HBO bags 86 Emmy Awards nominations

MUMBAI: It’s raining Emmy nominations for HBO this year. With 86 Emmy nominations, HBO has the highest number of nominations across all networks. The Emmy Awards will be announced on 16 September, 2007.

HBO original movie, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which will be premiered in HBO Asia soon, has received 17 nominations. The international hit series Entourage, which premiered recently in India on 15 July, 2007, has received seven nominations overall.

Rome, an HBO Original Series that chronicles the epic times that saw the fall of a Republic and the creation of an empire has received seven nominations. After the tremendous success of Rome in India last year, HBO will be premiering a brand new season later this year. Deadwood, another successful HBO Original Series, which describes the politics of an outlaw camp, has bagged six nominations.

The HBO Documentary on Hurricane Katrina, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, has received six nominations overall, including nominations for Exceptional Merit in Non-fiction Film-making and Outstanding Directing for Non-fiction Programming.

Another HBO Documentary, Tsunami, the aftermath that premiered in India in December, 2006 has received three nominations. The Sopranos has bagged 15 nominations, including nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.