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Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?  

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The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air on NBC on September 17, 2018, seeks to honor all the top notch programming on modern airwaves. Television is, in many ways, more eclectic now than ever, airing everything from a comedic take on the ins and outs of a female wrestling league to a dark adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian Handmaid's Tale. Which shows will prove to be Emmy winners in 2018? Make your predictions here. 

For Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Drama Series, programs ranged greatly in style, content, and theme. For the comedy category, Barry told the darkly surreal story of a hit man-turned-budding-actor while Black-ish opted for more realistically grounded slice-of-life comedy to snag a nomination. For drama, the historical drama The Americans, a spy thriller set against the backdrop of the Cold War, was nominated alongside fantasy and sci-fi programs like Game of Thrones and Westworld. 

There have also been some great limited series released in 2018. True crime fans were excited to see The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story receive a nod. Art history buffs likely enjoyed the newest installment in the Genius series, which took a look at the life and times of Pablo Picasso. 

Late night shows were honored under the Outstanding Variety Talk Series category. Late night favorites like Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel received nominations. Despite her controversies earlier in the year, Samantha Bee's Full Frontol also got a nom. The Outstanding Variety Sketch Series category extended nominations to sometimes hard to peg programs, like Amy Sedaris's delightfully quirky At Home with Amy Sedaris and the bizarrely satirical Portlandia. 

Which shows do you think will take home the Emmy this year? Vote below to make your predictions. 

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Outstanding Drama Series (WON)

Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more
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The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski

Outstanding Drama Series

The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller, based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood. In a dystopian future where women are brutally ...more
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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright

Outstanding Drama Series

Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild ...more
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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard

Outstanding Drama Series

Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Alex Borstein

Outstanding Comedy Series (WON)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon, 2017) is an American television series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and starring Rachel Brosnahan as a housewife in the 1950s who decides to become a ...more
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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown

Outstanding Drama Series

This Is Us (NBC, 2016) is an American television series created by Dan Fogelman. Follows a unique ensemble, as their paths cross and their life stories interwine, from sharing the same birthday, ...more
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The Assassination of Gianni Ve... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Penélope Cruz, Édgar Ramírez, Ricky Martin

Outstanding Limited Series(WON)

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX, 2018) is the second season of the FX true crime anthology television series American Crime Story. Based on the book by Maureen ...more
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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield

Outstanding Comedy Series

Atlanta (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Donald Glover. College dropout Earn (Donald Glover) navigates through life with his ex-girlfriend (Zazie Beetz), his ...more
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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby

Outstanding Drama Series

The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The series begins with the 1947 wedding of young Elizabeth ...more
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GLOW is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron

Outstanding Comedy Series

GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. Set in 1980s Los Angeles, Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling actress, receives an ...more
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The Alienist is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning

Outstanding Limited Series

The Alienist (TNT, 2018) is an American television period drama event series created by Cary Fukunaga, based on the novel by Caleb Carr. Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Bruhl) and newspaper ...more
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The Americans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández

Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans (FX, 2013) is an American period drama television series created by Joe Weisberg. Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) are two Soviet KGB officers posing as ...more
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Godless is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Jeff Daniels, Jack O'Connell, Michelle Dockery

Outstanding Limited Series

Godless (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series created by Scott Frank. Roy Goode (Jack O'Connell) is an outlaw on the run from his former boss, the outlaw Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels), who ...more
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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series(WON)

Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, ...more
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Barry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg

Outstanding Comedy Series

Barry (HBO, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg. An ex-marine (Bill Hader) who is working as a low-rent hitman moves to Los Angeles and joins an ...more
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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin

Outstanding Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American improvised comedy television series produced and broadcast by HBO, which premiered on October 15, 2000. It has aired 80 episodes over eight seasons, the last ...more
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Drunk History is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Derek Waters, Bennie Arthur, Craig Cackowski

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

Drunk History (Comedy Central, 2013) is an American television comedy series created by Derek Waters, based on the Funny or Die web series. In each episode, an inebriated narrator, who is played ...more
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Last Week Tonight with John Ol... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
John Oliver, David Kaye, Noel MacNeal

Outstanding Variety Talk Series (WON)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO, 2014) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by comedian John Oliver. The half-hour-long show takes a satirical look at ...more
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Patrick Melrose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Benedict Cumberbatch, Holliday Grainger, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Outstanding Limited Series

Patrick Melrose (Showtime, 2018) is a five-part drama miniseries directed by Edward Berger, based on the novels by Edward St Aubyn. From a privileged yet troubling childhood, Patrick Melrose ...more
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American Ninja Warrior is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Matt Iseman, Jenn Brown, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila

Outstanding Reality-Competition Series

American Ninja Warrior is a sports entertainment competition spin-off of the television series Sasuke, in which competitors try to complete a series of obstacle courses of increasing difficulty ...more
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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi

Outstanding Comedy Series

Black-ish (ABC, 2014) is an American sitcom created by Kenya Barris. A family man (Anthony Anderson) struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly ...more
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The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Hasan Minhaj

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show (Comedy Central, 1999) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. Described as a fake news program, the show draws its comedy and satire from recent news ...more
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Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Samantha Bee

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (2016) is an American news comedy program that airs on Mondays on TBS.
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The Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?

Outstanding Reality-Competition Series

The Amazing Race is a reality television game show in which teams of two people, who have some form of a preexisting personal relationship, race around the world in competition with other teams. ...more
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Jimmy Kimmel Live! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Which 2018 Emmy-Nominated Shows Will Win?
Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by James "Jimmy" Kimmel, and transmitted on ABC. The nightly hour-long show made its debut on January 26, ...more