HBO Receives 126 Primetime Emmy® Nominations, the Most of Any Network this Year; Game of Thrones Leads all Programming with 24 Nominations

July 16, 2015

 “Olive Kitteridge” Receives 13 Nominations;
“Bessie” Receives 12 Nominations;
CINEMAX’s “The Knick” Receives 5 Nominations

LOS ANGELES – HBO received 126 Primetime Emmy nominations, the most of any network for the 15th year in a row, for the upcoming 67th Primetime Emmy Awards®, which were announced today in Los Angeles.

“Game of Thrones” led all nominees with 24 nominations, while “Olive Kitteridge” received 13 nominations, and “Bessie” received 12 nominations.

HBO’s Emmy® nominations this year include:

*           24 nominations for “Game of Thrones,” including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage), 2 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey), Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Diana Rigg), 2 for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (David Nutter, Jeremy Podeswa) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss).

*           13 nominations for “Olive Kitteridge,” including Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie (Richard Jenkins), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie (Frances McDormand), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie (Bill Murray), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie (Zoe Kazan), Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Lisa Cholodenko) and Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Jane Anderson).

*           12 nominations for “Bessie,” including Outstanding Television Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie (Queen Latifah), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie (Michael Kenneth Williams), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie (Mo’Nique), Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Dee Rees) and Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Dee Rees, Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois, Horton Foote).

*           10 nominations for “Boardwalk Empire,” including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Tim Van Patten).

*           9 nominations for “Veep,” including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Tony Hale), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Anna Chlumsky), Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Armando Iannucci) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche).

*           7 nominations for “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Alex Gibney) and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming (Alex Gibney).

*           7 nominations for “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Brett Morgen) and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming (Brett Morgen).

*           7 nominations for “Silicon Valley,” including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Mike Judge) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Alec Berg).

*           6 nominations for “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series and Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Andrew Jarecki).

*           4 nominations for “Citizenfour,” including Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking and Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Laura Poitras).

*           4 nominations for “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways,” including Outstanding Informational Series or Special and Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Dave Grohl).

*           4 nominations for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” including Outstanding Variety Talk Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.

*           2 nominations for “The Case Against Eight,” including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

*           2 nominations for “Girls,” including Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Adam Driver) and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (Gaby Hoffman).

*           2 nominations for “Hello Ladies: The Movie,” including Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Stephen Merchant, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg).

*           2 nominations for “Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen,” including Outstanding Variety Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special (Mel Brooks).

*           2 nominations for “Nightingale,” including Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie (David Oyelowo).

Other HBO nominees include “Alan Alda and the Actor Within You: A YoungArts Masterclass,” “Beyonce and Jay Z On the Run,” “Bill Maher: Live from D.C.,” “The Comeback,” “Getting On,” “The Newsroom,” “Sinatra: All or Nothing at All,” “True Blood” and “Vice.”

In addition, the CINEMAX series “The Knick” received five nominations, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Steven Soderbergh).

The Primetime Emmy® Awards will be announced Sept. 20.

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