Guild awards scorecard: Emmy champ ‘Game of Thrones’ leads among TV dramas

Illustrative of the “peak television” age, the industry guilds and societies nominated 45 dramas this year (listed below) in 41 categories. “Game of Thrones” was cited by all 13 guilds that have an equivalent Emmy category. It has more than double the nominations of any other drama, mirroring its success at the most recent Emmys when it set a record with 12 wins. However, unlike the Emmys, most of the guilds use the calendar year for eligibility; only the producers and casting directors follow the Emmys’ lead and use June to May.

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Thus, this schedule pits series that finished in the first half of 2015 such as “Mad Men,” which contended at last fall’s Emmys, against new shows like “Mr. Robot” that are only eligible at the next Emmys. Similarly, “Game of Thrones” is nominated at most guilds for the spring season that has already been judged by the Emmys while “The Knick” vies for its fall season that is yet to contend at the Emmys.

The guilds are a much better guidepost to the Emmys than the more publicized awards that are voted on by journalists. The Emmys snubbed “Empire” for Best Drama Series after it was nominated by the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and Television Critics Association. Since then, “Empire” has been passed over by all of the major guilds (producers, directors, writers, actors).

Notes: Because it competes as a drama at the Emmys, “Orange is the New Black” is listed below, even though it only earned nominations at guilds where it competed as a comedy or as a movie (for an extended episode). “Wayward Pines” received one nomination as a miniseries, but will now be continuing as a regular series. The guilds differ on their classification of anthology series and miniseries, so several earned nominations in drama categories, but are not listed here. And series not eligible at the next Emmys are italicized.

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PGA = Producers Guild of America
DGA = Directors Guild of America
WGA = Writers Guild of America
SAG = Screen Actors Guild
ACE = American Cinema Editors
ADG = Art Directors Guild
ASC = American Society of Cinematographers
CAS = Cinema Audio Society
CDG = Costume Designers Guild
CSA = Casting Society of America
ICG = International Cinematographers Guild Publicists (no Emmy category)
LMG = Location Managers Guild (no Emmy category, nominations outstanding)
MHG = Makeup Artists & Hairstylists Guild
MPSE = Motion Picture Sound Editors
SOC = Society of Camera Operators (no Emmy category)
VES = Visual Effects Society

Game of Thrones” (28 nominations from 13 guilds)
PGA: Drama Series
DGA: Drama Series
WGA (2): Drama Series, Drama Episode
SAG (3): Drama Ensemble, Drama Actor, Stunt Ensemble
ACE (2): One-Hour Noncommercial Series
ADG: Period/Fantasy Series
ASC: Television Series
CAS: One-Hour Series
CDG: Fantasy Series
CSA: Drama Series
MHG (2): Series Period Makeup, Series Period Hair
MPSE (3): Series Dialogue, Series Effects, Series Music
VES (9): Visual Effects, Animated Performance (2), Compositing (3), Created Environment (2), Effects Simulation

House of Cards” (12 nominations from 9 guilds)
PGA: Drama Series
SAG (3): Drama Ensemble, Drama Actor, Drama Actress
ACE: One-Hour Noncommercial Series
ADG: Contemporary Series
CAS: One-Hour Series
CDG: Contemporary Series
CSA: Drama Series
MHG (2): Series Contemporary Makeup, Series Contemporary Hair
MPSE: Series Music

Better Call Saul” (11 nominations from 8 guilds)
PGA: Drama Series
WGA (3): Drama Series, New Series, Drama Episode
SAG: Drama Actor
ACE (2): One-Hour Commercial Series
ADG: Contemporary Series
CAS: One-Hour Series
CSA: Drama Pilot
MPSE: Series Effects

Homeland” (9 nominations from 7 guilds)
PGA: Drama Series
DGA: Drama Series
SAG (3): Drama Ensemble, Drama Actress, Stunt Ensemble
ACE: One-Hour Noncommercial Series
ADG: Contemporary Series
CAS: One-Hour Series
MPSE: Series Dialogue

Mad Men” (9 nominations from 7 guilds)
PGA: Drama Series
DGA: Drama Series
WGA (2): Drama Series, Drama Episode
SAG (2): Drama Ensemble, Drama Actor
ACE: One-Hour Commercial Series
ADG: Period/Fantasy Series
CDG: Period Series

“Empire” (8 nominations from 6 guilds)
ADG: Contemporary Series
CDG: Contemporary Series
CSA (2): Drama Series, Drama Pilot
ICG: Television Program
MHG (2): Series Contemporary Makeup, Series Contemporary Hair
MPSE: Series Musical

The Knick” (5 nominations from 5 guilds)
DGA: Drama Series
ACE: One-Hour Noncommercial Series
ADG: Period/Fantasy Series
CDG: Period Series
MHG: Series Special Makeup

The Walking Dead” (5 nominations from 4 guilds)
SAG: Stunt Ensemble
CAS: One-Hour Series
MHG (2): Series Contemporary Makeup, Series Special Makeup
MPSE: Series Dialogue

The Good Wife” (4 nominations from 4 guilds)
WGA: Drama Episode
SAG: Drama Actress
ACE: One-Hour Commercial Series
CSA: Drama Series

Vikings” (8 nominations from 3 guilds)
MHG (3): Series Period Makeup, Series Period Hair, Series Special Makeup
MPSE: Series Dialogue, Series Effects
VES (3): Supporting Effects, Compositing, Created Environment

“Downton Abbey” (4 nominations from 3 guilds)
DGA: Drama Series
SAG (2): Drama Ensemble, Drama Actress
ADG: Period/Fantasy Series

Gotham” (4 nominations from 3 guilds)
ADG: Period/Fantasy Series
ASC (2): Television Series (2)
CSA: Drama Pilot

Mr. Robot” (4 nominations from 3 guilds)
WGA (2): Drama Series, New Series
SAG: Drama Actor
MPSE: Series Music

Orange is the New Black” (4 nominations from 3 guilds)
SAG (2): Comedy Ensemble, Comedy Actress
ACE: Longform Television
CSA: Comedy Series

Penny Dreadful” (4 nominations from 3 guilds)
CDG: Period Series
MHG (2): Series Period Makeup, Series Special Makeup
VES: Supporting Effects

Blindspot” (3 nominations from 3 guilds)
ASC: Movie/Mini/Pilot
ICG: Television Program
MPSE: Series Dialogue

Daredevil” (3 nominations from 3 guilds)
SAG: Stunt Ensemble
MPSE: Series Dialogue
VES: Supporting Effects

Marco Polo” (3 nominations from 2 guilds)
ASC (2): Television Series, Movie/Mini/Pilot
MPSE: Series Effects

Masters of Sex” (3 nominations from 2 guilds)
CDG: Period Series
MHG (2): Series Period Makeup, Series Period Hair

Agent Carter” (2 nominations from 2 guilds)
MHG: Series Period Hair
VES: Supporting Effects

Bloodline” (2 nominations from 2 guilds)
WGA: New Series
CSA: Drama Series

How to Get Away with Murder” (2 nominations from 2 guilds)
SAG: Drama Actress
CSA: Drama Pilot

The Last Ship” (2 nominations from 2 guilds)
MPSE: Series Effects
SOC: Television Program

Outlander” (2 nominations from 2 guilds)
CDG: Period Series
SOC: Television Program

Black Sails” (2 nominations from 1 guild)
VES (2): Supporting Effects, Created Environment

The Affair” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
CSA: Drama Pilot

Bates Motel” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
MPSE: Series Music

The Americans” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
WGA: Drama Series

The Blacklist” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
SAG: Stunt Ensemble

“The 100” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
MPSE: Series Dialogue

The Leftovers” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
WGA: Drama Episode

The Man in the High Castle” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
ASC: Movie/Mini/Pilot

Narcos” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
WGA: Drama Episode

Galavant” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
MPSE: Series Musical

Once Upon a Time” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
CDG: Fantasy Series

Ray Donovan” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
CDG: Contemporary Series

Scandal” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
SOC: Television Program

Sleepy Hollow” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
CDG (2): Fantasy Series (2)

The Strain” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
VES: Visual Effects

“Strike Back” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
MHG: Movie/Mini Contemporary Makeup

Supergirl” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
ICG: Television Program

Turn” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
MPSE: Series Effects

12 Monkeys” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
ASC: Television Series

The Vampire Diaries” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
SOC: Television Program

“Wayward Pines” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
CSA: Movie/Miniseries

Photo: “Game of Thrones” logo (HBO)

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