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EMMY Awards 2016 Taraji P Henson, Idris Elba, Kevin Spacey, Viola Davis, "Game of Thrones" among nominees

"Game of Thrones" leads the list with 23 nominations. Other nominees include "The Voice," "Confirmation," "Luther," "House of Cards," "Black-ish" among others.

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The 2016 Emmy Awards nominees have been announced with HBO’s 'Game of Thrones' leading the list.

Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham announced the nominations Thursday, July 14, 2016.

The 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be held on September 18, 2016 with Jimmy Kimmel as host.

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Outstanding lead actor in a drama

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

Outstanding lead actress in a 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

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or TV movie

Byan Cranston
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Idis Elba, Luther
Cuba Gooding Jr, The People v OJ Simpson
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Courtney B Vance, The People v OJ Simpson

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Kevin Spacey



Outstanding lead actor in a comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Will Forte
William H Macy
Thomas Middleditch
Jeffrey Tambour

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy

Ellie Kemper
Julia Louis Dreyfus
Laurie Metcalf
Tracee Ellis Ross
Amy Schumer
Lily Tomlin

Outstanding drama series

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

Outstanding comedy series

Master of None
Modern family
Silicon Valley

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or TV movie

Kirsten Dunst
Felicity Huffman
Audra McDonald
Sarah Paulson
Lili Taylor
Kerry Washington

Outstanding limited series

American Crime
The Night Manager
The People v OJ Simpson

Outstanding variety talk series

Commedian in Cars Getting Coffee
Jimmy Kimmel
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding television movie

A Very Murry Christmas
All The Way
Sherlock: the Abominable Bride

Outstanding reality competition series

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

Best Supporting Actress in a 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

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama

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

Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Louie Anderson, Baskets
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn  Nine-Nine
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Matt Walsh, Veep
Tony Hale, Veep

Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Niecy Nash, Getting On
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Judith Light, Transparent
Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Jesse Plemons, Fargo
Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
Sterling K. Brown, People v. O.J. Simpson
David Schwimmer, People v. O.J. Simpson
John Travolta, People v. O.J. Simpson

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Melissa Leo, All the Way
Regina King, American Crime
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Hotel
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Hotel
Jean Smart, Fargo
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager

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