The 68th Primetime Emmy Nominations Announced For 2016

Emmy Nominees

Nominations for the 68th Emmy® Awards were announced today by the Television Academy in a ceremony hosted by Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum along with Anthony Anderson from the ABC series black-ish and Lauren Graham from Parenthood and the upcoming Netflix revival, Gilmore Girls.

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.

Outstanding Drama Series
“The Americans”

“Better Call Saul”

“Downton Abbey”

“Game of Thrones”


“Mr. Robot“

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Kyle Chandler–“Bloodline”

Rami Malek–“Mr Robot”

Bob Odenkirk–“Better Call Saul”

Liev Schreiber–“Ray Donovan”

Kevin Spacey–“House of Cards”

Matthew Rhys–“The Americans”

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”

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”

Supporting Actress In A 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”


Outstanding 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”

Outstanding 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”


Outstanding Comedy Series

“Master of None”

“Silicon Valley”

“Modern Family”


“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
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 Series
Ellie Kemper–“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Julia Louis-Dreyfuss–“Veep”

Laurie Metcalf–“Getting On”

Tracee Ellis Ross–“black-ish”

Amy Schumer–“Inside Amy Schumer“

Lily Tomlin–“Grace & Frankie”

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”

Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Niecy Nash–“Getting On”

Allison Janney–“Mom”

Kate McKinnon–“Saturday Night Live”

Judith Light–“Transparent”

Gaby Hoffmann–“Transparent”

Anna Chlumsky–“Veep”

Outstanding 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”

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Laurie Metcalf–“The Big Bang Theory”

Christine Baranski–“The Big Bang Theory”

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler–“Saturday Night Live”

Melissa McCarthy–“Saturday Night Live”

Amy Schumer–“Saturday Night Live”

Melora Hardin–“Transparent”


Outstanding Limited Series
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”


“Night Manager”


“American Crime”


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Bryan Cranston– “All the Way”

Benedict Cumberbatch– “Sherlock”

Idris Elba– “Luther”

Cuba Gooding Jr.–“The People v O.J.: American Crime Story”

Tom Hiddleston–“The Night Manager”

Courtney B. Vance–“The People v O.J.: American Crime Story”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Kirsten Dunst–“Fargo”

Felicity Huffman–“American Crime”

Audra McDonald–“Last Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”

Sarah Paulson–“The People v O.J.: American Crime Story”

Lili Taylor–“American Crime”

Kerry Washington–“Confirmation”

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie
Jesse Plemons–“Fargo”

Bokeem Woodbine–“Fargo”

Hugh Laurie–“The Night Manager”

Sterling K. Brown–“The People v O.J.: American Crime Story”

David Schwimmer–“The People v O.J.: American Crime Story”

John Travolta–“The People v O.J.: American Crime Story”

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A 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”

Outstanding Variety Series
“Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”

“Last Week Tonight”

“The Late Late Show”

“Real Time with Bill Maher“

“The Tonight Show”

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
“Documentary Now!”

“Drunk History”

“Inside Amy Schumer“

“Key & Peele”


“Saturday Night Live”

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
“The Amazing Race”

“American Ninja Warrior”

“Dancing with the Stars”

“Project Runway”

“Top Chef”

“The Voice”

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition
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”

Outstanding Television Movie
“A Very Murray Christmas”

“All the Way”




Read the full list here.

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