Watch a livestream of the 2016 Emmy nominations here

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in a still from Game of Thrones. After all, few other shows have been heralded by critics so consistently, passionately and unanimously, but, moreover, few programs seem as conducive to awards.

In this image released by HBO, Lena Headey appears in a scene from "Game of Thrones".

The transgender-themed "Transparent, " which earned a best actor trophy for star Jeffrey Tambor, could get another shot at top comedy.

Comedy Actor Reid Scott - Veep Anthony Anderson - Black-ish Will Forte - The Last Man on Earth William H. Macy - Shameless Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory Jeffrey Tambor - Transparent Definite nomination: Anthony Anderson, "Black-ish" previous year victor: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent Fun fact: Jeffrey Tambor became the first actor ever to win an Emmy for playing a trans character, and when accepting his statue for lead actor in a comedy, he recognized the importance of the moment.

The nominees for best actress in a comedy series are: Tracee Ellis Ross, "black-ish"; Laurie Metcalf, "Getting On"; Lily Tomlin, "Grace and Frankie"; Amy Schumer, "Inside Amy Schumer"; Ellie Kemper, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep".

The Emmy nominations are announced live tomorrow, July 14th 2016, and for the first time in a while, we here at WiCnet are awaiting them with baited breath.

Consisting of 19,000 members, the Television Academy decides the best series and characters from series broadcasted on the last 12 months.

"The People v. O.J. Simpson" was one of Thursday's top-nominated shows, receiving 22 nominations including for Sarah Paulson for her portrayal of prosecutor Marcia Clark and Courtney B. Vance for his portrayal of late defense attorney Johnnie Cochran. Expect a couple of "Daily Show" alums - HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" and TBS' "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee" - to battle network hosts Colbert (CBS), Jimmy Fallon (NBC) and Jimmy Kimmel (ABC) for the award.

For the Outstanding Comedy Series, Veep and Modern Family are likely to get nominations.

Better Call Saul, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland, House of Cards, Mr. Robot, and The Americans are nominated for outstanding drama series.

My thoughts: I understand why some people might be sick of Louis-Dreyfus, who has won four years in a row.

American Crime, Fargo, Roots, The Night Manager, and The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story are nominated for outstanding limited series. Although it wasn't as many nods as it received in the past viewers were still surprised the show was nominated at all.

The rest of the nomination list, including the Supporting categories, will be available at shortly after the announcement. She got not one, not two, but THREE Emmy nominations.

Malek and Rhys will be competing with Kevin Spacey for "House of Cards", Kyle Chandler for "Bloodline", Bob Odenkirk for "Better Call Saul" and Liev Schreiber for "Ray Donovan". The reading of the Emmy nominations is about to begin.

Breakthrough nominations include a best comedy series nod for sophomore "black-ish", which brought the African-American family sitcom back to network TV, with bids as well for its stars, Anthony Anderson - who announced the awards Thursday and read his own name with glee - and his co-star Tracee Ellis Ross.

Jimmy Kimmel will host the The Emmy Awards on September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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