July 14, 2016


2016 Emmy Nominees List: 'Game of Thrones,' Beyoncé, 'The People v. O.J. Simpson' & More

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The 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards announced their nominees live on YouTube at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls, Parenthood) and Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) headed up the announcements. Anderson adorably flipped out when he was announced as a nominee for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, as he did for Tracee Ellis Ross' nom for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, and Black-ish's nod for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Leading the nominees are Game of Thrones with 23 nominations, The People v. O.J. Simpson with 22, Fargo with 18 and Veep with 17. Beyoncé's HBO-premiered visual album Lemonade scored four nominations, for Variety Special, Directing for a Variety Special, Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming and Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction, Event or Award Special.

Jimmy Kimmel will host the show on ABC on Sept. 18. Below, read the list of key 2016 Emmy nominees; find the official (78-page PDF!) complete list at Emmys.com.

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

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

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

Lead Actor in a 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

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

Lead Actor in a 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

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Laurie Metcalf, Getting On
Traces Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Amy Schemer, Inside Amy Schemer
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Lead Actor in a Limited Series 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
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson

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

Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn  Nine-Nine
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Matt Walsh, Veep
Tony Hale, Veep

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

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

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Jesse Plemons, Fargo
Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
Sterling K. Brown, People v. O.J. Simpson
David Schwimmer, People v. O.J. Simpson
John Travolta, People v. O.J. Simpson

Supporting Actress in a 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

Variety Sketch Series
Documentary Now! 
Drunk History 
Inside Amy Schumer 
Key & Peele
Saturday Night Live

Variety Talk Series
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Late Show With James Cordon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon

TV Movie
A Very Murray Christmas
All the Way
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Reality Competition Program
The Voice
Top Chef
Dancing with the Stars
The Amazing Race
Project Runway
American Ninja Warrior

Listen to Fuse's Back of the Class podcast break down the Game of Thrones Season 6 finale: