Emmys 2018: our predictions – who will win and who should win

An ultra-competitive year brings Game of Thrones back into the conversation but can it reign supreme against The Handmaid’s Tale?

After last year’s absence, Emmys stalwart Game of Thrones returns to an outstanding drama series category that’s more competitive than when it last won the award in 2016. Now, HBO’s sprawling, big-budget fantasia, leading all shows with 22 nominations, will have to fend off The Handmaid’s Tale, which last year made Hulu the first streaming service to take home this award. The stars aligned for Handmaid’s Tale in 2017, its bleak, dystopian premise making for an appropriate victor in a year that saw Donald Trump take office and the #MeToo movement take off. The question, now, is whether Emmy voters see it fit to award the show for its second outing, which was better but also, somehow, more upsetting than its first.

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