Game of Thrones Just Broke Emmy Record Set in 1994

Game of Thrones Just Broke Emmy Record Set in 1994

Game of Thrones, Veep and The Big Bang Theory all wrapped last season and will learn with Tuesday's nominations if they have another chance at Emmy gold.

The previous record for most nominations in a single year was held by NYPD Blue.

The popular HBO series Game of Thrones has added yet another record to its long list of achievements.

Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage are among the "Game of Thrones" stars who could make the cut. She's competing in a category that's notable for its diversity, including past victor Viola Davis for "How to Get Away with Murder" and repeat nominee Sandra Oh for "Killing Eve", who has another chance to become the first actress of Asian descent to win the trophy. While DC Comics-based shows eked out two nods this year (Gotham for Outstanding Sound Editing, and Teen Titans Go! for Outstanding Short Form Animated Program), Marvel was shut out from the Emmy race this time around.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in particular, is a likely contender, having won six trophies for Veep.

Other top nominees include the nuclear disaster miniseries "Chernobyl" with 19 nominations and "Saturday Night Live", which regularly employed Robert De Niro to play Robert Mueller last season, with 18.

The Emmy awards will be handed out at a ceremony in Los Angeles on September 22.

You can read the full list of nominees here.

Comedy Series: "Barry"; "Fleabag"; "The Good Place"; "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"; "Russian Doll"; "Schitt's Creek"; "Veep".

The cast poses backstage with the Outstanding Drama Series award for "Game of Thrones". The acclaimed BBC drama about an assassin and the agent tracking her down also received nominations for its two stars, recent Bafta victor Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, as lead actress in a drama series.

Along these lines, helping fuel HBO's total haul of Emmy nominations were the nods that Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke both picked up, for their portrayals of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. The two shows will compete in the category of outstanding limited series alongside Sharp Objects, Fosse/Verdon and Escape at Dannemora.

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