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Emmys 2019: 'Game of Thrones' leads with record 32 nominations Featured

Post by  GNN Entertainment Desk 17 Jul 2019 BE_THE_FIRST_TO_COMMENT 68
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HBO and its medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones led nominations on Tuesday for the Emmy awards, the highest honors in television.

HBO got a leading 137 nominations, 32 of them for three-times best drama series winner Game of Thrones, and recognition for lead actors Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke.

The 32 nods for Game of Thrones, which concluded its final season in May, marked a record high for a drama program in a single year.

Netflix followed with 117 nominations, led by its searing racial justice drama When They See Us, and surreal time-loop comedy Russian Doll.

Amazon Studio's bubbly The Marvelous Mrs Maisel got 20 nominations, making it a strong contender for a repeat win in the best-comedy series category, while HBO's limited series Chernobyl, a recreation of the 1986 Russian nuclear power disaster, had 19. Political satire Veep will compete for its fourth Emmy as best comedy series, along with star Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Other contenders in the comedy series category are Barry, quirky British show Fleabag, The Good Place, Russian Doll and Schitt's Creek. Joining Game of Thrones in the top category of best drama series are Better Call Saul, British thrillers Bodyguard and Killing Eve, Ozark, transgender show Pose, family drama This is Us and media mogul dynasty series Succession.

The Emmy awards will be handed out at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Sept. 22.

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