TV Talk

Game of Thrones Leads Nominations and Other Emmy News

by | July 14, 2016 | Comments

This week in TV news, we take a look at the Emmy nominations that were announced this morning!


GAME OF THRONES RULES THE DRAMA NOMINEES

GoT Emmy

Emmy nominations are out! And Game of Thrones is leading the pack with 23 nominations. The 6th season of the acclaimed fantasy drama is joined by a slew of other worthy competitors in the Outstanding Drama category. In fact, this year we finally see the acclaimed series The Americans break through with series and first-ever Emmy actor and actress noms, along with a first-time series and actor nod for breakout hit Mr. Robot. Many favorites also return with a splash and round out the Outstanding Drama category, including series noms for Downton Abbey‘s final season, Better Call Saul, House of Cards, and Homeland.


VEEP PRESIDES OVER THE COMEDY NOMS

Veep

Veep nabs the office of Comedy Nominee-in-Chief with a commanding 17 nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, and Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for the show’s star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Silicon Valley and Transparent are also on the ticket, with 11 and 10 nominations respectively. Surprises in the Comedy category included the announcement of a bonus seventh nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category, and the perceived snubs of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and its lead, Rachel Bloom, in their respective categories.


THERE AREN’T MANY SURPRISES IN THE LIMITED SERIES AND TV MOVIE CATEGORIES, EXCEPT FOR THE NUMBER OF NODS FOR FARGO AND THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON

oj and fargo

The People v. O.J. Simpson (22 nominations) and Fargo (18 nominations) not only received the most nominations for limited series, but came in second and third, respectively, behind Game of Thrones overall. Also nominated in the category are Roots, American Crime, and The Night Manager. On the TV movie side, the nominees are A Very Murray Christmas, All the Way, Confirmation, Luther, and Sherlock: The Abominable Bride. In the performance categories, other TV films and limited series to get nominations are American Horror Story (Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson) and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (Audra McDonald).


DAILY SHOW SHUT OUT OF VARIETY/TALK SHOW EMMY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2000

updated-emmy-host_139

The Variety/Talk Series Emmy category is looking a little different these days. For the first time in a long time, The Daily Show has not been nominated. Actually, it’s the first time since 2000 that Comedy Central has not had at least one show in the running for this category. Daily Show alum John Oliver made the cut with a nomination for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He joins fellow late show nominees The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Real Time with Bill Maher and first time nominees The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Critical darling Full Frontal with Samantha Bee didn’t receive a nomination.


Check out the full list of Emmy nominees here.

Tag Cloud

Epix APB Peacock king kong ID Endgame crime drama Trailer dogs remakes RT History zombie NYCC TCA WGN Heroines PBS Walt Disney Pictures BBC One Schedule rt archives Disney Plus comic book movies spider-man Martial Arts franchise Certified Fresh game show CBS comic composers CBS All Access Mudbound Classic Film free movies Vudu Image Comics mob slashers TruTV Quiz Star Wars Countdown gangster cats fresh nfl 45 Animation action-comedy docuseries reviews legend zombies lord of the rings werewolf TV Land anthology twilight Musical IMDb TV Black Mirror First Look FOX dragons Mary Poppins Returns game of thrones Marvel Studios a nightmare on elm street cancelled TV series spain Wes Anderson historical drama festival BET LGBTQ stand-up comedy YouTube Premium 1990s dramedy Amazon Studios versus SDCC young adult superman Esquire HBO TCM Apple TV+ Starz joker PaleyFest AMC Plus laika talk show Legendary Television Academy National Geographic video on demand spanish language target zero dark thirty FX on Hulu Cosplay Marvel Television ABC Signature BBC America New York Comic Con Spike BET Awards Hear Us Out Food Network NBA debate romantic comedy Awards Tour doctor who comics TCA Awards Comedy Central 73rd Emmy Awards Song of Ice and Fire canceled TV shows singing competition NBC Writers Guild of America VICE television news Fantasy Polls and Games 2017 trailers scene in color Teen TV One 99% crime thriller Interview period drama 2020 police drama nature USA Network Christmas Black History Month golden globe awards technology DC streaming service Tumblr History romance 007 TV renewals MTV south america binge aapi screenings YouTube Red crime Academy Awards aliens IFC Films Funimation Horror 93rd Oscars VH1 Box Office marvel cinematic universe royal family 21st Century Fox Nickelodeon Showtime Amazon Prime YA 72 Emmy Awards Mary poppins casting Disney streaming service 71st Emmy Awards Bravo 2021 Superheroes Opinion Turner Classic Movies CMT 2019 foreign CNN AMC Britbox rotten toy story criterion cooking Podcast Shondaland chucky unscripted hispanic The Walking Dead dark Shudder Lifetime adenture FX DGA deadpool cults children's TV live event Neflix christmas movies social media ITV godzilla Winter TV fast and furious telelvision thriller documentary adaptation Star Trek facebook worst australia Film Festival high school dreamworks Winners mockumentary dceu Thanksgiving Reality Competition Women's History Month Trophy Talk screen actors guild archives Holiday Amazon Rocketman Rocky Drama Cartoon Network marvel comics diversity transformers spanish suspense reboot The Witch monster movies rt labs Exclusive Video Chilling Adventures of Sabrina quibi Oscars teaser Emmys Pacific Islander Comics on TV mission: impossible french Summer 90s Fargo parents popular documentaries cancelled television scary Nat Geo justice league Trivia breaking bad Captain marvel HBO Go comic books supernatural Columbia Pictures anime Calendar best kaiju Lionsgate based on movie kids Fall TV President cancelled independent witnail Television Critics Association X-Men prank ABC Family football Fox News ESPN Crackle robots rotten movies we love Anna Paquin BBC satire The Walt Disney Company Rock science fiction richard e. Grant Tarantino See It Skip It stop motion political drama Logo universal monsters Netflix Christmas movies comic book movie A24 Sci-Fi politics Travel Channel strong female leads child's play streaming movies sag awards Awards venice Mindy Kaling halloween Sundance razzies Kids & Family new star wars movies Pop TV psycho Apple TV Plus discovery The Academy slasher Cannes Country genre 2018 space Binge Guide Watching Series hispanic heritage month Adult Swim Best and Worst saw Universal GLAAD stoner black comedy Discovery Channel Super Bowl TCA 2017 DC Universe know your critic concert new zealand animated disaster Character Guide vampires SundanceTV USA theme song war toronto E3 comiccon live action Comic Book Sneak Peek sitcom Valentine's Day Disney OneApp Premiere Dates italian posters Superheroe Broadway Extras blockbusters sequel worst movies IFC batman mcc DirecTV YouTube cartoon Family travel jamie lee curtis james bond art house Chernobyl DC Comics Brie Larson Action adventure Hulu dexter crossover critics Mystery basketball green book true crime indiana jones tv talk RT21 The CW renewed TV shows Sony Pictures TIFF hidden camera The Arrangement 4/20 biopic hollywood Red Carpet rt labs critics edition sports scorecard japan Netflix TLC Hallmark vs. heist movie Sundance TV Masterpiece ABC latino Fox Searchlight international Instagram Live directors Syfy Paramount Apple A&E FXX GoT Reality spider-verse PlayStation critic resources films hist golden globes serial killer new york book adaptation Universal Pictures women Western 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Pop Set visit 24 frames ratings Comic-Con@Home 2021 American Society of Cinematographers TNT Film Paramount Network Pet Sematary Photos comedies Paramount Plus spy thriller mutant Nominations Crunchyroll medical drama Music El Rey docudrama Acorn TV Dark Horse Comics black natural history E! asian-american elevated horror sopranos Ghostbusters MSNBC Grammys kong finale Rom-Com San Diego Comic-Con TV cars Hallmark Christmas movies Election SXSW Creative Arts Emmys VOD Alien 20th Century Fox blockbuster feel good series indie scary movies Infographic jurassic park Toys sequels TV movies die hard cinemax LGBT japanese Disney Channel streaming Tomatazos award winner canceled all-time Comedy Pride Month what to watch Musicals boxing wonder woman book Avengers Tokyo Olympics classics Ellie Kemper boxoffice Stephen King Marvel 2015 BAFTA Baby Yoda nbcuniversal revenge Biopics Mary Tyler Moore Spring TV cancelled TV shows Freeform Spectrum Originals king arthur Year in Review TCA Winter 2020 WarnerMedia biography TBS video ghosts harry potter halloween tv pirates of the caribbean festivals Sundance Now Turner Arrowverse OWN Holidays Pirates Emmy Nominations movie Video Games spinoff CW Seed rom-coms name the review GIFs movies ViacomCBS emmy awards Lifetime Christmas movies Amazon Prime Video miniseries Tubi blaxploitation superhero dc cops Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt obituary HBO Max 2016 Ovation The Purge Lucasfilm Warner Bros. Disney+ Disney Plus Pixar psychological thriller Marathons First Reviews olympics Elton John MCU