HBO received 108 Primetime Emmy nominations according the announcement from the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences in July, making HBO the leader in number of nominations for a network for the 13th year in a row. The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented on Sept. 22, 2013.
HBO’s leading programs include fantasy series “Game of Thrones,” biopic “Behind the Candelabra,” film “Phil Spector” and drama series “Boardwalk Empire.” Following are some of the highlights of HBO’s Emmy nods.
“Game of Thrones” is the top nominee for HBO, with a total of 16 nominations.The dark fantasy series received nominations for Outstanding: Drama Series, Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage), Supporting Actress (Emilia Clarke), Guest Actress (Diana Rigg) and Writing (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss). Game of Thrones returns for its fourth season in 2014. HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones gets 16 Emmy nominations
“Behind the Candelabra,” which depicts the relationship between Liberace and his young lover, received 15 nods. The film was nominated for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie. Both lead actors, Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, were nominated in the Lead Actor category, while Scott Bakula was nominated in the Supporting Actor category. The film was also nominated for Outstanding Directing (Steven Soderbergh) and Outstanding Writing (Richard LaGravenese). Behind the Candelabra receives 15 Emmy nominations
“Phil Spector” received 11 nominated in the Outstanding Miniseries or Movie categories, including: Outstanding Lead Actor (Al Pacino), Lead Actress (Helen Mirren), Directing (David Mamet) and Writing (David Mamet). HBO film ‘Phil Spector’ nominated for 11 Emmys
The Prohibition Era drama series “Boardwalk Empire” received 10 nominations, including Outstanding Supporting Actor (Bobby Cannavale) and Directing (Tim Van Patten). HBO drama Boardwalk Empire gets 10 Emmy nods
“The Girl” got six nods in the Miniseries of Movie categories, including Outstanding Lead Actor (Toby Jones), Supporting Actress (Imelda Staunton) and Directing (Julian Jarrold).
The documentary film “Ethel” received five nods, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, Directing (Rory Kennedy) and Writing for Nonfiction Programming (Mark Bailey).
The popular comedy series “Girls,” received five nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actress (Lena Dunham), Supporting Actor i(Adam Driver) and Directing (Lena Dunham). HBO renews “Girls” for third season
“Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God” received five nominations in Nonfiction Programming, including Outstanding Directing (Alex Gibney) and Writing (Alex Gibney).
The five-part mini-series “Parade’s End” received five nods in the Miniseries or Movie categories, including Outstanding Lead Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Writing (Tom Stoppard).
The comedy series “Veep” received five nominations in the Comedy Series categories, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actress (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Supporting Actor (Tony Hale) and Supporting Actress (Anna Chlumsky). Julia Louis-Dreyfuss stars in VEEP on HBO
The Rolling Stones’ documentary “Crossfire Hurricane” received four nods, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.
The variety special “Louis C.K.: Oh My God” received four nomination, including Outstanding Variety Special, directing (Louis C.K.) and writing (Louis C.K.).
The dramatic series “The Newsroom” received three nominations, including Outstanding Lead Actor (Jeff Daniels) and Outstanding Guest Actress (Jane Fonda).
The comedy series “Enlightened” received two nominations, including Outstanding Lead Actress (Laura Dern) and Guest Actress (Molly Shannon).
The documentary“Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden” received two nods, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.
“Real Time with Bill Maher” received two nods, including Outstanding Variety Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.
“2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony”special received two nominations. 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction airs on HBO
Other HBO nominees include “An Apology to Elephants,” “Mel Brooks Strikes Back!,” “True Blood,” “VICE,” “The Weight of the Nation for Kids: Quiz Ed!” and “A YoungArts Masterclass.” Also receiving Emmy nominations were “Game of Thrones Season Three Enhanced Digital Experience” and the CINEMAX series “Banshee.”