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    Twitter Explodes as 'Game of Thrones' Sees Record 32 Emmy Award Nominations

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    HBO's " Game of Thrones" on Tuesday garnered a record 32 Emmy nominations, including best drama series. The medieval fantasy blockbuster now has 160 Emmy nominations under its belt since it debuted in 2011.

    In particualr, "Game of Thrones" earned Tuesday four nominations in the supporting actress in a drama series category — Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams — as well as three nominations in the supporting actor category — Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage.

    "Game of Thrones" fans took to social media to express their feelings about HBO's success.

    The final episode of "the Game of Thrones", called "The Iron Throne", was watched by 19.3 million US citizens, a record both for the project and for any HBO series. The final season of the fantasy saga faced sharp criticism among its fans, however, with over 1.2 million people signing an online petition, asking HBO to remake the last season "with competent writers".

    "The Game of Thrones", based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" series of fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin, focuses on the deep political crisis on the conflict-mired Westeros continent, erupting after the fall of the Targaryen dynasty that had previously ruled for centuries.

    Nominations for “Game of Thrones” are just a part of HBO’s massive Emmy nomination haul. The TV network scored 137 nominations overall for its shows and limited series, including “Chernobyl”, “Sharper Objects”, “Veep” and “Barry”.

    The Emmies will be awarded at a ceremony in Los Angeles on 22 September.


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