Yvonne Strahovski scores first Emmy nomination for The Handmaid's Tale

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The Handmaid's Tale earned a total of 20 Emmy nominations, however Game of Thrones received the most nods with 22 overall.

Netflix scored 112 nominations to HBO's 108. Looks like Delos ended up getting that fidelity they were looking for.

Comedy show Saturday Night Live, which has been enjoying high ratings due to its focus on the Trump administration, was rewarded with 21 nominations.

HBO's Westworld fared well in both the categories for Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

"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.

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The actresses who squeezed Kidman and Watts out of the supporting actress in a limited series category were: Adina Porter (American Horror Story: Cult); Penelope Cruz and Judith Light (The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story); Letitia Wright (Black Museum); Merritt Wever (Godless); and Sara Bareilles (Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert). In the world of dystopian futures, HBO's adaptation of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon, is competing for Best TV Movie. Brown won this category a year ago.

In the comedy categories, hip-hop themed FX show "Atlanta" is up against Amazon's (AMZN.O) "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", ABC's (DIS.N) "black-ish", "GLOW", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", quirky comedy "Barry", tech comedy "Silicon Valley" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt".

EW reports that in a first, the duo were entered for consideration as lead actors rather than supporting ones.

Perhaps one of the most head-turning nominations is the one for Rick and Morty's Season 3 episode of "Pickle Rick".

This year's Emmy Awards will broadcast live on NBC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET.

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