Los Angeles (TAC) - Game of Thrones scored 32 nominations, breaking an Emmy record previously held by "NYPD Blue", which had 26 nominations in 1994. GOT also scored 4 nominations for supporting actress in a drama series (Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams) and three nominations in supporting actor category (Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage). Carice van Houten was recognized in the guest actress category, and Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington also scored their 1st nominations in the lead categories, having previously been nominated in supporting.
There's also first-time nominations for Christie, Turner, Allen and van Houten.
Surprisingly enough, the only GOT actor to actually win an Emmy for the HBO series is Peter Dinklage, who has won three Emmys in the supporting actor category for his role as Tyrion Lannister. He’s been nominated every season, however, only raking up 8 nominations for the role overall. Fans may not have been happy with the final season, but nominations and ultimate wins by their favorite actors and actresses might sooth the sting.
Congratulations to all of the nominees.
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