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68th Annual Emmy Award Nominations: ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Mr. Robot’ Soar

Nora Dominick ’17/ Emertainment Monthly Co-Executive Stage Editor

This morning Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham and black-ish star Anthony Anderson announced the 68th Annual Emmy Award nominations. With a monumental year in TV featuring groundbreaking dramas, limited series and comedies, this year’s Emmy nominations did not disappoint. From TV veterans to fan-favorites, everyone was represented.

On the drama front Game of Thrones once again tallied the most nominations with 23 overall, limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Fargo received 22 nominations and 18 nominations respectively.

This year’s Drama and Comedy Series nominees include first-timers as well as returning programs to the Emmy competition: black-ish and Master of None are new in the Outstanding Comedy Series category, and Mr. Robot and The Americans in the Outstanding Drama Series competition. Additionally, both Veep and Game of Thrones return to vie for their second Emmy in Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Drama Series respectively.

Check out the list of Emmy Award nominations below!

Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans
Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mr Robot

(2015 winner: Game of Thrones)

Outstanding Comedy Series

black-ish
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

(2015 winner: Veep)

Outstanding Limited Series

American Crime
Fargo
The Night Manager
The People v. OJ Simpson
Roots

(2015 winner: Olive Kitterridge)

Outstanding TV Movie

A Very Murray Christmas
All the Way
Confirmation
Luther
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
Rami Malek, Mr Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

(2015 winner: Jon Hamm, Mad Men)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Taraji P Henson, Empire
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Keri Russell, The Americans
Robin Wright, House of Cards

(2015 winner: Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Masters of None
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth
William H Macy, Shameless
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

(2015 winner: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Laurie Metcalfe, Getting On
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

(2015 winner: Julia Louis- Dreyfus, Veep)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series

Bryan Cranston, All The Way
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
Idris Elba, Luther
Cuba Gooding Jr, The People v. O.J. Simpson
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson

(2015 winner: Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series

Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Audra McDonald, Billie Holiday: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson
Lili Taylor, American Crime
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

(2015 winner: Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

(2015 winner: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones
Maura Tierney, The Affair
Constance Zimmer, UnREAL

(2015 winner: Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Louie Anderson, Baskets
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale, Veep

Matt Walsh, Veep

(2015 winner: Tony Hale, Veep)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series 

Niecy Nash, Getting On
Kate McKinnon, SNL
Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent
Allison Janney, Mom
Judith Light, Transparent
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

(2015 winner: Allison Janney, Mom)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series

Jesse Plemons, Fargo
Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson
David Schwimmer, The People v. O.J. Simpson
John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson

(2015 winner: Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series

Melissa Leo, All The Way
Regina King, American Crime
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Hotel
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Hotel
Jean Smart, Fargo
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager

(2015 winner: Regina King, American Crime)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama

Max von Sydow, Game of Thrones
Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards
Mahershala Ali, House of Cards
Paul Sparks, House of Cards
Hank Azaria, Ray Donovan
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife

(2015 winner: Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards)

Outsanding Guest Actress in a Drama

Laurie Metcalf, Horace and Pete
Molly Parker, House of Cards
Ellen Burstyn, House of Cards
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Margo Martindale, The Americans
Carrie Preston, The Good Wife

(2015 winner: Margo Martindale, The Americans)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy

Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Tracy Morgan, Saturday Night Live
Larry David, Saturday Night Live
Bradley Whitford, Transparent
Martin Mull, Veep
Peter MacNicol, Veep

(2015 winner: Bradley Whitford, Transparent)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Amy Schumer, Saturday Night Live
Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory
Laurie Metcalf, The Big Bang Theory
Melora Hardin, Transparent

(2015 winner: Joan Cusack, Shameless)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Real Time With Bill Maher
The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon

(2015 winner: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart)

Outstanding Reality Show Competition

The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice

(2015 winner: The Voice)

Outstanding Reality Show Host

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
Steve Harvey, Little Big Shots
Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, Project Runway
RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race

(2015 winner: Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night)

For a complete list of nominees visit www.emmys.com.

The 68th Annual Emmy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on September 18, 2016 on ABC

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