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HBO Receives 81 Nominations for 2012 Emmys

By Jacob Klein on Jul 19, 2012 to HBO News

LOS ANGELES, July 19, 2012 – HBO received 81 Primetime Emmy® nominations, the most of any network for the 12th year in a row, for the upcoming 64th Primetime Emmy Awards®, which were announced today in Los Angeles.
“Hemingway & Gellhorn” led all HBO nominees with 15 nominations, while “Boardwalk Empire” and “Game Change” received 12 nominations apiece, and “Game of Thrones” received 11 nominations.
HBO’s Emmy® nominations this year include:

* 15 nominations for “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Clive Owen), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Nicole Kidman), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (David Strathairn) and Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Philip Kaufman).

* 12 nominations for “Boardwalk Empire,” including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Steve Buscemi) and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Tim Van Patten).

* 12 nominations for “Game Change,” including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Woody Harrelson), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Julianne Moore), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Ed Harris), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Sarah Paulson), Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Jay Roach) and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Danny Strong).

* 11 nominations for “Game of Thrones,” including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage).

* 6 nominations for “George Harrison: Living in the Material World,” including Outstanding Nonfiction Special and Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Martin Scorsese).

* 5 nominations for “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Larry David), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Michael J. Fox) and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Robert B. Weide).

* 5 nominations for “Girls,” including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Lena Dunham), Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Lena Dunham) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Lena Dunham).

* 3 nominations for “Veep,” including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Julia Louis-Dreyfus).

* 2 nominations for “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory,” including Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking and Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky).

* 2 nominations for “Real Time with Bill Maher,” including Outstanding Variety Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.

Other HBO nominees include “Bobby Fischer Against the World,” “Entourage,” “Game of Thrones Season Two – Enhanced Digital Experience,” “Gloria: In Her Own Words,” “Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again,” “2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony,” “The Weight of the Nation” and “The Weight of the Nation for Kids: The Great Cafeteria Takeover.” The CINEMAX series “Strike Back” also received an Emmy® nomination.

And furthermore:

The Primetime Emmy® Awards will be announced Sept. 23.

HBOWatch:  We’ll have full coverage of the awards as they happen!  Today you get the nominations– come back in September for a list of HBO’s Emmy dominations.

  • cowwow

    Boardwalk Empire puts me to sleep.

  • Lisa

    Yeah !! Congratulations to all the cast/crew of Boardwalk Empire . I hope all these nominations will help this show get renewed easily for a fourth season in the fall ! Love this series..

  • Just give it to him already..
    Really excited to see Girls and Veep on there. I liked Hemingway and Gellhorn but I’m not sure it warranted THAT many nominations, right? Anyone else have thoughts on it?










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