The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Nominations

Emmy Ceremonies

Here are your 68th Annual Primetime Emmy nominations, courtesy of the Television Academy. Emmy nominee Anthony Anderson (black-ish) and Lauren Graham announced 12 categories live beginning at 8:30am PT today. Game of Thrones led with 23 nominations. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story was a VERY close second (surprisingly so) with 22 nominations.

FX’s The Americans finally showed up in the major categories after years of online outcries for its snubbing. The critically acclaimed series received Best Drama and Best Actor and Actress mentions in addition to Writing nominations.

On the comedy side, black-ish made a big splash receiving nominations for Comedy Series, Actor, and Actress. Also of note, Silicon Valley finally received a nomination for a cast member in Thomas Middleditch for Comedy Actor.

The Emmy Awards will be handed out live on ABC Sunday, September 18, starting at 7pm Eastern. The Creative Arts Emmy ceremony will be split over two nights on September 10 and 11 and will air on television in an edited broadcast on September 17 on FXX.

Here are your official Emmy nominations in major categories. A link to the full list of Emmy nominations is available at the end of this post.

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

Comedy Series
Black-ish
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Veep
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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

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 Limited Series or Movie
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Idris Elba, Luther
Cuba Gooding Jr., The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance, The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

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

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

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

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: American Crime Story
David Schwimmer, People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
John Travolta, People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

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

Outstanding TV Movie
A Very Murray Christmas
All the Way
Confirmation
Luther
Sherlock

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

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

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

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 and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Key Categories

Complete List (when posted)

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4 comments

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    JP 6 years ago

    LOVE seeing Ross for Black-ish nominated! LOVE seeing Matt Walsh AND Tony Hale for VEEP nominated. Lots of love for the Game of Thrones cast but given her strong season am really shocked that Sophie Turner wasn’t nominated for playing Sansa.

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      Clarence Moye 6 years ago

      I’m stunned it wasn’t Sophie Tuner. I didn’t think Maisie Williams was all that this season….

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        CherryValance 6 years ago

        I always think the Emmy folks are one season behind. Especially where GoT is concerned. So I’m pleased as punch for Maisie.

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    CherryValance 6 years ago

    I’ll never get through the full list. 74 pages. lol But I’m sad to see that Ray Liotta wasn’t nominated for “Shades of Blue”. I thought he put in the best TV acting I saw all last season. Otherwise, I like a lot of what I see. I’m sure there are omissions that I’ll realize later that will distress me but there’s just too much TV. You can’t possibly get to everyone.

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