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Game of Thrones Season of Foul Deaths Triumphs With Top Emmy Nods

Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington, was one of several shocking deaths in Game of Thrones Season 5, but the show cleaned up Emmy nominations. (Photo: HBO)

Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington, was one of several shocking deaths in Game of Thrones Season 5, but the show cleaned up Emmy nominations. (Photo: HBO)

“Game of Thrones endured a season of horrific deaths but it emerged triumphant in the race for coveted Emmy Awards nominations, with 24, the most of any show

The Thrones nominations include Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress. But it was shut out of top acting awards.

Meanwhile, nominations for regular television programming were few and far between, a trend that has been evident for the past several years.


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Lead actor in a drama series noms went to Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline,” Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom,” Jon Hamm, “Mad Men,” Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul,” Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan” and Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards.”

In the lead actress drama category, the nominees were Claire Danes, “Homeland,” Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder,” Taraji P Henson, “Empire,” Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black,” Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men” and Robin Wright, “House of Cards.”

“Mad Men,” was nominated for “Outstanding Drama Series,” fore seventh and final season. The show was also joined by “Better Call Saul,” “Downton Abbey,” “Game Of Thrones,” “Homeland,” “House Of Cards,” and “Orange Is The New Black.”

The comedy awards included a lot of familiar faces and shows.

Nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series included “Louis,” “Modern Family,” “Parks And Recreation,” “Silicon Valley,” “Transparent,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Veep.”

Lead comedy actor nominees included Anthony Anderson, “Blackish,” Louis CK, “Louis” and Don Ceheadle, “House of Lies.”

Comedy Actress nominees included Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie,” Lisa Kudrow, “The Comeback,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep,” Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer” and Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie.”

Cat Deeley, best known for “So You Think You Can Dance” and Uzo Aduba, star of “Orange Is The New Black,” announced the awards at the SilverScreen Theater in LA’s Pacific Design Center.

Awards will be handed out and televised live on Fox stations, Sept. 20, from Los Angeles. SNL star Andy Samberg will host the show.

For a full list of nominees click here. And be sure to follow IM on Twitter for the latest Emmy updates.


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