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Game of Thrones leads Emmy nominations

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By Euronews
Game of Thrones leads Emmy nominations

<p><span class="caps">HBO</span>’s Game of Thrones has dominated nominations for the Emmy Awards, receiving 19 including best drama series.</p> <p>Second in line was Breaking Bad with 16 nominations for its final series. Other best-drama nominees were Downton Abbey, Mad Men, House of Cards and True Detective.</p> <p>Shortlisted for the top comedy awards were The Big Bang Theory, Orange is the New Black, Louie, Veep, Silicon Valley and four-time winner Modern Family.</p> <p>The awards recognise excellence in the television industry and were set up by the Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (<span class="caps">ATAS</span>) in 1949.</p> <p>The 66th annual Emmy Awards ceremony will be held on Monday 25 August 2014.</p>