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Here we go! Nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards were just revealed by TV stars Anthony Anderson (who was verrrrry excited for his own nomination, and the nomination of his friends) and Lauren Graham. The major primetime nominees were just announced, anyway; there are actually a lot more (like for supporting actors, costume design, choreography, directing, etc.) and you can head here on the official Emmys site for the complete rundown.

(For example, no idea why they didn't announce it on air, but Kit Harington and Maisie Williams just got their first Emmy nominations. It's like the presenters knew nothing!)

The 2016 Emmys will be handed out live Sunday, September 18 on ABC, with Jimmy Kimmel returning as host.68th Emmy Awards Nominations AnnouncementHere are the announced Emmy nominations:

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Kyle Chandler, "Bloodline"
  • Rami Malek, "Mr. Robot"
  • 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"
  • 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 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"
  • Tom Hiddleston, "The Night Manager"
  • Courtney B. Vance, "The People vs. O.J. Simpson"
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Kirsten Dunst, "Fargo"
  • Felicity Huffman, "American Crime"
  • Audra McDonald, "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill"
  • Sarah Paulson, "The People vs. O.J. Simpson"
  • Lili Taylor, "American Crime"
  • Kerry Washington, "Confirmation"
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Anthony Anderson, "Blackish"
  • 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, "Blackish"
  • Amy Schumer, "Inside Amy Schumer"
  • Lily Tomlin, "Grace and Frankie"
Outstanding Reality Competition Program
  • "The Amazing Race"
  • "American Ninja Warrior"
  • "Dancing With the Stars"
  • "Project Runway"
  • "Top Chef"
  • "The Voice"
Outstanding Variety Talk Series
  • "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"
  • "Jimmy Kimmel Live"
  • "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 Television Movie
  • "A Very Murray Christmas"
  • "All The Way"
  • "Confirmation"
  • "Luther"
  • "Sherlock: The Abominable Bride"
Outstanding Limited Series
  • "American Crime"
  • "Fargo"
  • "The Night Manager"
  • "The People vs O.J. Simpson"
  • "Roots"

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • "Blackish"
  • "Master of None"
  • "Modern Family"
  • "Silicon Valley"
  • "Transparent"
  • "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
  • "Veep"

Outstanding Drama Series

  • "The Americans"
  • "Better Call Saul"
  • "Downton Abbey"
  • "Game of Thrones"
  • "Homeland"
  • "House of Cards"
  • "Mr. Robot"

Outstanding Animated Program

  • "Archer"
  • "Bob's Burgers"
  • "Phineas and Ferb Last Day of Summer"
  • "The Simpsons"
  • "South Park"

Outstanding 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"

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"

Outstanding 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"

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"

Outstanding 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"

Outstanding 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"

Outstanding 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"

Outstanding 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 Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Laurie Metcalf, "The Big Bang Theory"
  • Christine Baranski, "The Big Bang Theory"
  • Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, "Saturday Night Live"
  • Melissa McCarthy, "Saturday Night Live"
  • Amy Schumer, "Saturday Night Live"
  • Melora Hardin, "Transparent"

Outstanding 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"

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

  • Ryan Seacrest, "American Idol"
  • Tom Bergeron, "Dancing With the Stars"
  • Jane Lynch, "Hollywood Game Night"
  • Steve Harvey, "Little Big Shots"
  • Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, "Project Runway"
  • RuPaul Charles, "RuPaul's Drag Race"

What do you think? What snubs and surprises stand out to you (sorry, "The Good Wife"), or are you happy with the 2016 lineup? Here are last year's nominees and winners, if you're interested in comparisons. (There's no "Mad Men" this year, but we do have "Mr. Robot" now.)

Who are you rooting for this year?

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