HBO RECEIVES 94 PRIMETIME EMMY® NOMINATIONS, THE MOST OF ANY NETWORK THIS YEAR; GAME OF THRONES LEADS ALL PROGRAMMING WITH 23 NOMINATIONS

LOS ANGELES, July 14, 2016 — 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.

Photos (L-R): Game of Thrones — Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage (Credit: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO); Silicon Valley — Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Martin Starr (Credit: John P. Johnson); Veep — Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Matt Walsh, Tony Hale (Credit: Lacey Terrellcourtesy of HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

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).
  • 16 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), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Martin Mull), 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).
Photos (L-R): All The Way —Bryan Cranston (Credit: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle); Last Week Tonight — John Oliver (Credit: Eric Liebowitz/HBO); LEMONADE (courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.
  • 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).
Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo — Amy Schumer (Credit: Craig Blankenhorn); VICE SPECIAL REPORT FIGHTING ISIS — Peshmerga fighter (Credit: Jackson Fager/courtesy of HBO); Confirmation — Kerry Washington (Credit: Frank Masi). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.
  • 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).
Photos (L-R): Everything is Copy - Nora Ephron: Scripted & UnscriptedNora Ephron, 1960s (Credit: Dan Greenburg/courtesy of HBO); Getting On — Niecy Nash, Laurie Metcalf, Mel Rodriguez, Alex Borstein, Lindsey Kraft (Credit: Lacey Terrell); Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures — Robert Mapplethorpe (Credit: Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation/courtesy of HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.
  • 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.
Photos (L-R): Project Greenlight — Ben Affleck, Matt Damon (Credit: Frank Masi); Vinyl — Ato Essandoh, Bobby Cannavale, Max Casella, Juno Temple (Credit: Patrick Harbron/HBO); The Knick — Clive Owen, Eve Hewson, Emily Kinney, Michael Angarano, Andre Holland (Credit: Paul Schiraldi). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.
  • 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,” “Girls,” “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.”

Photos (L-R): Becoming Mike NicholsEditor Sam O’Steen and Mike Nichols working on Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,1965 (Credit: Bob Willoughby/mptvimages.com/courtesy of HBO); Jim: The James Foley Story (Credit: Simon Klingert/courtesy of HBO); Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill — Audra McDonald Credit: Michele K. Short). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

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.

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