'Game of Thrones' leads with 32 Emmy Award nominations

By Karen Butler

July 16 (UPI) -- The epic fantasy drama Game of Thrones earned a leading 32 Primetime Emmy Award nominations on Tuesday.

The most nominated show in TV history for a single season -- which recently wrapped its eighth and final season -- is up for Best Drama and its cast dominated the acting categories, with nominations for Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Gwendoline Christie, Alfie Allen, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams.


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel racked up 19 nods, and Chernobyl and Saturday Night Live tied with 18 apiece.

Community alum Ken Jeong and The Good Place star D'Arcy Carden read aloud the names of nominees during a live-streamed ceremony Tuesday.


Winners will be announced at a gala at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 22.

Fox is slated to air the Emmy Awards show, which celebrates excellence in television.

The nominees in the top categories are:

Best Drama

Better Call Saul

The Bodyguard

Game of Thrones

Killing Eve




This Is Us

Best Comedy



The Good Place

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Russian Doll

Schitt's Creek


Best Limited Series


Escape at Dannemora


Sharp Objects

When They See Us

Best Movie

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch


Deadwood: The Movie

King Lear

My Dinner with Herve

Best Actor in a Drama

Jason Bateman Ozark

Sterling K. Brown This Is Us

Kit Harington Game of Thrones

Bob Odenkirk Better Call Saul

Billy Porter Pose

Milo Ventmiglia This Is Us

Best Actress in a Drama

Emilia Clarke Game of Thrones

Jodie Comer Killing Eve

Laura Linney Ozark

Mandy Moore This Is Us


Sandra Oh Killing Eve

Robin Wright House of Cards

Best Actor in a Comedy

Anthony Anderson Black-ish

Don Cheadle Black Monday

Ted Danson The Good Place

Michael Douglas The Kominsky Method

Bill Hader Barry

Eugene Levy Schitt's Creek

Best Actress in a Comedy

Christina Applegate Dead to Me

Rachel Brosnahan The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Veep

Natasha Lyonne Russian Doll

Catherine O'Hara Schitt's Creek

Phoebe Waller-Bridge Fleabag

Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Mahershala Ali True Detective

Benicio Del Toro Escape at Dannemora

Hugh Grant A Very English Scandal

Jared Harris Chernobyl

Jharrel Jerome When They See Us

Sam Rockwell Fosse/Verdon

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama

Alfie Allen Game of Thrones

Jonathan Banks Better Call Saul

Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage Game of Thrones

Giancarlo Esposito Better Call Saul


Michael Kelly House of Cards

Chris Sullivan This is Us

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama

Gwendoline Christie Game of Thrones

Julia Garner Ozark

Lena Headey Game of Thrones

Fiona Shaw Killing Eve

Sophie Turner Game of Thrones

Maisie Williams Game of Thrones

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Alan Arkin The Kominsky Method

Anthony Carrigan Barry

Tony Hale Veep

Stephen Root Barry

Tony Shalhoub The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Henry Winkler Barry

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Alex Borstein The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Anna Chlumsky Veep

Sian Clifford Fleabag

Olivia Colman Fleabag

Betty Gilpin GLOW

Sarah Goldberg Barry

Marin Hinkle The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Kate McKinnon Saturday Night Live

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Asante Blackk When They See Us

Paul Dano Escape at Dannemora

John Leguizamo When They See Us

Stellan Skarsgard Chernobyl

Ben Whishaw A Very English Scandal

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Patricia Arquette Escape at Dannemora


Marsha Stephanie Black When They See Us

Patricia Clarkson Sharp Objects

Vera Farmiga When They See Us

Margaret Qualley Fosse/Verdon

Emily Watson Chernobyl

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