Emmy 2016 Nominations Full List: Find Out TV’s Drama and Comedy Contenders!

The verdict is in! The 2016 Emmy Awards nominations were announced on Thursday, July 14, and Us Weekly covered the minute-by-minute updates on which shows are contending in all the key drama and comedy categories! Some of the shows to receive big nominations were Game of Thrones, The People v. O.J. Simpson and Veep.

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Game of Thrones led the way with 23 nominations, followed by People v. O.J.’s 22. HBO garnered 94 nominations, the most of any network.

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Black-ish star Anthony Anderson and Gilmore GirlsLauren Graham announced the nominees from the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center at 11:30 a.m. ET on ABC Thursday, and the presentation can be seen in the video above. 

Check out the list of notable nominations below! (The complete list of winners is here.)

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11:42 a.m. ET: Drama series

The Americans

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones


House of Cards

Mr. Robot

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11:41 a.m. ET: Comedy series


Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


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11:40 a.m. ET: Limited series

American Crime


The Night Manager

The People v. O.J. Simpson


11:40 a.m. ET: 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 With Jimmy Fallon

11:39 a.m. ET: Reality-competition program

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior 

Dancing With the Stars

Project Runway

Top Chef

The Voice

11:38 a.m. ET: Lead actress in a limited series or movie

Kirsten Dunst — Fargo

Felicity Huffman — American Crime

Audra McDonald — Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Sarah Paulson — The People v. O.J. Simpson

Lili Taylor — American Crime

Kerry Washington — Confirmation

11:37 a.m. ET: Lead actress in a comedy series

Ellie Kemper — Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Julia Louis-Dreyfus — Veep

Tracee Ellis Ross — Black-ish 

Laurie Metcalf — Getting On

Amy Schumer — Inside Amy Schumer

Lily Tomlin — Grace and Frankie 

11:37 a.m. ET: Lead actor in a comedy series

Anthony Anderson — Black-ish

Aziz Ansari — Master of None 

Will Forte — The Last Man on Earth

William H. Macy — Shameless 

Thomas Middleditch — Silicon Valley

Jeffrey Tambor — Transparent

11:36 a.m. ET: Lead actor in a limited series or movie

Bryan Cranston — All the Way

Benedict Cumberbatch — Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Idris Elba — Luther

Cuba Gooding Jr. — The People v. O.J. Simpson

Tom Hiddleston — The Night Manager

Courtney B. Vance — The People v. O.J. Simpson

11:35 a.m. ET: Lead actress in a drama

Claire Danes — Homeland (Showtime)

Viola Davis — How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)

Tatiana Maslany — Orphan Black (BBC America)

Taraji P. Henson — Empire (Fox)

Keri Russell — The Americans (FX)

Robin Wright — House of Cards (Netflix)

11:34 a.m. ET: Lead actor in a drama

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

Supporting actor in a drama series (not announced in presentation)

Jonathan Banks — Better Call Saul

Peter Dinklage — Game of Thrones

Michael Kelly — House of Cards

Ben Mendelsohn — Bloodline

Kit Harington — Game of Thrones

Jon Voight — Ray Donovan

Supporting actor in a comedy series (not announced in presentation)

Louie Anderson — Baskets

Andre Braugher — Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Tituss Burgess — Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Ty Burrell — Modern Family

Tony Hale — Veep

Keegan-Michael Key — Key and Peele

T.J. Miller — Silicon Valley

Supporting actress in a drama series (not announced in presentation)

Emilia Clarke — Game of Thrones

Lena Headey — Game of Thrones

Maggie Smith — Downton Abbey

Maura Tierney — The Affair

Maisie Williams — Game of Thrones

Constance Zimmer — UnReal

Supporting actress in a comedy series (not announced in presentation)

Anna Chlumsky — Veep

Gaby Hoffmann — Transparent

Allison Janney — Mom

Judith Light — Transparent

Kate McKinnon — Saturday Night Live

Niecy Nash — Getting On

Television movie (not announced in presentation)

A Very Murray Christmas

All the Way



Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

11:33 a.m. ET: Lauren Graham and Anthony Anderson take the stage! The Black-ish star said about his nom last year, “Everybody knew about my nomination before I did.”

Emilia Clarke and Cuba Gooding Jr.
Emilia Clarke on ‘Game Of Thrones’ and Cuba Gooding Jr. on ‘American Crime Story.’

Among this year’s most heralded shows include such dramas as Game of Thrones, The Americans and Orange Is the New Black; comedies Veep, Master of None and Transparent; and limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Fargo.

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The networks and platforms that are primed to score a litany of noms include HBO, with such contenders as Thrones, Veep and Girls; FX, which boasts The Americans, People v. O.J. and Fargo; and Netflix, with House of Cards, Master of None, Orange and Grace and Frankie

Don’t forget to check out Us Weekly TV critic John Griffiths’ predictions for which shows will land nominations

The 2016 Emmy Awards airs on ABC Sunday, September 18, with Jimmy Kimmel returning as host of the ceremony. The talk show host previously led the 2012 Emmys telecast.

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“I am excited to be hosting the Emmys again,” Kimmel said in a statement in March. 

The 2015 Emmy Awards ceremony was hosted by Andy Samberg. Game of Thrones led the way with a whopping 12 wins, including best drama, while Veep prevailed as best comedy. 

Be sure to refresh this page throughout the presentation for continuous updates. Watch the presentation in the video above. 

The 2016 Emmy Awards airs on ABC Sunday, September 18, at 8 p.m. ET. 

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