The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards have the chance to prove the television academy is more in touch with the TV landscape than it has seemed in previous years. Although the nominees are remarkably consistent with previous awards ceremonies, there are a number of welcome additions to the fold that help offset the repeat appearance of shows like Homeland, House of Cards, and Downton Abbey. This year has included newcomers Mr. Robot and lead actor Rami Malek, proving the power that zeitgeist-y shows can often have (and in this case deserve). Meanwhile, another not-so-zeitgeist-y show has finally made its way to the ceremony. After four seasons, FX’s The Americans is finally recognized with three key nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama.

While the notion of the series pulling off a deserved hat trick seems unlikely, the sight of Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys’s names among the list of nominees demonstrates a much-needed willingness by Emmy voters to deviate from the norm. There are still plenty of familiar contenders with a better shot at taking home Emmy gold – Game of Thrones seems primed for a repeat, while another win for Julia Louis-Dreyfus would surprise absolutely no one – but even small steps toward spreading the wealth around are appreciated.

Screen Rant will be updating the winners list as they are announced, so stick with us through the entire ceremony to see if your favorite TV shows and performers are recognized for their work.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA

Game of Thrones Season 6 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners List – Did Your Favorites Win?

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Homeland

House of Cards

Mr. Robot

The Americans

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners List – Did Your Favorites Win?

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Keri Russell, The Americans

Claire Danes, Homeland

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder

Taraji P. Henson, Empire

Robin Wright, House of Cards

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Rami Malek in Mr. Robot Season 2 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners List – Did Your Favorites Win?

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 SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Maggie Smith Downton Abbey 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners List – Did Your Favorites Win?

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones

Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones

Maura Tierney, The Affair

Constance Zimmer, UnReal

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES AND TV MOVIE

People vs OJ Simpson 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners List – Did Your Favorites Win?

American Crime (ABC)

Fargo (FX)

The Night Manager (AMC)

The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

Roots (History)

TV Movie

Sherlock TAB 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners List – Did Your Favorites Win?

A Very Murray Christmas (Netflix)

All the Way (HBO)

Confirmation (HBO)

Luther (BBC America)

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (BBC America)

LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Courtney B Vance OJ Simpson 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners List – Did Your Favorites Win?

Bryan Cranston, All the Way

Idris Elba, Luther

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager

Cuba Gooding Jr., The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

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

LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Sarah Paulson in People vs. OJ Simpson1 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners List – Did Your Favorites Win?

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Lili Taylor, American Crime

Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Kirsten Dunst, Fargo

Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

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

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Ben Mendelsohn in Bloodline 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners List – Did Your Favorites Win?

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Kit Harington, Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Michael Kelly, House of Cards

Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

OUTSTANDING COMEDY

Veep Season 5 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners List – Did Your Favorites Win?

black-ish

Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Transparent

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Julia Louis Dreyfus in Veep Season 5 Episode 1 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners List – Did Your Favorites Win?

Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish

Laurie Metcalf, Getting On

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer

Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Julia Louie-Dreyfus, Veep

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Jeffrey Tambor Transparent 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners List – Did Your Favorites Win?

Anthony Anderson, black-ish

Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley

Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Kate McKinnon SNL 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners List – Did Your Favorites Win?

Niecy Nash, Getting On

Allison Janney, Mom

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Judith Light, Transparent

Gaby Hoffman, Transparent

Anny Chlumsky, Veep

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Louie Anderson in Baskets1 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners List – Did Your Favorites Win?

Louie Anderson, Baskets

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Titus Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Tony Hale, Veep

Matt Walsh, Veep

OUTSTANDING REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM

The Voice NBC 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners List – Did Your Favorites Win?

American Ninja Warrior (NBC)

Dancing With the Stars (ABC)

Project Runway (Lifetime)

The Amazing Race (CBS)

The Voice (NBC)

Top Chef (Bravo)

The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards aired on Sunday September 18, 2016 on ABC with host Jimmy Kimmel.

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