OSN, the region’s leading pay-TV network, saw an impressive 65 of its shows nominated for prestigious the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards.
The nominations were announced on July 14, and live streamed on OSN.com. With the largest roster of Emmy nominees in its programming, the nominations underlined OSN’s reputation as the first-choice for award-winning exclusive and first content.
OSN shows and talent dominated the shortlists in multiple categories, with favourites such as Game of Thrones bringing in 23 nominations, the highest total for any show this year. The hit fantasy drama scored nominations for the following categories: Outstanding Drama Series, two for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington), three for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Max von Sydow), two for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Miguel Sapochnik, Jack Bender) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss).
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story which premiered on OSN First HD- Home of HBO received 22 nominations; and Saturday Night Live, collected 16 nominations and is now the most nominated programme in the award’s history with a total of 209 nominations.
The winners will be announced at the live Emmy awards ceremony, which will be broadcast exclusively on OSN First HD, on September 19, 2016.
The OSN programmes and series nominated this year are as follows:
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
black-ish; Anthony Anderson as Andre Johnson
The Last Man on Earth; Will Forte as Phil Miller
Silicon Valley; Thomas Middleditch as Richard Hendricks
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The Americans; Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings
Better Call Saul; Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill
House Of Cards; Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood
Mr. Robot; Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
All The Way; Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story; Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story; Cuba Gooding, Jr. as O.J. Simpson
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
black-ish; Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson
Getting On; Laurie Metcalf as Dr. Jenna James
Inside Amy Schumer; Amy Schumer as Amy
Veep; Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
The Americans; Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings
Empire; Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon
Homeland; Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison
House Of Cards; Robin Wright as Claire Underwood
How to Get Away With Murder; Viola Davis as Annalise Keating
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
American Crime; Felicity Huffman as Leslie Graham
American Crime; Lili Taylor as Anne Blaine
Confirmation; Kerry Washington as Anita Hill
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill; Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story; Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark
Outstanding Comedy Series
Master of None
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
Game of Thrones
House Of Cards
Outstanding Limited Series
The Night Manager
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Outstanding Television Movie
All The Way
Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Saturday Night Live
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