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Genre Shows Well Represented in Emmy Nominations

By on July 15, 2011

It’s Emmy time again.  Mildred Pierce and Mad Men may have scooped the lions share of the Emmy love this year but genre fans also have good reason to be pleased by this year’s crop of nominations.

HBO’s Game of Thrones secured no less than 13 nominations, with Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) nominated in the best supporting actor category.  (Although some were disappointed Sean Bean was not nominated in the same category.)

Game of Thrones was also nominated for Best Drama Series, Outstanding Casting for a Drama series, Outstanding Costumes, Outstanding Hairstyling, Outstanding (both prosthetic and non prosthetic) Makeup, Outstanding Main Title Design and Outstanding Stunt Coordination among others.

Dexter was nominated for Best Drama Series with Michael C. Hall also nominated in the Lead Actor in a Drama category.

Stargate‘s Mark Savela was nominated for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series for the Stargate Universe episode ‘Awakening.’

The Walking Dead was nominated for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup and Outstanding Sound Editing.

Camelot was nominated for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.

The BBC’s Sherlock was nominated for Outstanding Special Effects for a Miniseries for the episode ‘A Study in Pink.’

HBO beat out other networks to secure the highest number of nominations overall.

The awards will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on September 18th on Fox and will be hosted by ‘Glee’ star Jane Lynch.

A complete list of nominees and categories can be found on the Emmys website.

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