Magazine article Variety

Game of Thrones vs. the Handmaid's Tale

Magazine article Variety

Game of Thrones vs. the Handmaid's Tale

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It's a battle of the heavyweights. Both already have won the top prize. Both stand atop the nominations leaderboard, with 20 noms for Hulu's drama and 22 for HBO's groundbreaking epic. But they've never competed head-to-head at the Emmys, since "Game of Thrones" sat out last year's competition when "The Handmaid's Tale" took home the trophy. Yet the last time they faced off, back at the Golden Globes, it was the red-cloaked denizens of Gilead who triumphed.

The Competition

THE AMERICANS FX's spy drama went out with a (heartbreaking) bang, delivering a final season - and series finale - that scored with critics. Might voters want to recognize the thriller for all it accomplished throughout its run?

THE CROWN Netflix's heralded regal drama could well play spoiler, riding the goodwill of the swiftresolution of the pay parity dispute - and the last chance to reward the Claire Foy/Matt Smith iteration of the royal family. …

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