68th Primetime Emmy Nominations

emmy Last week the nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmys, which honor excellence in television, were announced. Like every year, the nominations in the drama and comedy categories are a mix of familiar names and newcomers. Since the television shows nominated in these categories run for multiple seasons, it makes sense that there would be repeat nominations each year. It is refreshing, however, to see new faces and titles added to the nominations list.

Although the nominations in the drama categories remain similar to last year, there are few new additions. New favorite Mr. Robot received multiple nominations for its first season, as did The Americans, finally recognized for its stellar fourth season. Game of Thrones also did well this year, with five acting nominations for Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, and Maisie Williams.

The comedy categories also showcase a few new faces. Nominated for outstanding comedy series, black-ish and Master of None also received additional acting nominations. Additionally, new actors in shows like Veep and Transparent received nominations for their work this past season.

Below, I have listed the nominees in the drama and comedy categories for Outstanding Series, Lead Actor and Actress, and Supporting Actor and Actress. With the mix of old and new in each category, it will be interesting to see which way the votes fall at this year’s Primetime Emmys. Who would you like to see win an Emmy?

Outstanding Drama Series:

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Outstanding Comedy Series:

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Anna Chlumsky in Veep
  • Gaby Hoffmann in Transparent
  • Allison Janney in Mom
  • Judith Light in Transparent
  • Kate McKinnon in Saturday Night Live
  • Niecy Nash in Getting On

To see the complete list of nominations, visit the official website. The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards air Sunday, September 18 on ABC. Keep your fingers crossed for your favorites!

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