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HBO Receives 19 Primetime Emmy Awards

By Jef Dinsmore on Aug 26, 2014 to HBO News

2014EmmysThough Home Box Office could have been the proud recipient of more shiny awards than it ended up with HBO still earned more Emmy Awards than any other network. HBO received 19 in total making it the top earner for the 13th year in a row! You knew there was a good reason why you subscribed to it. Uh, you do subscribe, right?

HBOWatch, via an HBO Press release, breaks down the results by show below.


TRUE DETECTIVE totaled five wins. They are for

 — Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series to

    Cary Joji Fukunaga (pictured)

— Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series  

— Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera

— Outstanding Main Title Design

— Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prostetic)



GAME OF THRONES totaled 4 wins. They are for

— Outstanding Art Direction for a Contemporary or Fantasy Series (Single-Camera)

— Outstanding Costumes for a Series

— Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special

— Outstanding Special and Visual Effects.

HBO Films: THE NORMAL HEART totaled 2 wins. They are for 2014Emmy_NormalHeart

 — Outstanding Television Movie

— Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or a Movie (Non-Prosthetic)





BOARDWALK EMPIRE totaled 1 win. It was for

 — Outstanding Art Direction for a Period Series, Miniseries or a Movie (Single-Camera)

HBO Documentary Films: Life According to Sam totaled 1 win. It was for 

— Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking.







HBO Documentary Films: One Last Hug: Three Days at Grief Camp totaled 1 win. It was for

 — Outstanding Children’s Program. 


HBO Comedy Special: Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracle totaled 1 win. It was for 

 — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special (Sarah Silverman) (pictured).







Treme totaled 1 win. It was for

— Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie.



 Veep totaled 1 win. It was for2014Emmys-Dreyfus

 — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) (pictured)









Vice totaled 1 win. It was for

 — Outstanding Informational Series or Special.



Game of Thrones Viewers’ Guide totaled 1 win.  It was forGOTViewerGuide

 — Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – User Experience and Visual Design.



For a cross-reference please see our Creative Emmy post. For a cross-reference please see our Creative Emmy post.  The total wins were quite impressive. This writer at first thought HBO was getting trounced on when it was not winning what are considered the major awards, but when you note they were still the top earner yet again you can no longer complain. The most wins went to TRUE DETECTIVE except for the top awards and GAME OF THRONES received some but again not for acting. It seems the Academy felt Breaking Bad deserved some love and it did. At least, Julia Louis-Dreyfus garnered another win from the actor categories.


We can be sure HBO will be looking pretty this time next year as well. Let us all find out together. Congratulations HBO!

  • Other than Breaking Bad the awards were spread out pretty thin across networks and/or went to long-time staples like Modern Family. I don’t feel bad about HBO’s showing at all. #1 again and lots of honors.

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