HBO Leads Total Emmy Nominations with Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Mildred Pierce & More

I’m sure most of you won’t be scratching your heads when you hear this news, since cable channels (as opposed to broadcast networks) typically dominate shows like the Emmy Awards (see the list of nominations here), but HBO received 104 total nominations from all of the categories for the telecast and technical Emmy awards.

Mildred Pierce actually got more nominations than any other nominee of the entire Emmys, but Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones certainly came out on top as well.

Here’s the breakdown:

21 nominations for Mildred Pierce, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Kate Winslet), 2 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Brian F. O’Byrne, Guy Pearce), 3 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Melissa Leo, Mare Winningham, Evan Rachel Wood), Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Todd Haynes) and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Todd Haynes, Jon Raymond).

18 nominations for Boardwalk Empire, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Steve Buscemi), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Kelly Macdonald), and 2 for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Jeremy Podeswa, Martin Scorsese).

13 nominations for Game of Thrones, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage), Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Tim Van Patten) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff, D.B. Weiss).

11 nominations for Too Big to Fail, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (William Hurt), 2 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Paul Giamatti, James Woods), Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Curtis Hanson) and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Peter Gould).

9 nominations for Cinema Verite, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Diane Lane) and Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini).

5 nominations for Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden, including Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special (Laurieann Gibson).

4 nominations for Gasland, including Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking, Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Josh Fox) and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming (Josh Fox).

4 nominations for True Blood, including Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Alfre Woodard).

3 nominations for The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway, including Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special.

3 nominations for Thurgood, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Laurence Fishburne).

2 nominations for Wishful Drinking, including Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special.

2 nominations for If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise

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