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Published: Sun, July 17, 2016
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Game of Thrones dominates Emmy awards list with 23 nominations

Game of Thrones dominates Emmy awards list with 23 nominations

Iconic late-night franchise "Saturday Night Live" received a nomination for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series and led NBC's tally with 17 nominations, more than doubling last year's eight nominations.

During last year's Emmys, "Game Of Thrones" set the bar after winning a total of 12 awards in a year out of 24 nominations, The Guardian reported.

The acting category also nominated the best talents of the entertainment industry.

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series nominations are: Anthony Anderson, Blackish; Aziz Ansari, Master of None, William H. Macy, Shameless; Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley; Will Forte, Last Man on Earth; and Jeffery Tambor, Transparent.

Left out of the fun (besides a casting nod) was Netflix's Orange is the New Black, which won Uzo Aduba an Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series statue previous year and an Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series award in 2014.

When the big winners are announced on the Emmy show hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on September 18 on ABC, viewers won't be tuning into see who copped the trophy for best production design for variety, nonfiction, reality or reality-competition program.

"I was just so proud for our whole team", Karaszewski said. Fifty-four nominations went to Netflix (up from 34 last year) with shows like "Grace and Frankie", "Making a Murderer" and "Master Of None" receiving recognition in multiple categories.

For the category outstanding lead actor in a drama series, the nominees are: Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul; Kyle Chandler, Bloodline; Kevin Spacey, House of Cards; Rami Malek, Mr. Robot; Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan; and Matthew Rhys, The Americans.

"The People v. O.J. Simpson" was another of the morning's big winners with 22 nominations.

Meanwhile, is global streaming rival Amazon (16 nominations) was led by its transgender comedy Transparent with 10 nominations. While that's great enough for any show to achieve, GoT continues to prove its reign as one of the best shows through this year's Emmy nominations.

"Game of Thrones" stars Kit Harington and Maisie Williams have snagged their first Emmy nods.

The show, which raked in a record-breaking 12 awards past year, faces competition from "House of Cards", "Better Call Saul", "Mr. Robot", "Downton Abbey", "The Americans" and "Homeland". Last year, David Oyelowo was the lone nonwhite nominee in the Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category; today, Idris Elba, Courtney B. Vance and Cuba Gooding Jr. all snagged nominations. She deserves everything she is nominated for and/or wins.

A top acting nod for Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays a USA vice president elevated to the Oval Office, gives her the chance to score her fifth-consecutive win and set a record. “I owe my performance whatever it is to him.”.

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