68th Annual Emmy Awards

September 14, 2016
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If spending your free time binging television shows sounds like your idea of the perfect night, then it might be safe to say that you enjoy TV. If this is the case, you will definitely not want to miss out on the 68th Annual Emmy Awards! This year, the awards show that is all about honoring the best in primetime TV, will air on September 18th while you stay in Los Angeles!

Not surprisingly, HBO has the most nominations this year with Game of Thrones garnering an impressive 23 nominations, the most of any nominated show this year. In all, HBO received 94 nominations from shows such as “Silicone Valley” and “Veep”. FX came in second place with 56 nominations from shows such as “Fargo”, “The Americans” and their limited series, “The People vs O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” which got 22 nominations. Netflix originals came in third with 54 nominations, which is up from the 34 nominations that they received last year. Netflix shows that received nominations include “Making a Murderer”, “House of Cards”, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” among others.

TV shows that were nominated for best drama include “The Americans”, “Downton Abbey”, “Better Call Saul”, “Game of Thrones”, “House of Cards”, Homeland” and breakout USA show, “Mr. Robot”. Shows nominated for best comedy series include “Black-ish”, “Master of None”, “Modern Family”, “Silicon Valley”, “Transparent”, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Veep”. Nominees for lead actor in a drama series are Kyle Chandler in, “Bloodline”; Rami Malek, in “Mr. Robot”; Bob Odenkirk in, “Better Call Saul”; Matthew Rhys in, “the Americans”; Liev Schreiber in “Ray Donovan”; and Kevin Spacey in, “House of Cards. Nominees for lead actress in a drama series are Claire Danes in, “Homeland”; Viola Davis in, “How to Get Away with Murder”; Taraji P. Henson in “Empire”; Tatiana Maslany in “Orphan Black”; Keri Russell in, “The Americans”; and Robin Wright in, “House of Cards”. For more information visit www.emmys.com

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