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Game of Thrones nominated for 24 Emmys

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Jul 16, 2015, 2:16 PM ET

Game of Thrones was nominated for 24 Emmys, more than any other show this year and four more nominations than the show received last year. For the fifth consecutive season, Game of Thrones was nominated for outstanding drama series. Is this the year it finally wins the big one? Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, and Diana Rigg also scored acting nominations, and much of the show's crew was recognized for its production accomplishments.

Here is the complete list of nominations:

  • Outstanding Drama
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress (Lena Headey)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress (Emilia Clarke)
  • Outstanding Guest Actress (Diana Rigg)
  • Outstanding Writing (David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, "Mother's Mercy")
  • Outstanding Directing (David Nutter, "Mother's Mercy")
  • Outstanding Directing (Jeremy Podeswa, "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken")
  • Outstanding Production Design (Deborah Riley, Paul Ghirardani, Rob Cameron)
  • Outstanding Casting (Nina Gold, Robert Sterne, Carla Stronge)
  • Outstanding Cinematography (Fabian Wagner, "Hardhome")
  • Outstanding Cinematography (Anette Haellmigk, "Sons of the Harpy")
  • Outstanding Cinematography (Rob McLachlan, "The Dance of Dragons")
  • Outstanding Cinematography (Greg Middleton, "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken")
  • Outstanding Costumes (Michele Clapton, Sheena Wichary, Nina Ayres, Alexander Fordham)
  • Outstanding Editing (Tim Porter, "Hardhome")
  • Outstanding Editing (Katie Weiland, "The Dance of Dragons")
  • Outstanding Hairstyling (Kevin Alexander, Candice Banks, Rosalia Culora, Gary Machin, Laura Pollock, Nicola Mount)
  • Outstanding Makeup (Jane Walker, Nicola Matthews)
  • Outstanding Makeup, Prosthetic (Jane Walker, Barrie Gower, Sarah Gower)
  • Outstanding Sound Editing (Tim Kimmel, Paula Fairfield, Bradley C. Katona, Peter Bercovitch, David Klotz, Jeffrey Wilhoit, Dylan T. Wilhoit)
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing (Ronan Hill, Richard Dyer, Onnalee Blank, Mathew Waters)
  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects (Steve Kullback, Joe Bauer, Adam Chazen, Jabbar Raisan, Eric Carney, Stuart Brisdon, Derek Spears, James Kinnings, Matthew Rouleau)
  • Outstanding Stunt Coordination (Rowley Irlam)

Compared with last season, Game of Thrones picked up additional nominations for acting, direction, cinematography, and editing. Game of Thrones was not nominated this season for music composition. Game of Thrones has previously won Emmys for acting (Peter Dinklage), art direction, costumes, makeup, prosthetic makeup, sound editing, sound mixing, special visual effects, and main title design.

The winners of the technical categories will be announced at the Creative Arts Emmy ceremony on September 12, while the major awards will be announced at the Primetime Emmy ceremony on September 20.


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