It’s here! TV fans finally know who’ll be sitting in a cramped auditorium seat trying not to make awkward faces on the reaction cam at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards come September, because the Emmy nominations were formally announced via live stream on the morning of July 12th. Presenters Ryan Eggold and Samira Wiley read the names of the performers and producers who are no doubt going to have a really awesome weekend. For the most part, there weren’t any huge upsets or criminal robberies, but it was undeniably delightful to watch Wiley learn she got a Best Supporting nomination for The Handmaid’s Tale live as she was reading the nominations for the rest of the category. You can check TV Guide’s complete Emmy coverage here, as well as the snubs and surprises here, but for a more cheeky breakdown, check out this analysis of the 2018 Emmy nominees by the numbers below.
9100: Submissions for nominations for the 70th annual Emmys
22,000: Members of the Television Academy voting on who’ll win.
7: Highest number of Supporting Actor Nominations, the record now held by Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage
38: People of color nominated for Emmys in major categories, which more than doubles last year: Sterling K. Brown and Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us; Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson and Wanda Sykes, black-ish; Donald Glover, Zazie Beetz, Katt Williams and Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta; Leslie Jones, Kenan Thompson, Tiffany Haddish, Saturday Night Live; Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; Jeffrey Wright and Thandie Newton,Westworld; Samira Wiley and Kelly Jenrette, The Handmaid’s Tale; Regina King, Seven Seconds; RuPaul Charles, Drag Race; W. Kamau Bell, United Shades of America: With W. Kamau Bell; Issa Rae, Insecure; Sandra Oh, Killing Eve; Trevor Noah, Daily Show; Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso; Penelope Cruz, Ricky Martin, Darren Criss and Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story; Brandon Victor Dixon and John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar; Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away with Murder; Viola Davis, Scandal; Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult; Letitia Wright, Black Mirror; Maya Rudolph, The Good Place; Lin-Manuel Miranda, Curb Your Enthusiasm; John Leguizamo, Waco
6: Number of Latinx performers nominated, including Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Edgar Ramirez, Ricky Martin, John Leguizamo and Lin-Manuel Miranda
1: Number of Asian actors nominated (Sandra Oh). C’mon TV, do better!
1: Number of African-Americans who’ve been the chairman and CEO of the TV Academy, which puts on the Emmys. That’s current honcho, Hayma Washington, who announced names Thursday and whose resume is kinda mind-blowing.
2: Number of times Hayma Washington flubbed a pronunciation, when he said Ms. instead of Mrs. when announcing The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and “Handsmaids” instead of Handmaid’s. Hey, it was early in the morning, these things happen!
112: Nominations for Netflix
108: Nominations for HBO, which makes this the first time the streaming giant beat out the prestige cabler in number of nominations
2: Number of sure bets to win, Atlanta for Best Comedy and Rachel Brosnahan for Lead Actress in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
11.4 million: Number of people who watched the 2017 Emmys, which, when factoring in the demographic rating, is about the same as 2016 — an all-time low.
400: Average price, in dollars, of an Emmy statue (which, by the way, isn’t really gold but a bunch of metals then dipped in gold. Winners actually have to buy it if they want to take it home, too.)
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will air Monday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC.