The Emmy Nominations Are Here! Who Got Snubbed?


It’s time to talk TV. This year’s Emmy nominations have been announced and, as per usual, “Game of Thrones” has the most. “The People v O.J. Simpson” has the second most nominations and “Fargo” rounds out the top three.

In its first year of Emmy eligibility, “Mr. Robot” has a strong showing, as does another newbie, “The Americans.” When it comes to networks, HBO has a whopping 94 nominations, but streaming services Netflix and Amazon each have their highest number of noms ever.

To find out who takes home an award, tune in to see Jimmy Kimmel host the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 18th at 8pm ET on ABC.

Check out the big categories below and the full list HERE

Outstanding Drama Series:

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

Outstanding Comedy Series:

  • “black-ish”
  • “Master of None”
  • “Modern Family”
  • “Silicon Valley”
  • “Transparent”
  • “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
  • “Veep”

Outstanding Limited Series

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

Lead Actor in a Drama:

  • 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”

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”

Lead Actor in a Comedy:

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

Lead Actress in a Comedy:

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
  • Ellie Kemper, “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”
  • Laurie Metcalf,Getting On”
  • Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer”
  • Lily Tomlin – “Grace and Frankie”

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 vs. O.J. Simpson”
  • Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager”
  • Courtney B. Vance, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”

Lead Actress in a Limited Series:

  • Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo”
  • Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
  • Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grille”
  • Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”
  • Lili Taylor, “American Crime”
  • Kerry Washington, “Conformation”

While “Game of Thrones” continues to dominate, some shows and actors inevitably get snubbed. This year, there were entire shows that were shut out, including “Orange is the New Black,” “Billions,” and “Big Bang Theory.”

Actors that were left out this year include almost the entire cast of “Downton Abbey,” aside from Maggie Smith, and “The Good Wife,” both in their final seasons, along with previous winners like Christian Slater and Jim Parsons. When it came to the Late Night category, consistent winner “The Daily Show” didn’t even get nominated (perhaps because Jon Stewart‘s no longer there?) and “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” was also shut out. Check out some more snubs below and tune in to see who does win an Emmy when Jimmy Kimmel hosts the ceremony on September 18th at 8pm ET on ABC:

  • “American Idol”
  • “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”
  • “Outlander”
  • “Jessica Jones”
  • “Bates Motel”
  • “The Leftovers”
  • Patrick Wilson for “Fargo”
  • Eric Stonestreet for “Modern Family”
  • Rachel Bloom for “My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
  • Lady Gaga for “American Horror Story”
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