Emmy Nominations 2018: Stranger Things, AHS, & More

But What We’re Really Interested in is Horror

Horror is often forgotten during awards nominations so it’s interesting to see which of our favourite shows make it into the spotlight.  And truth be told, whilst horror gets a look in it’s very limited. So, I’ve included dark comedies, crime, fantasy and other related shows of interest from this years Emmy Nominations.

Currently, the voting members stand at over 23 thousand and represent specific industry professions. A program, performer, or achievement must be submitted to be considered for nominations – you can even submit yourself if you are eligible. This year the entries totalled over 9100 for 122 categories. First nominations are tallied, then they’re checked by Ernst & Young Accountants, and then in mid-July, they’re announced. Read more about eligibility here.

Emmy Nominations

Horror (and related) Emmy Nominations

The below nominations are for main categories only. You can find all the rest of the nominations on the Emmys website.

Stranger Things

5 Emmy Nominations in 4 Catagories

  • Stranger Things – Drama Series
  • David Harbour  – Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
  • Millie Bobby Brown  – Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
  • The Duffer Brothers – Directing in a Drama Series
  • The Duffer Brothers – Writing in a Drama Series
Black Mirror
  • Letitia Wright in Black Museum – Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • USS Callister on Netflix – TV Movie
  • Jesse Plemons in USS Callister – Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
  • William Bridgers and Charlie Brooker for USS Callister – Writing in a Limited Series or Movie
American Horror Story
  • Sarah Paulson in American Horror Story: Cult – Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Adina Porter in American Horror Story: Cult – Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Twin Peaks
  • David Lynch – Directing in a Limited Series or Movie
  • David Lynch and Mark Frost – Writing in a Limited Series or Movie
Barry, Emmy Nominations
via IMDb
Barry

5 Emmy Nominations in 5 Categories

  • Barry – Comedy Series
  • Bill Hader – Directing in a Comedy Series
  • Liz Sarnoff – Writing in a Comedy Series
  • Bill Hader – Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Henry Winkler – Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
The Sinner
  • Jessica Biel – Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Westworld

6 Emmy Nominations in 5 Catagories

  • Westworld – Drama Series
  • Ed Harris – Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • Jeffrey Wright – Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • Evan Rachel Wood  – Lead Actress in a Drama Series
  • Thandie Newton – Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
  • Jimmi Simpson – Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Game of Thrones

8 Emmy Nominations in 6 Categories

  • Game of Thrones – Drama Series
  • Jeremy Podeswa – Directing in a Drama Series
  • David Benioff and D.B. Weiss – Writing in a Drama Series
  • Alan Taylor – Directing in a Drama Series
  • Lena Headey – Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
  • Peter Dinklage – Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
  • Diana Rigg – Guest Actress in a Drama Series
The Good Place
  • Ted Danson – Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Maya Rudolph – Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
The Alienist
Ozark
  • Jason Bateman – Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • Jason Bateman – Directing in a Drama Series
  • Daniel Sackheim – Directing in a Drama Series
Mindhunter
  • Cameron Britton – Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Fahrenheit 451
  • Fahrenheit 451 on HBO – TV Movie
A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix – Children’s Program
The Handmaid's Tale, Emmy Nominations
via IMDb
The Handmaid’s Tale

11 Emmy Nominations in 7 Categories

  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Drama
  • Elisabeth Moss – Lead Actress in a Drama
  • Alexis Bledel – Supporting Actress in a Drama
  • Ann Dowd – Supporting Actress in a Drama
  • Yvonne Strahovski – Supporting Actress in a Drama
  • Joseph Fiennes – Supporting Actor in a Drama
  • Kelly Jenrette – Guest Actress in a Drama
  • Cherry Jones – Guest Actress in a Drama
  • Samira Wiley – Guest Actress in a Drama
  • Bruce Miller – Writing for a Drama Series
  • Kari Skogland – Directing for a Drama Series
Killing Eve
  • Sandra Oh – Lead Actress in a Drama
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Writing for a Drama Series
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

9 Emmy Nominations in 6 Categories

  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story – Limited Series or Movie
  • Darren Criss – Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Penelope Cruz – Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Judith Light – Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Ricky Martin – Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Edgar Ramirez – Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Finn Wittorck – Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Tom Rob Smith – Writing for a Limited Series or Movie
  • Ryan Murphy – Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

When will we find out?

The 70th Emmy Awards will be shown on the 17th of September 2018 at 5 pm PDT from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and aired on NBC. Which will be 1 am UK time – I’ll let you know when it will be aired in the UK.

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