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Emmy Award Nominations Announced – HBO Leads; FX No. 2

HBO's 'Game of Thrones' Most Recognized with 23 Nods

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HBO leads the pack of the 68th Primetime Emmy Award nominations with 94 in total (and 23 nominations for “Game of Thrones,” which was one short of the 24 nods last year). Next on cable is FX with 56. Tops among the broadcast networks is NBC with 41 Emmy nominations, followed by 35 each for ABC and CBS (including three for Outstanding Comedy Series newbie “black-ish” on ABC). Fox scored 29 nominations, while The CW made the cut with four nominations. Always visible PBS tallied 26, including 10 nods for the final season of “Downton Abbey.”

Second and third behind “Game of Thrones” in total series nominations, both in the Limited Series Category and both on FX, are “The People v. OJ Simpson” with 22 and season two of “Fargo” with 18.

Noteworthy among the nominees was five for FX drama “The Americans” (including Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell in the lead drama acting categories); six for USA’s “Mr. Robot,” including Outstanding Drama Series; a nod to Louie Anderson for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy for FX’s “Baskets;
and triple nominee Aziz Ansari for Netflix comedy “Master of None.”

The Emmys, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air live from L.A.’s Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. ET on ABC. The telecast comes the night before the official start of the new television season.

Outstanding Drama Series
The Americans (FX)
Better Call Saul (FX)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Mr. Robot (USA)

Outstanding Comedy Series
black-ish (ABC)
Modern Family (ABC)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Transparent (Amazon)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Veep (HBO)
Master of None (Netflix)

Outstanding Limited Series
American Crime (ABC)
The Night Manager (AMC)
Fargo (FX)
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Roots (A&E)

Reality/Competition Series
The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)

Variety Talk Series
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Netflix)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
The Late Late Show With James Cordon (CBS)
Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)
Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Outstanding TV Movie
A Very Murray Christmas (Netflix)
All the Way (HBO)
Confirmation (HBO)
Luther (BBC America)
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (BBC America)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Kyle Chandler, Bloodline (Netflix)
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot (USA)
Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)
Taraji P. Henson, Empire (Fox)
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)
Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)

Outstanding Actor in a Mini-series or Movie
Cuba Gooding Jr., The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Bryan Cranston, All the Way (HBO)
Idris Elba, Luther (BBC America)
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager (AMC)
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (BBC America)

Outstanding Actress in a Mini-series or Movie

Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Kerry Washington, Confirmation (HBO)
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo (FX)
Felicity Huffman, American Crime (ABC)
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grille (HBO)
Lili Taylor, American Crime (ABC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)
William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)
Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth (Fox)
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley (HBO)
Aziz Ansari, Master of None (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC)
Laurie Metcalf, Getting On (HBO)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Louie Anderson, Baskets (FX)
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Matt Walsh, Veep (HBO)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Niecy Nash, Getting On (HBO)
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Judith Light, Transparent (Amazon)
Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent (Amazon)
Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline (Netflix)
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Michael Kelly, House of Cards (Netflix)
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan (Showtime)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (PBS)
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones (PBS)
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones (PBS)
Maura Tierney, The Affair (Showtime)
Constance Zimmer, UnREAL (WE)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Jesse Plemons, Fargo (FX)
Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo (FX)
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager (AMC)
Sterling K. Brown, People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)
David Schwimmer, People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)
John Travolta, People v. O.J. Simpson

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Melissa Leo, All the Way (HBO)
Regina King, American Crime (ABC)
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Hotel (FX)
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Hotel (FX)
Jean Smart, Fargo (FX)
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager (AMC)

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  1. Just when you thought the emmys couldn’t be more ridiculous, they single out a show that has made bad film-making into its style: Mr. Robot.

    What a sad, sad joke.

    Maybe a sign that the US television industry is not going to come back and will sink under the awfulness (and concomitant bad ratings) of incompetently-made shows like Mr. Robot.

    RIP American scripted television. You were great while you lasted.

    • Oddly, I’m opposite, I’m not impressed with Game of Thrones, but yet I find Mr. Robot fascinating.