- Despite the recent "For Your Consideration" party held in Los Angeles, WWE came up short today as the nominations for the 2018 Emmy Awards were announced.
"It all about niche broadcasting now". Its absence leaves just one network contender for best comedy, ABC's black-ish, which also earned nods for Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson, who noted his urban California roots.
Netflix's GLOW was nominated for Best Comedy Series while Betty Gilpin, who portrays Debbie on the series, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress In a Comedy.
"Games of Thrones", a worldwide hit, got 22 nods, including for the top prize of best drama series.
Then there's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel".
Comedy series: Atlanta; Barry; Black-ish; Curb Your Enthusiasm; GLOW; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Silicon Valley; and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Some long-time favorites disappeared almost completely from the Emmy voters' radars - remember when "Modern Family" was hip? - while several classic revivals didn't get nearly as much attention the second time around as they did during their first runs. Oh had earned five supporting bids for Grey's Anatomy. She added a postscript: "I think my mother at this moment may actually be satisfied". Only one nominations category is all-white, and in three categories minority actors account for more than half the nominees.
The actresses who squeezed Kidman and Watts out of the supporting actress in a limited series category were: Adina Porter (American Horror Story: Cult); Penelope Cruz and Judith Light (The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story); Letitia Wright (Black Museum); Merritt Wever (Godless); and Sara Bareilles (Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert). Although it's up for top series honours, it drew only three supporting actor bids for cast members Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage.
Australian actor Yvonne Strahovski has scored an Emmy nomination for her role as Serena Joy Waterford in The Handmaid's Tale.
Other drama series contenders are "Westworld" and "The Americans", nominated for its final season and with nods for stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys.
Competing with Moss, Oh and Russell for lead drama actress are Claire Foy for "The Crown", Tatiana Maslay of "Orphan Black" and Evan Rachel Wood of "Westworld".
Just five years after the launch of its first original series, "House of Cards", Netflix ended HBO's 17-year streak as the most Emmy-nominated network. Though Graham didn't earn an Emmy bid for the long-running HBO series, the show is nevertheless up for Best Comedy Series, Best Comedy Actor (Larry David) and twice for Best Comedy Guest Actor (Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bryan Cranston).