HBO’s hit fantasy series “Game of Thrones” received 16 Emmy nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, according to an announcement from the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences on July 17, 2013. The Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented on Sept. 22, 2013.
HBO received 108 Primetime Emmy nominations, the most of any network for the thirteenth year in a row. “Game of Thrones” led all HBO nominees with 16 nominations. HBO boasts 108 Emmy nominations leading all networks for 13th year
“Game of Thrones” is the hit fantasy set in the mysterious Middle Ages. The stories are based on the series of novels by George R.R. Martin. The series recently concluded its third season and will be returning for its fourth season in 2014.
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The 16 nominations for “Game of Thrones,” include: Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Emilia Clarke), Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Diana Rigg) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss).
The top nomination for the series is Outstanding Drama Series. Nominated dramas include AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” PBS’s “Downton Abbey,” “HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” Showtime’s “Homeland,” the Netflix series “House of Cards” and AMC’s “Mad Men.”
Actor Peter Dinklage, who portrays Tyrion Lannister, won the Supporting Actor Emmy for the role. in 2011. Peter Dinklage of Game of Thrones wins Supporting Actor Emmy.
Actress Emilia Clarke received a nod for her portrayal of dragon loving leader Daenerys Targaryen.
Actress Diana Rigg, who portrayed Lady Olenna Tyrell, was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress is a Drama Series.
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
“Game of Thrones” led all HBO nominees with 16 nominations. “Behind the Candelabra” received 15 nominations. “Phil Spector” received 11 nominations. The Prohibition Era drama series “Boardwalk Empire” received 10 nominations.
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