This morning the nominees for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced. And while every year it seems like more people are interested in talking about what didn’t get nominated than what did, but this time around it’s actually a different story. With the huge amount of television that’s being produced in this age of Peak TV, there was plenty to take notice of and some long overdue acknowledgment. But before the conversation shifts to an analysis what was overlooked, it’s time to recognize what was deemed worthy of a nomination.

There were plenty of surprises, as most of the nominees in the top categories were filled with a mix of new and familiar faces. Last year’s big winner, HBO’s Game of Thrones was back, while FX’s superlative The Americans received three nominations, including Outstanding Drama. Tom Hiddleston and The Night Manager landed a few nominations, while The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story garnered noms for Cuba Gooding Jr., Courtney B. Vance, and Sarah Paulson.

Without further adieu, here is the list of nominees for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA

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Better Call Saul (AMC)

Downton Abbey (PBS)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Homeland (Showtime)

House of Cards (Netflix)

Mr. Robot (USA)

The Americans (FX)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

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Photo: Ali Goldstein/FX


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

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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

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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

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American Crime (ABC)

Fargo (FX)

The Night Manager (AMC)

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

Roots (History)

TV MOVIE

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

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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 LIMITED

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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

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 9 2016 Primetime Emmy Nominations Includes The Americans, Mr. Robot & More


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

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black-ish (ABC)

Master of None (Netflix)

Modern Family (ABC)

Silicon Valley (HBO)

Transparent (Amazon)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

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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

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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

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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

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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

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There’s plenty to be surprised about with these nominations. The inclusion of Kit Harington is a surprise, especially given that Christian Slater didn’t get a nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actor category. Meanwhile, it’s great to see Louie Anderson get a much-deserved nod for is role in Baskets, a show that seemed compelled to up its game to his level as the first season went on. The same can be said for Aziz Ansari and Master of None. Both deserved the nomination and could be a strong contender for the win considering the first-season love being handed the series.

Maybe most surprising is the absence of The Good Wife and UnReal in the big categories, as well as Empire and Orange is the New Black. Uzo Aduba (Suzanne Warren) was the winner last year, so her absence and the series’ absence here is a big surprise. Other surprise omissions include, The LeftoversShow Me a Hero, and Louie C.K.’s Horace & Pete.

The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sunday, September 18, 2016, on ABC with host Jimmy Kimmel.