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The 2018 Primetime Emmy nominations will be announced Thursday, July 12 at 11:30 a.m. ET from the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in Los Angeles by The Handmaid's Tale's Samira Wiley and New Amsterdam's Ryan Eggold.

The nomination ceremony can be streamed on the Emmys website, or right here!

HBO awards darling "Veep" was ineligible this year and its crown passed to "Atlanta", the FX comedy created by and starring Donald Glover, which amassed 16 nods.

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Best known for her role on Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black", Wiley is now starring on Hulu's critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning dystopian drama "The Handmaid's Tale".

The show about noble families vying for the Iron Throne faces tough competition from perennial favorite comedy sketch show "Saturday Night Live" and HBO stablemate "Westworld" with 21 nominations each. Although it's up for top series honors, it drew only three supporting acting bids for cast members Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage.

"Game of Thrones", which sat out the awards a year ago because it missed the eligibility window, received 22 nominations, the most of any series.

The Emmys ceremony airs September 17 on NBC with Colin Jost and Michael Che of "Saturday Night Live" as hosts.

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