'Game of Thrones' nominated for 24 Emmys -- stars Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage earn nods

By Karen Butler  |  July 16, 2015 at 1:50 PM
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LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) -- The blood-soaked, medieval, fantasy-drama Game of Thrones was nominated for a leading 24 Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Thursday morning.

The Emmys recognize excellence in television. The nominees in the top categories are --

Comedy Series Louie Modern Family Parks & Recreation Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep

Drama Series Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men Orange is the New Black

Limited Series American CrimeAmerican Horror Story: Freak Show Olive Kitteridge The Honorable WomanWolf Hall

Lead Actor in a Drama Series Kyle Chandler Bloodline Jeff Daniels The Newsroom Jon Hamm Mad Men Bob Odenkirk Better Call Saul Liev Schreiber Ray Donovan Kevin Spacey House of Cards

Lead Actress in a Drama Series Claire Danes Homeland Viola Davis How to Get Away With Murder Taraji P. Henson Empire Tatiana Maslany Orphan Black Elisabeth Moss Mad Men Robin Wright House of Cards

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Adrien Brody Houdini Ricky Gervais Derek Timothy Hutton American Crime Richard Jenkins Olive Kitteridge David Oyelowo Nightingale Mark Rylance Wolf Hall

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Maggie Gyllenhaal The Honorable Woman Felicity Huffman American Crime Jessica Lange American Horror Story Queen Latifah Bessie Frances McDormand Olive Kitteridge Emma Thompson Sweeney Todd

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Anthony Anderson black-ish Louis C.K. Louie Don Cheadle House of Lies Will Forte The Last Man on Earth Matt LeBlanc Episodes William H. Macy Shameless Jeffrey Tambor Transparent

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Edie Falco Nurse Jackie Lisa Kudrow The Comeback Julia Louis Dreyfus Veep Amy Poehler Parks & Recreation Amy Schumer Inside Amy Schumer Lily Tomlin Grace and Frankie

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Jonathan Banks Better Call Saul Ben Mendelsohn Bloodline Jim Carter Downton Abbey Peter Dinklage Game of Thrones Alan Cumming The Good Wife Michael Kelly House of Cards

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Joanne Froggatt Downton Abbey Lena Headey Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke Game of Thrones Christine Baranski The Good Wife Christina Hendricks Mad Men Uzo Aduba Orange is the New Black

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Andre Braugher Brooklyn Nine-Nine Adam Driver Girls Keegan-Michael Key Key & Peele Ty Burrell Modern Family Tituss Burgess Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Tony Hale Veep

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Mayim Bialik The Big Bang Theory Niecy Nash Getting On Julie Bowen Modern Family Allison Janney Mom Kate McKinnon Saturday Night Live Gaby Hoffmann Transparent Jane Krakowski Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Anna Chlumsky Veep

Winners are to be announced Sept. 20 during a Fox telecast hosted by Andy Samberg.

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