‘Game of Thrones’ earns a leading 23 Emmy Award nominations

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 14: (L-R) Actor Anthony Anderson, Television Academy Chairman & CEO Bruce Rosenblum and actress Lauren Graham present the 68th Emmy Awards nominations announcement at the Saban Media Center on July 14, 2016 in North Hollywood, California. The 68th Emmy Awards, including the star-studded Red Carpet preshow, will telecast live from The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 18 (7:00-11:00 p.m. ET/4:00-8:00 p.m. PT) on ABC. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Power-and-blood fantasy saga “Game of Thrones” ruled the Emmy nominations Thursday with a leading 23 bids, including best drama, while a real-life epic of murder and celebrity, “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” was close behind with 22 nods.

“Game of Thrones” gets the chance to win its second top Emmy, while “Veep,” last year’s top comedy winner, also will get another shot at holding office.

Breakthrough nominations include a best comedy series nod for sophomore “black-ish,” which brought the African-American family comedy back to network TV, with bids as well for its stars, Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.

They were among a number of black actors recognized by TV academy voters, who have started to keep pace with TV’s growing diversity — in sharp contrast to the moviedom’s Academy Awards, which were slammed as “OscarsSoWhite” this year.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s