Game of Thrones Final Season Sets Emmy Nomination Record

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The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards nominations have just been revealed, and Game of Thrones' final season leads the pack in a very big way.

The HBO drama series earned an impressive 32 nominations in total, beating out previous record-holder NYPD Blue.

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On top of being nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, plenty of Game of Thrones actors have been nominated for their performances: Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke were nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress, respectively. What's more, Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turned and Maisie Williams all nabbed nominations in the Supporting Actress category, while Peter Dinklage, Alfie Allen and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau are up for the Supporting Actor award.

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In the technical categories, three episodes from Game of Thrones' final season landed Outstanding Directing nominations: "The Last of the Starks," "The Long Night" and the series finale, "The Iron Throne," which also earned a nomination in the Outstanding Writing category.

The series' final season also earned plenty more nominations in such categories as Casting, Production Design, Visual Effects, Cinematography, Makeup and Hairstyling, Main Title Design and Music.

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Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow. The Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sunday, Sept. 22 on Fox.

(via Deadline)

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