Game of Thrones Scores 24 Emmy Nominations, A Personal Best


The Emmy Awards were announced via live telecast this morning at 8:30 am PST. This year’s announcers were Orange Is the New Black breakout star Uzo Aduba and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley. Game of Thrones walked away with a whopping 24 nominations, more than any other show nominated.

Game of Thrones was nominated in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Peter Dinklage
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
    • Emilia Clarke
    • Lena Headey
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series:
    • Jeremy Podeswa for “Unbowed Unbent Unbroken”
    • David Nutter for “Mother’s Mercy”
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: David Benioff & Dan Weiss for “Mother’s Mercy”
  • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series: Game of Thrones, “Hardhome”
  • Outstanding Visual Effects: Game of Thrones, “The Dance of Dragons”
  • Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Series: Game of Thrones, “High Sparrow”
  • Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series: Nina Gold, Robert Sterne, Carla Stronge for Game of Thrones
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series:
    • “Sons of the Harpy”
    • “Unbowed Unbent Unbroken”
    • “Mother’s Mercy”
    • “The Dance of Dragons”
  • Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Diana Rigg
  • Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single Camera Series: “Mother’s Mercy”
  • Outstanding Makeup for a Single Camera Series: “Mother’s Mercy”
  • Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup: “Hardhome”
  • Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series:
    • “Hardhome”
    • “The Dance of Dragons”
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama or Comedy Series: “Hardhome”
  • Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama: Rowley Irlam for Game of Thrones
  • Outstanding Costumes for a Period or Fantasy Series: “The Dance of Dragons”

Note—only seven of these nominations are considered to be in a Primetime Emmy category: Dinklage’s nomination for Best Supporting Actor, Clarke and Headey’s nominations for Best Supporting Actress, the Outstanding Writing nomination, both Outstanding Directing nominations, and the nomination for Best Drama. Everything else is considered Creative Arts Emmys. You can check out all the nominees here.

The Primetime Emmys will air on FOX this year, on September 20, 2015, live from LA’s Nokia Theatre. Andy Samberg is hosting. The Creative Arts Emmys will air the night before on FFX on the 19th.

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