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Critic's picks for Emmy nominations Expect 'Handmaid's Tale' and 'Atlanta'

If he wins this year, he'll tie Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul for the most wins in the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category.

The return of "Thrones" did tighten the race up on the drama side, but the absence of "Veep" from contention this year didn't seem to do much to help on the comedy side.

Then there's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel".

The newbie comedies aced out long-time Emmy favourite Modern Family, a five-time victor and perennial nominee since it debuted in 2009 on ABC. Netflix racked up 112 nods while HBO earned 108.

The revival of "Roseanne, " canceled because of star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet, drew only one major nomination, a supporting actress nod for Laurie Metcalf.

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Diana Rigg's turn as Olenna Tyrell in the series has seen her nominated for Guest Actress in a Drama Series. Oh had earned five supporting bids for Grey's Anatomy. And Bledel's "Gilmore" love interest Milo Ventimiglia is nominated for Best Drama Actor for "This is Us" for the second year in a row. Or maybe it's just that we're never going to be happy in this era of "peak TV". They're also announcing some pretty big nominations. The show featuring chef-writer Bourdain, who died in early June, has won four Emmys.

The show about noble families vying for the Iron Throne faces tough competition from perennial favorite comedy sketch show "Saturday Night Live" and HBO stablemate "Westworld" with 21 nominations each.

HBO's fantasy dragons-and-swords saga is a two-time best drama victor that sat out the last year's Emmys because of its production schedule. That Amazon streaming series was created by "Gilmore" mastermind Amy Sherman-Palladino, who is now nominated for Best Comedy Series, Best Comedy Writing and Best Comedy Directing for her work on the new show. "Our deepest fear was complacency".

The series, which will not air this year, is in contention for the Emmy for Best Drama Series along with The Crown, The Americans, The Handmaid's Tale, Stranger Things, This Is Us and Westworld.

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