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The 2016 Emmy Nominees in Key Categories

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‘Game of Thrones’ leads the pack with 23 nominations.

Here is a list of the nominees in key categories for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be handed out in Los Angeles on Sept. 18.

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones


House of Cards

Mr. Robot

The Americans

Outstanding Comedy Series


Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Lead Actor, 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

Lead Actress, 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

Lead Actor, Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth

William Macy, Shameless

Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Lead Actress, Comedy

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

Supporting Actor, Drama

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Kit Harington, Game of Thrones

Michael Kelly, House of Cards

Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Supporting Actress, Drama

Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Maura Tierney, The Affair

Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones

Constance Zimmer, UnREAL

Supporting Actor, Comedy

Louie Anderson, Baskets

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Tony Hale, Veep

Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele

Matt Walsh, Veep

Supporting Actress, Comedy

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Gaby Hoffman, Transparent

Allison Janney, Mom

Judith Light, Transparent

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Niecy Nash, Getting On

Lead Actor, Limited Series or 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 Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Lead Actress, Limited Series or 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

Television Movie

A Very Murray Christmas

All the Way



Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Top five programs with most nominations:

Game of Thrones – 23

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – 22

Fargo – 18

Veep – 17

Saturday Night Live – 16

Top five platforms with most nominations:

HBO: 94

FX Networks: 56

Netflix: 54

NBC: 41

ABC: 35

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