'Game of Thrones' scores record-breaking 32 Emmy nominations
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The final season of “Game of Thrones” received a record-breaking 32 Emmy nominations, the awards show announced on Tuesday. 

The HBO fantasy adaptation — used as a political metaphor for modern-day Americans across the idealogical spectrum — has been nominated for outstanding drama series, with its stars Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke nominated for outstanding lead actor and actress, respectively. The hit series also packed the supporting actor and actress categories, with three out of the seven nominees for outstanding supporting actor coming from “Game of Thrones” and four out of the six nominees for outstanding supporting actress coming from the show.


The mega-hit show is popular among Democrats running for president despite a controversial final season that left many fans unsatisfied. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg'Biff is president': Michael J. Fox says Trump has played on 'every worst instinct in mankind' Buttigieg: Denying Biden intelligence briefings is about protecting Trump's 'ego' Biden's win is not a policy mandate — he should govern accordingly MORE called the show his “guilty pleasure” during a town hall in May and joked about holding the event just before the show’s finale.

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) both knocked the show’s final episodes, with both lawmakers disappointed over the handling of character Daenerys Targaryen, one of its multiple female leaders.

Surveys shows that interest in "Game of Thones" stretched across the aisle, with 55 percent of Republicans and 47 percent of Democrats picking the popular character Jon Snow to sit on the Iron Throne.

Other shows leading among the nominees include Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” up for 19 awards, and HBO’s “Chernobyl,” following closely behind with 18 nominations.

The political comedy "Veep," also highly popular among Beltway insiders, was also nominated for its final season.

The Emmy Awards airs Sep. 22 on Fox.