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Primetime Emmy Nominations for 'Game of Thrones', 'The Borgais' and 'Camelot'
14 Jul 2011 :
The Primetime Emmy nominations were announced today in Los Angeles with Irish filmed HBO epic ‘Game of Thrones’ being nominated in a whopping 13 categories. Neil Jordan’s ‘The Borgias’ was nominated for six with the now axed ‘Camelot’ receiving one nomination. Irish actor Brian F O'Byrne receives supporting actor nod.

Neil Jordan has been nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for ‘The Poison Chalice/The Assassin’ with Game Of Thrones director Tim Van Patten also receiving a nomination in this category. Other directors in this category include Martin Scorsese for 'Boardwalk Empire' (pilot), Jeremy Podeswa for 'Boardwalk Empire' and Patty Jenkins for 'The Killing'.

Other nominees received for the HBO series which filmed in Belfast Paint Hall Studios and Northern Ireland include a nod for Supporting actor for Peter Dinklage (Tyrlon Lannister) and for Outstanding Drama Series. Richard Williams, CEO of Northern Ireland Screen commented on the nominations saying “We are delighted to hear that Game of Thrones has received 13 Emmy nominations. The ceremony has a huge international profile and helps us promote the wealth of stunning locations and creative talent in Northern Ireland to a global audience. We send sincere congratulations to all the nominees.”

Produced by Dublin based Octagon films, ‘The Borgias’ was also nominated for outstanding Art Direction, Costume and Cinematography. Both ‘The Borgias’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ received nominations for Outstanding Visual Effects.

‘Camelot’ received a nomination in the category of Outstanding Main Title Theme Music.

Irish hair stylist Rachael Dowling was nominated in Outsanding Hairstyling in a Multi-Camera Series/Special for her work on 'Dancing with the Stars'.

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on the 18th September. Sky drama 'Mildred Pierce' topped the shortlist with 21 nominations including nods for lead actress Kate Winslet and Irish actor Brian F O'Byrne for his supporting role as Bert Pierce. He's up against Tom Wilkinson (The Kennedys), his 'Mildred Pierce' co-star Guy Pearce, and 'Too Big To Fail' stars Paul Giamatti & James Woods.

The second series of ‘Game of Thrones’ will once again shoot in Northern Ireland with filming expecting to begin at the end of July. 'The Borgias' season two is scheduled to begin filming in Europe shortly.

Nominees

DRAMA SERIES
"Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)
"Dexter" (Showtime)
"Friday Night Lights" (DirecTV)
"Game of Thrones" (HBO)
"The Good Wife" (CBS)
"Mad Men" (AMC)

COMEDY SERIES
"The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
"Glee" (Fox)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"Parks and Recreation" (NBC)
"30 Rock" (NBC)

MINISERIES/MADE-FOR-TELEVISION MOVIE
"Cinema Verite" (HBO
"Downtown Abbey" (PBS)
"The Kennedys" (ReelzChannel)
"Mildred Pierce" (HBO)


"The Pillars of the Earth" (Starz)
"Too Big to Fail" (HBO)

ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Alec Baldwin - "30 Rock"
Louis C.K. - "Louie"
Steve Carell - "The Office"
Jonathan Galecki - "Big Bang Theory"
Matt LeBlanc - "Episodes"
Jim Parsons - "Big Bang Theory"

ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Steve Buscemi - "Boardwalk Empire"
Kyle Chandler - "Friday Night Lights"
Michael C. Hall - "Dexter"
Jon Hamm - "Mad Men"
Hugh Laurie - "House"
Timothy Olyphant - "Justified"

ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Edgar Ramirez - "Carlos"
Greg Kinnear - "The Kennedys"
Barry Pepper - "The Kennedys"
Idris Elba - "Luther"
Laurence Fishburne - "Thurgood"
William Hurt - "Too Big To Fail"

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Edie Falco - "Nurse Jackie"
Tina Fey - "30 Rock"
Laura Linney - "The Big C"
Melissa McCarthy - "Mike & Molly"
Martha Plimpton - "Raising Hope" (Fox)
Amy Poehler - "Parks And Recreation"

ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Connie Britton - "Friday Night Lights"
Kathy Bates - "Harry's Law"
Julianna Margulies - "The Good Wife"
Mireille Enos - "The Killing"
Mariska Hargitay - "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
Elizabeth Moss - "Mad Man"

ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Taraji P. Henson - "Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story"
Diane Lane - "Cinema Verite"
Jean Marsh - "Upstairs Downstairs"
Elizabeth McGovern - "Downton Abbey"
Kate Winslet - "Midred Pierce"

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Ty Burrell - "Modern Family"
Chris Colfer - "Glee"
Jon Cryer - "Two and a Half Men"
Jesse Tyler Ferguson - "Modern Family"
Ed O'Neill - "Modern Family"
Eric Stonestreet - "Modern Family"

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Andre Braugher - "Men Of A Certain Age"
Josh Charles - "The Good Wife"
Alan Cumming - "The Good Wife"
Peter Dinklage - "Game of Thrones"
Walton Goggins - "Justified"
John Slattery - "Mad Men"

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Tom Wilkinson - "The Kennedys"
Guy Pearce - "Mildred Pierce"
Brian F. O'Byrne - "Mildred Pierce"
Paul Giamatti - "Too Big to Fail"
James Woods - "Too Big To Fail"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Jane Lynch - "Glee"
Julie Bowen - "Modern Family"
Jane Krakowski - "30 Rock"
Betty White - "Hot In Cleveland"
Sofia Vergara - "Modern Family"
Kristen Wiig - "Saturday Night Live"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Kelly Macdonald - "Boardwalk Empire"
Archie Panjabi - "The Good Wife"
Christine Baranski - "The Good Wife"
Margo Martindale - "Justified"
Michelle Forbes - "The Killing"
Christina Hendricks - "Mad Men

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Maggie Smith - "Downtown Abbey"
Evan Rachel Wood - "Mildred Pierce"
Melissa Leo - "Mildred Pierce"
Mare Winningham - "Mildred Pierce"
Eileen Atkins - "Upstairs, Downstairs"

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Idris Elba - "The Big C"
Nathan Lane - "Modern Family"
Zach Galifianakis - "Saturday Night Live"
Justin Timberlake - "Saturday Night Live"
Matt Damon - "30 Rock"
Will Arnett - "30 Rock"

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bruce Dern - "Big Love"
Beau Bridges - "Brothers & Sisters"
Michael J. Fox - "The Good Wife"
Paul McCrane - "Harry's Law"
Jeremy Davies - "Justified"
Robert Morse - "Mad Men"

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Kristin Chenoweth - "Glee"
Dot-Marie Jones - "Glee"
Gwyenth Paltrow - "Glee"
Cloris Leachman - "Raising Hope"
Tina Fey - "Saturday Night Live"
Elizabeth Banks - "30 Rock"

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Mary McDonnell - "The Closer"
Julia Stiles - "Dexter"
Loretta Devine - "Grey's Anatomy"
Randee Heller - "Mad Men"
Cara Buono - "Mad Men"
Joan Cusack - "Shameless"
Alfre Woodard - "True Blood"

VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central)
"The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central)
"Conan" (TBS)
"Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (NBC)
"Real Time With Bill Maher" (HBO)
"Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL
"Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On" (HBO)
"Wishful Drinking" (HBO)
"The Kennedy Center Honors" (CBS)
"Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour At Madison Square Garden" (HBO)
"Pee Wee Herman Show On Broadway" (HBO)

REALITY PROGRAM
"Antiques Roadshow" (PBS)
"Deadliest Catch" (Discovery)
"Hoarders" (A&E)
"Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List" (Bravo)
"MythBusters" (Discovery)

REALITY PROGRAM - COMPETITION
"The Amazing Race" (CBS)
"American Idol" (Fox)
"Dancing With The Stars" (ABC)
"Project Runway" (Lifetime)
"So You Think You Can Dance" (Fox)
"Top Chef" (Bravo)

ANIMATED PROGRAM
"The Cleveland Show" - "Murray Christmas" (FOX)
"Futurama" - "The Late Philip J. Fry" (Comedy Central)
"Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III" (Cartoon Network)
"The Simpsons" - "Angry Dad - The Movie" (Fox)
"South Park" - "Crack Baby Athletic Association" (Comedy Central)

SHORT-FORMAT ANIMATED PROGRAM
"Adventure Time" - "It Came From The Nightosphere" (Cartoon Network)
"Disney Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa" (ABC)
"Regular Show" - "Mordecai And The Rigbys" (Cartoon Network)
"Robot Chicken" - "Robot Chicken's DP Christmas Special" (Cartoon Network)
"SpongeBob SquarePants" - "That Sinking Feeling" (Nickelodeon)

SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAMS
"83rd Annual Academy Awards" (ABC)
"The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards" (NBC)
"The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards" (CBS)
"64th Annual Tony Awards" (CBS)

NONFICTION SPECIAL
"Becoming Chaz" (OWN)
"Gettysburg" (History)
"His Way" (HBO)
"Jaws: The Inside Story" (Bio)
"Stand Up To Cancer"

NONFICTION SERIES
"American Masters" (PBS)
"Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" (Travel Channel)
"Biography" (BIO)
"Moguls & Movie Stars" (TCM)
"Pioneers Of Television" (PBS)
"30 For 30" (ESPN)

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM
"A Child's Garden Of Poetry" (HBO)
"Degrassi" - "My Body Is A Cage, Part 2" (TeenNick)
"iCarly" - "iGot A Hot Room" (Nickelodeon)
"Victorious" - "Freak The Freak Out" (Nickelodeon)
"Wizards Of Waverly Place" - "Wizards Vs. Angels" (Disney Channel)

CHILDREN'S NONFICTION PROGRAM
"Masterclass" (HBO)
"Nick News With Linda Ellerbee: Under The Influence: Kids Of Alcoholics" (Nickelodeon)


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