HOLLYWOOD—Well, get ready people because awards season will start to kick-off into full gear in the coming months, but on Thursday, July 14, the nominees for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, but it was “Games of Thrones” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson” leading all nominees.

The big talk of the town was the many names that missed the cut. No love for previous winner Uzo Aduba from “Orange is the New Black.” The Academy still not giving love to “Empire” beyond Taraji P. Henson in the Best Actress race, not to mention the omission of Julianna Margulies for her riveting work on the final season of “The Good Wife.”

The buzzy Showtime drama “Billions” starring Paul Giamatti and Damien Lewis failed to get into the minds of voters, as did “Orange is the New Black” in the Best Drama category. Perhaps one of the biggest surprises was the fact that Jim Parsons failed to earn a nomination for Best Actor for his work on the CBS hit “The Big Bang Theory.”  A list of this year’s nominees can be seen below:

Best Drama Series

-“Mr. Robot”

-“The Americans”

-“Games of Thrones”

-“House of Cards”

-“Better Call Saul”


-“Downton Abbey”

Best Comedy Series


-“Modern Family”

-“Master of None”

-“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt “



-“Silicon Valley”

Best Actor in a Drama Series

-Rami Malek “Mr. Robot”

-Bob Odenkirk “Better Call Saul”

-Matthew Rhys “The Americans”

-Live Schreiber “Ray Donovan”

-Kevin Spacey “House Of Cards”

-Kyle Chandler “Bloodline”

Best Actress in a Drama Series

-Taraji P. Henson “Empire”

-Robin Wright “House of Cards”

-Keri Russell “The Americans”

-Claire Danes “Homeland”

-Viola Davis “How To Get Away With Murder”

-Tatiana Maslany “Orphan Black”

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

-Julia Louis-Dreyfus “Veep”

-Ellie Kemper “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

-Laurie Metcalf “Getting On”

-Tracee Ellis Ross “Black-ish”

-Amy Schumer “Inside Amy Schumer”

-Lily Tomlin “Grace and Frankie”

Best Actor in Comedy Series

-Anthony Anderson “Black-ish”

-Will Forte “The Last Man on Earth”

-William H. Macy “Shameless”

-Thomas Middleditch “Silicon Valley”

-Jeffrey Tambor “Transparent”

-Aziz Ansari “Master of None”

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

-Jonathan Banks “Better Call Saul”

-Kit Harrington “Game of Thrones”

-Peter Dinklage “Game of Thrones”

-Michael Kelly “House of Cards”

-Jon Voight “Ray Donovan”

-Ben Mendelsohn “Bloodline”

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

-Constance Zimmer “UnREAL”

-Emilia Clarke “Game of Thrones”

-Lena Headey “Game of Thrones”

-Maisie Williams “Game of Thrones”

-Maggie Smith “Downton Abbey”

-Maura Tierney “The Affair”

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

-Kate McKinnon “Saturday Night Live”

-Niecy Nash “Getting On”

-Judith Light “Transparent”

-Allison Janney “Mom”

-Gaby Hoffman “Transparent”

-Anna Chlumsky “Veep”

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

-Keegan-Michael Key “Key and Peele”

-Louie Anderson “Baskets”

-Andre Braugher “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

-Ty Burrell “Modern Family”

-Tony Hale “Veep”

-Tituss Burgess “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

-Matt Walsh “Veep”

Best Limited Series

-“American Crime”

-“The Night Manager”



-“The People v. O.J. Simpson”

Best Television Movie

-“All The Way”



-“Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”

-“A Very Murray Christmas”

Best Actor in a Limited Series or Television Movie

-Courtney B. Vance “The People v. O.J. Simpson”

-Cuba Gooding Jr. “The People v. O.J. Simpson”

-Tom Hiddleston “The Night Manager”

-Idris Elba “Luther”

-Bryan Cranston “All the Way”

-Benedict Cumberbatch “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”

Best Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie

-Sarah Paulson “The People v. O.J. Simpson”

-Kerry Washington “Confirmation”

-Lili Taylor “American Crime”

-Audra McDonald “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”

-Felicity Huffman “American Crime”

-Kirsten Dunst “Fargo”

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Television Movie

-Bokeem Woodbine “Fargo”

-Sterling K. Brown “The People v. O.J. Simpson”

-David Schwimmer “The People v. O.J. Simpson”

-John Travolta “The People v. O.J. Simpson”

-Jesse Plemmons “Fargo”

-Hugh Laurie “The Night Manager”

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie

-Kathy Bates “American Horror Story: Hotel”

-Jean Smart “Fargo”

-Sarah Paulson “American Horror Story: Hotel”

-Melissa Leo “All The Way”

-Regina King “American Crime”

-Olivia Colman “The Night Manager”

The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out live on Sunday, September 18 at 8 p.m. on ABC and will be hosting by funnyman Jimmy Kimmel.