The final season of “Game of Thrones” received a staggering 32 nominations and set a new record for total Emmy nominations received in a single year. That honour previously belonged to the groundbreaking drama NYPD Blue, which snagged 26 nominations in 1994.
The HBO fantasy adaptation used as a political metaphor for modern-day Americans across the idealogical spectrum has been nominated for outstanding drama series, with its stars Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke nominated for outstanding lead actor and actress, respectively.
The hit series also packed the supporting actor and actress categories, with three out of the seven nominees for outstanding supporting actor coming from “Game of Thrones” and four out of the six nominees for outstanding supporting actress coming from the show.
Other shows leading among the nominees include Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” up for 19 awards, and HBO’s “Chernobyl,” following closely behind with 18 nominations.
The political comedy “Veep,” also highly popular among Beltway insiders, was also nominated for its final season.
The Emmy Awards airs Sep. 22 on Fox.