Home Q News Entertainment “Game of Thrones” Leads Emmy Nods, “People v. O.J. Simpson” Close Behind

“Game of Thrones” Leads Emmy Nods, “People v. O.J. Simpson” Close Behind


Lena Headey as Queen Cersei Lannister in “Game of Thrones”; image courtesy HBO(LOS ANGELES) — On Game of Thrones, winter has arrived, and so have the Emmy nominations.  The HBO fantasy drama lead this morning’s 68th Annual Emmy Nominations, with 23 nods, though the FX series The People v. O.J. Simpson is right behind it, with 22.

Other top-nominated series include Fargo with 18, Veep with 17, Saturday Night Live with 16, House of Cards with 13, The Night Manager with 12, Silicon Valley with 11, and Downton Abbey with 10.

HBO is the network with the most nods — a total of 94 — followed by FX with 56, Netflix with 54, NBC with 41, and ABC and CBS with 35 each.

Jimmy Kimmel returns to host the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, broadcast live on ABC Sunday, September 18.

Here are the nominees in key categories.  For the full list, go to Emmys.org.

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

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
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Claire Danes, Homeland
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Keri Russell, The Americans

Comedy Series
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth
William H. Macy, Shameless
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley

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

Limited Series
American Crime
The Night Manager
The Peopple v. O.J. Simpso

A Very Murray Christmas
All the Way
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Idris Elba, Luther
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
Cuba Gooding Jr., The People v. O.J. Simpson
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager

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

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

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 with Jimmy Fallon

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.