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Game Of Thrones breaks record

Game Of Thrones has received a record-breaking 32 Emmy Award nominations, beating the drama series record set by NYPD Blue in 1994.

The hit fantasy is up for outstanding drama series, as well as awards for sound, visual effects, costume, make-up and casting.

Kit Harington has been nominated for best leading actor in a drama series for his role as Jon Snow, while Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, is up for best leading actress.

While the eighth and final season received mixed reviews earlier this year, it picked up the most nominations for any programme in a single season, breaking the 25-year record held by NYPD Blue, which had 27.

Another top nominee was Sky's nuclear disaster mini-series Chernobyl, which received 19 nominations, including best limited series.

The dramatisation of the 1986 Russian nuclear power disaster also secured Jared Harris a nomination for best actor in a limited series.

British stars were also honoured at the ceremony in Los Angeles.

Jodie Comer was recognised for her turn as psychopathic assassin Villanelle in Killing Eve and is up against her co-star Sandra Oh for outstanding drama actress.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag gained her an outstanding lead actress in a comedy series nomination, while Hugh Grant was nominated for A Very English Scandal in the outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie category.

The nominations were announced by The Good Place actress D'Arcy Carden and Crazy Rich Asians actor Ken Jeong on Tuesday.

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards honour the best in TV from 1 June 2018 to 31 May 2019.

The ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on 22 September.

Here is a partial list of nominees:

Comedy series

Barry, Fleabag, The Good Place, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Russian Doll, Schitt's Creek, Veep

Drama series

Better Call Saul, Bodyguard, Game Of Thrones, Killing Eve, Ozark, Pose, Succession, This Is Us

Actor in a drama series

Jason Bateman, Ozark; Sterling K Brown, This Is Us; Kit Harrington, Game Of Thrones; Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul; Billy Porter, Pose; Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Actress in a drama series

Emilia Clarke, Game Of Thrones; Robin Wright, House of Cards; Jodie Comer, Killing Eve; Sandra Oh, Killing Eve; Laura Linney, Ozark; Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder; Mandy Moore, This Is Us

Limited series

Chernobyl; Escape at Dannemora; Fosse/Verdon; When They See Us; Sharp Objects

Actor in a limited series or movie

Mahershala Ali, True Detective; Benicio Del Toro, Escape At Dannemora; Jared Harris, Chernobyl; Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us; Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon

Actress in a limited series or movie

Amy Adams, Sharp Objects; Patricia Arquette, Escape At Dannemora; Aunjanue Ellis, When They See Us; Joey King, The Act; Niecy Nash, When They See Us; Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

Guest actor in a comedy series

Luke Kirby The Marvelous Mrs Maisel; Rufus Sewell, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel; Adam Sandler, Saturday Night Live; John Mulaney, Saturday Night Live; Matt Damon, Saturday Night Live; Robert De Niro, Saturday Night Live; Peter MacNicol, Veep

Guest actress in a comedy series

Fiona Shaw, Fleabag; Kristin Scott Thomas, Fleabag; Maya Rudolph, The Good Place; Jane Lynch, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel; Emma Thompson, Saturday Night Live; Sandra Oh, Saturday Night Live

Television movie

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch; Brexit; Deadwood; King Lear; My Dinner With Herve

Variety talk series

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah; Full Frontal With Samantha Bee; Jimmy Kimmel Live!; Last Week Tonight With John Oliver; The Late Late Show With James Corden; The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

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