HBO Earns 104 Primetime Emmy Nominations

HBO raked in the most Emmy nominations, picking up 104 Primetime Emmy noms and continuing their rule over the nominations. Announced today in LA, HBO’s nominations added another notch to its belt as for the 11th year in a row the cable network picked up the most nominations.

HBO’s Mildred Pierce earned the most with 21 nominations, while Boardwalk Empire received 18 and Game of Thrones followed with 13 nominations.

This year’s HBO Emmy nominations:

  • 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.”

  • Source: HBO – July 14, 2011