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“Stranger Things” was among a handful of shows that helped Netflix accumulate 112 Emmy nominations. (Netflix Photo)

Streaming television continues to assert its position as a force to be reckoned with when it comes to quality programming — and awards season. Thursday’s Emmy nominations provided proof yet again.

A year after Hulu won the first ever best drama award for a streaming show with “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Netflix made history by garnering more nominations than any other network. The service’s 112 nominations helped it eclipse HBO’s 108. The cable network had held the nominations title for 17 straight years.

As The New York Times noted, Netflix’s growth has been “staggering.” In 2015, the service had 34 nominations and in 2016, it jumped to 54. By last year, Netflix was second only to HBO, with 91 nominations.

Netflix scored nominations for a variety of programming and roles, including “Stranger Things,” “GLOW,” “Queer Eye,” “Wild Wild Country,” “Mindhunter,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “The Crown” and more.

HBO did score the most nominations for any single show, with 22 for “Game of Thrones.” It’s wacky wild west android tale “Westworld” had the second most with 21, tied with “Saturday Night Live.”

Amazon gathered 22 total nominations, with “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” nominated for 14 Emmys, including outstanding comedy series.

Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” is back with another strong showing with 20 nominations, including best drama and lead actress in a drama series for star Elisabeth Moss. The network had 27 total nominations.

The 70th Emmy Awards will air Sept. 17 live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET. on NBC. “Saturday Night Live’s” Colin Jost and Michael Che will serve as co-hosts.

Here is a list of the nominees in some of the leading categories:

Drama Series

“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“Game of Thrones”
“This Is Us”
“The Crown”
“The Americans”
“Stranger Things”
“Westworld”

Comedy Series

“Atlanta” (FX)
“Barry” (HBO)
“Black-ish” (ABC)
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
“GLOW” (Netflix)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)
Bill Hader (“Barry”)
Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”)
William H. Macy (“Shameless”)
Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Ted Danson (“The Good Place”)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”)
Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”)
Allison Janney (“Mom”)
Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”)
Issa Rae (“Insecure”)

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”)
Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”)
Jeff Daniels (“The Looming Tower”)
John Legend (“Jesus Christ Superstar”)
Jesse Plemons (“USS Callister”)

 Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

Laura Dern (“The Tale”)
Jessica Biel (“The Sinner”)
Michelle Dockery (“Godless”)
Edie Falco (“The Menendez Murders”)
Regina King (“Seven Seconds”)
Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story: Cult”)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”)
Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”)
Joseph Fiennes (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
David Harbour (“Stranger Things”)
Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”)
Matt Smith (“The Crown”)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Alexis Bledel (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”)
Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”)
Vanessa Kirby (“The Crown”)
Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)
Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Louie Anderson (“Baskets”)
Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live”)
Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)
Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta”)
Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”)
Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Zazie Beetz (“Atlanta”)
Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Aidy Bryant (“Saturday Night Live”)
Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”)
Leslie Jones (“Saturday Night Live”)
Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)
Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne”)
Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”)

Variety Sketch Series

“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“Portlandia” (IFC)
“Drunk History” (Comedy Central)
“Tracey Ullman’s Show” (HBO)
“At Home with Amy Sedaris” (TruTV)
“I Love You, America” (Hulu)

Variety Talk Series

“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
“Late Late Show with James Corden Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

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