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HBO’s ‘Thrones’ Reigns Over Emmy Nods

The 2015 Emmy Award nominations were once again dominated by HBO, which garnered a record 126 nominations for its original movies and series. The premium channel’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones was the most-nominated television series with 24 nods, while limited series Olive Kitteridge and original made-for-TV movie Bessie drew 13 and 12 nominations, respectively.

Over-the-top services Netflix and Amazon also posted strong Emmy showings. Netflix got 34 nominations, led by 11 nods for political drama House of Cards. Amazon picked up 12 nominations, with its transgender-themed series Transparent tapped for 11.

Top 10 Emmy-Nominated Shows

Program                        Type               Network/Service         Noms
Game of Thrones             Series              HBO                        24
American Horror Story:
Freak Show                   Limited series    FX                          19
Olive Kitteridge         Limited series   HBO                          13
Bessie                          Movie                 HBO                      12
House of Cards          Series                 Netflix                    11
Mad Men                   Series                 AMC                        11
Transparent                Series                Amazon                  11
American Crime          Limited series     ABC                       10
Boardwalk Empire       Series                HBO                       10
Veep                             Series                  HBO                       9

And the Nominees Are …

Most Emmy-nominated networks and streaming services:


    HBO                                    126
    ABC                                      42
    CBS                                      41
    NBC                                     41
    FX                                        38
    Fox                                      35
    Netflix                                  34
    PBS                                      29
    Comedy Central                    25
    AMC                                     24
    Showtime                              18
    Amazon                                12
    History                                 11
    Lifetime                                10
    Discovery Channel                 7
    Cinemax                               5
    CNN                                     5
    Starz                                    5
   Cartoon Network                    4
   Disney Channel                     4
   Nat Geo                                4
   Sundance                             4
    Adult Swim                           3
    Bravo                                    3