HBO Boasts a Record Number of Emmy® Nominations in 2015

Critically Acclaimed Original Films and Limited Series Among the Network's Nominees are Available Now on DVD, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD

TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - On Sunday, September 20, HBO will enter the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards® with a record-breaking 126 Emmy® nominations—the most of any network for the 15th year in a row. http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7626051-hbo-emmy-awards/

Among the most-watched shows now available to own—which come loaded with special features and revealing behind-the-scenes footage—"Game of Thrones" led all Emmy® nominees with an incredible 24 nominations, "Boardwalk Empire" received 10 nominations, "Veep" earned nine nominations, "Silicon Valley" garnered seven nominations, "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst" received six nominations, "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" earned four nominations and "Girls" tallied two nominations.

To celebrate this record achievement and get media ready for Emmy® night, HBO Home Entertainment Canada is highlighting three "under-the-radar" nominees deserving of special recognition:

  • The HBO limited series "Olive Kitteridge" (available now on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD) received 13 nominations, among them including Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie (Richard Jenkins), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie (Francis McDormand), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie (Bill Murray), and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie (Zoe Kazan).

  • The HBO original film "Bessie" (available Sept. 1 on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD) garnered 12 nominations, which include Outstanding Television Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie (Queen Latifah), Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie (Michael Kenneth Williams) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie (Mo'Nique).

  • And, finally, HBO's original film "Nightingale" (available Sept. 15 on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD) received 2 nominations for Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie (David Oyelowo).

 

Press releases, trailers and box-art from "Olive Kitteridge", "Bessie" and "Nightingale", can be downloaded using the multimedia links found here: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7626051-hbo-emmy-awards/

We are providing media with a special HBO VIP account to stream the Emmy-nominated "Olive Kitteridge", "Bessie" and "Nightingale" for a limited time.

NOTE: exclusive access to this content is for media consideration only. Sharing this account information with anyone else is strictly prohibited. Your temporary access to this account will last until Oct. 31.

To receive the login information to access the digital versions of these shows, or if you have any other questions about these titles or HBO Home Entertainment, please contact: Alistair Kyte, LexPR Canada, 416-542-9140 x3362, akyte@lexpr.com

About HBO Home Entertainment® 
HBO Home Entertainment develops, distributes and markets an extensive array of critically-acclaimed and groundbreaking programs in three formats: Blu-ray, DVD, and digital throughout the world. Releases include the global hits Game of Thrones®, True Blood® and Girls®, favourites such as The Sopranos®, Sex and the City® and Entourage®, and multiple Emmy Award-winning mini-series The Pacific® and Band of Brothers®. The company's catalog contains hundreds of titles including the Peabody Award-winning children's program Classical Baby, provocative programs from HBO Documentary Films including The Weight of the Nation, innovative movies from HBO Films including Game Change and Behind the Candelabra, and comedy specials featuring stand-up performers like George Lopez and Ricky Gervais. Launched in 1984, HBO Home Entertainment has offices in New York, London and Toronto and the company's releases are sold in over 80 territories around the world. 

SOURCE HBO Home Entertainment Canada

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For further information: Alistair Kyte, LexPR Canada, 416-542-9140 x3362, akyte@lexpr.com

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