Emmy Nominations Highlights
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Kim Masters is joined by Michael O'Connell who covers television for The Hollywood Reporter. They discuss the highlights and trends in this year's Emmy nominations which were announced earlier today. Leading the pack was the FX miniseries American Horror Story with 17 nominations. This stems from a savvy move by the network to enter this show in the miniseries category, thus keeping it out of head-to-head competition with the likes of Mad Men, Homeland and Breaking Bad. HBO's Game of Thrones received the second most nominations with 16. As often happens, HBO dwarfed the competition with 108 nominations total. Another trend continues in that the broadcast networks can't seem to compete in the Outstanding Drama category. Once again this year they were shut out entirely -- aside from a nod to the PBS series Downton Abbey, cable dominated once again.