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 Crime American Horror Story: Freak Show Olive Kitteridge The Honorable Woman 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
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.