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HBO Gets the Most Emmy Nominations: 2016 Edition

By Jacob Klein on Jul 14, 2016 to HBO News

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It seems like every year we post something similar to this. But here we are again!

HBO received 94 Primetime Emmy® nominations, the most of any network for the 16th year in a row, for the upcoming 68th Primetime Emmy Awards®, which were announced today in Los Angeles.

            “Game of Thrones” led all nominees for the third year in a row with 23 nominations, while “Veep” received 17 nominations, and “Silicon Valley” received 11 nominations.

23 nominations for “Game of Thrones,” including Outstanding Drama Series, 2 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington), 3 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Max von Sydow), 2 for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Miguel Sapochnik, Jack Bender) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss).

17 nominations for “Veep,” including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), 2 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Tony Hale, Matt Walsh), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Anna Chlumsky), 2 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Martin Mull, Peter MacNichol), 3 for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Chris Addison, Dave Mandel, Dale Stern) and 2 for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (David Mandel; Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck).

11 nominations for “Silicon Valley,” including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Thomas Middleditch), 2 for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Alec Berg, Mike Judge) and 2 for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Alec Berg, Dan O’Keefe).

8 nominations for “All the Way,” including Outstanding Television Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Bryan Cranston), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Melissa Leo) and Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Jay Roach).

6 nominations for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” including Outstanding Variety Talk Series, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series (Paul Pennolino) and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.

4 nominations for “Lemonade,” including Outstanding Variety Special and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special (Beyoncé Knowles Carter, Kahlil Joseph).

3 nominations for “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo,” including Outstanding Variety Special, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special (Chris Rock) and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special (Amy Schumer).

3 nominations for “Vice,” including Outstanding Informational Series or Special.

2 nominations for “Confirmation,” including Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Kerry Washington).

2 nominations for “Everything Is Copy – Nora Ephron: Scripted & Unscripted,” including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special and Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program (Jacob Bernstein).

2 nominations for “Getting On,” including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Laurie Metcalf) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Niecy Nash).

2 nominations for “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures,” including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

2 nominations for “Project Greenlight,” including Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program.

2 nominations for “Vinyl.”

Other HBO nominees include “Becoming Mike Nichols,” “Game of Thrones Main Title 360 Experience,” “Jim: The James Foley Story,” “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” “Real Time with Bill Maher,” “Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted” and “True Detective.”

In addition, the CINEMAX series “The Knick” received 4 nominations, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Steven Soderbergh).

The Primetime Emmy® Awards will be announced Sept. 18.

Catch up with HBO’s Emmy®-nominated programming on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand.

HBO has the edge when it comes to quality programming and we expect them to do very well, if not the best of any other network on September 18th. Be there to cheer on your favorites from the Home Box Office family.

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    And that’s with The Leftovers, Girls, Togetherness, and Show Me A Hero getting completely snubbed.










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