting talents have also been acknowledged with Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister, shortlisted for Supporting Actress in a Drama Serious.

Coster-Waldau was nominated for an Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series.

HBO's Game of Thrones may have just become the Emmy Awards' most-nominated program ever, with nominations in a whopping 22 categories, but this year's standout is Netflix.

Meanwhile, the platform breakdown saw streaming giant Netflix oust premium cable channel HBO from the top of the nominations tally.

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HBO's Game of Thrones is closely followed by dystopian sci-fi series The Handmaid's Tale, which gained 20 nominations and won top drama past year.

Comedy series: Atlanta; Barry; Black-ish; Curb Your Enthusiasm; GLOW; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Silicon Valley; and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Donald Glover's "Atlanta" was the top comedy nominee with 16 bids, poised to take advantage of this year's absence of three-time victor "Veep".

"The Handmaid's Tale" actress Samira Wiley and Ryan Eggold, who is set to star in the new NBC drama "New Amsterdam", will be on-hand in North Hollywood to help the Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington make the announcements beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET.

CNN's "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown", received a nomination in the category for best information series or special, which also includes shows with Leah Remini and David Letterman.

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