The 2018 Primetime Emmy Award season kicked off with a complete list of nominations, which was announced on July 12, 2018 (see below.)
Next, watch for the big winners to be announced when the landmark 70th annual Emmy Awards ceremony is televised on Monday, September 17, 2018 on NBC beginning at 8PM ET airing live from the Microsoft Theater at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.
Hosting this year is none other than SNL's Weekend Update team of Colin Jost and Michael Che promising lots of laughs and pointed political commentary come September!
Meanwhile, keep it here for more updates including a complete list of nominees, presenters, special guests and the ultimate winners at the 2018 Primetime Emmys.
Other notable nominees included "The Handmaid's Tale", Hulu's drama series based on Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel, which received 13 nominations.
Hosting the night's festivities was late night talk show host, Stephen Colbert.
Presenters at the 2017 Emmy Awards included live appearances by Alec Baldwin, Opra Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Jason Bateman, Jim Parsons, Jessica Biel, Edie Falco, Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Rashida Jones, Nicole Kidman,
Debra Messing, Lea Michele, Shemar Moore, Kumail Nanjiani, Tracee Ellis Ross, Riz Ahmed and Adam Scott.
Just up ahead, check out Emmy fun facts, related resources, and a list of major 2017 Emmy nominees and winners.
DID YOU KNOW? Emmy Awards Fun Facts
• Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards were the only actors to win an Emmy for "Seinfeld". Although often nominated, Jerry Seinfeld never won.
• Kelsey Grammer is the only actor to be nominated for an Emmy for the same character on three different shows. He played Dr. Frasier Crane on "Wings", "Cheers", and "Frasier". His three wins were all for his starring role in "Frasier".
• In 2015, Viola Davis in "How to Get Away with Murder" became the first African-American women to win an Emmy Award for best actress in a drama.
• The oldest-ever Emmy nominee is beloved comedy actress Betty White who was nominated in 2012 at 90-years-old. She also took home the Emmy in 2010 at age 88, which also makes her the oldest winner.
• The award for most Emmy-nominated show in television history goes to "Saturday Night Live" with more than 200 nominations.
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IMBd : Emmy Awards - For the serious trivia buff with lists of winners and nominees dating back to 1949.
Emmy Award - Wikipedia - Check out the complete list of Emmy categories for Primetime and Daytime, interesting factoids, and related resources.
2018 Emmy Awards Nominees
Outstanding Drama Series The Americans The Crown Game of Thrones The Handmaid’s Tale Stranger Things This Is Us
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brow, This Is Us
Ed Harris, Westworld
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Foy, The Crown
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Elizabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh, KillingEve
Keri Russell, The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau, Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Matt Smith, The Crown
Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Vanessa Kirby, The Crown
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale
Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series F. Murray Abraham, Homeland
Cameron Britton, Mindhunter
Matthew Goode, The Crown
Gerald McRaney, This Is Us
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us
Jimmi Simpson, Westworld
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones Cicely Tyson, How To Get Away With Murder Kelly Jernette, The Handmaid’s Tale Viola Davis, Scandal Cherry Jones, The Handmaid’s Tale
Outstanding Comedy Series Atlanta Barry blackish Curb Your Enthusiasm GLOW
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
William H. Macy
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Tracee Ellis Ross
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta
Henry Winkler, Barry
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Louis Anderson, Baskets
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Zazie Beetz, Atlanta
Betty Gilpin, GLOW
Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Sterling K. Brown, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Donald Glover, Saturday Night Live
Bryan Cranston, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Katt Williams, Atlania
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Tiffany Haddish, Saturday Night Live Wanda Sykes, black-ish
Maya Rudolph, The Good Place Molly Shannon, Will & Grace Jane Lynch, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Outstanding Television Movie Fahrenheit 451
USS Callister (Black Mirror)
Outstanding Limited Series The Alienist The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story Genius: Picasso Godless Patrick Melrose
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Antonio Banderes Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss The Assassination of Gianni Versace:American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbath Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels The Looming Tower
John Legend Jesus Chris Superstar: Live
Jesse Plemons USS Callister, Black Mirror
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Laura Dern, The Tale
Michelle Dockery, Godless
Edie Falco, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers
Regina King Seven Seconds
Sarah Paulson: AHS Cult
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Jeff Dnaiels, Godless
Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar Live
Rick Martin, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story Finn Wittrock, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story Michael Stuhlbarg, The Looming Tower John Leguizamo, Waco
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult
Letitia Wright, Black Museum (Black Mirror)
Sara Bareilles, Jesus Christ Superstar Live Merritt Wever, Godless Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Outstanding Reality Program The Amazing Race America Ninja Warrior Project Runway RuPaul’s Drag Race Top Chef The Voice
Outstanding Reality Host
W. Kamau Bell, United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell
RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Ellen DeGeneres, Ellen’s Game of Games
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Outstanding Variety Sketch At Home with Amy Sedaris Drunk History I Love You America with Sarah Siverman Portlandia Saturday Night Live Tracey Ullman’s Show
Outstanding Variety Talk Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Jimmy Kimmel Live Last Week Tonight with John Oliver The Late Late Show with James Corden The Late Show with Stephen Colbert