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Game of Thrones Leads the Way with 24 Emmy Nominations

Photo credits: Official twitter account of Game of Thrones

Photo credits: Official twitter account of Game of Thrones

“Game of Thrones” is leading the Emmy nominations at the 67th annual Primetime awards with 24 nominations out of 126, most by any network this year. Apparently its status is untouched by the backlash over a female character’s rape scene.

While HBO’s fantasy tale breaks its own previous records of 19 nominations. American Horror Story: Freak Show and Olive Kitteridge received nineteen nominations and thirteen nominations respectively. House of Cards, Mad Men are up with 11 nominations while Downton Abbey and Wolf Hall are up for eight.

“GOT” is a contender again for top drama honours and the Emmy awards will be presented on 20 September.

Tally including recognition in the categories of drama series, supporting actor in a drama (Peter Dinklage), guest actress in a drama (Diana Rigg), supporting actress in a drama (Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey), directing for a drama (David Nutter, Jeremy Podeswa) and writing for a drama (David Benioff & D.B. Weiss).

Naturally, stars Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Headey (Cersei Lannister) were thrilled for their own nominations in the supporting actress category, but equally jubilant that the other was recognized, reported Variety.

The nominations were announced yesterday by Cat Deeley, the host of US TV show So You Think You Can Dance and Uzo Adub of Orange Is the New Black.

Following are the few nominees:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
“Better Call Saul”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“Homeland”
“House of Cards”
“Mad Men”
“Orange is the New Black”

 

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
“Louie”
“Modern Family”
“Parks and Recreation”
“Silicon Valley”
“Transparent”
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
“Veep”

 

LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA

Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA

Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”
Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”
Peter Dinklage, “Game Of Thrones”
Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”
Michael Kelly, “House Of Cards”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA

Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
Lena Headey, “Game Of Thrones”
Emilia Clarke, “Game Of Thrones”
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”
Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is The New Black”

 

GUEST ACTOR, DRAMA

Alan Alda, “The Blacklist”
Michael J. Fox, “The Good Wife”
F. Murray Abraham, “Homeland”
Reg E. Cathey, “House of Cards”
Beau Bridges, “Masters Of Sex”
Pablo Schreiber, “Orange Is The New Black”

 

GUEST ACTRESS, DRAMA

Margo Martindale, “The Americans”
Diana Rigg, “Game of Thrones”
Rachel Brosnahan, “House Of Cards”
Cicely Tyson, “How To Get Away With Murder”
Allison Janney, “Masters Of Sex”
Khandi Alexander, “Scandal”

 

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