‘Game of Thrones’, ‘People vs. OJ Simpson’ Lead Emmy Nominations for 2016

It looks like Game of Thrones is the odds on favorite to once again walk out with the most Emmy awards this year…..

The 2016 Emmy nominees were announced on Thursday with a slew of returning favorites at the top of the list as well as several new shows making a dominant push this year.

Game of Thrones led all nominees with 23 nominations including ‘Best Drama’, as well as ‘Best Supporting Actor’ nods for Kit Harington and Peter Dinklage as well as a trio of nominations for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ with Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Maisie Williams all being recognized in the category.

The FX limited series The People vs. OJ Simpson also cleaned up with a slew of nominations including ‘Best Limited Series’ as well as a ‘Best Actress’ nod for Sarah Paulson — who was also nominated for ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series’ for her role in American Horror Story: Hotel.

Freshman drama Mr. Robot also made quite an impact this year at the Emmy awards with nods for ‘Best Drama’ as well as recognition for Rami Malek for ‘Best Actor’. Surprisingly, Christian Slater did not get nominated for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ despite taking home the Golden Globe award for his work during season one.

Here are the complete list of nominees for the 2016 Emmy Awards with the show set to air on Sunday, September 18 on ABC

BEST DRAMA

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The Americans (FX)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

House of Cards (Netflix)

Downton Abbey (PBS)

Better Call Saul (AMC)

Mr. Robot (USA)

Homeland (Showtime)

BEST COMEDY SERIES

Veep (HBO)

Transparent (Amazon)

Silicon Valley (HBO)

Modern Family (ABC)

Master of None (Netflix)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Black-ish (ABC)

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

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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)

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder)

Claire Danes (Homeland)

Taraji P. Henson (Empire)

Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)

Keri Russell (The Americans)

Robin Wright (House of Cards)

BEST 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)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

Laurie Metcalf (Getting On)

Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)

Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer)

Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

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Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)

Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)

Kit Harington (Game of Thrones)

Michael Kelly (House of Cards)

Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline)

Jon Voight (Ray Donovan)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

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Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)

Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)

Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)

Maura Tierney (The Affair)

Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones)

Constance Zimmer (UnREAL)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Louie Anderson (Baskets)

Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

Ty Burrell (Modern Family)

Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

Tony Hale (Veep)

Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele)

Matt Walsh (Veep)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Anna Chlumsky (Veep)

Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent)

Allison Janney (Mom)

Judith Light (Transparent)

Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)

Niecy Nash (Getting On)

BEST LIMITED SERIES

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American Crime (ABC)

Fargo (FX)

The Night Manager (AMC)

The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)

Roots (History)

BEST TELEVISION MOVIE

A Very Murray Christmas (Netflix)

All the Way (HBO)

Confirmation (HBO)

Luther (BBC One)

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (PBS)

BEST ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TV 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)

BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

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Kirsten Dunst (Fargo)

Felicity Huffman (American Crime)

Audra McDonald (Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill)

Sarah Paulson (The People v. O.J. Simpson)

Lili Taylor (American Crime)

Kerry Washington (Confirmation)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Sterling K. Brown (The People v. O.J. Simpson)

Hugh Laurie (The Night Manager)

Jesse Plemons (Fargo)

David Schwimmer (The People v. O.J. Simpson)

John Travolta (The People v. O.J. Simpson)

Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

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Kathy Bates (American Horror Story: Hotel)

Olivia Colman (The Night Manager)

Regina King (American Crime)

Melissa Leo (All the Way)

Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Hotel)

Jean Smart (Fargo)

BEST VARIETY TALK SERIES

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (ComediansInCarsGettingCoffee.com)

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)

The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

BEST VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

Documentary Now! (IFC)

Drunk History (Comedy Central)

Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)

Key & Peele (Comedy Central)

Portlandia (IFC)

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES

The Amazing Race (CBS)

American Ninja Warrior (Esquire)

Dancing With the Stars (ABC)

Project Runway (Lifetime)

Top Chef (Bravo)

The Voice (NBC)

BEST HOST FOR A REALITY COMPETITION SERIES

Ryan Seacrest (American Idol)

Tom Bergeron (Dancing With the Stars)

Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night)

Steve Harvey (Little Big Shots)

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn (Project Runway)

RuPaul Charles (RuPaul’s Drag Race)

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