'Game of Thrones' earned 16 nominations, the second-most of any program, as this year's Primetime Emmy Award nominees were announced. The show was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series for the third consecutive year. Peter Dinklage was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor, his third time receiving the nomination, having won in 2011. Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress and Diana Rigg earned the nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress for her portrayal of Lady Olenna Tyrell. The show also received nominations in categories of Art Direction, Costumes, Cinematography, Special Visual Effects, Hairstyling, Makeup, Prosthetic Makeup, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing, as well outstanding writing for the episode "The Rains of Castamere." HBO.com received a nomination for Outstanding Interactive Program for the Season Three Enhanced Digital Experience.
HBO received 108 total nominations, the most of any network for the 13th year in a row. The 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be held on September 22 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.