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2018 Emmy Award Nominations

Donald Glover's "Atlanta" was the top comedy series nominee with 16 bids, poised to take advantage of the absence this time around of three-time victor "Veep".

It was a very strong freshman class, and all five shows are back this year.

Netflix secured 112 nominations - more than any other network - while HBO received 108, according to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Its nods included best drama, the category it won in 2015 and 2016.

This image released by HBO shows Issa Rae in a scene from "Insecure".

John Legend scores a nomination of his own for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Jesus in NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert". That's because the streaming giant put an end to the premium cable channel's 17-year streak of garnering the most total nominations.

Parents of Thai cave rescue boy give thanks to God
At a school opposite the hospital in Chiang Rai where the boys are recovering, schoolchildren were in an excited, celebratory mood.

In the comedy categories, hip-hop themed FX show "Atlanta" is up against Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", ABC's "black-ish", "GLOW", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", quirky comedy "Barry", tech comedy "Silicon Valley" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt". NBC topped the broadcast tally with 78 nominations, fueled by 21 bids for "Saturday Night Live", still on a satiric tear against the Trump administration.

Nicole Kidman missed out on an Emmy nomination for her performance in Top of the Lake: China Girl.

Lead actor in a drama series: Jason Bateman (Ozark); Sterling K Brown (This Is Us); Ed Harris (Westworld); Matthew Rhys (The Americans); Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us); and Jeffrey Wright (Westworld).

"We've been engaged with the Hollywood community for 100 years", James said, including NAACP-led protests against D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation" in 1915, just six years after the organization was founded.

The 2018 Golden Globe Awards will kick off on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

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