HBO Receives 94 Primetime Emmy® Nominations, the Most of any Network this Year; Game of Thrones Leads all Programming with 23 Nominations

July 14, 2016

 “Veep” Receives 17 Nominations;
“Silicon Valley” Receives 11 Nominations

LOS ANGELES – HBO received 94 Primetime Emmy® nominations, the most of any network for the 16th year in a row, for the upcoming 68th Primetime Emmy Awards®, which were announced today in Los Angeles.

“Game of Thrones” led all nominees for the third year in a row with 23 nominations, while “Veep” received 17 nominations, and “Silicon Valley” received 11 nominations.

HBO’s Emmy® nominations this year include:

*           23 nominations for “Game of Thrones,” including Outstanding Drama Series, 2 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington), 3 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Max von Sydow), 2 for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Miguel Sapochnik, Jack Bender) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss).

*           17 nominations for “Veep,” including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), 2 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Tony Hale, Matt Walsh), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Anna Chlumsky), 2 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Martin Mull, Peter MacNichol), 3 for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Chris Addison, Dave Mandel, Dale Stern) and 2 for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (David Mandel; Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck).

*           11 nominations for “Silicon Valley,” including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Thomas Middleditch), 2 for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Alec Berg, Mike Judge) and 2 for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Alec Berg, Dan O’Keefe).

*           8 nominations for “All the Way,” including Outstanding Television Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Bryan Cranston), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Melissa Leo) and Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Jay Roach).

*           6 nominations for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” including Outstanding Variety Talk Series, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series (Paul Pennolino) and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.

*           4 nominations for “Lemonade,” including Outstanding Variety Special and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special (Beyoncé Knowles Carter, Kahlil Joseph).

*           3 nominations for “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo,” including Outstanding Variety Special, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special (Chris Rock) and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special (Amy Schumer).

*           3 nominations for “Vice,” including Outstanding Informational Series or Special.

*           2 nominations for “Confirmation,” including Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Kerry Washington).

*           2 nominations for “Everything Is Copy – Nora Ephron: Scripted & Unscripted,” including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special and Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program (Jacob Bernstein).

*           2 nominations for “Getting On,” including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Laurie Metcalf) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Niecy Nash).

*           2 nominations for “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures,” including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

*           2 nominations for “Project Greenlight,” including Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program.

*           2 nominations for “Vinyl.”

Other HBO nominees include “Becoming Mike Nichols,” “Game of Thrones Main Title 360 Experience,” “Jim: The James Foley Story,” “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” “Real Time with Bill Maher,” “Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted” and “True Detective.”

In addition, the CINEMAX series “The Knick” received 4 nominations, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Steven Soderbergh).

The Primetime Emmy® Awards will be announced Sept. 18.

Catch up with HBO’s Emmy®-nominated programming on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand.