Complete list of the 70th Primetime Emmy Award nominees 2018
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The Emmys are widely considered the biggest award show for the TV industry, and the nominees for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards are some of the most diverse in recent years. "Saturday Night Live" cast members Michael Che and Colin Jost are hosting the ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. NBC will have the live U.S. telecast of the show, which begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. "Saturday Night Live" creator/executive producer Lorne Michaels is the executive producer of the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. HBO's "Game of Thrones" has the most nominations (22) in all categories.

As previously reported, the musical special "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" received 13 nominations, and the singing competition "The Voice" (both from NBC) earned 10 nods, making them the top music-oriented shows that received several nominations at the 2018 Emmys. Meanwhile, the FX's hip-hop-influenced comedy series "Atlanta" also earned multiple nods, as did the 60th Grammy Awards telecast. This year's Creative Arts Emmy Awards (the technical categories of the Primetime Emmys) were presented Sept. 8-9 at the Microsoft Theater, and the ceremony will air Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FXX. 

Related: Complete List of Winners of the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Several of this year's Emmy nominees are also successful live entertainers as music artists, stand-up comedians or as Broadway performers. "Atlanta" creator/star Donald Glover is also known as music artist Childish Gambino, a stage name that he says he is retiring by 2019. Other nominees who have notable careers as music artists include John Legend and Sara Bareilles (both nominated for "Jesus Christ Superstar"), Ricky Martin ("The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story"), Bruno Mars ("Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo") and Sleater-Kinney co-founder Carrie Brownstein ("Portlandia").

Nominees who have extensive backgrounds in stand-up or live sketch comedy include "Saturday Night Live" cast members Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Chris Redd, Kenan Thompson and Aidy Bryant; "Saturday Night Live" cast alumni Tina Fey, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader; as well as Tiffany Haddish, who is nominated for guest hosting "Saturday Night Live." Other live comedy veterans who have Emmy nominations this year include Ellen DeGeneres ("Game of Games"), Dave Chappelle ("Dave Chappelle: Equanimity"), Louie Anderson ("Baskets"), John Leguizamo ("Waco"), Sarah Silverman ("I Love You America With Sarah Silverman"), Larry David ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"), Amy Sedaris ("At Home With Amy Sedaris"), Trevor Noah ("The Daily Show With Trevor Noah"), Stephen Colbert ("The Late Show With Stephen Colbert"), John Oliver ("Last Week Tonight With John Oliver"), Katt Williams ('Atlanta"), Wanda Sykes ("Black-ish"), Jane Lynch ("Hollywood Game Night"), W. Kamau Bell ("United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell") and longtime co-stars Steve Martin and Martin Short ("Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life").

Meanwhile, Emmy nominees this year who are also accomplished Broadway stage performers, many of them Tony Award winners or nominees, include Leguizamo, Mandy Patinkin ("Homeland"), Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Laurie Metcalf ("Roseanne"), Tony Shalhoub ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"), James Corden ("The Late, Late Show With James Corden), Michael Stuhlbarg ("The Looming Tower"), Jeffrey Wright ("Westworld"), Allison Janney ("Mom"), Cherry Jones ("The Handmaid's Tale") and "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" cast members Darren Criss and Judith Light.

Here is a list of nominees in the major categories for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards:

Best Comedy
“Atlanta” (FX)
“Barry” (HBO)
“Black-ish” (ABC)
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
“GLOW” (Netflix)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

Best Drama
“The Americans” (FX)
“The Crown” (Netflix)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
“Stranger Things” (Netflix)
“This Is Us” (NBC)
“Westworld” (HBO)

Best Limited Series
“The Alienist” (TNT)
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)
“Genius: Picasso” (National Geographic)
“Godless” (Netflix)
“Patrick Melrose” (Showtime)

Best Actress, Comedy
Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”
Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Issa Rae, “Insecure”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

Best Actor, Comedy
Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
Ted Danson, “The Good Place”
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Donald Glover, “Atlanta”
Bill Hader, “Barry”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”

Best Actress, Drama
Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”
Keri Russell, “The Americans”
Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld”

Best Actor, Drama
Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
Ed Harris, “Westworld”
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”
Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us”
Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld”

Supporting Actress, Drama
Alexis Bledel, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things”
Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”
Vanessa Kirby, “The Crown”
Thandie Newton, “Westworld”
Yvonne Strahovski, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Supporting Actor, Drama
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Joseph Fiennes, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
David Harbour, “Stranger Things”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
Matt Smith, “The Crown”

Supporting Actress, Comedy
Zazie Beetz, “Atlanta”
Aidy Bryant, “Saturday Night Live”
Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”
Leslie Jones, “Saturday Night Live”
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
Laurie Metcalf, “Roseanne”
Megan Mullally, “Will & Grace”

Supporting Actor, Comedy
Louie Anderson, “Baskets”
Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live”
Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Brian Tyree Henry, “Atlanta”
Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Kenan Thompson, “Saturday Night Live”
Henry Winkler, “Barry”

Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie
Jessica Biel, “The Sinner”
Laura Dern, “The Tale”
Michelle Dockery, “Godless”
Edie Falco, “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”
Regina King, “Seven Seconds”
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Cult”

Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie
Antonio Banderas, “Genius: Picasso”
Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Patrick Melrose”
Jeff Daniels, “The Looming Tower”
John Legend, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”
Jesse Plemons, “Black Mirror: USS Callister”

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or a Movie
Sara Bareilles, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”
Penélope Cruz, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Judith Light, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Adina Porter, “American Horror Story: Cult”
Merritt Wever, “Godless”
Letitia Wright, “Black Mirror: Black Museum”

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie
Jeff Daniels, “Godless”
Brandon Victor Dixon, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”
John Leguizamo, “Waco”
Ricky Martin, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Edgar Ramirez, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Michael Stuhlbarg, “The Looming Tower”
Finn Wittrock, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

Television Movie
“Black Mirror: USS Callister” (Netflix)
“Fahrenheit 451” (HBO) “Flint” (Lifetime)
“Paterno” (HBO)
“The Tale” (HBO)

Variety Sketch Series
“At Home With Amy Sedaris” (truTV)
“Drunk History” (Comedy Central)
“I Love You America with Sarah Silverman” (Hulu)
“Portlandia” (IFC)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“Tracey Ullman’s Show” (HBO)

Variety Talk Series
“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” (TBS)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC)
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)
“The Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS)
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS)

Reality Competition Program
“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)
“Project Runway” (Lifetime)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
“Top Chef” (Bravo) “The Voice” (NBC)

Reality Host
W. Kamau Bell, “United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell”
Ellen DeGeneres, “Ellen’s Game Of Games”
Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, “Project Runway”
Jane Lynch, “Hollywood Game Night”
RuPaul, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

Structured Reality Program
“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS)
“Fixer Upper” (HGTV)
“Lip Sync Battle” (Paramount Network)
“Queer Eye” (Netflix)
“Shark Tank” (ABC)
“Who Do You Think You Are?” (TLC)

Unstructured Reality Program
"Born This Way" (A&E)
"Deadliest Catch" (Discovery Channel)
"Intervention" (A&E)
"Naked And Afraid" (Discovery Channel)
"RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked" (VH1)
"United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell" (CNN)

Guest Actress, Drama
Diana Rigg, “Game of Thrones”
Viola Davis, “Scandal”
Kelly Jenrette, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Cherry Jones, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Cicely Tyson, “How To Get Away With Murder”
Samira Wiley, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Guest Actor, Drama
F. Murray Abraham, “Homeland”
Cameron Britton, "Mindhunter”
Ron Cephas Jones, “This Is Us”
Matthew Goode, “The Crown”
Gerald McRaney, “This Is Us”
Jimmi Simpson, “Westworld”

Guest Actress, Comedy
Tina Fey, “Saturday Night Live”
Tiffany Haddish, “Saturday Night Live”
Jane Lynch, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Maya Rudolph, “The Good Place”
Molly Shannon, “Will & Grace”
Wanda Sykes, “black-ish”

Guest Actor, Comedy
Sterling K. Brown, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Bryan Cranston, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Donald Glover, “Saturday Night Live”
Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Katt Williams, “Atlanta”

Documentary or Nonfiction Series
“American Masters” (PBS)
“Blue Planet II” (BBC America)
“The Defiant Ones” (HBO)
“The Fourth Estate” (Showtime)
“Wild Wild Country” (Netflix)

Animated Program
“Baymax Returns: Big Hero 6: The Series” (Disney XD)
“Bob’s Burgers” (FOX)
“Rick And Morty” (Adult Swim)
“South Park” (Comedy Central)
“The Simpsons” (FOX)

Writing for a Comedy Series
Alec Berg, “Silicon Valley” (“Fifty-One Percent”)
Alec Berg and Bill Hader, “Barry” (“Chapter One: Make Your Mark”)
Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (“Alligator Man”)
Stefani Robinson, “Atlanta” (“Barbershop”)
Liz Sarnoff, “Barry” (“Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast And Keep Going”)
Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (“Pilot”)

Writing for a Drama Series
David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, “Game Of Thrones” (“The Dragon And The Wolf”)
The Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things” (“Chapter Nine: The Gate”)
Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg, “The Americans” (“Start”)
Peter Morgan, “The Crown” (“Mystery Man”)
Bruce Miller, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (“June”)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Killing Eve” (“Nice Face”)

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama
William Bridges & Charlie Brooker, “Black Mirror: USS Callister”
Scott Frank, “Godless”
David Lynch & Mark Frost, “Twin Peaks”
Kevin McManus & Matthew McManus, “American Vandal” (“Clean Up”)
David Nicholls, “Patrick Melrose”
Tom Rob Smith, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (“House By The Lake”)

Directing for a Comedy Series
Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (“FUBU”)
Bill Hader, “Barry” (“Chapter One: Make Your Mark”)
Hiro Murai, “Atlanta” (“Teddy Perkins”)
Mike Judge, “Silicon Valley” (“Initial Coin Offering”)
Jesse Peretz, “GLOW” (“Pilot”)
Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (“Pilot”)

Directing for a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, “Ozark” (“The Toll”)
Stephen Daldry, “The Crown” (“Paterfamilias”)
The Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things” (“Chapter Nine: The Gate”)
Jeremy Podeswa, “Game Of Thrones” (“The Dragon And The Wolf”)
Daniel Sackheim, “Ozark” (“Tonight We Improvise”)
Kari Skogland, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (“After”)
Alan Taylor, “Game Of Thrones” (“Beyond The Wall”)

Directing for a Limited Series
Edward Berger, “Patrick Melrose”
Scott Frank, “Godless”
David Leveaux & Alex Rudzinski, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert”
Barry Levinson, “Paterno”
David Lynch, “Twin Peaks”
Ryan Murphy, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (“The Man Who Would Be Vogue”)
Craig Zisk, “The Looming Tower” (“9/11”)

Directing for a Variety Series
Andre Allen, “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” (“Episode 2061”)
Carrie Brownstein, “Portlandia” (“Riot Spray”)
Jim Hoskinson, “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (“Episode 438”)
Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live” (“Host: Donald Glover”)
Tim Mancinelli, “The Late Late Show With James Corden” (“Episode 0416”)
Paul Pennolino, “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (“Episode 421”)
 

Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
"Alias Grace" ("Part 1") (Netflix)
"Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: Crazy Diamond" (Prime Video)
"Godless" ("Homecoming") (Netflix)
"March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step" (Hulu)
"Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: The Commuter" (Prime Video)
“Black Mirror: USS Callister” (Netflix)

Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)
"Game of Thrones" ("The Dragon And The Wolf") (HBO)
"Marvel's Jessica Jones" ("AKA Playland") (Netflix)
"Once Upon a Time" ("Leaving Storybrooke") (ABC)
"SEAL Team" ("Pattern Of Life") (CBS)
"Star Wars Rebels" ("Family Reunion - And Farewell") (Disney XD)
"Westworld" ("Akane No Mai") (HBO)

Outstanding Music Direction
"Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live At The Apollo" (CBS)
"Elton John: I'm Still Standing - A Grammy Salute" (CBS)
"Super Bowl LII Halftime Show Starring Justin Timberlake" (NBC)
"The Oscars" (ABC)
"Tony Bennett: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song" (PBS)

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
"Godless" (Netflix)
"Marvel's The Defenders" (Netflix)
"Somebody Feed Phil" (Netflix)
"The Last Tycoon" (Prime Video)
"The Putin Interviews" (Showtime)
"The Tick" (Prime Video)

Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
"A Christmas Story Live!" "Song Title: In The Market for a Miracle" (FOX)
"Big Mouth" ("Am I Gay?" Song Title: "Totally Gay") (Netflix)
"If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast (Song Title: "Just Getting Started" (HBO)
"Saturday Night Live" ("Host: Chance The Rapper" Song Title: "Come Back Barack") (NBC)
"Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for Rest of Your Life" ("Song Title: The Buddy Song") (Netflix)
"The Good Fight" ("Day 450" Song Title: "High Crimes And Misdemeanors") (CBS //CBS All Access)

Outstanding Music Supervision
"Atlanta" ("Alligator Man") (FX Networks)
"Stranger Things" ("Trick Or Treat, Freak") (Netflix)
"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" ("Pilot") (Prime Video)
"This Is Us" ("That'll Be The Day") (NBC)
"Westworld" ("Akane No Mai") (HBO)

For a complete list of nominees, visit the official Emmy Awards website.