It's time for the Emmys yet again, our favorite late in the year award show.

The nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday, July 14th, and, as always, there were some surprises, snubs, and snoozes.

Game of Thrones walked away from the announcement with a grand total of 23 nominations - just one off from their record breaking 24 nominations in 2015.

Kit Harington and Maisie Williams received their first respective nominations, and we're definitely not gonna contest those noms.

However, Game of Thrones has some hot competition for Best Drama this year - most notably with Emmys newcomer, Mr. Robot.

After an incredibly successful first season, Mr. Robot looks like the newcomer to beat this year. 

The show has already picked up the Golden Globe for Best Drama Series, and is nominated for the coveted Best Drama Series Emmy.


However, the Emmys didn't show any love to Christian Slater, who won a Golden Globe for his supporting role in Mr. Robot, but didn't receive an Emmy nomination at all. Sorry Slater, we still love you.

But Mr. Robot wasn't the only newcomer that came along to snag their well deserved nominations this year.

Ellie Kemper, the lovable star of Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, despite, sadly, not being nominated for the first season of the series.

Father of the #TreatYoSelf trend, Aziz Ansari, snagged nominations for Best Comedy Series, and Best Actor in a Comedy Series for the first season of his brain baby, Master of None. 

This makes Ansari the first ever South Asian actor to be nominated for playing a lead in a television series. We hope Ansari treated himself for making history.

Not surprisingly, The People v. OJ Simpson is right behind Game of Thrones with 22 total nominations. Again, not surprising.

Past Emmy favorite, The Good Wife, wrapped up its seventh and final season this past year, but it looks like it'll be going out with a whimper, as the show was neither nominated for Best Drama Series, nor was past Best Lead Actress winner, Julianna Margulies.

But hey, at least fan favorite, The Americans, finally got nominated. Good for you, The Americans. Way to finally get into the game.

Of course, some other fan favorites weren't quite as lucky. Orange is the New Black's third season walked away empty handed - even previous Supporting Actress winner Uzo Aduba, as well as Lady Gaga, who's performance in American Horror Story: Hotel earned her a Golden Globe.


HBO's The Leftovers, as well as A&E's Bates Motel were also left out in the cold at this years nominations.

But hey, at least Modern Family is still standing strong, even if their most recent seasons haven't been nearly as on par as their earlier ones.

At least we can find comfort in knowing that some things never change.

The 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards airs on September 18th at 8 PM EST. Make sure to tune in to see who takes home the gold this year.

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