HBO Once Again Dominates Emmy Nominations

By Jacob Klein on Jul 14, 2011 to Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, HBO News

The Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were released just this morning and like most years, HBO was no slouch.  For the 11th year in a row HBO received the most nominations of any network or cable channel, largely thanks to its mini-series and made-for-television movies.  It got 104 nominations, up from 101 last year.  Two new HBO dramas, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones will challenge the three-time winner Mad Men for the title of best drama in the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards this year.

Mildred Pierce received several nominations including acting nods for Kate Winslet, Guy Pierce and Brian F. O’Byrne.  In the category of Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Peter Dinklage is nominated for his portrayal of Game of Thrones’ Tyrion Lannister and Steve Buscemi is favored to take home the statue for Bests Actor in a Drama Series.  Real Time host Bill Maher is also nominated for an Emmy once again this year.  HBO’s Too Big to Fail, Cinema Vertite and the Lady Gaga Special were among honored as well.

Check out the full list of nominees at the official Emmy Awards website!  Good luck to all of those HBO actors, producers and behind the scenes magicians who make our Sunday nights a magical experience!  You already know how we feel about Peter’s nomination.  Best of  luck, good sir!  Hopefully the judges can look past your ‘honor as a Lannister’ just this once.

Here are the numbers for HBO:

21 nominations for “Mildred Pierce,” including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Kate Winslet), 2 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Brian F. O’Byrne, Guy Pearce), 3 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Melissa Leo, Mare Winningham, Evan Rachel Wood), Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Todd Haynes) and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Todd Haynes, Jon Raymond).

18 nominations for “Boardwalk Empire,” including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Steve Buscemi), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Kelly Macdonald), and 2 for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Jeremy Podeswa, Martin Scorsese).

13 nominations for “Game of Thrones,” including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage), Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Tim Van Patten) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff, D.B. Weiss).

11 nominations for “Too Big to Fail,” including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (William Hurt), 2 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Paul Giamatti, James Woods), Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Curtis Hanson) and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Peter Gould).

9 nominations for “Cinema Verite,” including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Diane Lane) and Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini).

5 nominations for “Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour:  At Madison Square Garden,” including Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special (Laurieann Gibson).
4 nominations for “Gasland,”
including Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking, Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Josh Fox) and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming (Josh Fox).

4 nominations for “True Blood,” including Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Alfre Woodard).

3 nominations for “The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway,” including Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special.

3 nominations for “Thurgood,” including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Laurence Fishburne).

2 nominations for “Wishful Drinking,” including Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special.

2 nominations for “If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise.”

Other HBO nominees include “Bette Midler:  The Showgirl Must Go On,” “Big Love,” “A Child’s Garden of Poetry,” “Colin Quinn:  Long Story Short,” “His Way,” “Masterclass,” “Real Time with Bill Maher,” “Ricky Gervais:  Out of England 2 – The Stand-Up Special” and “Robert Klein:  Unfair & Unbalanced.”










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