'Game of Thrones' Leads Nominations for 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards

HBO's 'Game of Thrones' collects 23 nods while FX's 'American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson' trails closely behind with 22.

AceShowbiz - The nominees competing for the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced. "Black-ish" star Anthony Anderson and "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" actress Lauren Graham help reveal the names at a live stream event.

"Game of Thrones" leads the pack with a total of 23 nods including for Outstanding Drama. The HBO series is facing off FX's "The Americans", AMC's "Better Call Saul", PBS' "Downton Abbey", Showtime's "Homeland", Netflix's "House of Cards" and USA's "Mr. Robot".

FX adds many more nominations with "American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson". The true-story series follows "Game of Thrones" domination with 22 nods including for Outstanding Limited Series that also has ABC's "American Crime", fellow FX series "Fargo", AMC's "The Night Manager" and History's "Roots" as contenders.

Meanwhile, the nominees for Outstanding Comedy are ABC's "Black-ish" and "Modern Family", Netflix's "Master of None" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", HBO's "Silicon Valley" and Amazon's "Transparent". The reigning champ "Veep" from HBO is also back in this year's contention.

Overall, HBO still dominates the pack with 94 nominations after grabbing a record 126 last year. FX follows with 56 bids, Netflix with 54, NBC with 41 and ABC with 35. The winners will be feted at a live ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles on September 18.

Outstanding Drama:

Lead Actor - Drama Lead Actress - Drama Supporting Actor - Drama Supporting Actress - Drama Guest Actor - Drama Guest Actress - Drama Writing - Drama Directing - Drama Outstanding Comedy: Lead Actor - Comedy: Lead Actress - Comedy: Supporting Actor - Comedy: Supporting Actress - Comedy: Guest Actor - Comedy: Guest Actress - Comedy: Writing - Comedy: Directing - Comedy: Outstanding Movie or Special: Outstanding Limited Series: Lead Actor - Limited Series, Movie or Special: Lead Actress - Limited Series, Movie or Special: Supporting Actor - Limited Series, Movie or Special: Supporting Actress - Limited Series, Movie or Special: Writing - Limited Series, Movie or Special: Directing - Limited Series, Movie or Special: Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Outstanding Variety Talk Series: Writing - Variety Series: Directing - Variety Series: Reality Competition:

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