HBO led the nominations, earning 108 nods, the most of any network for the 13th year in a row. Cult favourite Game of Thrones scored 16 nominations including for “Outstanding Drama Series” and “Outstanding Writing for A Drama Series” while Behind The Candelabra, Phil Spector and Boardwalk Empire picked up 15, 11 and 10 nominations each. CBS and NBC raked in 53 nominations each with NBC’s 30 Rock and CBS’ The Big Bang Theory scoring 13 and eight nominations respectively this year.
ABC walked away with 45 nominations under its belt, including nine of which are for BBC Worldwide Productions’ Dancing with the Stars – the most of any non-fiction programme this year, while FOX scored 19 nominations. AMC Networks clinched 39 nominations – including 13 for Breaking Bad and 12 for Mad Men, making it the most-nominated basic cable drama of all time. FX Networks received 26 nominations of which 17 are clinched by horror series American Horror Story: Asylum.
CNN’s Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown received four nominations, National Geographic Channels (NGC) earned five nominations and Discovery Channel scored six nominations. Viacom’s Comedy Central walked away with 16 nominations, including The Colbert Report for “Outstanding Variety Series”. Additionally, Lionsgate scored 18 nominations for its shows including Nashville, Nurse Jackie and Mad Men.
The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air LIVE on CBS in the U.S. on September 23, 2013.