2016 Emmys Nominations

Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham announced the nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards live via webcast and chat from the Wolf Theatre at the Academy’s newly-opened Saban Media Center.  Game of Thrones scored the most nominations with 23 for the show’s sixth season followed closely by The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story which received 22 nominations. One of the most surprising, but also most deserving, entrants to the Drama Series category was The Americans which also received nominations for its lead actors Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell.

Full List of Nominees can be found here.

Outstanding Comedy Series 
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Drama Series 
The Americans
Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Carcs
Mr. Robot

Outstanding Limited Series
American Crime
The Night Manager
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama
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

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama
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

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
Idris Elba, Luther
Cuba Gooding Jr., The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance, 
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, Americn Crime
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grille
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Lili Taylor, American Crime
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy 
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Will Forte, Last Man on Earth
William H. Macy, Shameless
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy 
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Laurie Metcalf, Getting On
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy
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

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy 
Niecy Nash, Getting On

Allison Janney, Mom
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Judith Light, Transparent
Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Kit Harrington, Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama
Maura Tierney, The Affair
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Lena Hedley, Game of Thrones
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones
Constance Zimmer, UnREAL

Outstanding Reality Competition
The Amazing Race

American Ninja WarriorDancing With the Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James CordenReal Time With Bill Maher
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 

The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards are set for September 18th and will air live on ABC.


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