Emmys Give Big Nods To 'Game Of Thrones,' 'Veep' And 'Lemonade'

In this image released by Netflix, Ellie Kemper appears in a scene from "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt".

For the Outstanding Comedy Series, Veep and Modern Family are likely to get nominations. This time, Tracee Ellis Ross, who stars as wife, mom and doctor in the sitcom about an African-American family trying to keep its ethnic heritage alive, may get her own leading actress bid.

"I did not expect it, and I wasn't going to sit around expecting it. I was going to carry on with my life because we're in the second season here of a really off-beat show". - "Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk, who was walking his dog when he found out he was up for leading actor in a drama series.

Limited series "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" stands to reap nods for its multiethnic cast that includes Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran; Cuba Gooding Jr.as Simpson; Sarah Paulson playing Marcia Clark and Kenneth Choi as Judge Lance Ito.

"Game of Thrones" has received the most nominations for this year's Emmys.

The lavish and complex "Game of Thrones" will try to repeat its 2015 victory in the best drama series category, a rarity for a fantasy saga.

Actress, Drama Series: Taraji P. Henson, "Empire"; Claire Danes, "Homeland"; Robin Wright, "House of Cards"; Viola Davis, "How to Get Away With Murder"; Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black"; Keri Russell, "The Americans". The reading of the Emmy nominations is about to begin.

"Black-ish" star Anthony Anderson may want to practice looking surprised and humble before helping to announce this year's Emmy contenders on Thursday morning.

The Emmys are all about celebrating television's greatest everything; from actors to writing to the person who probably mops up way too much fake blood, there's a lot of potential for the best to go home with some awards.

Top categories will be announced in a five-minute webcast by Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham, who will soon take the stage that is flanked with four large Emmy Award statuettes. To get into the theater, reporters had to walk down a long hallway with a red carpet that leads into the expansive new space, which sports plush red chairs with armrests.

The Emmy Awards will be presented September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and airing live on ABC.

This year's Emmy nominations come out at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, St. Louis time, and there are two St. Louisans I hope are on the list.

There's creative range as well to be considered by the TV academy's 22,000 voters who, unlike the invitation-only Oscars club of 6,000-plus, rely on their professional experience to gain admission.

The "GoT" nomination drama doesn't stop there!

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