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Nominations for 71st Emmy Awards announced

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Posted at 10:48 AM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 12:01:37-04

LOS ANGELES — HBO's "Game of Thrones" has slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season.

The bloodthirsty saga's total eclipsed the all-time series record of 27 nods earned by "NYPD Blue" in 1994.

The showing by "Game of Thrones" led HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from its longtime Emmy dominance.

Last year's best comedy series, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" led the pack with 20 bids, including for its star and defending champion Rachel Brosnahan.

"The Masked Singer" judge Ken Jeong and "The Good Place" star D'Arcy Carden announced top-category contenders at the Television Academy in Los Angeles.

Several NBC shows also received nominations.

"This Is Us" was nominated for Drama Series, "The Good Place" was nominated for Comedy Series, and "American Ninja Warrior" and "The Voice" picked up nominations for Reality Competition.

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."

The 71st Emmy Awards will air Sept. 22 on Fox, with the host yet to be announced.

WPTV and the Associated Press contributed to this report.