For the first time in 18 years, HBO did not lead the pack in nominations volume. Instead, Netflix's ever-increasing array of titles and talent led the way with 112 nominations. HBO placed second with 108, even with "Game of Thrones" returning to eligibility after a year away.
So ... live musicals, y'all! With Peak TV reinvigorating the Limited Series and Television Movie categories in recent years, it's a bit of a throwback to see song-and-dancers Sara Bareilles and John Legend beat out all-caps ACTORS Nicole Kidman and Al Pacino for Emmy nominations in the combined acting categories.
We know Brie is capable of winning the popular vote — she has been near the top of IMDb's STARmeter rankings for much of the past year. She came up just short for Lead Actress in a Drama for Season 1 of "GLOW." With Netflix already having released Season 2, the Golden Globe nominee may only have to wait another 364 days until her first Emmy nomination.
Truth be told: Gilpin is beyond bonkers in the recently released Season 2 of "GLOW" — singing, wrestling, crying, snorting, Hollywood, deep Texas, and sheer mania ... and that's just one scene. She's nominated as supporting actress in a comedy, however, for her great but less-varied work in Season 1 — perhaps thanks to Netflix's strategic release schedule.
Yes, it's a BBC America show. And yes, Jodie Comer got a continent's worth of space to ham up her Villanelle character. But even in crowded Drama Series and Lead Actress in a Drama fields, we would've loved to see this sleeper hit gain more acclaim. Nominations for star Sandra Oh and writer/creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge are richly deserved.
We left our stopwatch in our other purse. But we're reasonably sure that the amount of time we spent scouring Hulu for a photo of Kelly Jenrette's appearance on an episode of "The Handmaid's Tale" equals or exceeds her screen time. Which is to say: She made the most of it, securing a Guest Actress in a Drama Series nomination.