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68th Annual Emmy Awards

September 14, 2016
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The 68th Annual Emmy Awards are once again returning to ABC. With late-night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel hosting, the event is sure to entertain. During the Emmy Awards, the best in prime time television is honored from best actors and actresses to best directing and best writing. This year, HBO leads the competition with the most nominations than any other network. This is in part to many of their critically acclaimed shows such as Veep, Silicon Valley, and the fan favorite, Game of Thrones. This year, see if your favorite shows take home an emmy! The 68th Annual Emmy Awards will air on September 18th.

Shows that have been nominated for outstanding drama series are USA’s Mr. Robot, Netflix’s House of Cards, Showtime’s Homeland, HBO’s Game of Thrones, PBS’ Downton Abbey, AMC’s Better Call Saul and FX’s The Americans. Nominations for outstanding comedy series include Amazon’s Transparent, two of ABC’s shows including, Black-ish and Modern Family and two Netflix original shows including, Master of None starring comedian Aziz Ansari and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which is produced by Tina Fey. HBO also received two nominations for outstanding comedy series including Silicon Valley and Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Nominations for Outstanding Television Movie are All the Way, Confirmation, Luther, Sherlock: “The Abominable Bride”, and A very Murray Christmas.

Emmy Nominations for outstanding lead actor in a drama series include Kle Chandler for his role as John Rayburn on Bloodline, Rami Malek for his role has Elliot Alderson on Mr. Robot, Bob Odenkirk for his role as Jimmy McGill on Better Call Saul, Matthew Rhys for his role as Philip Jennings on The Americans, Liev Schreiber for his role as Ray Donovan on Ray Donovan, and Kevin Spacey for his role as Frank Underwood on House of Cards. Nominations for outstanding lead actress in a drama series are Claire Danes for her role as Carrie Mathison on Homeland, Viola Davis for her role as Professor Annalise Keating on How to Get Away with Murder, Taraji P. Henson for her role as Cookie Lyon on Empire, Tatiana Maslany for her role as various character on BBC’s Orphan Black, Keri Russell for her role as Elizabeth Jennings on FX’s The Americans and Robin Wright for her role as Claire Underwood on Netflix’s House of Cards. For more information visit www.emmys.com

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