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HBO receives 99 primetime Emmy nominations

MUMBAI: The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced in Los Angeles and for the 14th year in a row, US cable network HBO is basking with 99 Primetime Nominations, the most received by any network.

In India, subscribers to the HBO Premium channels – HBO Hits and HBO Defined – can watch these HBO Original series.

The season four premiere of ‘Game Of Thrones’ garnered 19 nominations that comprised Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Lena Headey), Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Diana Rigg), Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Neil Marshall) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss). The season debuted in India on 13 April with ten episodes airing on subsequent Sundays within just one week of the US premiere, exclusively on HBO Defined.

New entrant ‘True Detective’ managed to win itself 12 nominations. This is an American television crime drama series on HBO created and written by Nic Pizzolatto, with the first season directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Starring its Executive Producers Matthew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson alongside Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts, and Tory Kittles, this is an existential mystery series about a pair of Louisiana detectives investigating a disturbing ritualistic murder over the course of 17 years. The series received widespread critical acclaim and much appreciation that is evident from the amount of nominations it garnered this year. The first season will soon premiere In India on HBO Defined.

After creating the film ‘In The Loop’, British Comedy writer- Armando Lannucci titillated the audience’s funny bone with a hilarious series ‘Veep’. This is an HBO television comedy series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus set in the office of Selina Meyer, a fictional Vice President of the United States. Thriving on its riotous and funny plot with equally riotous performances, ‘Veep’ garnered 9 nominations in its kitty including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Tony Hale), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Anna Chlumsky), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Gary Cole) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Armando Lannucci). Season three of ‘Veep’ debuted in India within one week of the US premiere on 13 April, with ten episodes airing on subsequent Sundays, exclusively on HBO Defined.

The 66th Primetime EMMY® Awards take place on 25 August. Star will be simulcasting it across its five English entertainment channels.

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