Ted Danson Earns Surprise Emmy Nomination for 'The Good Place'


While other streaming services didn't do as well as Netflix did, Hulu was nominated for 27 awards, and Amazon Prime was right behind them at 22 - most of which are from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. And HBO's "Barry" made a significant mark on the comedy voting, where Donald Glover's "Atlanta" led the way, in a field thrown wide open by the absence of three-time champ "Veep" from this year's list of contenders. The series wrapped up past year, which makes this the final opportunity for Maslany to nab the Emmy for Orphan Black.

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

Ozark's Jason Bateman received a nomination for best actor and director in a drama series, and Black Mirror's "USS Callister" was nominated for Best Television Movie.

The last time there were no freshman dramas in the top category was 2009 when sophomore Mad Men won its second straight best series title.

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

The 2018 Emmys will be hosted by Saturday Night Live stars Colin Jost and Michael Che.

Although season seven of Game of Thrones aired in summer 2017, due to the Emmys' eligibility cutoff, the HBO drama had to wait until this year to submit anything for consideration. The series' 20 nods were the fourth-most for any show, finishing only behind "Game of Thrones" (22), "Saturday Night Live" (21), and "Westworld" (21).

Several major stars not normally associated with television got their first Emmy nominations in 2018. Only one acting category, supporting actor in a drama series, had all-white nominees.

As one of the vital parts of the critically acclaimed The Good Place, Danson's Emmy nomination is a nice surprise. The Rock's Ballers on HBO was nominated for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series.