Emmy nominations announced live: Here's a complete list of every nomination and category

Emmy nominations announced live: Here's a complete list of every nomination and category

The past year of television had no shortage of compelling comedies and dramas, and the 2016 Emmy Awards nominees exemplify this. On Thursday, the nominations were announced by Anthony Anderson of ABC's Black-ish and Lauren Graham (yes, because Gilmore Girls is coming back to Netflix!).

Game of Thrones leads the field with 23 total nominations, including for actors Maisie Williams, Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke.

Below are the nominations for the biggest Emmy categories. The full Emmys list is available on the award show's website.

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
Roots
The Night Manager
The People v. O.J. Simpson

Outstanding comedy series

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

Outstanding variety talk series

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
The Late Late Show With James Corden
Real Time With Bill Maher
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding reality-competition program

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

Outstanding 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

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
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series

Dame 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

Outstanding guest actor in a drama series

Mahershala Ali, House of Cards
Hank Azaria, Ray Donovan
Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Paul Sparks, House of Cards
Max von Sydow, Game of Thrones

Outstanding guest actress in a drama series

Ellen Burstyn, House of Cards
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Margo Martindale, The Americans
Laurie Metcalf, Horace and Pete
Molly Parker, House of Cards
Carrie Preston, The Good Wife

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series

Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride   
Idris Elba, Luther
Cuba Gooding Jr., The People v. O.J. Simpson
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series

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

Outstanding supporting actor in a limited series

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

Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series

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

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

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

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series

Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Laurie Metcalf, Getting on
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 and Peele
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale, Veep
Matt Walsh, 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 guest actor in a comedy series

Larry David, Saturday Night Live
Peter MacNicol, Veep
Tracy Morgan, Saturday Night Live
Martin Mull, Veep
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Bradley Whitford, Transparent

Outstanding guest actress in a comedy series

Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
Melora Hardin, Transparent
Laurie Metcalf, The Big Bang Theory
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Amy Schumer, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding host for a reality or reality-competition program

Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Steve Harvey, Little Big Shots Starring Steve Harvey
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
RuPaul, RuPaul's Drag Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

The 2016 Emmys will air at 8 p.m. Eastern on Sept. 18, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. 

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