The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles this Sept. 18

By Samantha Highfill
Updated July 14, 2016 06:35 PM
Credit: FX Networks

The 2016 Emmy nominations are out, and we are breaking down the numbers side of things. From first-time nominees to all those snubbed, here are the facts and figures to know about this year’s lineup.

17: Nominations for Veep, the most of any comedy this year, which brings the show’s all-time Emmy nomination total to 43.

106: Total number of all-time Emmy nominations for Game of Thrones at this point.

94: Nominations for HBO this year, the most of any network, followed by FX with 56, Netflix with 54 and NBC with 41.

23: The number of nominations for Game of Thrones this year, the most of any show. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story followed behind with 22, while Fargo came in third with 18.


Number of non-white actors nominated.

10: Nominations for Transparent, bringing the show’s all-time Emmy nominations total to 21.

4: The number of times Julianna Margulies was previously nominated for her work on The Good Wife before being snubbed on her final season. (She’s won twice.)

4: Nominations for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – choreography, music and lyrics, editing, and main title theme song – despite the fact that Golden Globe winner Rachel Bloom did not receive recognition.


Actors with multiple nominations. Amy Schumer scored four, while both Laurie Metcalf, Aziz Ansari and Keegan-Michael Key nabbed three, and Rachel Bloom, Allison Janney and Sarah Paulson each received two.

1: The number of actors from Modern Family who received nominations this year. (It was Ty Burrell. And yes, the show was nominated.)

1: Number of eligible actresses who won Emmys last year but were not nominated this year: Uzo Aduba for Orange Is the New Black.

1: Nominations for Beyoncé for directing Lemonade with Kahlil Joseph. Lemonade received four nominations total.


Acting nominations for Lady Gaga, despite the fact that she won a Golden Globe for her work on American Horror Story: Hotel. (Her song by Diane Warren, “Til It Happens to You” from The Hunting Ground did pick up a nomination, however.)

The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles this Sept. 18.