Emmys 2018 exclusive: HBO categories for ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Westworld,’ ‘Silicon Valley,’ ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for HBO. While the premium network does not have three-time comedy champ “Veep” eligible for this cycle, they do have drama winner “Game of Thrones” (Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington both going lead for the first time) back, returning drama nominee “Westworld” (Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright also both going lead for the first time), returning comedy nominee “Silicon Valley” (Thomas Middleditch), the relaunch of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (Larry David) and TV movies “Paterno” (Al Pacino) and “The Tale” (Laura Dern) among their 2018 contenders.

Below, the list of HBO lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy, drama and limited series, TV movies plus other genres. More names might be added by the network before final Emmy paperwork deadlines. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

“BALLERS”
Comedy Series
Comedy Actor – Dwayne Johnson
Comedy Supporting Actress – Emayatzy Corinealdi, Jazmyn Simon, Serinda Swan
Comedy Supporting Actor – London Brown, Donovan Carter, Rob Corrdry, Troy Garity, Steve Guttenberg, Omar Miller, Richard Schiff, John David Washington
Comedy Guest Actress – Brittany Hall
Comedy Guest Actor – Peter Berg

“BARRY”
Comedy Series
Comedy Actor – Bill Hader
Comedy Supporting Actress – Sarah Goldberg, Paula Newsome
Comedy Supporting Actor – Anthony Carrigan, Glenn Fleshler, Steven Root, Henry Winkler

“CRASHING”
Comedy Series
Comedy Actor – Pete Holmes
Comedy Supporting Actress – Jamie Lee
Comedy Supporting Actor – George Basil, Artie Lange
Comedy Guest Actor – Bill Burr

“CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM”
Comedy Series
Comedy Actor – Larry David
Comedy Supporting Actress – Susie Essman, Cheryl Hines
Comedy Supporting Actor – Bob Einstein, Jeff Garlin, Richard Lewis, J.B. Smoove
Comedy Guest Actress – Elizabeth Banks, Lauren Graham, Elizabeth Perkins, June Diane Raphael
Comedy Guest Actor – F. Murray Abraham, Bryan Cranston, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joe Regalbuto, Steven Weber

“THE DEUCE”
Drama Series
Drama Actress – Maggie Gyllenhaal
Drama Actor – James Franco
Drama Supporting Actress – Dominique Fishback, Margarita Levieva, Emily Meade
Drama Supporting Actor – Gbenga Akinnagbe, Gary Carr
Drama Guest Actress – Zoe Kazan
Drama Guest Actor – Clarke Peters

“DIVORCE”
Comedy Series
Comedy Actress – Sarah Jessica Parker
Comedy Actor – Thomas Haden Church
Comedy Supporting Actress – Talia Balsam, Molly Shannon
Comedy Supporting Actor – Tracy Letts
Comedy Guest Actress – Amy Sedaris

“FAHRENHEIT 451”
TV Movie
Movie/Limited Series Actor – Michael B. Jordan
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Sofia Boutella
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor – Michael Shannon

“GAME OF THRONES”
Drama Series
Drama Actress – Emilia Clarke
Drama Actor – Kit Harington
Drama Supporting Actress – Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams
Drama Supporting Actor – Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage
Drama Guest Actress – Diana Rigg

“HERE AND NOW”
Drama Series
Drama Actress – Holly Hunter
Drama Actor – Tim Robbins
Drama Supporting Actress – Sosie Bacon, Jerrika Hinton
Drama Supporting Actor – Raymond Lee, Peter Macdissi, Daniel Zovatto
Drama Guest Actor – Ted Levine

“HIGH MAINTENANCE”
Comedy Series
Comedy Actor – Ben Sinclair
Comedy Guest Actor – Luzer Twersky
Comedy Guest Actress – Alex Auder, Danielle Brooks, Kate Lyn Sheil, Yael Stone

“INSECURE”
Comedy Series
Comedy Actress – Issa Rae
Comedy Supporting Actress – Yvonne Orji, Natasha Rothwell
Comedy Supporting Actor – Jay Ellis

“MOSAIC”
Limited Series
Movie/Limited Series Actress – Jennifer Ferrin
Movie/Limited Series Actor – Garret Hedlund, Devin Ratray
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Sharon Stone
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor – Beau Bridges, Paul Reubens, Frederick Weller

“NOTES FROM THE FIELD”
TV Movie
Movie/Limited Series Actress – Anna Deveare Smith

“PATERNO”
TV Movie
Movie/Limited Series Actress – Riley Keough
Movie/Limited Series Actor – Al Pacino
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Kathy Baker, Annie Parisse
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor – Greg Grunberg, Larry Mitchell

“RELLIK”
Limited Series
Movie/Limited Series Actress – Jodi Balfour
Movie/Limited Series Actor – Richard Dormer
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Rosalind Elezar
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor – Paterson Joseph, Ray Stevenson

“ROOM 104”
Comedy Series
Comedy Guest Actress – Sarah Hay
Comedy Guest Actor – Philip Baker Hall, James VanDer Beek

“SILICON VALLEY”
Comedy Series
Comedy Actor – Thomas Middleditch
Comedy Supporting Actress – Amanda Crew, Suzanne Cryer
Comedy Supporting Actor – Josh Brener, Kumail Nanjiani, Matt Ross, Martin Starr, Zach Woods, Jimmy O. Yang
Comedy Guest Actor – Chris Diamantopoulos

“THE TALE”
TV Movie
Movie/Limited Series Actress – Laura Dern
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Ellen Burstyn, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabelle Nelisse
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor – Common, Jason Ritter

“VICE PRINCIPALS”
Comedy Series
Comedy Actor – Danny McBride
Comedy Supporting Actress – Dale Dickey, Georgia King, Edi Patterson, Busy Phillips
Comedy Supporting Actor – Walton Goggins, Sheaun McKinney, Shea Whigham
Comedy Guest Actress – Kimberly Hebert Gregory
Comedy Guest Actor – Fisher Stevens

“WESTWORLD”
Drama Series
Drama Actress – Evan Rachel Wood
Drama Actor – Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright
Drama Supporting Actress – Thandie Newton, Tessa Thompson
Drama Supporting Actor – James Marsden
Drama Guest Actress – To Be Announced
Drama Guest Actor – To Be Announced

 

ANIMATED PROGRAM OR SERIES
Mike Judge Presents Tales from the Tour Bus

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
All Def Comedy
Tracey Ullman’s Show

VARIETY TALK SERIES
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Real Time with Bill Maher
Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas

INFORMATIONAL SERIES
Vice Weekly

VARIETY SPECIAL
Felipe Esparza
George Lopez
Michelle Wolf
Night of Two Many Stars
2 Dope Queens
2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Classical Baby: Lullaby Shows
Sesame Street : Magic Wand
The # on Great Grandpa’s Arm

DOCUMENTARY
Baltimore Rising
The Defiant Ones
The Final Year
Elvis
The Final Year
Garry Shandling
If You’re Not in the Obit
Martin in the Wilderness
Spielberg

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