Subscription television continues to dominate the Emmy award nominations, with many of Foxtel’s exclusive shows up for multiple awards at this year’s ceremony, announced overnight.
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast LIVE and exclusively on FOX8 on Tuesday August 26 from 10.00am.
This year’s Drama and Comedy Series nominees include three breakout series in their freshman year: Orange Is The New Black(showcase) and Silicon Valley (The Comedy Channel) in the Outstanding Comedy Series category and True Detective (showcase) in the Outstanding Drama Series category.
Worldwide hit Game of Thrones (showcase) was the most nominated program with 19 nominations, followed by Fargo and American Horror Story: Coven with 18 nominations and 17 nominations respectively. Other programs receiving ten or more nominations include Breaking Bad (showcase), The Normal Heart, premiering soon on Foxtel Movies Masterpiece, Saturday Night Live (The Comedy Channel), House of Cards (showcase), Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Downton Abbey, Orange Is The New Black, Sherlock: His Last Vow, True Detective, Modern Family and The Voice.
This year’s Outstanding Drama Series performer categories (lead and supporting) feature several new yet familiar names who gave critically-acclaimed performances including: Lizzy Caplan in Masters of Sex, Woody Harrelson in True Detective, Lena Headey inGame of Thrones, Matthew McConaughey in True Detective and Jon Voight in Ray Donovan (showcase).
The complete list of Emmy nominations and other Academy news and information is available at www.Emmys.com