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.


Image: Sky Atlantic series Chernobyl was also a top nominee. Pic: Sky Atlantic/ HBO

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 plays psychopathic assassin Villanelle in the hit series
Image: Jodie Comer plays psychopathic assassin Villanelle in Killing Eve

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.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is the writer and star of Fleabag
Image: Phoebe Waller-Bridge is the writer and star of Fleabag

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 ORead More – Source

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