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2016 Primetime Emmy nominations revealed

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The Television Academy today announced nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards from the Wolf Theatre at the Academy’s newly-opened Saban Media Center. Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum joined Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham at the nominations ceremony.

The 68th Emmy Awards, including the star-studded Red Carpet preshow, will telecast live from The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 18 (7:00-11:00 p.m. ET/4:00-8:00 p.m. PT) on ABC. Emmy Award-winning live television and event producer Don Mischer will executive produce the broadcast hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

68th EMMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS (For Programs Airing June 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016)

Outstanding Drama Series
The Americans • FX Networks
Better Call Saul • AMC
Downton Abbey • PBS
Game Of Thrones • HBO
Homeland • Showtime
House Of Cards • Netflix
Mr. Robot • USA

Outstanding Comedy Series
black-ish • ABC
Master Of None • Netflix
Modern Family • ABC
Silicon Valley • HBO
Transparent • Amazon
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt • Netflix

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings, The Americans • FX Networks
Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, Better Call Saul • AMC
Kyle Chandler as John Rayburn, Bloodline • Netflix
Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, House Of Cards • Netflix
Rami Malek as Elliot, Mr. Robot • USA
Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan, Ray Donovan • Showtime

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings, The Americans • FX Networks
Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, Empire • FOX
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, Homeland • Showtime
Robin Wright as Claire Underwood, House Of Cards • Netflix
Viola Davis as Annalise Keating, How To Get Away With Murder • ABC
Tatiana Maslany as Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Helena, Rachel, M.K., Krystal, Orphan Black • BBC America

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson as Andre Johnson, black-ish • ABC
Will Forte as Phil Miller, The Last Man On Earth • FOX
Aziz Ansari as Dev, Master Of None • Netflix
William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher, Shameless • Showtime
Thomas Middleditch as Richard, Silicon Valley • HBO
Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman, Transparent • Amazon

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, black-ish • ABC
Laurie Metcalf as Dr. Jenna James, Getting On • HBO
Lily Tomlin as Frankie, Grace And Frankie • Netflix
Amy Schumer as Amy, Inside Amy Schumer • Comedy Central
Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt • Netflix
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, Veep • HBO

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, Better Call Saul • AMC
Ben Mendelsohn as Danny Rayburn, Bloodline • Netflix
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Game Of Thrones • HBO
Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Game Of Thrones • HBO
Michael Kelly as Doug Stamper, House Of Cards • Netflix
Jon Voight as Mickey Donovan, Ray Donovan • Showtime

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Maura Tierney as Helen Solloway, The Affair • Showtime
Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey • PBS
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Game Of Thrones • HBO
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Game Of Thrones • HBO
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Game Of Thrones • HBO
Constance Zimmer as Quinn King, UnREAL • Lifetime

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Louie Anderson as Christine Baskets, Baskets • FX Networks
Andre Braugher as Captain Ray Holt, Brooklyn Nine-Nine • FOX
Keegan-Michael Key as Various characters, Key & Peele • Comedy Central
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Modern Family • ABC
Tituss Burgess as Titus Andromedon, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt • Netflix
Tony Hale as Gary Walsh, Veep • HBO
Matt Walsh as Mike McLintock, Veep • HBO

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Niecy Nash as Didi Ortley, Getting On • HBO
Allison Janney as Bonnie, Mom • CBS
Kate McKinnon as Various characters, Saturday Night Live • NBC
Judith Light as Shelly Pfefferman, Transparent • Amazon
Gaby Hoffmann as Ali Pfefferman, Transparent • Amazon
Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer, Veep • HBO

Outstanding Limited Series
American Crime • ABC
Fargo • FX Networks
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story • FX Networks
Roots • HISTORY
The Night Manager • AMC

Outstanding Television Movie
All The Way • HBO
Confirmation • HBO
Luther • BBC America
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece) • PBS
A Very Murray Christmas • Netflix

Outstanding 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

Outstanding Animated Program
Archer • The Figgis Agency • FX Networks
Bob’s Burgers • The Horse Rider-er • FOX
Phineas and Ferb Last Day of Summer • Disney XD
The Simpsons • Halloween of Horror • FOX
South Park • You’re Not Yelping • Comedy Central

You can view the full list of 68th Emmy Awards nominations by clicking here.

 

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Lucien writes on film, television and politics at LuwdMedia.com and co-hosts the podcasts Above All Else and The 99%.

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