“Game of Thrones” leads 2016 Emmy Nominations With 23 Nods

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Yes, that time of the year is here and guess who is leading the nominations list for the 2016 Emmy’s? Power-and-blood fantasy saga “Game of Thrones”.

It rules the Emmy nominations as announced on Thursday with a leading 23 bids, including best drama, while a real-life epic of murder and celebrity, “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” was close behind with 22 nods.

“Game of Thrones” gets the chance to win its second top Emmy, while “Veep,” last year’s top comedy winner, also will get another shot at holding office.

Breakthrough nominations include a best comedy series nod for sophomore “black-ish,” which brought the African-American family comedy back to network TV, with bids as well for its stars, Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.

They were among a number of black actors recognized by TV academy voters, who have started to keep pace with TV’s growing diversity – in sharp contrast to the moviedom’s Academy Awards, which were slammed as “OscarsSoWhite” this year.

Check out the full list of nominations from below.

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

  • 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 in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Bryan Cranston — All The Way
  • Benedict Cumberbatch — Sherlock
  • Idris Elba — Luther
  • Cuba Gooding Jr. — The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Tom Hiddleston — The Night Manager
  • Courtney B. Vance — The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Kirsten Dunst — Fargo
  • Felicity Huffman — American Crime
  • Audra McDonald — Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
  • Sarah Paulson — The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Lili Taylor — American Crime
  • Kerry Washington — Confirmation

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson — Black-ish
  • Aziz Ansari — Master of None
  • Will Forte — Last Man on Earth
  • William H. Macy — Shameless
  • Thomas Middleditch — Silicon Valley
  • Jeffrey Tambor — Transparent

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • 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

Reality Series

  • The Amazing Race
  • American Ninja Warrior
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Project Runway
  • Top Chef
  • The Voice

Variety 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon

TV Movie

  • A Very Murray Christmas
  • All The Way
  • Confirmation
  • Luther
  • Sherlock

Limited Series

  • American Crime
  • Fargo
  • The Night Manager
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Roots

Comedy Series

  • Black-ish
  • Master of None
  • Modern Family
  • Silicon Valley
  • Transparent
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Veep

Drama Series

    • The Americans
    • Better Call Saul
    • Downton Abbey
    • Game of Thrones
    • Homeland
    • House of Cards
    • Mr. Robot

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