The 2016 list of Emmy contenders ranges from industry knockouts — American Crime Story nabbed a whopping 22 nods — to first-time nominees like Aziz Ansari (Master of None) and Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). The People v OJ Simpson's lead actors, Courtney B Vance and Cuba Gooding Jr were both nominated for the outstanding lead actor award.
The Game of Thrones, the last year record-breaker with 12 awards, has received 23 Emmy nominations this year. The nods for Game of Thrones included best supporting actor and actress nominations for last year's winner Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headley, Emilia Clarke and Maisie Williams and nods for writers David Benioff and DB Weiss.
Almas entirely represented by American shows, there were also several British nominees, including Sherlock, Luther and Downton Abbey.
Viola Davis, who also made history in 2015 by becoming the first black woman to win the best lead actress prize, has once again been nominated for her role in How to Get Away with Murder.
The 68th annual Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be on September 18.
A full list of the nominations watch on the Emmys website