Will Game of Thrones dominate this year's Emmy nominations?


The nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards are set to be revealed on Thursday by actors Anthony Anderson (Black-ish, Transformers) and Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls, Parenthood).

They'll be tasked with reading out which shows have made the cut for the prestigious US-based awards ceremony - dubbed the Oscars of the TV industry - and hits such as Game of Thrones, Mr. Robot, The People v OJ Simpson and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are expected to do well.

Game Of Thrones' Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen
Game Of Thrones' Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen (Sky Atlantic)

Fantasy drama Game of Thrones broke records at last year's Emmys, winning 12 of the 24 awards it was nominated for, including the coveted Drama Series title.

Another notable win included an Supporting Actor in a Drama award for Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister. Thrones co-stars Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) went head-to-head in the Supporting Actress in a Drama category, eventually losing out to Orange is the New Black's Uzo Aduba.

Bob Odenkirk attends the 33rd Annual Paleyfest:
Bob Odenkirk (Richard Shotwell/AP)

And while Game of Thrones is expected to do well once again, it will have to fend off likely competitors Better Call Saul, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black (which was switched from the comedy to drama category last year).

GoT may also have to face-off against new show on the block Mr Robot, a Golden Globe-winning Amazon Prime series about a hacker-turned-activist.

The People v O.J. Simpson, starring Cuba Gooding Jr.
The People v OJ Simpson is tipped for success at the Emmys (BBC/Fox)

Leading acting bids this year are expected to come from last year's winners - Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent and Julia Louis-Dreyfus for political satire Veep.

On the drama side, history-making Viola Davis - who last year became the first minority actor to win a best drama series Emmy (for How to Get Away with Murder) - should get the opportunity to relive that same achievement at this year's ceremony.

Emmy nominations compere Anthony last year received the only nomination for popular US sitcom Black-ish, and he is also expected to received another nod in the Best Comedy Actor category.

Black-ish star Anthony Anderson to host the Emmy nominations
Black-ish star Anthony Anderson is to host the Emmy nominations on Thursday (Daniel Torok / AP/Press Association Images)

Another TV effort that has won critical acclaim - The People v OJ Simpson - is set for a handful of nominations, including the Limited Series gong.

Netflix's comedy favourite Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is ripe for success at this year's awards ceremony, with forecasters predicting nominations across the board in the Comedy Series categories, with a likely nod for leading star Ellie Kemper.

The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on September 18.