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Star to air Emmy Awards in September; HBO creates nominations record

MUMBAI: Star India’s English general entertainment channels will present the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on 21 September. This will recognise the best that US television has to offer.

Touted as the Oscars of the small screen, this glamorous gala will be simulcast live on Star World, Star World HD, Star World Premiere HD and FX and the primetime telecast on Star World, Star World HD and FX.

HBO leads with 126 nominations, beating its own record of 124 nominations in 2004. ‘Game of Thrones’ has 24 nominations.

ABC is way back in second place with 42 Emmy nominations. CBS and NBC each got 40 nominations.

FX received 38, three more than Fox. ABC and Fox were the only broadcast networks that had more nominations this year than last year.

Star, meanwhile, said that it has aired more than 50 shows and 28 of those are vying for the trophy within all major contested categories this year. ‘American Horror Story’ has bagged 19 nominations – coming second in line for most nominations in any category. Following are ‘Mad Men’ with 11 and ‘Downton Abbey’ with eight nominations. Other notable nominations include ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Louie’ with six nods each, while ‘Homeland’ and ‘The Simpsons’ received five nominations each.

The nominees for comedy series are ‘Louie’, ‘Modern Family’, ‘Parks And Recreation’, ‘Silicon Valley’, ‘Transparent’, ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ and ‘Veep’

For drama series the nominees are ‘Better Call Saul’, ‘Downton Abbey’,
‘Game Of Thrones’, ‘Homeland’, ‘House Of Cards’, ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Orange Is The New Black’

Star World’s soon-to-premiere ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ has garnered a nomination for the Outstanding Variety Talk Series category as well.

A Star India official spokesperson said, “Like every year, our shows find themselves as top contenders of the Emmys which only reflects the quality and excellence of the content we curate on our channels. It gives us great pride to become broadcasting partners with the Primetime Emmy® Awards once again!”.