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Record-breaking Primetime Emmy nods for HBO

HBO received a record-breaking 137 Primetime Emmy® nominations for the upcoming 71st Primetime Emmy Awards®.

HBO’s previous record was set in 2015 with 126 Primetime Emmy® nominations.

Game Of Thrones received 32 nominations, the most of any program, while Chernobyl received 19 nominations, Barry received 17 nominations and Veep, True Detective and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver each received 9 nominations.

Kit Harrington as Jon Snow in the hit series ‘Game of Thrones.’
HBO’s Emmy® nominations this year include: 32 nominations for Game Of Thrones, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Kit Harington), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Emilia Clarke), 4 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams), 3 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage), Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Carice van Houten), 3 for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter, Miguel Sapochnik) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff & D.B. Weiss);

19 nominations for Chernobyl, including Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Jared Harris), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Emily Watson), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Stellan Skarsgård), Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series or Movie (Johan Renck), and Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special (Craig Mazin);

17 nominations for Barry, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Bill Hader), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Sarah Goldberg), 3 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Anthony Carrigan, Stephen Root, Henry Winkler), 2 for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Alec Berg, Bill Hader) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Alec Berg and Bill Hader);

Nine nominations for Veep, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Tony Hale), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Anna Chlumsky), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Peter MacNicol) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (David Mandel);

Nine nominations for True Detective, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Mahershala Ali);

Nine nominations for Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series (Paul Pennolino), Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series and Outstanding Interactive Program;

Eight nominations for Sharp Objects, including Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Amy Adams) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Patricia Clarkson):

Eight nominations for Deadwood: The Movie, including Outstanding Television Movie; five nominations for Succession, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Adam McKay) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Jesse Armstrong); and five nominations for Leaving Neverland, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special and Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program (Dan Reed).

Other HBO nominees include Ballers, Brexit, The Case Against Adnan Syed, Flight Of The Conchords: Live In London, Game Of Thrones: The Last Watch, Insecure, The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley, Jane Fonda In Five Acts, The Many Lives Of Nick Buoniconti, My Dinner With Hervé, The Sentence, Song Of Parkland And When You Wish Upon A Pickle: A Sesame Street Special.

In addition, the Cinemax series Warrior received a nomination for Outstanding Main Title Design.

HBO Go subscribers can also stream the entire series of the Emmy®-nominated The Handmaid’s Tale, which received 11 nominations, including Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, on HBO GO.

The Primetime Emmy® Awards will be announced on Sept. 22.

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My column for Tuesday next week will be a post-EDDYS analysis. Please watch out for it.

Topics: Primetime Emmy , HBO , Game Of Thrones , Kit Harrington , Jon Snow
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