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GAME OF THRONES, ORPHAN BLACK And More Snag Emmy Nominations

The Emmy Awards give big nods to fandom favorites!

The full list of nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards have been released and there are some big names in the bunch!

Per usual, Game of Thrones in getting tons of nods for the excellent work in its sixth season, but there is also a second nomination for Tatiana Maslany’s many performances on Orphan Black and a hefty dose of Sherlock love for the show’s holiday special!

Check out the big nominations (with specific fandom-related nominations italicized in full) below!

BEST DRAMA SERIES
The Americans (FX)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Mr. Robot (USA)
Homeland (Showtime)

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BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder)
Claire Danes (Homeland)
Taraji P. Henson (Empire)
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)
Keri Russell (The Americans)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Kit Harington (Game of Thrones)
Michael Kelly (House of Cards)
Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline)
Jon Voight (Ray Donovan)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)
Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)
Maura Tierney (The Affair)
Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones)
Constance Zimmer (UnREAL)

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BEST TELEVISION MOVIE
A Very Murray Christmas (Netflix)
All the Way (HBO)
Confirmation (HBO)
Luther (BBC One)
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (PBS)

BEST ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Bryan Cranston (All the Way)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock: The Abominable Bride)
Idris Elba (Luther)
Cuba Gooding Jr. (The People v. O.J. Simpson)
Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager)
Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O.J. Simpson)

SEE THE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES HERE!

There are definitely some shows we think were snubbed (particularly Outlander, which only received a couple technical nods,) but we’re pretty happy with the list overall!

Who do you think should win big this year?

By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary