The nominations were announced yesterday for the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. These awards are for the best of the best in the world of primetime television shows, from June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016. The nominations are chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
The nominations were announced live this morning by Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham, from the Wolf Theatre in North Hollywood, California. Anderson is best known for the lead role on Black-ish, as Andre Johnson Sr. and Graham is best known for her lead role in Gilmore Girls, as Lorelai Gilmore, for its 7 seasons on-air. She is also set to play the same lead role in the Netflix Limited Series, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, set to air on November 22, 2016.
The 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theater in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, California. The show will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who also hosted the show in 2012. Kimmel has been the host of his own primetime talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, since 2003. Kimmel is also nominated for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Variety Talk Series.
The 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations and predictions
I will list all of the nominations below. And as usual, I will make my predictions!
Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mr. Robot- PREDICTION- AWESOME SHOW!
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot- PREDICTION- AMAZING TALENT!
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland- PREDICTION!
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
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan- PREDICTION- SORRY, NOT A GAME OF THRONES FAN REALLY!
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Maura Tierney, The Affair- PREDICTION- LOVE HER IN ANYTHING SHE IS IN!
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones
Constance Zimmer, UnREAL
Outstanding Comedy Series
Master of None
Modern Family- PREDICTION- HONESTLY THE ONLY ONE I WATCH ON THIS LIST! LOL!
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, black-ish- PREDICTION- GREAT ACTOR!
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth
William H. Macy, Shameless
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Laurie Metcalf, Getting On
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish- PREDICTION- LOVE HER!
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Lily Tomlin, Grace & Frankie
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
Ty Burrell, Modern Family- PREDICTION- HE IS SO FUNNY!
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale, Veep
Matt Walsh, Veep
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- PREDICTION- GREAT ACTRESS!
Outstanding Limited Series
The Night Manager
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story- PREDICITON– I LOVED THIS!
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Bryan Cranston, All the Way- PREDICTION– THIS GUY CAN SERIOUSLY ACT!
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
Idris Elba, Luther
Cuba Gooding Jr., The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
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 and Grill
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Lili Taylor, American Crime
Kerry Washington, Confirmation- PREDICTION– TALENTED ACTRESS!
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Jesse Plemons, Fargo
Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager- PREDICTION– WHO DOESN’T LOVE HOUSE?
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
David Schwimmer, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Melissa Leo, All the Way
Regina King, American Crime
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Hotel
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Hotel- PREDICTION- ONE OF MY FAVORITE ACTRESSES!
Jean Smart, Fargo
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Outstanding Television Movie
A Very Murray Christmas
All the Way
Luther- PREDICTION– THE ONLY ONE I HAVE SEEN!
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Jimmy Kimmel Live! – PREDICTION– WATCH HIM EVERY NIGHT!
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Outstanding Reality Program
And here my friends is the list of the nominees and my predictions for the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards! Do you agree with my predictions or do you have your own? Tell me in the comments below.