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Posted: Thursday, 10 July 2014 1:38PM

Hollywood South shows grab Emmy nominations

It was a banner day for Hollywood South as the Emmy nominations came out today. The Louisiana filmed HBO series ''True Detective'' did very well, along with several others shows for the small screen.

HBO's "Treme" was honored, and so was the FX series ''American Horror Story,'' the A & E mini series ''Bonnie and Clyde'' and Bravo's ''Top Chef.''  All were also shot in and around New Orleans.

WWL film and TV critic Alfred Richard says with stars of "True Detective" like Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are up for awards it adds to the honors for Hollywood South.

''It is such a good series, and it's the idea that we're having quality programs filmed here, like 'True Detective.' ''
Richard says Emmy nominations can add only to the growing reputation that Louisiana is a great place to film.


American Horror Story also includes some top-level talent.

''When you have Oscar winners like Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates, the skies the limit.'' said Richard.

In other Emmy news, the fantasy saga ``Game of Thrones,'' defying the Emmy Awards' grudging respect for genre fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations with 19 bids, including best drama series. 

The meth kingpin drama ``Breaking Bad'' had 16 bids for its final season, including best drama and best actor nod for star Bryan Cranston. 

Other top nominees included a pair of ambitious miniseries, ``Fargo,'' with 18 bids, and ``American Horror Story: Coven,'' with 17. The AIDS drama ``The Normal Heart'' received 16 nominations, including best TV movie.

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