LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – HBO and its medieval fantasy blockbuster “Game of Thrones” led nominations, as expected, on Tuesday for the Emmy Awards, but the list of contenders for the highest honors in television was dominated by newcomers, many of them women.
The 2019 line-up for the Emmys represented the widest array of first-time nominees in eight year, the Television Academy said, with nine new shows contending for the top prizes of best drama and best comedy series.
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They included female-driven BBC America thriller “Killing Eve,” which also won nods for stars Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh; dark comedy “Fleabag,” from Amazon.com’s Amazon Studios, which got 11 nominations including for its British creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge; and surreal Netflix time-loop comedy “Russian Doll,” written by its star Natasha Lyonne.
“In awe. Life is a real magical mystery tour!” Lyonne tweeted as the show racked up 13 nominations.
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In a crowded television landscape of top-quality shows, A-list stars Julia Roberts and George Clooney were seen as the biggest snubs on Tuesday, failing to get nominations in their high-profile return to the small screen in series “Homecoming” and “Catch-22” respectively.
“The Big Bang Theory,” which ended its run in May as the most-watched comedy on U.S. television, was shut out of the major categories.
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HBO got a leading 137 nominations, an Emmy record.
HBO’s haul included a record 32 for three-times best drama series winner “Game of Thrones,” and recognition for actors Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams in...
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