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.
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
Outstanding Drama SeriesThe 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
Outstanding Drama SeriesWestworld (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
Outstanding Drama SeriesStranger 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
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
Outstanding Drama SeriesThis 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
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
Outstanding Comedy SeriesAtlanta (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
Outstanding Drama SeriesThe 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
Outstanding Comedy SeriesGLOW (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
Outstanding Limited SeriesThe 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
Outstanding Drama SeriesThe 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
Outstanding Limited SeriesGodless (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
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
Outstanding Comedy SeriesBarry (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
Outstanding Comedy SeriesCurb 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
Outstanding Variety Sketch SeriesDrunk 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
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
Outstanding Limited SeriesPatrick 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
Outstanding Reality-Competition SeriesAmerican 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
Outstanding Comedy SeriesBlack-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
Outstanding Variety Talk SeriesThe 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
Outstanding Variety Talk SeriesFull Frontal with Samantha Bee (2016) is an American news comedy program that airs on Mondays on TBS.
Outstanding Reality-Competition SeriesThe 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