Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham announce the nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards from North Hollywood on Thursday, July 14 at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT.
Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham are set to announce the nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards from North Hollywood at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT.
Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum will join Anderson and Graham from the 600-seat Wolf Theatre at the TV Academy's newly-opened Saban Media Center.
You can watch them live right here:
There are 113 different categories being announced. Twelve will be announced via the live stream.
"Television dominates the entertainment conversation and is enjoying the most spectacular run in its history with breakthrough creativity, emerging platforms and dynamic new opportunities for our industry's storytellers," said Rosenblum.
“From favorites like Game of Thrones, Veep, and House of Cards to nominations newcomers like black-ish, Master of None, The Americans and Mr. Robot, television has never been more impactful in its storytelling, sheer breadth of series and quality of performances by an incredibly diverse array of talented performers.
“The Television Academy is thrilled to once again honor the very best that television has to offer.”
This year’s Drama and Comedy Series nominees include first-timers as well as returning programs to the Emmy competition: black-ish and Master of None are new in the Outstanding Comedy Series category, and Mr. Robot and The Americans in the Outstanding Drama Series competition. Additionally, both Veep and Game of Thrones return to vie for their second Emmy in Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Drama Series respectively.
While Game of Thrones again tallied the most nominations (23), limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Fargo received 22 nominations and 18 nominations respectively.
Some key nominees in the six lead performer categories are either first-time nominees, or familiar names with multiple nominations. For Outstanding Lead Performer for a Drama Series category (actor and actress), newcomers include Rami Malek in Mr. Robot and both Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys in The Americans.
Similarly, in the Outstanding Lead Performer for a Comedy Series category (actor and actress), names new to the nominations emerged this year such as:
Aziz Ansari in Master of None, Thomas Middleditch in Silicon Valley, Ellie Kemper in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Tracee Ellis Ross in black-ish. In addition, previous three-time Emmy winner Laurie Metcalf (for her supporting role on Roseanne) emerged a multiple-nominee: in the lead comedy category for Getting On, as well as for her comedic guest work in The Big Bang Theory and her dramatic guest work in Horace and Pete.
Contenders for Outstanding Lead Performer in a Limited Series or Movie category (actor and actress), include twice-nominated Sarah Paulson in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (as well as in American Horror Story: Hotel), and first-time nominees Tom Hiddleston in The Night Manager, Courtney B. Vance and Cuba Gooding, Jr. in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and Kirsten Dunst in Fargo.
After fully transitioning to an online voting system last year, the Academy saw a 22 percent increase in participation for this year’s nomination round. Final-round online voting begins August 15.
“Better Call Saul”
“Game of Thrones”
Lead Actor, Drama Series
Rami Malek–“Mr Robot”
Bob Odenkirk–“Better Call Saul”
Liev Schreiber–“Ray Donovan”
Kevin Spacey–“House of Cards”
Matthew Rhys–“The Americans”
Lead Actress, 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”
“Master of None”
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Lead Actor, Comedy Series
Aziz Ansari–“Master of None”
Will Forte–“Last Man on Earth”
William H. Macy–“Shameless”
Thomas Middleditch–“Silicon Valley”
Lead Actress, Comedy Series
Ellie Kemper–“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Laurie Metcalf–“Getting On”
Tracee Ellis Ross–“black-ish”
Amy Schumer–“Inside Amy Schumer“
Lily Tomlin–“Grace & Frankie”
“People vs OJ”
Lead Actor, Limited Series or a Movie
Bryan Cranston– “All the Way”
Benedict Cumberbatch– “Sherlock”
Idris Elba– “Luther”
Cuba Gooding Jr.–“The People v O.J.: American Crime Story”
Tom Hiddleston–“The Night Manager”
Courtney B. Vance–“The People v O.J.: American Crime Story”
Lead Actress, Limited Series or a Movie
Felicity Huffman–“American Crime”
Audra McDonald–“Last Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”
Sarah Paulson–“The People v O.J.: American Crime Story”
Lili Taylor–“American Crime”
“Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Last Week Tonight”
“The Late Late Show”
“Real Time with Bill Maher“
“The Tonight Show”
“A Very Murray Christmas”
“All the Way”
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First-round voting for nominations started June 13. More than 20,000 members of the Television Academy had until June 27 at 10 p.m. PT to cast their vote. Continuing the trend started last year, Hollywood will get to sleep in — with nominations being announced three hours later than previous years — at 8:30 a.m. PT, instead of 5:30 a.m.
The 68th Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, airs live Sunday, September 18 (8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT) on ABC and will originate from The Microsoft Theater (formerly Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE) in Los Angeles. Don Mischer will serve as executive producer for the telecast.