Emmy Nominations 2016

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The nominations are in for the 68th annual prime-time Emmy Awards, and as expected, "House of Cards," "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," "Black-ish" and "Game of Thrones" led the way.

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Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright took home nominations, as usual for "Cards," and Cuba Gooding Jr., Courtney B. Vance and Sarah Paulson got nods for "The People v. O. J. Simpson." Also nominated from the popular FX series were John Travolta and David Schwimmer.

Anthony Anderson, who was on hand to announce the nominations along with Lauren Graham, received one for "Black-ish" and screamed in joy when his name was announced. His co-star Tracee Ellis Ross was also nominated.

Other nominees include Rami Malek for his critically acclaimed performance in "Mr. Robot," Aziz Ansari for "Master of None" and Tatiana Maslany for "Orphan Black."

"Game of Thrones" had the most nods, with 23, and "The People v. O. J. Simpson" was right on its tail, with 22.

Here are the nominees in the top categories:

Lead Actor in a Drama Series


Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

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

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie

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

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson, "Black-ish"
  • Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent"
  • Aziz Ansari, "Master of None"
  • Will Forte, "The Last Man on Earth"
  • William H. Macy, "Shameless"
  • Thomas Middleditch, "Silicon Valley"

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

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

Reality-Competition Program

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

Variety Talk Series


Drama Series

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

Comedy Series

  • "Black-ish"
  • "Master of None"
  • "Modern Family
  • "Silicon Valley"
  • "Transparent"
  • "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
  • "Veep"

Limited Series or Movie

  • "American Crime"
  • "Fargo"
  • "The Night Manager"
  • "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"
  • "Roots"

TV Movie

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

Animated Program

  • "Archer"
  • "Bob's Burgers"
  • "Phineas and Ferb: Last Day of Summer"
  • "The Simpsons"
  • "South Park"

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie

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

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Movie

  • 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"

Supporting Actor, 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"

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series

  • Niecy Nash, "Getting On"
  • Allison Janney, "Mom"
  • Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live"
  • Judith Light, "Transparent"
  • Gaby Hoffmann, "Transparent"
  • Anna Chlumsky, "Veep"

Supporting Actress, Drama Series

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

Supporting Actor, 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"

Host, Reality-Competition Program

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

Variety Sketch Series

  • "Documentary Now!"
  • "Drunk History"
  • "Inside Amy Schumer"
  • "Key & Peele"
  • "Portlandia"
  • "Saturday Night Live"

Children's Program

  • "Dog With a Blog"
  • "Girl Meets World"
  • "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown!"
  • "Nick News With Linda Ellerbee: Hello, I Must Be Going! 25 Years of Nick News With Linda Ellerbee"
  • "School of Rock"

Guest Actor in a Drama Series

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

Guest Actress in a Drama Series

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

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

  • 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"

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

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

The 68th annual prime-time Emmy Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, Sept. 18, on ABC.
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