“Chernobyl” Receives 19 Nominations;
“Barry” Receives 17 Nominations;
“Veep,” “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” and “True Detective” Each Receive 9 Nominations

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Jul 16 · 4 min read
Photo: GAME OF THRONES — Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington (Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

HBO received a record-breaking 137 Primetime Emmy® nominations for the upcoming 71st Primetime Emmy Awards®, which were announced today in Los Angeles.

HBO’s previous record was set in 2015 with 126 Primetime Emmy® nominations.

Photo: CHERNOBYL — Jared Harris, Emily Watson (Credit: Liam Daniel/HBO).
Photos: BARRY — Bill Hader, Sarah Goldberg (Credit: Isabella Vosmikova/HBO); VEEP — Julia Louis Dreyfus (Colleen Hayes/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.. Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

“Game of Thrones” received 32 nominations, the most of any program, while “Chernobyl” received 19 nominations, “Barry” received 17 nominations and “Veep,” “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” and “True Detective” each received 9 nominations.

HBO’s Emmy® nominations this year include:

32 nominations for “Game of Thrones,” including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Kit Harington), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Emilia Clarke), 4 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams), 3 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage), Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Carice van Houten), 3 for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, David Nutter, Miguel Sapochnik) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss).

19 nominations for “Chernobyl,” including Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Jared Harris), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Emily Watson), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Stellan Skarsgård), Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series or Movie (Johan Renck), and Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special (Craig Mazin)

17 nominations for “Barry,” including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Bill Hader), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Sarah Goldberg), 3 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Anthony Carrigan, Stephen Root, Henry Winkler), 2 for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Alec Berg, Bill Hader) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Alec Berg and Bill Hader).

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

9 nominations for “True Detective,” including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Mahershala Ali).

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 Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Peter MacNicol) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (David Mandel)

8 nominations for “Deadwood: The Movie,” including Outstanding Television Movie.

8 nominations for “Sharp Objects,” including Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Amy Adams) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Patricia Clarkson).

5 nominations for “Leaving Neverland,” including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special and Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program (Dan Reed).

5 nominations for “Succession,” including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Adam McKay) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Jesse Armstrong).

Other HBO nominees include “Ballers,” “Brexit,” “The Case Against Adnan Syed,” “Flight of the Conchords: Live In London,” “Game of Thrones: The Last Watch,” “Insecure,” “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley,” “Jane Fonda in Five Acts,” “The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti,” “My Dinner with Hervé,” “The Sentence,” “Song of Parkland” and “When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special.”

In addition, the CINEMAX series “Warrior” received a nomination for Outstanding Main Title Design.

The Primetime Emmy® Awards will be announced Sept. 22.

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

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