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Nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced today, laying the groundwork for awards season come fall. As expected, stalwarts Claire Danes, Robin Wright, Kevin Spacey and Bryan Cranston were among those who received nods for the umpteenth time. There was also some welcome diversity with favorites Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, Aziz Ansari and Anthony Anderson picking up nominations, plus Regina King and first-time lead actress nominee Tracee Ellis Ross. Among the newcomer nominees, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, stars of “The Americans” finally got some recognition for their critically acclaimed spy series (Russell is back in Emmy contention two decades after breaking out in “Felicity”). “Game of Thrones” teen star Maisie Williams also received her first nod, alongside costars Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke. Fellow Brit Tom Hiddleston, leading man on the rise and Taylor Swift’s boyfriend, also received a nod for his role in “The Night Manager.” Perhaps the world will be treated to its first Swiddleston red-carpet appearance come Sept. 18, when the awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be broadcast on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Below, a list of the actress, actor and costume design nominees.


Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Claire Danes, “Homeland”

Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”

Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”

Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”

Keri Russell, “The American”

Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Laurie Metcalf, “Getting On”

Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”

Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer”

Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo”

Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”

Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grille”

Sarah Paulson, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Lili Taylor, “American Crime”

Kerry Washington, “Confirmation”

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”

Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Maura Tierney, “The Affair”

Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”

Lena Headey, “Game Of Thrones”

Emilia Clarke, “Game Of Thrones”

Maisie Williams, “Game Of Thrones”

Constance Zimmer, “UnREAL”

Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie

Melissa Leo, “All The Way”

Regina King, “American Crime”

Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Hotel”

Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Hotel”

Jean Smart, “Fargo”

Olivia Colman, “The Night Manager”

Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

Laurie Metcalf, “The Big Bang Theory”

Christine Baranski, “The Big Bang Theory”

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, “Saturday Night Live”

Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live”

Amy Schumer, “Saturday Night Live”

Melora Hardin, “Transparent”

Guest Actress In A Drama Series

Margo Martindale, “The Americans”

Carrie Preston, “The Good Wife”

Laurie Metcalf, “Horace And Pete”

Ellen Burstyn, “House Of Cards”

Molly Parker, “House Of Cards”

Allison Janney, “Masters Of Sex”


Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline”

Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Mattew Rhys, “The Americans”

Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

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”

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 vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager”

Courtney B. Vance, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Louie Anderson, “Baskets”

Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Keegan-Michael Key, “Key & Peele”

Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”

Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Tony Hale, “Veep”

Matt Walsh, “Veep”

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”

Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie

Jesse Plemons, “Fargo”

Bokeem Woodbine, “Fargo”

Hugh Laurie, “The Night Manager”

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”

Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

Bob Newhart, “The Big Bang Theory”

Tracy Morgan, “Saturday Night Live”

Larry David, “Saturday Night Live”

Bradley Whitford, “Transparent”

Martin Mull, “Veep”

Peter MacNicol, “Veep”

Guest Actor In A Drama Series

Max von Sydow, “Game Of Thrones”

Michael J. Fox, “The Good Wife”

Reg E. Cathey, “House Of Cards”

Mahershala Ali, “House Of Cards”

Paul Sparks, “House Of Cards”

Hank Azaria, “Ray Donovan”


Outstanding Costumes For A Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series Or Movie

“Downton Abbey,” PBS

“The Winds Of Winter,” HBO

“Outlander,” Starz

“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX Networks

“Roots,” History Channel

Outstanding Costumes For A Contemporary Series, Limited Series Or Movie

“American Horror Story: Hotel,” FX Networks

“Empire,” FOX

“The Good Wife,” CBS

“Grace And Frankie,” Netflix

“Transparent,” Amazon

Outstanding Costumes For A Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Program

“Dancing With The Stars,” ABC

“Grease: Live,” FOX

“RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Logo

“Saturday Night Live,” NBC

“The Wiz Live!” NBC