FULL LIST: 2016 Emmy nominations announced

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Nominations for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning, as “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson and “Gilmore Girls” star Lauren Graham announced 12 categories.

“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” proved to be more than just a pop culture obsession, scoring Emmy noms for stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and Courtney B. Vance in the outstanding actor in a miniseries category, Sarah Paulson for lead actress and for best limited series.

All told the fictionalized version of the famous case scored 22 Emmy nominations, but failed to top HBO’s “Game of Thrones” which came in with 23.

The choices for outstanding drama series looked familiar with “Game of Thrones,” “Better Call Saul,” “Downton Abbey,” “Homeland,” “House of Cards” and “Mr. Robot” while fans were thrilled with this year’s inclusion of “The Americans.”

Kyle Chandler, Rami Malek, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Liev Schreiber and Kevin Spacey received nominations for outstanding actor in a drama series while Claire Danes, Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Tatiana Maslany, Keri Russell and Robin Wright will vie for lead actress.

This year’s announcer Anderson was especially effusive as his name was called as a nominee for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series along with Aziz Ansari, Will Forte, William H. Macy, Thomas Middleditch and Jeffrey Tambor.

“Hi mama,” Anderson yelled.”I know you are watching!”

His show “Black-ish” was also nomimated in the outstanding comedy series category, joining “Master of None,” “Modern Family,” “Silicon Valley,” “Transparent,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Veep.”

This year is the 70th anniversary of the Television Academy, which has had a history of nominating some of the same series and actors year after year (hello “Modern Family”).

The Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air on ABC September 18.

Drama series:

“The Americans” (FX)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Better Call Saul” (AMC)
“Mr. Robot” (USA)
“Homeland” (Showtime)

Reality competition series: 

“The Amazing Race,” CBS
“American Ninja Warrior,” NBC
“Dancing With the Stars,” ABC
“Project Runway,” Lifetime
“Top Chef,” Bravo
“The Voice,” NBC

Variety talk show/talk series:

“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC)
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS)
“Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO)
“Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” (Crackle)

Comedy series:

“black-ish” (ABC)
“Master of None” (Netflix)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“Transparent” (Amazon)
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
“Veep” (HBO)

Limited series: 

“American Crime” (ABC)
“Fargo” (FX)
“The Night Manager” (AMC)
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
“Roots” (History Channel)

TV movie:

“A Very Murray Christmas” (Netflix)
“All the Way” (HBO)
“Confirmation” (HBO)
“Luther” (BBC America)<
“Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” (BBC America)

Lead actor in a limited series/TV movie:

Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
Bryan Cranston, “All The Way” (HBO)
Idris Elba, “Luther” (BBC America)
Benedict Cumberbatch , “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” (PBS)
Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager” (AMC)
Cuba Gooding, “The People V O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)

Lead actress in a limited series/TV movie:

Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo” (FX)
Kerry Washington, “Confirmation” (HBO)
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime” (ABC)
Lili Taylor, “American Crime” (ABC)
Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” (HBO)

Lead actor in a comedy series: 

Thomas Middleditch “Silicon Valley” (HBO)
Will Forte “The Last Man On Earth” (Fox)
William H. Macy “Shameless” (Showtime)
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None” (Netflix)
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent” (Amazon)
Anthony Anderson, “black-ish” (ABC)

Lead actress in a comedy series:

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)
Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer” (Comedy Central)
Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish” (ABC)
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix)
Laurie Metcalf, “Getting On” (HBO)

Lead actress in a drama series: 

Claire Danes, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC)
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black” (BBC America)
Keri Russell, “The Americans” (FX)
Robin Wright, “House of Cards” (Netflix)
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire” (Fox)

Lead actor in a drama series:

Kyle Chandler , “Bloodline” (Netflix)
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot” (USA)
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans” (FX)
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan” (Showtime)
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards” (Netflix)

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