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Emmy nominations 2016: Game of Thrones dominates, streaming has big presence

by Brandon Russell | July 14, 2016July 14, 2016 5:30 pm PDT

The nominations for the 68th annual Emmy Awards were announced this week, and to the surprise of no one (that’s not a Game of Thrones joke), Game of Thrones dominates with an astounding 23 nominations. While it was always a sure bet the HBO fantasy would be popular during this year’s awards circuit, it’s worth pointing out that original streaming shows once again made their presence felt against today’s big primetime juggernauts. Everything from Transparent to Master of None to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is on the list.

As an aside, I’m pulling for Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) to win supporting actor in a comedy series; his straight-faced, cold delivery always has me in stitches. Also: How did Penny Dreadful not get a single nomination? Eva Green was incredible in the last season.

You can see some of the bigger nominations down below. For the full list, head on over to the source link. The Emmys take place on Sept. 18.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

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

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

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

OUTSTANDING DRAMA ACTOR

Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)
Rami Malek (Mr. Robot)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)
Kyle Chandler (Bloodline)
Matthew Rhys (The Americans)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA ACTRESS

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

OUTSTANDING COMEDY ACTOR

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

OUTSTANDING COMEDY ACTRESS

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer)
Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Laurie Metcalf (Getting On)
Tracee Ellis-Ross (Black-ish)
Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES

The People V O.J. Simpson
Fargo
American Crime
Roots
The Night Manager

OUTSTANDING REALITY COMPETITION

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

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE

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

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY

Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Matt Walsh (Veep)
Louie Anderson (Baskets)
Keegen-Michael Key (Kee & Peele)
Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY

Niecy Nash (Getting On)
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
Gaby Hoffman (Transparent)
Allison Janney (Mom) Judith Light (Transparent)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA

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

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA

Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)
Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)
Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones)
Maura Tierney (The Affair)
Constance Zimmer (Unreal)

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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