The Emmy Nominations Are In — Did Your Favorite Show Make The Cut?

The 87th Emmy Awards are just around the corner. And in a year that has brought us some of the best shows and performances in recent history — I’m looking at you, Game of Thrones — everyone is wondering who will get to take home one of the coveted Emmy statuettes.

Today, the official were released to give us a better sense of who The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences deemed the best in the biz. Unsurprisingly, Game of Thrones took the lead in most categories, while Veep, The People v. O.J. Simpson and Fargo were also strongly considered.

Check out some of the prominent categories below and see if your favorite shows and actors were recognized:

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series


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

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Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series


  • 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

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Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series


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

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Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series


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

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Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie


  • Bryan Cranston, All the Way
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
  • Idris Elba, Luther
  • Cuba Gooding Jr., The People vs. O.J. Simpson
  • Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
  • Courtney B. Vance, The People vs. O.J. Simpson

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Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie


  • Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
  • Felicity Huffman, American Crime
  • Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grille
  • , The People v. O.J. Simpson
  • Lili Taylor, American Crime
  • Kerry Washington, Conformation

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Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series


  • Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
  • Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
  • Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
  • Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
  • Kit Harington, Game Of Thrones
  • Michael Kelly, House Of Cards
  • Jon Voight , Ray Donovan

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Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

  • Maura Tierney, The Affair
  • Maggie Smith, Downton Abby
  • Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
  • Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
  • Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones
  • Constance Zimmer, UnREAL

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Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

  • Louie Anderson, Baskets
  • Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
  • Ty Burrell , Modern Family
  • Tituss Burgess , Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Tony Hale, Veep
  • Matt Walsh, Veep

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Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

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

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Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie


  • Jesse Plemons, Fargo
  • Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo
  • Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
  • Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson
  • David Schwimmer, The People v. O.J. Simpson
  • John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson

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Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie


  • Melissa Leo, All The Way
  • Regina King, American Crime
  • Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Hotel
  • Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Hotel
  • Jean Smart, Fargo
  • Olivia Colman, The Night Manager

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Outstanding Actor In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series


  • Rob Corddry, Childrens Hospital
  • Rob Huebel, Childrens Hospital
  • Lou Diamond Phillips, The Crossroads Of History
  • Oscar Nuñez, The Crossroads Of History
  • Jack McBrayer, Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell

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Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series


  • Patrika Darbo, Acting Dead
  • Erinn Hayes, Childrens Hospital
  • Janet Varney, Everyone’s Crazy But Us
  • Michelle Ang, Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462
  • Tracie Thoms, Send Me: an original web series

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Outstanding Comedy Series


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

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Outstanding Drama Series

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

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Outstanding Limited Series

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

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Outstanding TV Movie


  • All the Way
  • Confirmation
  • Luther
  • Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
  • A Very Murray Christmas

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Outstanding Animated Program

  • Archer, “The Figgis Agency”
  • Bob’s Burgers, “The Horse Rider-er”
  • Phineas and Ferb, “Last Day of Summer”
  • The Simpsons, “Halloween of Horror”
  • South Park, “You’re Not Yelping”

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Outstanding Short Form Animated Program


  • Adventure Time, “Hall of Egress”
  • The Powerpuff Girls, “Once Upon A Townsville”
  • Robot Chicken, “Robot Chicken Christmas Special: The X-Mas United”
  • SpongeBob SquarePants, “Company Picnic”
  • Steven Universe, “The Answer”

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To see the list of Emmy nominees in its entirety,

The 68th Emmy Awards will air on Sunday, September 18th.

Which shows and actors do you think ? Let us know in the comments section!

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