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The Emmys: HBO is nominations king
The Emmys: HBO is nominations king

Looking over the Emmy nominations announced Thursday morning, you'd almost think that the TV academy was honoring two separate industries. For drama and made-for-TV movies and miniseries, it's HBO and its basic-cable cousins. For everything else, it's broadcast. HBO, in the midst of a programming comeback, topped the overall count, with 104 nominations, or more than one-fifth of the total. The premium cable network's haul was led by 21 nods for the Depression-era melodrama "Mildred Pierce," 18 for the Prohibition-era drama "Boardwalk Empire" and 13 for "Game of Thrones," the last of which overcame voters' longtime aversion to the...