The Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 honours the best in the United States prime time television programming. The 68th Emmy Awards will nominate the best TV shows run from June 1, 2015 till May 31, 2016 as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
The Television Academy announced the nominees for the Prime time Emmy Awards 2016 on Thursday at 8:30 AM rather than at the unforgiving hour of 5:30 AM as it had in the past. The honor of naming the nominees went to Anthony Anderson, star of the famous TV show Black-ish and Lauren Graham, actress from Gilmore Girls. The Prime time Emmy Awards will be aired on September 18th, 2016 at 5:00 PM PDT.
As usual most of the nominee spots were won by the famous television show Game of Thrones. In addition to Game of Thrones, The Americans made a break through as well as the American drama serial Mr. Robot.
A list of the nominees for the Emmy Awards is as follows:
Outstanding Drama Series:
- Game of Thrones
- Better Call Saul
- Mr. Robot
- House of Cards
- The Americans
- Downtown Abbey
Game of Thrones always comes out as the obvious choice to win in Drama category, but Better Call Saul and Netflix original House of Card is not far behind.
Outstanding Comedy Series:
- Silicon Valley
- Modern Family
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
- Master of None
Outstanding Lead Actor – Drama Series:
- Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul
- Live Schreiber – Ray Donovan
- Kevin Spacey – House of Cards
- Kyle Chandler – Bloodline
- Rami Malek – Mr. Robot
- Mathew Rhys – The Americans
The fact that Kevin Spacey has not won an Emmy for his portrayal of Francis Underwood in House of Cards is astonishing. But Bob Odendirk and Rami Malek are looking to nab the top spot this year.
Outstanding Lead Actress – Drama Series:
- Taraji P. Henson – Empire
- Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black
- Viola Davis – How to Get Away With Murder
- Keri Russel – The Americans
- Claire Danes – Homeland
- Robin Wright – House of Cards
Outstanding Lead Actor – Comedy Series:
- Thomas Middleditch – Silicon Valley
- Anthony Anderson – Black-ish
- William H. Macy – Shameless
- Aziz Ansari – Master of None
- Will Forte – The Last Man on Earth
- Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent
Outstanding Lead Actress – Comedy Series:
- Laurie Metcalf – Getting On
- Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish
- Ellie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
- Amy Schumer – Inside Amy Schumer
- Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
Other categories include best supporting actors/actresses, best picture editing, best guest actor/actresses etc.