‘Game of Thrones’ earns a leading 22 Emmy Award nominations

  • This image released by CBS shows Allison Janney in a scene from the comedy, “Mom.” Janney was nominated Thursday for an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series. The 70th Emmy Awards will be held on Monday, Sept. 17. (Sonja Flemming/CBS via AP)

  • This image released by ABC shows Tracee Ellis Ross, left, and Anthony Anderson in a scene from “black-ish.” Ross was nominated Thursday for an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series. The 70th Emmy Awards will be held on Monday, Sept. 17. (Eric McCandless/ABC via AP)

  • This image released by HBO shows Issa Rae in a scene from “Insecure.” Rae was nominated Thursday for an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series. The 70th Emmy Awards will be held on Monday, Sept. 17. (HBO via AP)

  • This image released by HBO shows a scene from “Game of Thrones.” The program was nominated for an Emmy on Thursday for outstanding drama series. The 70th Emmy Awards will be held on Monday, Sept. 17. (HBO via AP)

LOS ANGELES — “Game of Thrones” roared back onto the Emmy battlefield, topping Thursday’s nominations with 22 bids but facing a formidable opponent in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” last year’s top drama series.

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