Nominations Announced for 68th Emmy Awards — ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘People v O.J. Simpson’ Lead the Way; We Have the Full List of Nominees

Jul 14, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A number of favorites for the Emmys emerged this morning as the Television Academy announced the nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards. Among them, HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” which topped all productions with 23 nominations, and FX’s limited series “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” which was close behind with 22.

Other strong contenders include FX’s “Fargo,” which scored 18 nominations, and HBO’s “Veep,” which topped all comedy entries with 17.

The nominees for Outstanding Drama Series are FX’s “The Americans,” AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” PBS’s “Downton Abbey,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” Showtime’s “Homeland,” Netflix’s “House of Cards” and USA Network’s “Mr. Robot.”

Nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series are ABC’s “black-ish,” Netflix’s “Master of None,” ABC’s “Modern Family,” HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” Amazon’s “Transparent,” Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and HBO’s “Veep.”

Broadcast networks took a back seat to pay cable, ad-supported cable and streamers, as perennial Emmys juggernaut HBO led all distributors with 94 nominations — down from 126 last year — followed by FX with 56 nods and Netflix with 54.

The Emmys will be handed out Sept. 18, with the ceremony to be televised live on ABC. Jimmy Kimmel will host.

Please click here to see the full announcement from the Television Academy, with the full list of nominees.

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