Emmy Awards: Game of Thrones leads with 23 nominations


Fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” led the field for television’s coveted Primetime Emmy awards Thursday for a third straight year, with nominations in 23 categories. HBO’s fantasy epic about noble families vying for control of the Iron Throne will compete for the prestigious outstanding drama series trophy for the fifth year in a row, the Television Academy announced. The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast on Sept. 18 on ABC. A list of the nominees in major categories is below. Please check back for updates, critical takes, interviews with nominees and more. Best Drama “The Americans” (FX) “Better Call Saul” (AMC) “Downton Abbey” (PBS) “Game of Thrones” (HBO) “Homeland” (Showtime) “House of Cards” (Netflix) “Mr. Robot” (USA) Best Comedy “black-ish” (ABC) “Master of None” (Netflix) “Modern Family” (ABC) “Silicon Valley” (HBO) “Transparent” (Amazon) “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix) “Veep” (HBO) Best Limited Series “American Crime” (ABC) “Fargo” (FX) “The Night Manager” (AMC) “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” (FX) “Roots” (History) Best Actor, Drama Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline” Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot” Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul” Matthew Rhys, “The Americans” Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards” Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan” Best Actress, 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” Best Actor, Comedy Anthony Anderson, “black-ish” Aziz Ansari, “Master of None” Will Forte, “The Last Man on Earth” William H. Macy, “Shameless” Thomas Middleditch, “Silicon Valley” Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent” Best Actress, Comedy Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” Laurie Metcalf, “Getting On” Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish” Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer” Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie” Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie Bryan Cranston, “All the Way” Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock” 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” Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo” Felicity Huffman, “American Crime” Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson” Lili Taylor, “American Crime” Kerry Washington, “Confirmation”

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