Netflix Topples HBO in Emmy Nominations

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For the first time, Netflix has come out on top as the platform with the most Emmy nominations.

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Nominations are being announced this morning for the 70th annual Emmy Awards, which encompass the year's best of TV in both primetime and creative arts categories.

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That team also exceeded expectations and won the adulation of fans at home with a beloved centre forward who played for Tottenham. England's run in the World Cup came to an end on Wednesday night after a 2-1 defeat in extra time to Croatia in the semi finals.

"The Handmaid's Tale, " the dystopian sci-fi series that claimed top drama honors last year, drew 20 bids, including one for last year's best actress victor, Elisabeth Moss, and supporting bids for Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Yvonne Strahovski and Joseph Fiennes. Other likely drama nominees include Stranger Things, The Crown and This Is Us. Its latest season premiered a full year ago, and it won't begin its eighth and final season until 2019.

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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington will join Wiley and Eggold at the nominations ceremony, which will stream live from the Wolf Theatre at the Televisions Academy's Saban Media Center on Facebook (above). HBO is no piker: It claimed 108 bids. The series' 20 nods were the fourth-most for any show, finishing only behind "Game of Thrones" (22), "Saturday Night Live" (21), and "Westworld" (21). Additional HBO projects that scored big were "Barry" with 13 noms, including comedy series; "Silicon Valley" with seven, including comedy series, and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" with four, including comedy series.

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