‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Lead 2016 Primetime Emmy Nominations
Game of Thrones, The Americans, and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story are among the top nominees for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards. Hit fantasy drama Game of Thrones will be the one to beat with a total of 23 nods, just ahead of the TV adaptation of the O.J. Simpson murder trial, which is up for 22 awards.
The coveted Outstanding Drama Series prize will be a fight between last year’s winner Game of Thrones, The Americans, Homeland, House of Cards, Mr. Robot, Better Call Saul, and Downton Abbey, while Veep will be looking to defend its title as Outstanding Comedy Series, facing off with the likes of Modern Family, Transparent, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Black-ish. Lead acting nods for drama went to new parents Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell for The Americans, Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright for House of Cards, Taraji P. Henson for Empire, and Rami Malek for Mr. Robot, while nominees in the comedy category include Black-ish stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent, Ellie Kemper for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Veep‘s Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, and Maisie Williams all scored recognition for the supporting actor/actress awards. Meanwhile, Cuba Gooding, Jr. is up for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie for his portrayal of troubled sportsman O.J. Simpson in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, as is his co-star, Courtney B. Vance, who portrayed attorney Johnny Cochran. Co-star Sarah Paulson, who played prosecutor Marcia Clark, is also nominated in the female equivalent of the category. The shortlist, which celebrates the best in TV, was announced by actors Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham, and Bruce Rosenblum, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, from the Wolf Theater in Los Angeles. The 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and take place in Los Angeles on September 18. The nominees for the main categories are: Outstanding 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 Outstanding 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 Outstanding 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 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Dame 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 Outstanding Lead 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 Outstanding Lead 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 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Tony Hale, Veep Matt Walsh, Veep Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ty Burrell, Modern Family Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Louis Anderson, Baskets Keegan-Michael Key, Key and Peele Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Anna Chlumsky, Veep Allison Janney, Mom Niecy Nash, Getting On Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live Judith Light, Transparent Gaby Hoffman, Transparent Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie: Bryan Cranston, All The Way Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride 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 Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie: Kirsten Dunst, Fargo Felicity Huffman, American Crime Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Lili Taylor, American Crime Kerry Washington, Confirmation Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: The Amazing Race American Ninja Warrior Dancing With the Stars Project Runway Top Chef The Voice Outstanding Variety Talk Series: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Jimmy Kimmel Live! Last Week Tonight with John Oliver The Late Late Show with James Corden Real Time with Bill Maher The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Outstanding Limited Series: American Crime Fargo The Night Manager The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Roots Outstanding Television Movie: A Very Murray Christmas All The Way Confirmation Luther Sherlock: The Abominable Bride Outstanding Comedy Series: Black-ish Master of None Modern Family Silicon Valley Transparent Veep Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Outstanding Drama Series: The Americans Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mr. Robot
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