Emmy nominations: A reflection of America, the bad and the good

It’s no wonder that among this year’s list of marquee nominees , the big winner is familiarity. The drama series contenders, for example, are all previous Emmy-winning and nominated series. “Game of Thrones,” a previous winner, is up against returning 2017 contenders and victors “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Stranger Things,” “Westworld” and “This Is Us.” “The Americans,” which ended this year, is the only newcomer.