nominees//68th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

AWARDS COVERAGE



Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) and Anthony Anderson (black-ish) announced the nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards this morning.

HBO led the nominations, with a total of 94 across major and technical categories. And, HBO's Game of Thrones toppled all other programs for the most nominations, with 23 total in major and technical categories.

Netflix also had a strong showing, pulling in 54 nominations, almost doubling those of 2015, putting it in third place for most nominations.

Many first-time nominees made up the list, including: Rami Malek, Keri Russell, Kirsten Dunst, Ellie Kemper, Aziz Ansari, Jesse Plemons, and John Travolta.

The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air LIVE from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on September 18, 2016 on ABC.

BEST SERIES, DRAMA

The Americans (FX)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Mr. Robot (USA)

BEST SERIES, COMEDY

black-ish (ABC)
Master of None (Netflix)
Modern Family (ABC)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Transparent (Amazon)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Veep (HBO)

BEST LEAD ACTOR, 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

BEST LEAD ACTRESS, 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

BEST LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES

Anthony Anderson, BLACK-ISH
Aziz Ansari, MASTER OF NONE
Will Forte, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH
William H. Macy, SHAMELESS
Thomas Middleditch, SILICON VALLEY
Jeffrey Tambor, TRANSPARENT

BEST LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES

Jonathan Banks, BETTER CALL SAUL
Peter Dinklage, GAME OF THRONES
Kit Harington, GAME OF THRONES
Michael Kelly, HOUSE OF CARDS
Ben Mendelsohn, BLOODLINE
Jon Voight, RAY DONOVAN

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES

Emilia Clarke, GAME OF THRONES
Lena Headey, GAME OF THRONES
Maggie Smith, DOWNTON ABBEY
Maura Tierney, THE AFFAIR
Maisie Williams, GAME OF THRONES
Constance Zimmer, UNREAL

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES

Louie Anderson, BASKETS
Andre Braugher, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
Tituss Burgess, UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT
Ty Burrell, MODERN FAMILY
Keegan-Michael Key, KEY AND PEELE
Matt Walsh, VEEP

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES

Anna Chlumsky, VEEP
Gaby Hoffman, TRANSPARENT
Allison Janney, MOM
Judith Light, TRANSPARENT
Kate McKinnon, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Niecy Nash, GETTING ON

BEST LIMITED SERIES

American Crime (ABC)
Fargo (FX)
The Night Manager (AMC)
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Roots (History)

BEST TELEVISION MOVIE

All the Way (HBO)
Confirmation (HBO)
Luther (BBC America)
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (PBS)
A Very Murray Christmas (Netflix)

BEST LEAD ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR TV 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

BEST LEAD ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Kirsten Dunst, FARGO
Felicity Huffman, AMERICAN CRIME
Audra McDonald, LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
Sarah Paulson, THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
Lili Taylor, AMERICAN CRIME
Kerry Washington, CONFIRMATION

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Sterling K. Brown, THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
Hugh Laurie, THE NIGHT MANAGER
Jesse Plemons, FARGO
David Schwimmer, THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
John Travolta, THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
Bokeem Woodbine, FARGO

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Kathy Bates, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL
Olivia Colman, THE NIGHT MANAGER
Regina King, AMERICAN CRIME
Melissa Leo, ALL THE WAY
Sarah Paulson, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL
Jean Smart, FARGO

BEST REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM

The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)

BEST VARIETY TALK SERIES

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Crackle)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

BEST VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

Documentary Now! (IFC)
Drunk History (Comedy Central)
Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Key and Peele (Comedy Central)
Portlandia (IFC)
Saturday Night Lice (NBC)

For a complete list of nominations, including technical categories, click here.

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