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'Game of Thrones,' 'Americans,' 'People v. O.J. Simpson' earn top Emmy nominations

Anthony Anderson, who helped announce the nominations, reacted with glee when he, his "black-ish" co-star Tracee Ellis Ross and their show earned nods.

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Karen Butler
Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives on the red carpet at the FX Networks upfront screening of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story at AMC Empire 25 Theater on March 30, 2016 in New York City. He has been nominated for an Emmy for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as O.J. Simpson. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives on the red carpet at the FX Networks upfront screening of "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" at AMC Empire 25 Theater on March 30, 2016 in New York City. He has been nominated for an Emmy for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as O.J. Simpson. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- Anthony Anderson helped read the names of Emmy Award nominees Thursday morning, shrieking with delight when he heard his own name, as well as that of his show black-ish and the sitcom's co-star Tracee Ellis Ross.

The program will compete with Master of None, Modern Family, Silicon Valley, Transparent, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Veep for the Best Comedy Series Emmy.

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The medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones led the Emmy field with 23 nods, including a mention for Best Drama.

The nominees for 2016 Emmys include:

Best Drama
The Americans
Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Lies
Mr. Robot

Best Limited Series
American Crime
Fargo
The Night Manager
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Roots

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
Claire Danes Homeland
Viola Davis How to Get Away with Murder
Taraji P. Henson Empire
Tatiana Maslany Orphan Black
Keri Russell The Americans
Robin Wright House of Cards


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Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson black-ish
Aziz Ansari Master of None
Will Forte Last Man on Earth
William H. Macy Shameless
Thomas Middleditch Silicon Valley
Jeffrey Tambor Transparent

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Ellie Kemper Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Veep
Laurie Metcalf Getting On
Tracee Ellis Ross black-ish
Amy Schumer Inside Amy Schumer
Lily Tomlin Grace and Frankie

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Bryan Cranston All the Way
Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock
Idris Elba Luther
Cuba Gooding Jr. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Tom Hiddleston The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Kirsten Dunst Fargo
Felicity Huffman American Crime
Audra McDonald Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
Sarah Paulson The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Lili Taylor American Crime
Kerry Washington Confirmation


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Winners will be announced Sept. 18. A complete list of the nominees can be viewed at emmys.com

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