GoT earns record-breaking 32 Emmy nominations
Popular fantasy drama "Game of Thrones" has set anew record by earning 32 nominations for the 2019 Emmys, the most ever for asingle season of a show.
The nominations for the 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awardsnominations were announced on Tuesday.
"Game Of Thrones", which wrapped up its story withthe final season earlier this year, will go out with a bang. By scoring 32nominations, the show broke the record previously held by "NYPDBlue", which got 26 nominations in 1994.
The fantasy HBO epic leads the field of Emmy nominees,including Outstanding Drama Series, actor Kit Harington in competition for theBest Actor trophy, Emilia Clarke in run for the Best Actress, four BestSupporting Actress nods — Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner andMaisie Williams and actors Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and PeterDinklage being contenders in the Best Supporting Actor category.
In the Outstanding Drama Series category, "Game ofThrones" is competing with "Better Call Saul", "Bodyguarda,"Ozark", "Pose", "Succession", "This isUs" and "Killing Eve".
Harington is in race for the trophy with Jason Bateman from"Ozarka, Sterling K. Brown from "This Is Us", Bob Odenkirk from"Better Call Saul", Billy Porter from "Posea and MiloVentimiglia from "This Is Us".
Clarke will be competing with Viola Davis ("How to GetAway with Murder"), Sandra Oh ("Killing Eve"), Jodie Comer("Killing Eve"), Laura Linney ("Ozark"), Mandy Moore("This Is Us") and Robin Wright ("House of Cards") for theLead Actress in a Drama Series trophy.
Amazon Prime's "The Marvelous Mrs Maisel" is thesecond-most-nominated show with 20 nominations, including for OutstandingComedy Series and Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Actress Rachel Brosnahan will fight it out with ChristinaApplegate ("Dead to Mea), Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep"), NatashaLyonne (aceRussian Doll"), Catherine O'Hara ("Schitt's Creek"),Phoebe Waller-Bridge ("Fleabag") for the accolade.
HBO's "Chernobyl" earned 19 Emmy nominations,including Best Limited Series and actors Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård andEmily Watson getting a nod in Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie andSupporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie categories respectively.
HBO scored 137 nominations, beating Netflix who scored 117across the board. The 71st Emmy Awards will be held on September 22, and willbe aired in India on Star World.