The Primetime Emmy Awards celebrates the best and brightest in the world of primetime television, and rewards excellence in performance, writing, direction, producing, and more.
This yearâ€™s award ceremony, which will be hosted by SNLâ€™s Colin Jost and Michael Che, will be held on September 17th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The nominees this year shouldnâ€™t surprise you. The list is populated with some of the most popular shows on TV and from web platforms like Netflix, some of which garnered up to 22 nominations out of 45 total categories.
Whether youâ€™ve seen all these shows already or are looking for a new show to start binging, here are some of the most nominated shows of the 70th Primetime Emmy season.
Game of Thrones
Leading off our list today is Game of Thrones, which picked up the most nominations this year with 22 individual nominations. This show, which you probably know all about (unless youâ€™ve been living under a rock) follows nine noble families fighting for control of Westeros, while simultaneously trying to outrun and outmaneuver an ancient, undead army coming to kill them all.
The show has been on TV since 2011 and is one of the most popular shows of the last decade, averaging over 30 million viewers per episode by the seventh season. This year, theyâ€™ve received nominations for direction, score, and acting nods for Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Diana Rigg, Lena Headey, and Peter Dinklage.