Emmy nominations 2016: 'Game of Thrones' rules supreme

July 14, 2016 7:59 PM

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LOS ANGELES — Power-and-blood fantasy saga "Game of Thrones" ruled the Emmy Award nominations Thursday with a leading 23 bids, including best drama, while a real-life epic of murder and celebrity, "The People v. O.J. Simpson," was close behind with 22 nods.

"Game of Thrones," which won a record 12 Emmy last fall including best drama, gets the chance to claim its second top award. "Veep," last year's best comedy series winner, also will get another shot at holding office and, with 17 nominations, was the comedy leader.

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