Survivor receives no Emmy nominations for the first time in 2018

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Hulu's A Handmaid's Tale - which won the award for best drama series past year - earned 20 nods.

Ted Danson earned a surprise nomination on Thursday for his stellar performance as Michael on NBC's beloved comedy, The Good Place, in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category.

The Emmy awards will be handed out in Los Angeles on September 17 hosted by "Saturday Night Live" cast members Michael Che and Colin Jost.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Atlanta itself was nominated for the Emmy for a Comedy Series.

It has received 15 nominations and 10 wins in the aforementioned category in the category's 15-year status, although The Voice has won four of the past five years.

The Hulu series, which is set in a dystopian MA, earned 20 nominations, including a repeat nomination for the victor of last year's Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award, Holyoke native Ann Dowd.

"I feel tremendous gratitude and joy with this nomination" and am "thrilled" for the show's cast and crew, Oh said in a statement.

NBC's long-running variety show Saturday Night Live and HBO's science-fiction series Westworld got 21 nominations each, and Hulu's dystopian drama The Handmaid's Tale, 20. It is also his first Emmy nomination for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 25 years.

The series had been expected to dominate the acting races among the limited series and TV movies - and indeed it did, with Darren Criss, Penelope Cruz, Edgar Ramirez and Ricky Martin all nominated. The Rock's Ballers on HBO was nominated for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series.

"Game of Thrones" was out of the running in 2017 because the show aired later than usual. The last time there were three freshman series in the top comedy category was 2010 (Modern Family, Glee and Nurse Jackie).