‘Game of Thrones’ May Again Steal The Show At 2016 Emmys


“Game of Thrones” has once again been tipped to dominate at the announcement of the television industry’s 2016 Emmys nominations on Thursday.

After raking in a record-breaking 12 awards last year, including best drama series, HBO’s fantasy epic series about noble families vying for control of the Iron Throne is expected to net a raft of nods.

Emmy nominations will be announced Thursday morning. The Television Academy’s 19,000 members were given two weeks in June to sift through a crowded field of more than 8,000 entries from shows aired during the previous 12 months.

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Academy members were able to select up to 10 programmes per category but, unlike the Oscars, do not rank their choices for the Emmys, with nominees determined by a simple tally. There are seven nominees in “comedy series” and “drama series” and six in the rest.

“Downton Abbey” picked up eight nominations last year but won only for “hairstyling” and will be hoping to mark its final season with a fourth nod in the prestigious outstanding drama category.

Last year’s other drama nominees — “Breaking Bad,” Spinoff “Better Call Saul,” “Game of Thrones,” Political thrillers, “Homeland” and “House of Cards,” and prison dramedy “Orange is the New Black” — are all eligible again this year.

Anthony Anderson, star of ABC’s hit series “Black-ish,” and “Gilmore Girls” actress Lauren Graham will present the nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards at the Television Academy in Los Angeles.

Second round voting will take place from August 15 to August 29 while the awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 18 on ABC.

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Submissions from top contenders for the 2016 Emmys are:

“Better Call Saul” season 2
“Gloves Off” (Skip Macdonald)
“Klick” (Skip Macdonald & Curtis Thurber)
“Nailed” (Kelley Dixon & Chris McCaleb)
“Rebecca” (Kelley Dixon)

“Game of Thrones” season 6
“Battle of the Bastards” (Tim Porter)
“Home” (Crispin Green)
“Oathbreaker” (Katie Weiland)

“House of Cards” season 4
“Chapter 40” (Lisa Bromwell)
“Chapter 43” (Cindy Mollo)
“Chapter 49” (Byron Smith)

“The Knick” season 2
“This is All We Are” (Mary Ann Bernard)

“Mr. Robot” season 1
“eps1.2_d3bug.mkv” (Sharidan Williams-Sotelo)
“eps1.7_wh1ter0se.m4v” (Franklin Peterson)
“eps1.8_m1rr0r1ng.qt” (Sam Seig)
“eps1.9_zer0-day.avi” (Philip Harrison)

“Orange is the New Black” season 3
“Trust No Bitch” (Bill Turro)