Awards Nominations: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Transparent,’ ‘Veep’ Lead Series

TV Awards Count by Network and
Courtesy of HBO/Amazon Studios

It’s been a whirlwind of nominations over the last few days, with Hollywood’s biggest awards groups unveiling their own lists of the best series on television. And each has brought their own idiosyncratic flair to their lists — from the Golden Globes crowning the streaming services to the Screen Actors Guild shunning newcomers in favor of old favorites like “Mad Men.”

So Variety did a little number-crunching: tallying the number of nominations across the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild, the Writers Guild and the Producers Guild. (Note: The Critics’ Choice nominations are not included because of the org’s abbreviated eligibility season.) And the Directors Guild has yet to unveil their awards for this season.

That’s how we came up with our own list of winners. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and “Veep” and Amazon’s “Transparent” top the list of the most-nominated series across all awards with seven nominations. AMC’s “Better Call Saul” and “Mad Men” followed with six each, along with breakout hit “Mr. Robot” (USA), which has established itself as an awards contender in its freshman season.

As for networks, HBO is firmly atop the leaderboard with 30 nods overall, but rival Netflix is proving itself a worthy contender with 22. ABC is representing for the broadcast nets, thanks to the critical success of “American Crime” and Viola Davis on “How to Get Away With Murder.”

 

Nomination Totals By Network
Network Globes SAG WGA PGA Total
HBO 7 6 10 7 30
Netflix 8 8 5 1 22
ABC 4 3 5 4 16
AMC 2 4 5 2 13
FOX 4 0 7 0 11
Amazon 5 2 1 1 9
CBS 0 3 5 1 9
Showtime 3 5 0 1 9
Comedy Central 0 1 4 3 8
FX 4 1 3 0 8
NBC 0 2 4 2 8
PBS 3 3 0 1 7
Starz 6 0 1 0 7
USA 3 1 2 0 6
Lifetime 0 3 1 1 5
IFC 0 1 2 0 3
BBC 1 1 0 0 2
Disney Jr. 0 0 0 2 2
History 0 1 1 0 2
Nickelodeon 0 0 0 2 2
The CW 2 0 0 0 2
CNN 0 0 0 1 1
ESPN 0 0 0 1 1
Hulu 1 0 0 0 1
Nat Geo 0 0 1 0 1
Spike 0 1 0 0 1
TBS 0 0 1 0 1
Bravo 0 0 0 1 1
Nomination Totals By Show
Show Globes SAG WGA PGA Total
Game of Thrones (HBO) 1 3 2 1 7
Transparent (Amazon) 3 2 1 1 7
Veep (HBO) 2 2 2 1 7
Better Call Saul (AMC) 1 1 3 1 6
Mad Men (AMC) 1 2 2 1 6
Mr. Robot (USA) 3 1 2 0 6
House of Cards (Netflix) 1 3 0 1 5
Fargo (FX) 3 0 1 0 4
Homeland (Showtime) 0 3 0 1 4
Modern Family (ABC) 0 2 1 1 4
Orange is the New Black (Netflix) 2 2 0 0 4
Silicon Valley (HBO) 1 0 2 1 4
The Good Wife (CBS) 1 1 2 0 4
Wolf Hall (PBS) 3 1 0 0 4
American Horror Story: Hotel (FX) 2 0 1 0 3
American Crime (ABC) 3 0 0 0 3
Downton Abbey (PBS) 1 2 0 0 3
Key & Peele (CC) 0 1 1 1 3
Narcos (Netflix) 2 0 1 0 3
Outlander (Starz) 3 0 0 0 3
The Simpsons (Fox) 0 0 3 0 3
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) 0 1 2 0 3

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  1. It really comes as no surprise that Veep did so well. Julia Louis Dreyfus has been a rock since the start. She was definitely the funniest character in Seinfeld; she is pretty much an institution with her Simpson’s role; she also has killed it in recent shows such as Arrested Development and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

    Besides her ability to be a super-woman, the entire cast is also hilarious. How can we forget about our little ‘My Girl’ actress- Anna Chlumsky- and her role that made all the little boys of the time feel love for the first time? Tony hale with his idiotic, obsessive, and almost creepy with the now ‘First Female President of the US of A.’ The honk of Reid Scott being a sleazy lobbyist for the greater good cannot be put aside either. Anyway… another reason why the show works so well is because these people really know each other:

    ‘The rehearsals for the show started months before the actual filming started, and they were designed in a way to make the actors better at improvising by getting comfortable with each other. The shooting started in the February of 2011, and the filming for the actual series began in October of the same year in Baltimore.
    http://cabletelevisionbundles.s9.com/blog/veep/

    This was probably necessary for the younger actors to become more acclimated with the big name New Yorker stand-up giants. For the latter ones, it was probably just a blast work with such talented people.

    Netflix seemed to step up this year, with amazing television that can only be enjoyed on their service. Narcos captivated, and got rid of a lot of the romanticism behind the story of Pablo Escobar. Though the accents in the show were a little off, the production, and depiction of the story was fairly accurate.

    With a production like Game of Thrones it is hard to beat any other network. Every episode of the show is a mini film masterpiece waiting to be played on a screen at MoMa permanently on a flat-screen-wall-TV gizmo. The pre-planning for the filming took TWO YEARS! This is amazing. Nothing like stand up. They are almost theatrical odysseys.

  2. kay says:

    The CW was nominated for two Golden Globes. Leads from Jane the Virgin and Crazy-Ex Girlfriend nommed for Best Actress in a comedy

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