Emmys list: TV shows (‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Freak Show,’ ‘Transparent’ ) and networks (HBO) with most nominations

At this year’s Emmys, “Game of Thrones” leads overall (and among drama series) with 24 nominations while “Transparent” is the most nominated laffer with 11 bids. “American Horror Story Freak Show” is the top miniseries with 19 nominations while “Bessie” is the most lauded telefilm at 12.  “Saturday Night Live” is the most cited variety sketch series with eight nominations and “Late Show with David Letterman” is the most nominated variety talk show at six. 

Below, the scorecard of how the top programs and TV networks performed. (See the complete list of Emmy Award nominations here.)

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TV SERIES
24 nominations
Game of Thrones

19 nominations
“American Horror Story: Freak Show”

13 nominations
“Olive Kitteredge”

12 nominations
Bessie

11 nominations
“House of Card”
“Mad Men”
“Transparent”

10 nominations
“American Crime”
“Boardwalk Empire”

9 nominations
“Veep”

8 nominations
“Dancing with the Stars”
“Downton Abbey”
“The Oscars”
Saturday Night Live
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“Wolf Hall”

7 nominations
“Better Call Saul”
“Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief”
“Houdini”
“Inside Amy Schumer”
“Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck”
“The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special”
“Silicon Valley”
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

6 Nominations
“The Big Bang Theory”
“The Jinx: The Life And Deaths Of Robert Durst”
“Key & Peele”
Late Show With David Letterman
“Louie”
“Modern Family”
“The Voice”

5 Nominations
“Homeland”
“The Knick”
“The Simpsons”

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘American Horror Story,’ ‘Transparent’ reign over Emmy nominations

TV NETWORKS
HBO: 126
ABC: 42
CBS: 41
FX: 38
FOX: 35
Netflix: 34
PBS: 29
Comedy Central: 25
AMC: 24
Showtime: 18
Amazon Instant: 12
Lifetime: 10

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