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68th Emmy Awards: Who’s Presenting, Who’s Nominated, When’s It On?

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Alberto E. Rodriguez/Mark Davis/Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Sure signs autumn’s looming: Pumpkin spice lattes suddenly abound, Staples has been wiped clean of three-ring binders and the Emmy Awards are just around the corner.

The 68th annual Emmys will air on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 18 at 8 PM EST. Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the 64th ceremony in 2012, will reprise his role, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus will go for a historic win with a possible (and likely) fifth award for her role as Selina Meyer on HBO’s VEEPWith that trophy, she would earn the title of most wins ever in the Best Actress category and tie her with Don Knotts (Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show) and Ed Asner (Lou Grant in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant) for most wins as a single character.

Earlier today (September 1), Deadline announced the first wave of presenters for the show, which included nominees Aziz Ansari (Master of None), Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Taraji P. Henson (Empire) and Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan). Two-time winner for Modern Family Julie Bowen will also present, as will Kristen Bell, Priyanka Chopra, James Corden, Larry David, Andy Samberg and Michael Weatherly.

As of September 7, Laverne Cox, Tracee Ellis Ross, America Ferrera, Kit Harington, Matt LeBlanc, Joel McHale, Chris Rock, Jeffrey Tambor, Kerry Washington and Damon Wayans have also been added as presenters, according to Deadline

And where nominees are concerned, VEEP, Game of Thrones and limited series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story got the most love, while HBO was the most nominated network.

Here’s who’s up for what:

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Keri Russell, The Americans
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
Idris Elba, Luther
Cuba Gooding Jr., The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Lili Taylor, American Crime
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish 
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth 
William H. Macy, Shameless 
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley 
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Laurie Metcalf, Getting On
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Lily Tomlin, Grace & Frankie

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Ben Mendelsohn, Better Call Saul
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly, House Of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Maura Tierney, The Affair
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game Of Thrones
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones 
Constance Zimmer, UnREAL

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Louis Anderson, Baskets
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tony Hale, Veep,
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
Matt Walsh, VEEP

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Anna Chlumsky, VEEP
Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent
Allison Janney, Mom
Judith Light, Transparent
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Niecy Nash, Getting On

Outstanding Drama Series
The Americans
Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mr. Robot

Outstanding Comedy Series
black-ish
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

Outstanding Limited Series
American Crime
Fargo
The Night Manager
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Roots

Outstanding Television Movie
A Very Murray Christmas
All the Way
Confirmation
Luther
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Jimmmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding reality-competition program
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior 
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice

We’ll update the post as more news comes in — stay tuned!

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