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2016 Emmy Awards: View the nominees in the top categories

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Sep 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-15 18:01:53-04

This year marks the 68th Emmy Awards, celebrating some of the best shows on television.

Leading the nominations is Game of Thrones with 23 nominations including Outstanding Drama Series and The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story with 22 Emmy nominations.

Jimmy Kimmel will host the show!

Watch the 2016 Emmys Sunday, Sept. 18 LIVE on ABC15. The Red Carpet starts at 4 p.m. and the first award is handed out at 5 p.m.

ACTING CATEGORIES

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Louis Anderson – Baskets
Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Titus Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ty Burrell – Modern Family
Tony Hale – Veep
Keegan-Michael Key – Key & Peele
Matt Walsh - Veep

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Bryan Cranston - All the Way
Idris Elba – Luther
Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)
Tom Hiddleston - The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance - The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Cuba Gooding, Jr. - The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Lili Taylor - American Crime
Felicity Huffman - American Crime
Kerry Washington – Confirmation
Kirsten Dunst – Fargo
Audra McDonald - Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
Sarah Paulson - The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Sterling K. Brown – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Hugh Laurie – The Night Manager
Jesse Plemons – Fargo
David Schwimmer – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
John Travolta – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Bokeem Woodbine – Fargo

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Hotel
Olivia Colman – The Night Manager
Regina King – American Crime
Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Hotel
Jean Smart - Fargo

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul
Kyle Chandler – Bloodline
Kevin Spacey - House of Cards
Rami Malek - Mr. Robot
Liev Schreiber - Ray Donovan
Matthew Rhys - The Americans

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Tracee Ellis Ross - black-ish
Laurie Metcalf - Getting On
Lily Tomlin - Grace and Frankie
Amy Schumer - Inside Amy Schumer
Ellie Kemper - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Taraji P. Henson – Empire
Claire Danes – Homeland
Robin Wright - House of Cards
Viola Davis - How to Get Away with Murder

Tatiana Maslany - Orphan Black
Keri Russell - The Americans

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones
Kit Harington – Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly – House of Cards
Ben Mendelsohn – Bloodline
Jon Voight – Ray Donovan

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones
Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
Dame Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey
Maura Tierney – The Affair
Maisie Williams – Games of Thrones
Constance Zimmer - UnREAL

WRITING CATEGORIES

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Catastrophe – “Episode 1”
Naster of None – “Parents”
Silicon Valley – “Founder Friendly”
Silicon Valley – “The Uptick”
Veep – “Morning After”
Veep – “Mother”

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series or Movie

Fargo – “Palindrome”
Fargo – “Loplop”
The Night Manager
The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia”
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – “From the Ashes of Tragedy”
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – “The Race Card”

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Downton Abbey – “Episode 8”
Game of Thrones – “Battle of the Bastards”
Mr. Robot – “eps1.0_hellofriend.mov”
The Americans – “Persona Non Grata”
The Good Wife – “End”
UnREAL – “Return”

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special

Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo
John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid
Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping
Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted
Triumph’s Election Special 2016

DIRECTING CATEGORIES

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Aziz Ansari – Master of None – “Parents”
Mike Judge – Silicon Valley – “Founder Friendly”
Alec Berg – Silicon Valley – “Daily Active Users”
Jill Solloway – Transparent – “Man On The Land”
David Mandel – Veep – “Kissing Your Sister”
Chris Addison – Veep – “Morning After”
Dale Stern – Veep – “Mother”

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series or Movie

Jay Roach – All The Way
Noah Hawley – Fargo – “Before the Law”
Susanne Bier – The Night Manager
Ryan Murphy – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – “From the Ashes of Tragedy”
John Singleton – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – “The Race Card”
Anthony Hemingway – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – “Manna From Heaven”

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special

Louis J. Horvitz – 58th Grammy Awards
Beth McCarthy-Miller – Adele Live in New York City
Chris Rock – Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo
Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski – Grease: Live
Kahlil Joseph and Beyonce Knowles – Lemonade
Glenn Weiss – The Kennedy Center Honors

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Michael Engler – Downton Abbey – “Episode 9”
Jack Bender – Game of Thrones – “The Door”
Miguel Sapochrik – Game of Thrones – “Battle of the Bastards”
Leslie Linka Glatter – Homeland – “The Tradition of Hospitality”
David Hollander – Ray Donovan – “Exsuscito”
Steven Soderbergh – The Knick – “This Is All We Are”

SHOW CATEGORIES

Outstanding Comedy Series

black-ish
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mr. Robot
The Americans

Outstanding Limited Series

American Crime
Fargo
Roots
The Night Manager
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Television Movie

A Very Murray Christmas
All the Way
Confirmation
Luther
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

Documentary Now!
Drunk History
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Reality Competition Program

American Ninja Warrior
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
The Amazing Race
The Voice
Top Chef

A portion of this article includes information provided by the Emmys and ABC.