6 Notable Takeaways From the 2018 Emmy Nominations

From Donald Glover's highs to the lows for 'Modern Family,' Thursday's 70th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations rolled out some interesting, notable moments.

70th Primetime Emmy Awards
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70th Primetime Emmy Awards

Well, well, well. With the nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards being announced earlier today, AWARDS SZN is officially upon us. On the surface, the nominations seemed like any other year: shows like The Handmaid's Tale and This Is Us snagged their usual rounds of awards. That said, there are a number of notable instances that will make this year's Emmys broadcast (which airs on Monday, Sept. 17 on NBC) an interesting watch.

With TV Twitter in a tizzy over the highs and lows coming out of this year's nominations—which will no doubt turn into hot takes—we decided to round up some of the most intriguing takeaways coming out of this year's field. With a number of firsts on the slate, it looks like this year's Emmys is indicative of the strides Peak TV has been working towards over the past few years.

Donald Glover and 'Atlanta' Could Win Big (Again)

Donald Glover poses in the press room at the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Chance the Rapper's Song About Barack Obama Was Nominated

Chance the Rapper at the Summer of Peace

While not his first Emmy nomination (Chance and a consortium of people were nominated in 2017 for their "Jingle Barack" song), Chance is back with a nomination for "Come Back Barack," which was taken from his November 2017 episode. If anything, this highlights Chance's continued push into the mainstream, seemingly on his terms.

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Sanda Oh Becomes First Asian Actress Nominated for Lead in a Drama Series

Sandra Oh attends the Expanding The Conversation: Asian Americans In Media

Netflix Beat All Competitions in Total Nominations

Netflix logo on tablet

Peter Dinklage Is the Most-Nominated Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Peter Dinklage attends the 'What They Had' Premiere during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

'Modern Family' Got ZERO Nominations

'Modern Family' cast attend season 9 premiere

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