Thrones reigns in TV award nom­i­na­tions

Townsville Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

AUS­TRALIANS have had mixed suc­cess at this year’s Emmy nom­i­na­tion cer­e­mony, with Ben Men­del­sohn scor­ing a nod and Frances O’Con­nor and Ni­cole Kid­man miss­ing out.

There were plenty of sur­prise nom­i­na­tions and snubs across the cat­e­gories for TV’s big­gest awards.

Game of Thrones ruled the cer­e­mony with 24 nom­i­na­tions, in­clud­ing one for out­stand­ing drama se­ries, while Amer­i­can Hor­ror: Freak Show had 19 and Olive Kit­teridge 13.

TV drama Mad Men, af­ter its fi­nal sea­son, was show­ered with 11 nom­i­na­tions in­clud­ing chal­leng­ing Game of Thrones for drama se­ries, and Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss and Christina Hen­dricks pick­ing up act­ing nods.

Men­del­sohn is nom­i­nated in the sup­port­ing ac­tor in a drama se­ries for his role in Net­flix’s Blood­line.

Stream­ing TV ser­vice Net­flix, with 34 nom­i­na­tions, con­tin­ues to chal­lenge the tra­di­tional com­mer­cial TV net­works and pay TV chan­nels.

Men­del­sohn will com­pete with Jonathan Banks ( Bet­ter Call Saul), Peter Din­klage ( Game of Thrones), Jim Carter ( Down­ton Abbey), Alan Cum­ming ( The Good Wife) and Michael Kelly ( House of Cards).

In Blood­line Men­del­sohn plays Danny Ray­burn, the black sheep of a fam­ily who gets caught up in the crim­i­nal world.

Ben Men­del­sohn.

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