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Nominations for 71st Emmy Awards announced Tuesday

Game Of Thrones was already the most decorated fictional show in the awards' seven-decade history, and now has 161 nominations, according to the Television Academy website.

HBO (T.N) got a leading 137 nominations, an Emmy record.

Two actors of colour, Billy Porter for "Pose" and previous victor Sterling K. Brown for "This Is Us", earned drama series nods. Rachel Brosnahan will compete against Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who has won six times before for her role in HBO's political comedy.

In addition, Ted Danson was nominated for Lead Actor In A Comedy for "The Good Place", Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia were nominated for Lead Actor In A Drama Series for "This Is Us", and Mandy Moore received a nomination for Best Actress In A Drama Series for "This Is Us".

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They included female-driven BBC America thriller "Killing Eve", which also won nods for stars Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh; dark comedy "Fleabag", from Amazon.com's (AMZN.O) Amazon Studios, which got 11 nominations including for its British creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge; and surreal Netflix time-loop comedy "Russian Doll", written by its star Natasha Lyonne.

As Moira Rose, Catherine O'Hara has spent five seasons stealing every single scene with just the pronunciation of a word. The two shows will compete in the category of outstanding limited series alongside Sharp Objects, Fosse/Verdon and Escape at Dannemora. While the last is a long shot to earn best-series recognition, star Jim Parsons could be in contention for his fifth Emmy when nominations are unveiled Tuesday for the 71st edition of the TV industry's highest honors. "I want to thank my crack team of researchers told to uncover bigotry, racism and hate in the United States", he wrote. This happens to be a matter of great pride for the popular show which came to an end recently in the month of May.

The ceremony is yet to have a host attached, with reports suggesting it might follow in the footsteps of this year's host-less Oscars.

The Emmy Awards will air on Fox on September 22.

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