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HBO receives 99 Primetime Emmy nominations

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai |

After creating the Academy Award Winning film “IN THE LOOP”, British Comedy writer- Armando Lannucci titillated the audience’s funny bone with a hilarious series “VEEP”.

The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were recently announced in Los Angeles and for the 14th year in a row, HBO is basking with 99 Primetime Nominations, the most received by any network.  In India, subscribers to the HBO Premium channels - HBO Hits and HBO Defined can watch these outstanding HBO Original series 100% Ad-Free and in true HD quality and Dolby Surround sound which will make it an unparalleled TV viewing experience.
The season four premiere of the much awaited Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning HBO Original series GAME OF THRONES garnered a whopping 19 nominations that comprised Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Lena Headey), Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Diana Rigg), Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Neil Marshall) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss). Recently, season four of Game of Thrones debuted in India on Sunday, 13th April, 2014 with ten episodes airing on subsequent Sundays within just one week of the U.S. premiere, exclusively on HBO Defined and was a huge success amongst the Indian audiences.

The fact that a new entrant like “TRUE DETECTIVE” managed to win itself 12 nominations within the launch of its first season itself just adds to the nomination extravaganza for this year’s Emmy. “TRUE DETECTIVE” is an American television crime drama series on HBO created and written by Nic Pizzolatto, with the first season directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Starring its Executive Producers Matthew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson alongside Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts, and Tory Kittles, Pizzolatto’s Season 1 is an existential mystery series about a pair of Louisiana detectives investigating a disturbing ritualistic murder over the course of 17 years. The series received widespread critical acclaim and much appreciation that is evident from the amount of nominations it garnered this year and its first season will soon premiere In India on HBO Defined.

After creating the Academy Award Winning film “IN THE LOOP”, British Comedy writer- Armando Lannucci titillated the audience’s funny bone with a hilarious series “VEEP”.  “VEEP” is an HBO television comedy series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus set in the office of Selina Meyer, a fictional Vice President of the United States. Thriving on its riotous and funny plot with equally riotous performances, “VEEP” garnered 9 nominations in its kitty including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Tony Hale), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Anna Chlumsky), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Gary Cole) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Armando Lannucci). Season three of Veep debuted in India within just one week of the U.S. premiere on Sunday, 13th April, 2014 with ten episodes airing on subsequent Sundays, exclusively on HBO Defined.

With a swarm of such interesting nominations this year, the 66th Primetime EMMY® Awards is going to be a gala affair to watch out for this 25th August, 2014.


Tune in to watch this incomparable line-up of critically acclaimed HBO Original series only on the HBO Premium Channels, as they bring you closer to powerful performances by the biggest stars that were appreciated worldwide. Watching this Emmy presentation on HBO Defined and HBO Hits, 100% ad-free and in true HD quality, will make it an unparalleled movie viewing experience for viewers.
 

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