Game of Thrones receives record Emmy nominations

Game of Thrones receives record Emmy nominations

Game of Thrones received a record 32 Emmy nominations but the contenders for the highest honours in television were dominated by newcomers.

The 2019 lineup for the Emmys represented the widest array of first-time nominees in eight years, the Television Academy said, with nine new shows contending for the top prizes of best drama and best comedy series.

They included female-driven BBC America thriller "Killing Eve," which also won nods for stars Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh; dark comedy "Fleabag," from Amazon.com's Amazon Studios, which got 11 nominations including for its British creator and star, Phoebe Waller-Bridge; and surreal Netflix time-loop comedy "Russian Doll," written by its star, Natasha Lyonne.

Laura Linney, a best actress nominee for her role in Netflix drug smuggling drama "Ozark," said she was "thrilled that I somehow ended up in this group of kick-ass women, who all raise the bar over and over again."

In a crowded landscape of top-quality shows, A-list stars Julia Roberts and George Clooney were seen as the biggest snubs on Tuesday, failing to get nominations in their high-profile returns to the small screen in "Homecoming" and "Catch-22" respectively.

"The Big Bang Theory," which ended its run in May as the most-watched comedy on U.S. television, was shut out of the major categories.

HBO got a leading 137 nominations, an Emmy record. The Emmy awards will be handed out at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Sept. 22.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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