The HBO AIDS drama The Normal Heart received 16 Emmy nominations on Thursday, including nominations for out actors Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons.

Leading with the most nominations were HBO's Game of Thrones (19) and FX's Fargo (18) and American Horror Story (17). The Netflix comedy series Orange is the New Black received 12 nominations.

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In Director Ryan Murphy's movie adaptation of Larry Kramer's Tony-winning play about the early days of the AIDS epidemic in New York City, Bomer plays Felix Turner, a closeted fashion reporter for The New York Times.

“It's so beyond exciting,” Bomer told of his supporting actor nomination. “I'm just so grateful and overcome with excitement. It's a surreal moment, but I'm incredibly happy that the film was acknowledged in the way it was and that so many of the people that worked so hard on it were acknowledged as well.”

Parsons reprised his role of gay activist Tommy Boatwright from the 2011 Broadway production.

“Everybody was so proud of this movie that was a part of it,” Parsons told Entertainment Tonight. “It could not feel better to have it recognized by our peers.”

Parson is also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He called being nominated twice “overwhelming.”

Normal Heart co-stars Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Joe Mantello and Alfred Molina also received nominations.