What to expect from this year's Emmy Awards

Taraji P. Henson, James Corden and Liev Schreiber will present at the upcoming Emmy awards. Photos / AP, Supplied
Taraji P. Henson, James Corden and Liev Schreiber will present at the upcoming Emmy awards. Photos / AP, Supplied

Taraji P. Henson, James Corden and Liev Schreiber will present at the upcoming Emmy awards.

The trio, who are all up for prizes at the ceremony, are among the first batch of names to be announced at helping hand out the statuettes, along with fellow nominees Aziz Ansari, Anthony Anderson and Larry David.

And Kristen Bell, Priyanka Chopra, Randall Park, Andy Samberg and Michael Weatherly will also be undertaking presenting duties at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on September 18.

Game of Thrones Season 6 episode with Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage as Daenerys and Tyrion. Photo / HBO
Game of Thrones Season 6 episode with Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage as Daenerys and Tyrion. Photo / HBO

As was previously announced, Game of Thrones leads this year's nominations with a staggering 23, one more than The People v OJ Simpson, which is the first series since the 1990s to achieve over 20 nominations in its first season.

Game of Thrones will face off against The Americans, Better Call Saul, Downton Abbey, Homeland, House of Cards and Mr. Robot in the Best Drama category and it also picked up a number of acting nods.

Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington will compete for Best Supporting Actor, while Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey and Maisie Williams have all been nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story will compete in the Outstanding Limited Series category alongside American Crime, The Night Manager, Fargo and Roots, while also picking up nods in the Outstanding Actor/ Actress in a Mini-series or Movie categories, along with Supporting Actor.

Meanwhile, Fargo received 18 nominations, Veep got 17 and Saturday Night Live scooped 16.

Cuba Gooding, Jr. as O.J. Simpson in television drama American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
Cuba Gooding, Jr. as O.J. Simpson in television drama American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.

Nominees for the Variety Talk Series include Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, The Late Late Show With James Corden, Real Time With Bill Maher and Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.

Beyoncé also received four nominations for her visual album Lemonade, which aired on HBO.

The 68th annual Emmy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

- Bang! Showbiz

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