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2016 Emmy Nominations Topped by Game of Thrones with Whopping 23 Nods

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The 68th Annual Emmy Nominations have been announced! The Americans finally makes it’s debut on the show, Better Call Saul lands six nods, Rick and Morty DOESN’T get a nomination and more shocking revelations. The ceremonies will be broadcast live on ABC, Sunday September 18th, 2016 and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. 

Game of Thrones rightfully has the most nominations of any drama series this year with 23 – TWENTY THREE. The HBO series has dominated both the technical and major categories this year which also happens to be on the heels of it’s sixth and greatest season yet. Last year you may remember that Game of Thrones won the top honors with what could be considered one of it’s most mixed seasons (until those final three superb episodes mind you).

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I’m stunned that Rick and Morty didn’t get an animated nod considering it’s easily the best cartoon on TV. I’ll let it go however, because maybe it’s a little too much for voters right now… But if that’s the case – why South Park? Do they just get a constant guarantee every year?

Check out the list of major categories right here – then click on the link below to see the gigantic entire list on the official site.

Outstanding Drama Series
The Americans • FX Networks
Better Call Saul • AMC
Downton Abbey • PBS
Game Of Thrones • HBO
Homeland • Showtime
House Of Cards • Netflix
Mr. Robot • USA

Outstanding Comedy Series
black-ish • ABC
Master Of None • Netflix
Modern Family • ABC
Silicon Valley • HBO
Transparent • Amazon
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt • Netflix

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings, The Americans • FX Networks
Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, Better Call Saul • AMC
Kyle Chandler as John Rayburn, Bloodline • Netflix
Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, House Of Cards • Netflix
Rami Malek as Elliot, Mr. Robot • USA
Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan, Ray Donovan • Showtime

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings, The Americans • FX Networks
Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, Empire • FOX
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, Homeland • Showtime
Robin Wright as Claire Underwood, House Of Cards • Netflix
Viola Davis as Annalise Keating, How To Get Away With Murder • ABC
Tatiana Maslany as Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Helena, Rachel, M.K., Krystal, Orphan Black • BBC America

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson as Andre Johnson, black-ish • ABC
Will Forte as Phil Miller, The Last Man On Earth • FOX
Aziz Ansari as Dev, Master Of None • Netflix
William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher, Shameless • Showtime
Thomas Middleditch as Richard, Silicon Valley • HBO
Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman, Transparent • Amazon

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, black-ish • ABC
Laurie Metcalf as Dr. Jenna James, Getting On • HBO
Lily Tomlin as Frankie, Grace And Frankie • Netflix
Amy Schumer as Amy, Inside Amy Schumer • Comedy Central
Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt • Netflix
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, Veep • HBO

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, Better Call Saul • AMC
Ben Mendelsohn as Danny Rayburn, Bloodline • Netflix
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Game Of Thrones • HBO
Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Game Of Thrones • HBO
Michael Kelly as Doug Stamper, House Of Cards • Netflix
Jon Voight as Mickey Donovan, Ray Donovan • Showtime

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Maura Tierney as Helen Solloway, The Affair • Showtime
Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey • PBS
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Game Of Thrones • HBO
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Game Of Thrones • HBO
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Game Of Thrones • HBO
Constance Zimmer as Quinn King, UnREAL • Lifetime

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Louie Anderson as Christine Baskets, Baskets • FX Networks
Andre Braugher as Captain Ray Holt, Brooklyn Nine-Nine • FOX
Keegan-Michael Key as Various characters, Key & Peele • Comedy Central
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Modern Family • ABC
Tituss Burgess as Titus Andromedon, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt • Netflix
Tony Hale as Gary Walsh, Veep • HBO
Matt Walsh as Mike McLintock, Veep • HBO

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Niecy Nash as Didi Ortley, Getting On • HBO
Allison Janney as Bonnie, Mom • CBS
Kate McKinnon as Various characters, Saturday Night Live • NBC
Judith Light as Shelly Pfefferman, Transparent • Amazon
Gaby Hoffmann as Ali Pfefferman, Transparent • Amazon
Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer, Veep • HBO

Outstanding Limited Series
American Crime • ABC
Fargo • FX Networks
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story • FX Networks
Roots • HISTORY
The Night Manager • AMC

Outstanding Television Movie
All The Way • HBO
Confirmation • HBO
Luther • BBC America
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece) • PBS
A Very Murray Christmas • Netflix

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race • CBS
American Ninja Warrior • NBC
Dancing With The Stars • ABC
Project Runway • Lifetime
Top Chef • Bravo
The Voice • NBC

Outstanding Animated Program
Archer • The Figgis Agency • FX Networks
Bob’s Burgers • The Horse Rider-er • FOX
Phineas and Ferb Last Day of Summer • Disney XD
The Simpsons • Halloween of Horror • FOX
South Park • You’re Not Yelping • Comedy Central

Click HERE for the full list which includes technical awards and more, like BLACK SAILS nabbing two much deserved nods. 

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