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Game of Thrones and Mr. Robot are heading up this year's Emmy nominations

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We'll find out the winners on September 18th

Game of Thrones, The Americans, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and Fargo are leading this year's pack of Emmy nominations. The Television Academy enlisted Anthony Anderson (a previous nominee for his work on Black-ish) and Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls, Parenthood) for this morning's nomination presentation, which covers TV shows, limited series, and movies aired between June 1st, 2015 and May 31st, 2016. Jimmy Kimmel is going to host the awards on ABC on September 18th. You can check out a partial list of major nominees below; the full list is available on the Emmys website.

Many TV connoisseurs are excited about the recognition heaped on The Americans, a critically beloved show that's largely been left out in the cold during Emmy season until this year. In addition to the show's nod for Outstanding Drama Series, Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell picked up nominations for their lead performances, and the show was recognizing in the Writing and Directing Categories as well. Mr. Robot's solid performance wasn't a huge surprise given the show's explosion last summer, but some people might consider Christian Slater's exclusion in the Supporting Actor category a slight snub. (Seriously, Jon Snow got the nod over him?)

HBO and Netflix are probably feeling thrilled

Fans of The Good Wife, musical comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Show Me a Hero, and UnREAL have reason to complain, too: they're all shows that underperformed compared to their nomination predictions. Any spots earmarked for this year's snubs were probably gobbled up by HBO and Netflix, both of whom had a pleasant morning. With Game of Thrones picking up a slew of unexpected acting nods and Netflix comedies like Master of None and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt holding their own, the two mammoth networks asserted their dominance over their competitors. We'll have to wait a few months to see if they can follow through and nab the trophies.

Outstanding Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Drama Series

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

Outstanding Limited Series

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

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

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

Outstanding 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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

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

Outstanding 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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • 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 in a Drama Series

  • Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
  • Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones
  • Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
  • Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
  • Maura Tierney, The Affair
  • Constance Zimmer, UnREAL

Outstanding Lead Actor in a 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 B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding 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
  • Lily Taylor, American Crime
  • Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

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

Outstanding 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 Coleman, The Night Manager

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

  • Master of None
  • Silicon Valley (two episodes)
  • Transparent
  • Veep (three episodes)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

  • Catastrophe
  • Master of None
  • Silicon Valley (two episodes)
  • Veep (two episodes)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones (two episodes)
  • Homeland
  • Ray Donovan
  • The Knick

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Mr. Robot
  • The Americans
  • The Good Wife
  • UnREAL

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