The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards nominations are in and the final season of “Game Of Thrones” came out on top, making history.
The hit HBO drama nabbed a record-setting 32 nominations, which is the most nods any program has ever received in a single season.
Both Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke earned lead acting nominations, while Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams Gwendoline Christie and Lena Headey each nabbed supporting acting nods.
Following behind “GOT” is “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” with 20 nominations. Rachel Brosnahan earned an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series nod, while Tony Shalhoub, Alex Borstein and Marin Hinkle all nabbed supporting acting nominations.
Jane Lynch, Luke Birkby and Rufus Sewell were also nominated for their guest roles on the hit Amazon Prime Video series.
Meanwhile, “Chernobyl” earned 19 nominations, while Global’s “Saturday Night Live” earned 18. HBO’s “Barry” followed behind with 17, tied with the Michelle Williams/Sam Rockwell-led “Fosse/Verdon”.
Netflix’s Central Park Five drama “When They See Us” earned 16 nominations, including Outstanding Limited Series and four nominees in performer categories. Stars Jharrel Jerome, Niecy Nash, Aunjanue Ellis and Michael K. Williams were all nominated.
The reaction from the nominees is pouring in:
Alan Arkin (nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, “The Kominsky Method”): “Wow, I am 85 years old, so this comes in just the nick of time.”
Jessica Lange (nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, “American Horror Story: Apocalypse”): “I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to recreate this wild character, to work with my dear friend Sarah Paulson as a director, and to revisit this incredible world Ryan Murphy created. Thank you to the Academy.”
Billy Porter (nominated for Lead Actor in a Drama Series, “Pose”): “The Category Is: Speechless! I’m so grateful to have lived long enough to see this day. POSE speaks a truth that has to power to transform hearts and minds. I’m honoured and humbled to be counted in the number.”
Christina Applegate (nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, “Dead To Me”): “Shocked. Grateful. Holy crap!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!! Best part of the morning was my kid finding out and she screamed.”
Sacha Baron Cohen (nominated for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, “Who Is America”): “Thank you to the Emmys for the nominations for ‘Who Is America’. It was a bare-bones production – I went out into the heartland of this country armed only with a camera crew, a makeup kit and my trusted pedophile detector. I want to thank my crack team of researchers told to uncover bigotry, racism and hate in the US. That took them about 30 seconds… they just started following the President. While I am flattered at these nods, it is a shame that my co-stars were not recognized. Particularly Dick Cheney, who I had hoped would come across on camera as someone who’d gleefully sent hundreds of thousands to their pointless death – and boy did he deliver. I’ve played some lunatics in my time, but the look of vacuous evil in his eyes as he autographed a waterboard kit, would put Daniel Day-Lewis to shame. There’s one more person I need to thank even though she didn’t appear in the final project, Sarah Palin. Sarah, if you are out there, and you are WAY out there, please know the last time unseen footage generated as much interest, was when Donald Trump visited a Moscow hotel room.”
Betty Gilpin (nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, “Glow”): “Having spent 32 years basing my personality on fear and sarcasm, the unbridled Shirley-Temple-on-crack joy I feel today is a massive inconvenience for me. I’m so grateful to the Television Academy for this honour, and to Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch for making dreams, I didn’t even know I had come true. I am a humbled, teary mess, and also thank you, Mom.”
Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones (nominated for Outstanding Television Movie, “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch”): “We’re honoured and delighted on behalf of everyone who worked on Bandersnatch (and our selfish selves) to have received this nomination, alongside such formidable company.”
Aunjanue Ellis (nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, “When They See Us”): “This nomination is a tribute to Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, Korey Wise and Yusef Salaam. Let’s all say their names. Yusef’s mother, Sharonne Salaam, is nothing less than a warrior for her son and a survivor of an emotional violence few of us will ever understand. I am utterly grateful to her. Thank you to the visionary Ava DuVernay and Netflix for giving me the blessing to be a part of this act of restorative justice.”
John Leguizamo (nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, “When They See Us”): “This nomination is not for me, but for the parents of the innocent children who have been put through the unimaginable — just because their vulnerable children were unjustly accused of a crime by racial profiling, and how almost impossible it was to clear themselves.”
Michael Kelly (nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, “House Of Cards”): “What an incredible honour to be nominated alongside such talented men and women this year. I couldn’t be more thankful to the TV Academy, and to my fearless cast and crew who made this all possible. Excited to be going back to one of my favourite nights of the year!”
Leah Remini (nominated for Outstanding Informational Series Or Special, “Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath”): “Thank you so much to the Television Academy for this honour, and for once again continuing to recognize our show. This wouldn’t be possible without A&E and our amazing crew and producers. As a result of making this show, they get harassed, stalked and slandered every day for giving a platform to Scientology’s victims. We are grateful to be given the opportunity to share a project with the world that gives a voice to the victims of an abusive cult. Thank you for this recognition and for your support for those who bravely speak out and are continually attacked by Scientology for doing so.”
Bob Odenkirk (nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, “Better Call Saul”): “I am thrilled to get this recognition! Thank you to the Academy and to everyone who watched our fourth season. I am so proud to be in this wonderfully written and perfectly executed show!”
Laura Linney (nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, “Ozark”): “I am thrilled that I somehow ended up in this group of kick-a** women, who all raise the bar over and over again. I am also especially happy for my Ozark family, Julia, and that Bateman guy.”
Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Tan France (nominated for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, “Queer Eye”): “GROUP HUGGIES! We’re honoured to be nominated for 6 #Emmys this year including Outstanding Structured Reality Program.”
Rachel Brosnahan (nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”): “I’m wildly grateful and absolutely thrilled to be invited back to the party alongside some of my favourite performers and performances of the year. I can’t wait to celebrate so many different members of our Maisel family at work today!”
Michael Douglas (nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, “The Kominsky Method”): “My deepest gratitude to my fellow Academy members for a nomination amongst so many talented actors this year. For Chuck Lorre’s great writing and Alan Arkin and our excellent ensemble cast. I am blessed.”
Wanda Sykes (nominated for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special, “Wanda Sykes: Not Normal”): “When I found out that I got two Emmy nominations, I was with my family on a packed train in France for three hours and the AC was not working. This by far was the coolest news I’ve ever received. Thank you Netflix, the TV Academy, Push It Productions, and to everyone who voted. And you will be hearing more about this train ride in my next special.”
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This is me in South Africa on my way to set in the car live steaming The Emmy nominations announcement from the hotspot on my phone also known as the best moment in the world. My work on The Act was the most fulfilling and challenging work I’ve gotten to do as an actress thus far. To be nominated for an Emmy in a category with such INCREDIBLE nominees by my side, especially Patricia is the most surreal feeling. I haven’t stopped crying. Gettin to call Patricia right after and share this moment with her is something I’ll never forget. Thank you to everyone who made this possible, there’s so many people who are behind The Act that I couldn’t have done this without and I can’t wait to call all of them!!!! OH MY GOD I CANT BELIEVE IM NOMINATED FOR AN EMMY
The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on Sept. 22.