HBO Receives 126 Emmy Nominations, Game of Thrones Leads With 24

Jul 16, 2015

HBO received 126 Primetime Emmy nominations, the most of any network for the 15th year in a row. HBO's nominations this year include:

* 24 nominations for 'Game of Thrones,' including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage), 2 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey), Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Diana Rigg), 2 for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (David Nutter, Jeremy Podeswa) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss).

* 13 nominations for 'Olive Kitteridge,' including Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie (Richard Jenkins), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie (Frances McDormand), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie (Bill Murray), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie (Zoe Kazan), Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Lisa Cholodenko) and Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Jane Anderson).

* 12 nominations for 'Bessie,' including Outstanding Television Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie (Queen Latifah), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie (Michael Kenneth Williams), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie (Mo'Nique), Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Dee Rees) and Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Dee Rees, Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois, Horton Foote).

* 10 nominations for 'Boardwalk Empire,' including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Tim Van Patten).

* 9 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 Directing for a Comedy Series (Armando Iannucci) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche).

* 7 nominations for 'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,' including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Alex Gibney) and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming (Alex Gibney).

* 7 nominations for 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,' including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Brett Morgen) and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming (Brett Morgen).

* 7 nominations for 'Silicon Valley,' including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Mike Judge) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Alec Berg).

* 6 nominations for 'The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,' including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series and Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Andrew Jarecki).

* 4 nominations for 'Citizenfour,' including Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking and Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Laura Poitras).

* 4 nominations for 'Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways,' including Outstanding Informational Series or Special and Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Dave Grohl).

* 4 nominations for 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,' including Outstanding Variety Talk Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.

* 2 nominations for 'The Case Against Eight,' including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

* 2 nominations for 'Girls,' including Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Adam Driver) and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (Gaby Hoffman).

* 2 nominations for 'Hello Ladies: The Movie,' including Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Stephen Merchant, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg).

* 2 nominations for 'Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen,' including Outstanding Variety Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special (Mel Brooks).

* 2 nominations for 'Nightingale,' including Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie (David Oyelowo).

Other HBO nominees include 'Alan Alda and the Actor Within You: A YoungArts Masterclass,' 'Beyonce and Jay Z On the Run,' 'Bill Maher: Live from D.C.,' 'The Comeback,' 'Getting On,' 'The Newsroom,' 'Sinatra: All or Nothing at All,' 'True Blood' and 'Vice.' In addition, the Cinemax series 'The Knick' received five nominations, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Steven Soderbergh).

The Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Sept. 20. A full list of nominations can be found here: http://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners/2015

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