'Game of Thrones' leads Emmys field with 22 nominations

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The streaming service's maneuvering (and not incidentally, expensive Emmy campaigning) paid off with 112 nominations - a significant increase over previous year, edging HBO's 108.

Netflix is the most nominated network, with 112 - breaking a 17-year streak at the top for HBO. She earned a nomination herself for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series a year ago. "We are particularly enthused to see the breadth of our programming celebrated with nominations spread across 40 new and returning titles which showcase our varied and expansive slate - comedies, dramas, movies, limited series, documentary, variety, animation and reality".

In a statement, HBO said it was "very pleased" with its nominations and the "wide range" of categories they inhabited. "We're grateful to all our nominees for making this the eighth year we've had 100 nominations or more".

Some of TV's biggest stars, as well as headline-grabbing shows, failed to get nominations this year.

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While far behind leader Netflix, the other two established SVOD players, Hulu, who claimed the first best series win for a streamer previous year with Handmaid's Tale, and Amazon/Prime Video, continue to gain ground. He is also nominated for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for "Saturday Night Live".

Without further ado, let's break down the numbers of this year's Emmy nominations. Medfield's Uzo Aduba has been nominated for Supporting Actress for "Orange Is the New Black" three times (winning twice, in 2014 and 2015), while Wayland and West Roxbury's Taylor Schilling was nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014.

However, "GLOW" has two other nominations, including "Outstanding Comedy Series" and "Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series".

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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