Emmy Awards 2016: Game Of Thrones leads the nominations with 23 nods


Game Of Thrones leads the way at the Emmy Awards 2016 with 23 nominations in categories including outstanding drama series, where it will go head-to-head with Downton Abbey.

Lena Headey in Game Of Thrones

Britons Idris Elba, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston will compete for best lead actor in a limited series or movie, while James Corden's Late, Late Show is nominated for outstanding talk series.

The 68th Emmy Awards take place in Los Angeles on September 18. Here are the nominations highlights.

Limited series

Tom Hiddleston in The Night Manager (BBC/The Ink Factory/Des Willie)

The Night Manager
American Crime
The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

Drama series

Michelle Dockery and Matthew Goode in Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey
The Americans
Better Call Saul
Game Of Thrones
House Of Cards
Mr Robot

Lead actor in a limited series or movie

Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock (BBC)

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Bryan Cranston, All The Way
Idris Elba, Luther
Cuba Gooding Jr, The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Courtney B Vance, The People v O. Simpson: American Crime Story

Comedy series

US sitcom Modern Family (HT/ABACA)

Modern Family
Master Of None
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Lead Actor in a drama series

Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright star in House Of Cards (Netflix)

Kevin Spacey, House Of Cards
Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
Rami Malek, Mr Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Lead actress in a drama series

Tatiana Maslany heads up Netflix UK's Orphan Black (BBC/Netflix)

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder
Taraji P Henson, Empire
Keri Russell, The Americans
Robin Wright, House Of Cards

Lead actress in a limited series or movie

Actress Sarah Paulson (BBC)

Sarah Paulson, The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Audra McDonald, Lady Day At Emerson's Bar And Grill
Lili Taylor, American Crime
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Lead actor in a comedy series

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master Of None
Will Forte, Last Man On Earth
William H Macy, Shameless
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley

Lead actress in a comedy series

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Laurie Metcalf, Getting On
Tracee Ellis Ross, Blackish
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Supporting actor in a comedy

Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Matt Walsh, Veep
Tony Hale, Veep

Supporting actress in a comedy

Allison Janney and Anna Faris in Mom (ITV)

Allison Janney, Mom
Niecy Nash, Getting On
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Judith Light, Transparent
Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Supporting actor in a drama series

Kit Harington as Jon Snow  in Game Of Thrones (Sky Atlantic)

Kit Harington, Game Of Thrones
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones
Michael Kelly, House Of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Supporting actress in a drama series

Downton Abbey's Dame Maggie Smith

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

Supporting actor in a limited series or movie

Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
Jesse Plemons, Fargo
Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo
Sterling K. Brown, People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story
David Schwimmer, People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story
John Travolta, People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

Supporting actress in a limited series or movie

Olivia Coman in The Night Manager (BBC)

Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Melissa Leo, All The Way
Regina King, American Crime
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Hotel
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Hotel
Jean Smart, Fargo

Outstanding TV Movie

Idris Elba as Luther  (Steffan Hill/BBC)

A Very Murray Christmas
All The Way

Variety talk series

The Late Late Show With James Corden (CBS/Sky)

The Late Late Show With James Cordon
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Real Time With Bill Maher
Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon