Game of Thrones rules Emmy Awards with 23 nominations

2016-07-14 18:31
 

Los Angeles — The nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced by Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham

Power-and-blood fantasy saga

Power-and-blood fantasy saga Game of Thrones ruled the Emmy nominations Thursday with a leading 23 bids, including best drama, while a real-life epic of murder and celebrity, The People v. O.J. Simpson, was close behind with 22 nods.

Game of Thrones gets the chance to win its second top Emmy, while Veep, last year's top comedy winner, also will get another shot at holding office.

Breakthrough nominations include a best comedy series nod for sophomore

Breakthrough nominations include a best comedy series nod for sophomore Black-ish, which brought the African-American family comedy back to network TV, with bids as well for its stars, Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.

They were among a number of black actors recognised by TV academy voters, who have started to keep pace with TV's growing diversity — in sharp contrast to the moviedom's Academy Awards, which were slammed as "OscarsSoWhite" this year.

They were among a number of black actors recognised by TV academy voters, who have started to keep pace with TV's growing diversity — in sharp contrast to the moviedom's Academy Awards, which were slammed as "OscarsSoWhite" this year.

The ceremony will be held on Sunday, 18 September at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles,  and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Kyle Chandler – Bloodline

Rami Malek – Mr. Robot

Rami Malek – Mr. Robot

Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul

Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys – The Americans

Matthew Rhys – The Americans

Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan

Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey – House of Cards

Kevin Spacey – House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Claire Danes – Homeland

Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder

Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder

Taraji P. Henson – Empire

Taraji P. Henson – Empire

Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black

Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black

Keri Russell – The Americans

Keri Russell – The Americans

Robin Wright – House of Cards

Robin Wright – House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Bryan Cranston – All The Way

Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock

Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock

Idris Elba – Luther

Idris Elba – Luther

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

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

Tom Hiddleston – The Night Manager

Tom Hiddleston – The Night Manager

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

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

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Kirsten Dunst – Fargo

Felicity Huffman – American Crime

Felicity Huffman – American Crime

Audra McDonald – Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

Audra McDonald – Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

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

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

Lili Taylor – American Crime

Lili Taylor – American Crime

Kerry Washington – Confirmation

Kerry Washington – Confirmation

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson – Blackish

Aziz Ansari – Master of None

Aziz Ansari – Master of None

Will Forte – Last Man on Earth

Will Forte – Last Man on Earth

William H. Macy – Shameless

William H. Macy – Shameless

Thomas Middleditch – Silicon Valley

Thomas Middleditch – Silicon Valley

Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent

Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Ellie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep

Laurie Metcalf – Getting On

Laurie Metcalf – Getting On

Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish

Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish

Amy Schumer – Inside Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer – Inside Amy Schumer

Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie

Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Reality Series

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

American Ninja Warrior

Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars

Project Runway

Project Runway

Top Chef

Top Chef

The Voice

The Voice

Outstanding Variety Series

Comedians in Cars Getting Cofeee

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Late Late Show with James Corden

Real Time with Bill Maher

Real Time with Bill Maher

The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding TV Movie

A Very Murray Christmas

All The Way

All The Way

Confirmation

Confirmation

Luther

Luther

Sherlock

Sherlock

Outstanding Limited Series

American Crime

Fargo

Fargo

The Night Manager

The Night Manager

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

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

Roots

Roots

Outstanding Comedy Series

Black-ish

Master of None

Master of None

Modern Family

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley

Transparent

Transparent

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep

Veep

Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans

Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

Homeland

Homeland

House of Cards

House of Cards

Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot

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