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'Game of Thrones' is the king of Emmy nominations again

Lynn Elber in Hollywood

Published 17/07/2015 | 02:30

Emilia Clarke was nominated for an Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for her role in 'Game of Thrones'
Emilia Clarke was nominated for an Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for her role in 'Game of Thrones'
Actresses and nominees Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley speak during the nomination announcements

'Game of Thrones' led the way with an incredible 24 Emmy Awards nominations yesterday, the fantasy saga's stature apparently untouched by the backlash over a female character's rape scene.

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The series is a contender again for top drama honours at the 67th annual Primetime Emmy awards.

Voters in the TV academy overlooked some new shows to give nods to favourites such as 'Mad Men' star Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey of 'House of Cards' and newcomer Bob Odenkirk for 'Better Call Saul'.

BBC One's 'The Missing', which stars Irish actor James Nesbitt and Frances O'Connor as the parents of a missing boy, received two nods for director Tom Shankland and score composer Dominik Scherrer.

'Wolf Hall' - another BBC show, based on the historical novels by Hilary Mantel - which starred Damian Lewis as King Henry VIII was nominated for Outstanding Limited Series.

Ricky Gervais got a nod for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie in 'Derek'. 'Downton Abbey' earned a nomination in the Outstanding Drama Series category.

Downton picked up two further nominations, for supporting actor (Jim Carter) and supporting actress (Joanne Froggatt).

The Emmy Awards will be presented on September 20.

Irish Independent

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