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Emmys 2016 Nominations: Game Of Thrones, The People vs. OJ Simpson and Fargo lead the pack as Emmy nominations are announced

Emmys 2016 Nominations

The Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday morning, with some surprise nods and even more surprising snubs.

Leading the way was Game Of Thrones, which received a whopping 23 nominations in all, including Best Drama.

Coming in with the second highest amount of nods was The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, which scored four major nods.

And the nominees are: Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham announced the Emmy nominations on Thursday

The Ryan Murphy created anthology show is up for Limited Series, while Sarah Paulson has been nominated for Lead Actress in a TV Movie or Limited Series.

And Cuba Gooding Jr. and Courtney B. Vance will be battling it out in the Lead Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series category.

At September’s ceremony, it will be taking on Fargo – the third most nominated show.

The drama boasts nods for Best Limited Series and Best Actress In A Limited Series Or TV Movie for Kirsten Dunst.

Leading the pack: Game Of Thrones came out on top with a staggering 23 nominations

Black-ish star Anthony Anderson and Gilmore Girls alum Lauren Graham presented the nominations announcement at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood.

The nominees are usually announced at 5.30am, but this year aired three hours later.

While making the announcement, Anthony was thrilled to discover that he was among the nominees, receiving a Lead Actor In A Comedy Series for Black-ish.

Huge success: The People vs. OJ Simpson received the second most nominees, including nods in four major categories

He will be competing against Master Of None’s Aziz Ansari, William H. Macy for Shameless, Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent, Thomas Middleditch for Silicon Valle and Will Forte for Last Man On Earth.

The show is also up for the Comedy Series prize, and Anthony’s co-star Tracee Ellis Ross is nominated for Lead Actress In A Comedy Series.

Tracee will be battling for the title with Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep, Amy Schumer for Inside Amy Schumer, Ellie Kemper for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Lily Tomlin for Grace And Frankie and Laurie Metcalf for Getting On.




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