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‘Game of Thrones’ Makes Emmy History as Prime-Time Nominations Are Announced

Jul 16, 2019  •  Post A Comment

“HBO’s back — and the Television Academy has finally got its Schitt together,” writes our good friend, Variety editor-at-large Michael Schneider.

“The Emmy nominations failed to disappoint on Tuesday morning, recognizing critically acclaimed series such as ‘Schitt’s Creek’ and ‘Fleabag,’ and giving TV juggernaut ‘Game of Thrones’ a rousing farewell,” the piece adds.

In fact, the last season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” received “an astounding 32 nominations — the most ever for a series in a single year. Previously, ‘NYPD Blue,’ which received 27 nominations in 1994, held that honor,” Schneider reports.

The article adds: “It’s just the latest history-making turn at the Emmys for ‘Game of Thrones,’ which already holds the record for most Emmys won by a comedy or drama (47). That’s partly because ‘Game of Thrones’ also boasts the title for most Emmys won by a series in a single season — and it pulled off that feat twice (12, in both 2015 and 2016).”

“HBO didn’t stop there,” Schneider writes, adding: “With ‘Chernobyl’ scoring the most nominations for a limited series, and ‘Barry’ landing the second-most noms for a comedy (behind Amazon Prime Video’s ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’), it was a year to remember for the pay cable giant. HBO’s 137 nominations were the most in the channel’s history, beating Netflix’s 117 — which also happens to be the most in that streaming service’s short reign.”

Here are the nominations in some of the major categories:

Outstanding Comedy Series
“The Good Place”
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
“Russian Doll”
“Schitt’s Creek”

Outstanding Drama Series
“Better Call Saul”
“Game of Thrones”
“Killing Eve”
“This Is Us”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me”
Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Natasha Lyonne, “Russian Doll”
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag”
Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”
Don Cheadle, “Black Monday”
Ted Danson, “The Good Place”
Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”
Bill Hader, “Barry”
Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”
Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”
Laura Linney, “Ozark”
Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”
Mandy Moore, “This Is Us”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
Kit Harington, “Game of Thrones”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Billy Porter, “Pose”
Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us”

To see a list of nominations in the key categories, click here. To see the full list of nominations compiled by the Television Academy, click here. To read today’s press release from the Television Academy announcing the nominations, click here.

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  1. How many of the categories where GOT has a nomination did not exist in 1994?

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