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2016 Emmy Award Nominations

Game of Thrones, The People v. O.J. SImpson: American Crime Story, and Fargo receive the most nominations for the 68th annual Emmy Awards.

by | July 14, 2016 | Comments

The 68th Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced on Thursday, July 14, by Gilmore GirlsLauren Graham and black-ish‘s Anthony Anderson. The clear and anticipated lead is, of course, Game of Thrones with a total of 23 nominations. The next highest receiver, at 22 nominations, is The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, followed by Fargo with 18. Some critic and fan faves also made the list this year, including The Americans, Mr. Robot, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Master of None, and Better Call Saul. Did your favorite shows and stars get nods? Check the major highlights below and for the full list of nominees, visit emmys.com.


Outstanding Comedy Series


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series


Will Forte

The Last Man on Earth


Aziz Ansari

Master of None


Thomas Middleditch

Silicon Valley


Jeffrey Tambor

Transparent


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series


Laurie Metcalf

Getting On


Lily Tomlin

Grace And Frankie


Amy Schumer

Inside Amy Schumer


Ellie Kemper

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series


Louie Anderson

Christine Baskets, Baskets


Andre Braugher

Brooklyn Nine-Nine


Ty Burrell

Modern Family


Tituss Burgess

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series


Niecy Nash

Getting On


Kate McKinnon

Saturday Night Live


Judith Light

Transparent


Gaby Hoffmann

Transparent


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


Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series


Laurie Metcalf

The Big Bang Theory


Christine Baranski

The Big Bang Theory


Tina Fey

(& Amy Poehler as Co-Hosts) Saturday Night Live


Melissa McCarthy

Saturday Night Live


Amy Schumer

Saturday Night Live


Melora Hardin

Transparent


Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

“Episode 1”

Catastrophe
98%

“Parents”

Master of None
100%

“Founder Friendly”

Silicon Valley
94%

“The Uptick”

Silicon Valley
94%

“Morning After”

Veep
93%

“Mother”

Veep
93%

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

“Parents”, Aziz Ansari

Master of None
100%

“Daily Active Users”, Alec Berg

Silicon Valley
94%

“Founder Friendly”, Mike Judge

Silicon Valley
94%

“Man on The Land”, Jill Soloway

Transparent
90%

“Kissing Your Sister”, Dave Mandel

Veep
93%

“Morning After”, Chris Addison

Veep
93%

“Mother”, Dale Stern

Veep
93%

Outstanding Drama Series


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series


Matthew Rhys

The Americans


Bob Odenkirk

Better Call Saul


Kyle Chandler

Bloodline


Kevin Spacey

House of Cards


Rami Malek

Mr. Robot


Liev Schreiber

Ray Donovan


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series


Keri Russell

The Americans


Robin Wright

House of Cards


Viola Davis

How To Get Away With Murder


Tatiana Maslany

Orphan Black


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series


Jonathan Banks

Better Call Saul


Peter Dinklage

Game of Thrones


Kit Harington

Game of Thrones


Michael Kelly

House of Cards


Jon Voight

Ray Donovan


Outstanding 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


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 Writing For A Drama Series

“Persona Non Grata”

The Americans
96%

“Episode 8”

Downton Abbey
86%

“Battle of The Bastards”

Game of Thrones
89%

“End”

The Good Wife
94%

“eps1.0_hellofriend.mov (Pilot)”

Mr. Robot
94%

“Return”

UnReal
81%

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

“Episode 9”, Michael Engler

Downton Abbey
86%

“Battle of The Bastards”, Miguel Sapochnik

Game of Thrones
89%

“The Door”, Jack Bender

Game of Thrones
89%

“The Tradition of Hospitality”, Lesli Linka Glatter

Homeland
85%

“This Is All We Are”, Steven Soderbergh

The Knick
92%

“Exsuscito”, David Hollander

Ray Donovan
72%

Outstanding Limited Series


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie


Bryan Cranston

All The Way


Tom Hiddleston

The Night Manager


Courtney B. Vance

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


Cuba Gooding Jr.

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


Benedict Cumberbatch

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie


Felicity Huffman

American Crime


Kerry Washington

Confirmation


Lili Taylor

American Crime


Audra McDonald

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill


Sarah Paulson

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie


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


Outstanding 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


Olivia Colman

The Night Manager


Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special

“Loplop”

Fargo
96%

“Palindrome”

Fargo
96%

“From The Ashes of Tragedy”

American Crime Story
93%

“Marcia, Marcia, Marcia”

American Crime Story
93%

“The Race Card”

American Crime Story
93%

Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special

All The Way, Jay Roach

All the Way
88%

“Before The Law”, Noah Hawley

Fargo
96%

“The Night Manager”, Susanne Bier

The Night Manager
91%

“From The Ashes of Tragedy”, Ryan Murphy

American Crime Story
93%

“Manna From Heaven”, Anthony Hemingway

American Crime Story
93%

“The Race Card”, John Singleton

American Crime Story
93%

Outstanding Television Movie


Outstanding Animated Program


Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More)


Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Program (One Hour Or More)


Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour Or Less)


Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Reality Or Reality-Competition Series


Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Event Or Award Special


Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series


Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series


Outstanding Casting For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special


Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series

  • The Big Bang Theory, “The Convergence Convergence”
  • Mom, “Sticky Hands And A Walk on The Wild Side”
  • Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, “Go Hollywood”
  • The Soul Man, “White Trash”

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series


Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Series Or Movie


Outstanding Cinematography For A Nonfiction Program


Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program


Outstanding Costumes For A Period/Fantasy Series, “Limited Series Or Movie


Outstanding Costumes For A Contemporary Series, “Limited Series Or Movie


Outstanding Costumes For A Variety, “Nonfiction Or Reality Program


Outstanding Directing For A Nonfiction Program


Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series


Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series


Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series


Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Series Or Movie


Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming


Outstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program


Outstanding Picture Editing For A Structured Or Competition Reality Program


Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program


Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series


Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special


Outstanding Hairstyling For A Limited Series Or Movie


Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance


Outstanding Short Form Animated Program


Outstanding Choreography


Outstanding Interactive Program


Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series


Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special


Outstanding Main Title Design


Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)


Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic)


Outstanding Makeup For A Limited Series Or Movie (Non-Prosthetic)


Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or Special


Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)


Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)


Outstanding Music Direction

  • Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films of Tim Burton (Live From Lincoln Center)
  • Jazz At The White House
  • Sinatra: Voice For A Century (Live From Lincoln Center)
  • Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance At The White House
  • A Very Murray Christmas

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics

  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, “I’m Going on a Date with Josh’s Friend!” / Song Title: “Settle For Me”
  • Empire, “A Rose By Any Other Name” / Song Title: “Good People”
  • Galavant, “A New Season aka Suck It Cancellation Bear” / Song Title: “A New Season”
  • Garfunkel and Oates: Trying To Be Special, Song Title: Frozen Lullaby”
  • The Hunting Ground, Song Title: “‘Til It Happens To You”

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music


Outstanding Actor In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series


Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series

  • Patrika Darbo, Acting Dead
  • Erinn Hayes, Children’s Hospital
  • Janet Varney, Everyone’s Crazy But Us
  • Michelle, Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462
  • Tracie Thoms as Gwen, Send Me: an original web series

Outstanding Narrator

  • Adrien Brody, Breakthrough, “Decoding the Brain”
  • Keith David, Jackie Robinson
  • Anthony Mendez, Jane The Virgin, “Chapter Thirty-Four”
  • David Attenborough, Life Story, “First Steps”
  • Laurence Fishburne, Roots

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program


Outstanding Variety Talk Series


Outstanding Variety Sketch Series


Outstanding Variety Special

  • Adele Live In New York City
  • Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo
  • The Kennedy Center Honors
  • The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Prime Time Special
  • Lemonade

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series


Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special

  • Adele Live In New York City, Beth McCarthy-Miller
  • Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo, Chris Rock
  • 58th Grammy Awards- Directed by, Louis J. Horvitz
  • Grease: Live, Thomas Kail
  • The Kennedy Center Honors, Glenn Weiss
  • Lemonade, Kahlil Joseph, Beyoncé Knowles Carter

Outstanding Special Class Program

  • The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards
  • Grease: Live
  • The Oscars
  • Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show
  • 69th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series

  • Children’s Hospital
  • Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462
  • Hack Into Broad City
  • Her Story
  • UnREAL The Auditions

Outstanding Short Form Variety Series

  • Epic Rap Battles of History
  • Gay of Thrones
  • Honest Trailers
  • Making A Scene With James Franco
  • Park Bench With Steve Buscemi

Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series


Outstanding 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

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special


Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series


Outstanding Informational Series Or Special

Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking


Outstanding Structured Reality Program


Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program


Outstanding Reality-Competition Program


Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series


Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Series, “Movie Or Special


Outstanding Sound Editing For A Nonfiction Program (Single Or Multi-Camera)


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Limited Series Or Movie


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera)


Outstanding Special Visual Effects


Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role


Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or Variety Program


Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series Or Movie


Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series


Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Limited Series, Movie or Special


Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series


Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special

  • Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo
  • John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid
  • Patton Oswalt: Talking For Clapping
  • Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted
  • Triumph’s Election Special 2016

Outstanding Writing For A Nonfiction Program

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