“Game of Thrones” conquers the Emmy Awards once again this year with a total of 23 nominations across various categories while “The People v. O.J. Simpson” and “Fargo” comes in at a close second and third with 22 and 18 nominations respectively.
Kit Harington and Maisie Williams who respectively play Jon Snow and Arya Stark in “Game of Thrones” earned their first nominations in the Supporting Actor and Actress categories, but they’re not alone. Fellow cast members Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, and Emilia Clarke were also nominated.
“Game of Thrones” got the most nominations as well as the most wins at last year’s Emmy Awards, a record-breaking 12 Emmys including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for Benioff and Weiss, Outstanding Directing for David Nutter, and Outstanding Supporting Actor for Dinklage.
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Other first-time nominees which deserved to be mentioned include Taylor Swift’s newfound lover Tom Hiddleston who got nominated for his role in “The Night Manager” in the Lead Actor in a Limited Series category, “Mr. Robot” star Rami Malek also joins the club as he was nominated in The Lead Actor in a Drama for the series, and let’s not forget that the talented Aziz Ansari is also getting a nod for his amazing writing in “Master of None” – congratulations to all the first-timers!
Meanwhile, other huge surprises and important details that we know about the Emmy Awards 2016 are:-
1. HBO dominates this year’s Emmy with 94 nominations, the most of any network for the 16th consecutive year.
2. Beyoncé received four nominations for her visual album, “Lemonade” including variety special, production design, picture editing and directing by Queen Bey herself.
3. The British stars rule the Emmys for this year, some of them include Idris Elba, Adele, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dame Maggie, James Corden and more.
4. Unlike last year’s Oscars, 21 non-white actors are nominated this year, representing 25 percent of the acting nominees.
5. “Mr Robot” scored seven nominations in its first year of eligibility for the awards.
So, who’s going to take home the most awards this year? Our guess is that “Game of Thrones” is going to slay again, but you never know!