“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”
“Game of Thrones”
“House of Cards”
“Orange is the New Black”
|OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
“Parks and Recreation”
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
|LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
|LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
|SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA
Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”
|SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
|GUEST ACTOR, DRAMA
Alan Alda, “The Blacklist”
|GUEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Margo Martindale, “The Americans”