ABC – 2016(LOS ANGELES) — The 68th Emmy Awards will be presented live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles this Sunday night. Jimmy Kimmel will host the ABC broadcast, which will air live from coast to coast, beginning with a red carpet special at 7 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. PT.
HBO’s hit fantasy series, Game of Thrones, garnered a leading 23 nods when the nominations were announced in July. It won nine awards last weekend at the Creative Arts Emmys, which mostly recognizes technical achievements.
Game of Thrones, which snapped up a record 12 Emmy Awards last year, is the reigning best drama winner. It’s back in the category this year, and will compete against Showtime’s Homeland, USA Network’s Mr. Robot, FX’s The Americans, Netflix’s House of Cards, AMC’s Better Call Saul and PBS’ Downton Abbey.
Peter Travers, host of ABC’s Popcorn with Peter Travers, would like to see a new winner. His personal pick:The Americans.
The leading nominee among comedy series is HBO’s Veep, which was named best comedy last year. On Sunday, it’s up against ABC’s Modern Family and black-ish, Netflix’s Master of None and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Amazon’s Transparent, and HBO’s Silicon Valley in that category.
Travers thinks black-ish could pull off the win here.
Presenters during the telecast will include Tom Hiddleston, Bryan Cranston, Claire Danes, Michelle Dockery, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Rami Malek, Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laverne Cox, Aziz Ansari, James Corden, Larry David, Chris Rock and more.
In addition, Henry Winkler will introduce the In Memoriam segment with a remembrance of Garry Marshall, who created his hit sitcom Happy Days. Tori Kelly will perform during the segment.
Here are the nominees in key categories. For the full list, go to Emmys.org.
Game of Thrones
Better Call Saul
House of Cards
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
Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Claire Danes, Homeland
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Keri Russell, The Americans
Master of None
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth
William H. Macy, Shameless
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
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 Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
The Night Manager
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
A Very Murray Christmas
All the Way
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Idris Elba, Luther
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
Cuba Gooding Jr., The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grille
Kerry Washington, Confirmation
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Lili Taylor, American Crime
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Dancing with the Stars
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
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