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'Game of Thrones,' 'The People v. O.J. Simpson' and 'Fargo' Lead 2016 Emmy Nominations


The nominees for the 2016 Emmy Awards are in and Games of Thrones, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Fargo are leading the pack for most nominations.

HBO’s blockbuster fantasy series received 23 nominations, including Outstanding Dramatic Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for Emilia Clark.

FX’s hit docuseries on O.J. Simpson scored 22 nominations including Best Actors — Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Courtney B. Vance — as well as Best Actress, Sarah Paulson, and Best Supporting Actors, John Travolta and David Schwimmer.

"The People v. O.J. Simpson" also got a nod for Outstanding Limited Series.

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The cable network’s other critically acclaimed series based off the 1996 Coen Brothers film gained 18 nominations, including Outstanding Limited Series.

After four seasons on air, FX’s hit The Americans finally broke through with five nominations.

USA’s cult hit Mr. Robot scored seven nominations in its first year of eligibility for the awards.

The nominations were presented Thursday morning in Los Angeles by Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham.

Anderson, who was nominated for his role in black-ish, freaked out on stage and screamed: “Hi Mom!”

Following his nomination, Anderson told Inside Edition that to be nominated was “a dream of a 9-year-old get growing up in Compton. Now here I am standing on the stage at the Emmys.”

Unlike the Oscars, who have received backlash for their lack of diversity among acting nominees, the Emmys had 18 non-white actor nods this year.

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Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama:

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”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series:

Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo”
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grille”
Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”
Lili Taylor, “American Crime”
Kerry Washington, “Conformation”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama:

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”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series:

Bryan Cranston, “All the Way”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Cuba Gooding Jr., “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”
Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager”
Courtney B. Vance, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”

Oustanding 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”Will Forte, “Last Man on Earth”
Thomas Middleditch, “Silicon Valley”
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Oustanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Ellie Kemper, “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”
Laurie Metcalf, “Getting On”
Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer”
Lily Tomlin – “Grace and Frankie”

Outsanding Comedy Series:

“black-ish”
“Master of None”
“Modern Family”
“Silicon Valley”
“Transparent”
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
“Veep”

Outstanding Drama Series:

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

Outstanding Limited Series:

“American Crime”
“Fargo”
“The Night Manager”
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
“Roots”

Outstanding Made For TV Movie:

“All the Way”
“Confirmation”
“Luther“
“Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”
“A Very Murray Christmas”

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”
Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”
Kit Harington, “Game Of Thrones”
Michael Kelly, “House Of Cards”
Jon Voight , “Ray Donovan”

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie:

Jesse Plemons, “Fargo”
Bokeem Woodbine, “Fargo”
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 Comedy Series:

Niecy Nash, “Getting On”
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Kate McKinnon , “Saturday Night Live”
Judith Light, “Transparent “
Gaby Hoffmann, “Transparent”
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep"

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”
Constance Zimmer, “UnREAL”

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”
Jean Smart, “Fargo”
Olivia Colman, “The Night Manager”

The Emmys will air Sunday, September 18, on ABC.

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