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The most-nominated series on Thursday was the FX anthology series “Succession.” The series received five Critics Choice nominations, and a total of 18 nominations total in comedy, drama, supporting actress, lead actor and guest actor categories.
The network series, which follows the lives of the powerful — and maybe hypocritical — family who control a multibillion-dollar media conglomerate, earned six acting nominations and three guest actor nominations. Its awards show run will end when it airs its last episode on June 21.
The show’s all-star cast — which includes Jeremy Strong, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Bradley Whitford, Jon Hamm, Alan Arkin, Charles Grodin, Brian Cox, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Hannah Ware, Liev Schreiber, and Bill Camp — all were nominated for best actor.
Meanwhile, FX’s Emmy favorite, “Atlanta,” earned four nominations in the best comedy category. It was also nominated for best actor and actress, supporting actor and actress, and guest actor and actress.
More Emmy nominations to come
On Tuesday, Netflix got 23 nods for shows and movies that aired during the 2018 calendar year. That’s the most nominations in a single day for a network ever. Netflix is scheduled to unveil the remainder of its Emmy nominations on Wednesday morning, including the winners.
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But Thursday’s nods don’t mean the Defenders — those shows on four different networks that premiered in 2018 — didn’t have a good day.
Starz’s “Power” nabbed six acting nominations, while “Aquarius” and the critically acclaimed Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” are just a step behind with five nominations each. And Showtime’s “Billions” received four nominations.