HBO has set a new Emmy best with 126 nominations in total - 24 of them going to flagship show 'Game of Thrones'.
It's that time of year again - the nominations for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, and 'Game of Thrones' has battled its way to the top with a huge haul of 24, including one in the fiercely competitive category of Outstanding Drama Series.
Game On!: Will Peter Dinklage win an Emmy?
The globally popular fantasy series will go up against 'Better Call Saul', 'Downton Abbey', 'Homeland', 'House of Cards', 'Mad Men' and 'Orange is the New Black' for the coveted award. And if doesn't win, well, the show's got 23 other decent chances, including a possible gong for Peter Dinklage - up for Supporting Actor - and either Lena Headey or Emilia Clarke, who are competing against each other in the Supporting Actress arena.
Behind 'Game of Thrones', 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' stacked up an impressive 19 nods, and mini-series 'Olive Kitteridge', starring Frances McDormand, followed with 13.
The 24 nominations handed to 'Game of Thrones' helped HBO set a new Emmy best with a staggering 126 nominations in total, reports Variety. This puts the haul slightly ahead of the network's previous high of 124, gained back in 2004.
You can read through the nominations in all the major categories below. The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards will be hosted by Andy Samberg on September 20 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
“Better Call Saul”
“Game of Thrones”
“House of Cards”
“Orange is the New Black”
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
“Parks and Recreation”
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”
Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe prepares to come to a climax as ‘The...
When a pioneering inventor and scientist named Gordon Dunn (Martin Donovan) is assassinated in his...
Somebody messed with the wrong mother when they murdered her daughter Angela Hayes (Kathryn Newton)....
Melissa McCarthy brings another of her improvisational alter-egos to the big screen with this energetic...
There's nothing particularly memorable about this frantic animated romp, which adapts the iconic phone-app game...
Angry Birds Movie is a screen adaptation from the popular game in which we follow...
Michelle Darnell is one of the most successful businesswomen of her age. She's loud, boisterous...
Red lives on a sun-kissed tropical island full of plenty of other vibrant flightless birds....
Ahead of the release of comedy adventure 'Pixels' later this summer, the cast of the...
Back in the eighties, NASA sent a time capsule up into space to connect with...
Continuing to be the most original and resonant of the Marvel superhero franchises, the X-men...
The world is verging on an apocalyptic disaster as the mutants continue to engage in...