'Game of Thrones' leaves Emmy nomination field wide open

Sterling K. Brown who stars on NBC's

Sterling K. Brown who stars on NBC's

Only select lead categories were announced during the live stream, and the ceremony included a nod to one of Bravo's very own.

The Television Academy tends to nominate and vote conservatively, with the Emmys dominated by perennial favourites like "Thrones" and "Downton Abbey", which finished in March 2016.

Us star Ventimiglia is a first-time Emmy nominee, along with best drama actress contender Claire Foy (The Crown) and Donald Glover, who created and stars in FX's Atlanta.

In terms of individual snubs, Mr. Robot's Rami Malek and Goliath's Billy Bob Thornton were both left out of the drama actors category. HBO led the nominations with 110 total, followed by Netflix with 91, NBC with 60, and FX with 54. McKinnon won the award a year ago.

While stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys were nominated for best drama actress and actor awards, respectively, for their roles in The Americans, the series was not nominated in the best drama category.

Streaming services once again top the list of this year's Emmy nominations - another indicator of the shift in how today's consumers are watching TV.

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But while the Caped Crusader enjoyed a little downtime between his film exploits, Spider-Man has seen three reboots in 15 years. Sony has already begun prepping its own superhero universe, with an upcoming Venom movie starring Tom Hardy in the works.

Rami Malek: The "Mr. Robot" star earned the Emmy for best actor in a drama series earlier this year - and yet, on Thursday morning, the U.S. star's name was not among the nominees.

Industry watchers had predicted a wide open race, with awards juggernaut "Game of Thrones" out of the running - and that prediction was borne out. The Emmys will air on CBS on September 17 at 7 p.m. Stephen Colbert will be hosting.

Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon were also nominated in the acting category for HBO's "Big Little Lies".

Topping the nominees' list were NBC's "Saturday Night Live" and HBO's "Westworld" with 22 each. Jessica Lange, who portrayed Crawford, and Susan Sarandon, who played Davis, were each nominated for best actress in a limited series or movie.

On the comedy front, FX's freshman series Atlanta, ABC's Blackish and Modern Family, Netflix's Masters Of None and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and HBO's Silicon Valley will look to unseat last year's victor Veep. No other scripted TV show got as many nominations as the futuristic Western, though Netflix's beloved homage to '80s sci-fi Stranger Things wasn't too far off.

On the surprises front, perhaps the biggest shock was a nomination for Stranger Things' Shannon Purser (Barb).

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