Game Of Thrones Set To Conquer The Emmy Awards With 23 Nominations

Hit HBO series Game of Thrones has once again dominated the Emmy nominations with a field-leading 23 nods for its explosive sixth season.

ep60-ss04-1280The show is up for an award for top drama series, which it won last year for the first time. Game of Thrones won a record-breaking 12 Emmys at the 2015 Awards after earning 24 nominations.

This year sees stars Kit Harington and Maisie Williams achieving their first nominations for the Supporting Actor and Actress categories, along with repeat nominees Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke. Max Von Sydow, who played the Three-Eyed Raven in the last season, has also been nominated in the Guest Actor category.

Thrones will be up against FX’s “The Americans,” AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” PBS’ “Downton Abbey,” USA’s “Mr. Robot,” Netflix’s “House of Cards,” and Showtime’s “Homeland” for the drama series award.

With many of the cast and crew originating from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Game of Thrones is once again set to put the country on the map.

Casting director Carla Stronge is nominated in the outstanding casting for a drama category, which she also won in 2015, while Ronan Hill is up for outstanding sound mixing for a drama for the iconic “Battle of the Bastards” episode.

Another unforgettable episode, “The Door”, has been recognised with Jack Bender earning a Directing nomination for his extraordinary input. The remaining nominations fall into the Sound Editing, Special Visual Effects, Stunt Coordination, Production Design, Cinematography, Costumes, Editing, Hairstyling, Makeup, Prosthetic Makeup and Interactive Program categories. has tipped Kit Harington for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a drama series this year and in a recent statement Kit said he “could not be more humbled” by his nomination.


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