Nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards were announced today by the Television Academy in a ceremony hosted by Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum along with Anthony Anderson from the ABC series black-ish and Lauren Graham from Parenthood and the upcoming Netflix revival, Gilmore Girls. Game of Thrones lead the way with the most nominations (23), followed by the limited series' The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Fargo, which received 22 nominations and 18 nominations respectively. Here's what Bruce Rosenblum had to say in a statement about today's nominations.

"Television dominates the entertainment conversation and is enjoying the most spectacular run in its history with breakthrough creativity, emerging platforms and dynamic new opportunities for our industry's storytellers. From favorites like Game of Thrones, Veep, and House of Cards to nominations newcomers like black-ish, Master of None, The Americans and Mr. Robot, television has never been more impactful in its storytelling, sheer breadth of series and quality of performances by an incredibly diverse array of talented performers. The Television Academy is thrilled to once again honor the very best that television has to offer."

This year's Drama and Comedy Series nominees include first-timers as well as returning programs to the Emmy competition. black-ish and Master of None are new in the Outstanding Comedy Series category, and Mr. Robot and The Americans in the Outstanding Drama Series competition. Additionally, both Veep and Game of Thrones return to vie for their second Emmy in Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Drama Series respectively.

Some key nominees in the six lead performer categories are either first-time nominees, or familiar names with multiple nominations. For Outstanding Lead Performer for a Drama Series category (actor and actress), newcomers include Rami Malek in Mr. Robot and both Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys in The Americans. Similarly, in the Outstanding Lead Performer for a Comedy Series category (actor and actress), names new to the nominations emerged this year such as: Aziz Ansari in Master of None, Thomas Middleditch in Silicon Valley, Ellie Kemper in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Tracee Ellis Ross in black-ish. In addition, previous three-time Emmy winner Laurie Metcalf (for her supporting role on Roseanne) emerged a multiple-nominee: in the lead comedy category for Getting On, as well as for her comedic guest work in The Big Bang Theory and her dramatic guest work in Horace and Pete.

Contenders for Outstanding Lead Performer in a Limited Series or Movie category (actor and actress), include twice-nominated Sarah Paulson in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (as well as in American Horror Story: Hotel), and first-time nominees Tom Hiddleston in The Night Manager, Courtney B. Vance and Cuba Gooding, Jr. in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and Kirsten Dunst in Fargo.

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After fully transitioning to an online voting system last year, the Academy saw a 22 percent increase in participation for this year's nomination round. Final-round online voting begins August 15. The complete list of Emmy nominations, media credential applications, and other Academy news are all available at Emmys.org. The 68th Emmy Awards, including the star-studded Red Carpet preshow, will telecast from The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 18th (7:00-11:00 p.m. ET/4:00-8:00 p.m. PM PT) on ABC. Emmy Award-winning live television and event producer Don Mischer will executive produce the broadcast hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Take a look at the nominations for all major categories below.

Outstanding Drama Series

  • The Americans • FX Networks
  • Better Call Saul • AMC
  • Downton Abbey • PBS
  • Game Of Thrones • HBO
  • Homeland • Showtime
  • House Of Cards • Netflix
  • Mr. Robot • USA

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • black-ish • ABC
  • Master Of None • Netflix
  • Modern Family • ABC
  • Silicon Valley • HBO
  • Transparent • Amazon
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt • Netflix

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

  • Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings, The Americans • FX Networks
  • Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, Better Call Saul • AMC
  • Kyle Chandler as John Rayburn, Bloodline • Netflix
  • Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, House Of Cards • Netflix
  • Rami Malek as Elliot, Mr. Robot • USA
  • Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan, Ray Donovan • Showtime

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

  • Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings, The Americans • FX Networks
  • Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, Empire • FOX
  • Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, Homeland • Showtime
  • Robin Wright as Claire Underwood, House Of Cards • Netflix
  • Viola Davis as Annalise Keating, How To Get Away With Murder • ABC
  • Tatiana Maslany as Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Helena, Rachel, M.K., Krystal, Orphan Black • BBC America

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson as Andre Johnson, black-ish • ABC
  • Will Forte as Phil Miller, The Last Man On Earth • FOX
  • Aziz Ansari as Dev, Master Of None • Netflix
  • William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher, Shameless • Showtime
  • Thomas Middleditch as Richard, Silicon Valley • HBO
  • Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman, Transparent • Amazon

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

  • Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, black-ish • ABC
  • Laurie Metcalf as Dr. Jenna James, Getting On • HBO
  • Lily Tomlin as Frankie, Grace And Frankie • Netflix
  • Amy Schumer as Amy, Inside Amy Schumer • Comedy Central
  • Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt • Netflix
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, Veep • HBO

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie

  • Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson, All The Way
  • Idris Elba as DCI John Luther, Luther
  • Tom Hiddleston as Jonathan Pine, The Night Manager
  • Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie

  • Felicity Huffman as Leslie Graham, American Crime
  • Lili Taylor as Anne Blaine, American Crime
  • Kerry Washington as Anita Hill, Confirmation
  • Kirsten Dunst as Peggy Blumquist, Fargo
  • Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
  • Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

  • Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, Better Call Saul • AMC
  • Ben Mendelsohn as Danny Rayburn, Bloodline • Netflix
  • Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Game Of Thrones • HBO
  • Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Game Of Thrones • HBO
  • Michael Kelly as Doug Stamper, House Of Cards • Netflix
  • Jon Voight as Mickey Donovan, Ray Donovan • Showtime

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

  • Maura Tierney as Helen Solloway, The Affair • Showtime
  • Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey • PBS
  • Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Game Of Thrones • HBO
  • Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Game Of Thrones • HBO
  • Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Game Of Thrones • HBO
  • Constance Zimmer as Quinn King, UnREAL • Lifetime

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

  • Louie Anderson as Christine Baskets, Baskets • FX Networks
  • Andre Braugher as Captain Ray Holt, Brooklyn Nine-Nine • FOX
  • Keegan-Michael Key as Various characters, Key & Peele • Comedy Central
  • Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Modern Family • ABC
  • Tituss Burgess as Titus Andromedon, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt • Netflix
  • Tony Hale as Gary Walsh, Veep • HBO
  • Matt Walsh as Mike McLintock, Veep • HBO

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

  • Niecy Nash as Didi Ortley, Getting On • HBO
  • Allison Janney as Bonnie, Mom • CBS
  • Kate McKinnon as Various characters, Saturday Night Live • NBC
  • Judith Light as Shelly Pfefferman, Transparent • Amazon
  • Gaby Hoffmann as Ali Pfefferman, Transparent • Amazon
  • Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer, Veep • HBO

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie

  • Jesse Plemons as Ed Blumquist, Fargo
  • Bokeem Woodbine as Mike Milligan, Fargo
  • Hugh Laurie as Richard Roper, The Night Manager
  • Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie

  • Melissa Leo as Lady Bird Johnson, All The Way
  • Regina King as Terri Lacroix, American Crime
  • Sarah Paulson as Hypodermic Sally / Billie Dean Howard, American Horror Story: Hotel
  • Kathy Bates as Iris, American Horror Story: Hotel
  • Jean Smart as Floyd Gerhardt, Fargo
  • Olivia Colman as Angela Burr, The Night Manager

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

  • Bob Newhart as Arthur, The Big Bang Theory
  • Tracy Morgan as Host, Saturday Night Live
  • Larry David as Host, Saturday Night Live
  • Bradley Whitford as Magnus Hirschfeld, Transparent
  • Martin Mull as Bob Bradley, Veep
  • Peter MacNicol as Jeff Kane, Veep

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

  • Max von Sydow as The Three-Eyed Raven, Game Of Thrones
  • Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning, The Good Wife
  • Reg E. Cathey as Freddy, House Of Cards
  • Mahershala Ali as Remy Danton, House Of Cards
  • Paul Sparks as Thomas Yates, House Of Cards
  • Hank Azaria as Ed Cochran, Ray Donovan

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

  • Laurie Metcalf as Mary, The Big Bang Theory
  • Christine Baranski as Dr. Beverly Hofstadter, The Big Bang Theory
  • Tina Fey & Amy Poehler as Co-Hosts, Saturday Night Live
  • Melissa McCarthy as Host, Saturday Night Live
  • Amy Schumer as Host, Saturday Night Live
  • Melora Hardin as Tammy Cashman, Transparent

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

  • Margo Martindale as Claudia, The Americans
  • Carrie Preston as Elsbeth Tascioni, The Good Wife
  • Laurie Metcalf as Sarah, Horace And Pete
  • Ellen Burstyn as Elizabeth Hale, House Of Cards
  • Molly Parker as Jackie Sharp, House Of Cards
  • Allison Janney as Margaret Scully, Masters Of Sex

Outstanding Limited Series

  • American Crime • ABC
  • Fargo • FX Networks
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story • FX Networks
  • Roots • History
  • The Night Manager • AMC

Outstanding Television Movie

  • All The Way • HBO
  • Confirmation • HBO
  • Luther • BBC America
  • Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece) • PBS
  • A Very Murray Christmas • Netflix

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

  • The Amazing Race • CBS
  • American Ninja Warrior • NBC
  • Dancing With The Stars • ABC
  • Project Runway • Lifetime
  • Top Chef • Bravo
  • The Voice • NBC

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

  • Ryan Seacrest, Host, American Idol
  • Tom Bergeron, Host, Dancing With The Stars
  • Jane Lynch, Host, Hollywood Game Night
  • Steve Harvey, Host, Little Big Shots starring Steve Harvey
  • Heidi Klum, Host Tim Gunn, Co-Host, Project Runway
  • RuPaul Charles, Host, RuPaul's Drag Race

Outstanding Animated Program

  • Archer - The Figgis Agency
  • Bob's Burgers - The Horse Rider-er
  • Phineas and Ferb - Last Day of Summer
  • The Simpsons - Halloween of Horror
  • South Park - You're Not Yelping