“Queer Eye’s” Jonathan Van Ness scored his second Emmy nomination Thursday morning — and he “can't even,” as one of his famous taglines goes.
Bonus? Van Ness is basking in the glory of four more nominations for Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” which features the hairstylist guru in all his fabulous splendor.
Van Ness, along with Erin Gibson, Kate Lilly, Matt Mazany and Ross Buran, is nominated for Funny or Die’s “Gay of Thrones,” for which he is an executive producer. Van Ness was previously nominated in 2016 for his work on the series.
“Game of Thrones,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Westworld” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” collected the most Emmy Award nominations on Thursday morning.
Meanwhile, the platform breakdown saw streaming giant Netflix oust premium cable channel HBO from the top of the nominations tally. Netflix racked up 112 nods while HBO earned 108. Trailing were broadcaster NBC with 78 nominees and cable network FX with 50.
“It’s been another record-breaking year with more than 9,100 entries in 122 unique categories for the initial nomination round of voting,” Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington said in a statement. “The continued growth of the industry has provided opportunities for acclaimed new programs to emerge, while allowing last season’s breakthrough programs to thrive.”
Anthony Bourdain was nominated posthumously for an Emmy in the outstanding informational series or special category Thursday morning, giving him a chance to earn his fifth TV honor come September.
CNN’s “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” notched a total of six nominations for 2018, five of them in Creative Arts Emmy categories.
Since 2010, the celebrity chef and world traveler had earned four Emmy statues for the show along with a host of nominations in various categories for it, “The Taste” and “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.”
The nominations for the 2018 Emmy Awards were announced today in Los Angeles. The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place Sept. 17 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost.