The divisive final season of “Game of Thrones” smashed the record for most Prime time Emmy nominations by a drama series in a single year, earning a whopping 32 nods.
HBO s fantasy epic trounced the competition to strengthen its iron grip on the small-screen equivalent of the Oscars.
“Game of Thrones” is the most decorated fictional show in the awards seven-decade history, and now has 161 nominations overall, including 47 wins.
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, story of a 1950s housewife-turned-stand up comic, was a distant second with 20 nominations.
HBO s acclaimed limited series “Chernobyl” placed third overall this year with 19 nominations, ahead of perennial Emmys powerhouse “Saturday Night Live” with 18.
This year’s nominations saw HBO reclaim its title for most-nominated network from web streaming giant Netflix, which last year had ended its 17-year winning streak.
HBO claimed 137 nods to Netflix s 117, a record for each, meaning the pair tighten their joint stranglehold on the prestigious awards.
Final-round voting will now begin to pick winners who will be revealed at a glitzy Los Angeles show on September 22.