Game Of Thrones Record-Breaking With 32 Emmy Nominations; The final season of Game of Thrones smashed the Record-Breaking for most Primetime Emmy nominations by a drama series in a single year, earning a whopping 32 nods Tuesday. The conclusion to HBO‘s fantasy epic enraged fans but still trounced the competition, with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amazon’s story of a 1950s housewife-turned-stand up comic – a distant second on 20 nominations for the small-screen equivalent of the Oscars.
Game Of Thrones was already the most decorated fictional show in the awards’ seven-decade history and now has 161 nominations, according to Television Academy website. The HBO’s acclaimed drama Chernobyl placed third with 19, ahead of perennial Emmys powerhouse Saturday Night Live on 18. The Television Academy’s 24,000 members sifted through a record number of entries for this year’s Emmys. Final-round voting will now begin to pick winners who will be revealed at a glitzy Los Angeles show on September 22.
In addition to drama series, “Game of Thrones” just about dominated the drama acting categories. It scored four nominations for supporting actress in a drama series (Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams) and three nominations in supporting actor (Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage). Carice van Houten was recognized in guest actress, and Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington also scored their first nominations in the lead categories, having previously been nominated in supporting.