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Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, ‘Blackish’, ‘People Vs. O.J.’, Roots Receive Emmy Nominations (Watch)

Actors Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham present the 68th Emmy Awards nominations announcement at the Saban Media Center on July 14, 2016 in North Hollywood, California. The 68th Emmy Awards, including the star-studded Red Carpet preshow, will telecast live from The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 18 (7:00-11:00 p.m. ET/4:00-8:00 p.m. PT) on ABC.
Actors Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham present the 68th Emmy Awards nominations announcement at the Saban Media Center on July 14, 2016 in North Hollywood, California. The 68th Emmy Awards, including the star-studded Red Carpet preshow, will telecast live from The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 18 (7:00-11:00 p.m. ET/4:00-8:00 p.m. PT) on ABC.

*ABC comedy “Black-ish” and its two lead actors Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross all received Emmy nominations this morning, as the Television Academy announced contenders for the 68th annual ceremony.

EMPIRE: Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon in the Fires Of Heaven episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, Oct. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Chuck Hodes/FOX.
Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon in the Fires Of Heaven episode of EMPIRE.

Also, Taraji P. Henson of Fox’s “Empire” and Viola Davis of ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder” will face each other again for outstanding actress in a drama series.

Courtney B. Vance and Cuba Gooding, Jr. were nominated for their roles as Johnnie Cochran and O.J. Simpson, respectively, in FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” which itself earned a nomination for Outstanding Limited Series.

HBO’s “Confirmation” earned a nod, as did its star Kerry Washington for her role as Anita Hill. She’ll face nominee Audra McDonald of HBO’s “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson’s” Sarah Paulson for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie.

History Channel’s update of “Roots,”  ABC’s critically-acclaimed “American Crime” and Idris Elba’s BBC America series “Luther” also received nominations.

Winners will be announced on Sept. 18 and air live at 7 p.m. on ABC.

Actors Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham present the 68th Emmy Awards nominations announcement at the Saban Media Center on July 14, 2016 in North Hollywood, California. The 68th Emmy Awards, including the star-studded Red Carpet preshow, will telecast live from The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 18 (7:00-11:00 p.m. ET/4:00-8:00 p.m. PT) on ABC.
Actors Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham present the 68th Emmy Awards nominations announcement at the Saban Media Center on July 14, 2016 in North Hollywood, California.

Anderson and actress Lauren Graham of Netflix’s newly-revived “Gilmore Girls” announced nominees for the top categories from Wolf Theatre at the Academy’s newly-opened Saban Media Center.

Watch the nominations announcement below (beginning at the 25:23 mark), followed by a list of the nominees in major categories:

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Kyle Chandler – Bloodline (Netflix)
Rami Malek – Mr. Robot (USA)
Matthew Rhys  – The Americans (FX)
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul (AMC)
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards (Netflix)
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan (Showtime)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Keri Russell – The Americans (FX)
Taraji P. Henson – Empire (FOX)
Claire Danes – Homeland (Showtime)
Robin Wright – House of Cards (Netflix)
Viola Davis – How To Get Away With Murder (ABC)
Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black (BBC America)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – Black-ish (ABC)
Will Forte – The Last Man On Earth (FOX)
Aziz Ansari – Master of None (Netflix)
William H. Macy – Shameless (Showtime)
Thomas Middleditch – Silicon Valley (HBO)
Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent (Amazon)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Tracy Ellis Ross – Black-ish
Laurie Metcalf – Getting On (HBO)
Lily Tomlin (Grace And Frankie) Netflix
Amy Schumer – Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Ellie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie.
Bryan Cranston – All The Way (HBO)
Idris Elba – Luther (BBC America)
Tom Hiddleston – The Night Manager (AMC)
Courtney B. Vance – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Cuba Gooding, Jr. – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (PBS)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie
Felicity Huffman – American Crime (ABC)
Lili Taylor – American Crime (ABC)
Kerry Washington – Confirmation (HBO)
Kirsten Dunst – Fargo (FX)
Audra McDonald – Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (HBO)
Sarah Paulson – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

Outstanding Reality Series
The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Crackle)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

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

Outstanding Limited Series
American Crime (ABC)
Fargo (FX)
The Night Manager (AMC)
The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Roots (History)

Outstanding Comedy Series
Blackish (ABC)
Master of None (Netflix)
Modern Family (ABC)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Transparent (Amazon)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Drama Series
The Americans (FX)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Mister Robot (USA)

View the full list of nominees here.

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