HBO Receives 104 Primetime Emmy Nominations Led by ‘Mildred Pierce,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and ‘Game of Thrones’

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via press release:

HBO RECEIVES 104 PRIMETIME EMMY® NOMINATIONS,

THE MOST OF ANY NETWORK THIS YEAR;

MILDRED PIERCE LEADS ALL PROGRAMMING WITH 21 NOMINATIONS

           

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“Boardwalk Empire” Receives 18 Nominations;

“Game Of Thrones” Receives 13 Nominations

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                LOS ANGELES, July 14, 2011 – HBO received 104 Primetime Emmy® nominations, the most of any network for the 11th year in a row, for the upcoming 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards®, which were announced today in Los Angeles.

“Mildred Pierce” led all nominees with 21 nominations, while “Boardwalk Empire” received 18 nominations and “Game of Thrones” received 13 nominations.

HBO’s Emmy® nominations this year include:

21 nominations for “Mildred Pierce,” including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Kate Winslet), 2 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Brian F. O’Byrne, Guy Pearce), 3 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Melissa Leo, Mare Winningham, Evan Rachel Wood), Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Todd Haynes) and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Todd Haynes, Jon Raymond).

18 nominations for “Boardwalk Empire,” including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Steve Buscemi), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Kelly Macdonald), and 2 for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Jeremy Podeswa, Martin Scorsese).

13 nominations for “Game of Thrones,” including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage), Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Tim Van Patten) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff, D.B. Weiss).

11 nominations for “Too Big to Fail,” including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (William Hurt), 2 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Paul Giamatti, James Woods), Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Curtis Hanson) and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Peter Gould).

9 nominations for “Cinema Verite,” including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Diane Lane) and Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini).

5 nominations for “Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour:  At Madison Square Garden,” including Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special (Laurieann Gibson).

4 nominations for “Gasland,” including Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking, Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Josh Fox) and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming (Josh Fox).

4 nominations for “True Blood,” including Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Alfre Woodard).

3 nominations for “The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway,” including Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special.

3 nominations for “Thurgood,” including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Laurence Fishburne).

2 nominations for “Wishful Drinking,” including Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special.

2 nominations for “If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise.”

Other HBO nominees include “Bette Midler:  The Showgirl Must Go On,” “Big Love,” “A Child’s Garden of Poetry,” “Colin Quinn:  Long Story Short,” “His Way,” “Masterclass,” “Real Time with Bill Maher,” “Ricky Gervais:  Out of England 2 – The Stand-Up Special” and “Robert Klein:  Unfair & Unbalanced.”

The Primetime Emmy® Awards will be announced Sept. 18.

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