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The Americans, Mr. Robot Score Emmy Nominations

The FX drama finally breaks through

Joyce Eng

The Americans finally broke through at the Emmys, scoring multiple major nominations Thursday.

The FX spy drama vill vie for drama series against defending champ Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul, Downton Abbey, Homeland, House of Cards and Mr. Robot. Mr. Robot's mention is USA its first series nomination in either drama or comedy.
The Americans stars Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell also made the cut in the lead drama acting races. Rhys is up against Kyle Chandler (Bloodline), Rami Malek (Mr. Robot), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan) and Kevin Spacey (House of Cards).
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Russell is against Claire Danes (Homeland), defending champ Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder), Taraji P. Henson (Empire), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and Robin Wright (House of Cards).

The comedy series race features defending champ Veep, Black-ish, Master of None, Modern Family, Silicon Valley, Transparent and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Veep's leading lady Julia Louis-Dreyfus, meanwhile, will be seeking a record-breaking fifth-straight win and a record sixth overall win in the comedy lead actress category.
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Check out the nominees below.

The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ABC.
Drama Series
The Americans
Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mr. Robot

Comedy Series
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
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

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

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

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

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

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

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Louie 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

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Allison Janney, Mom
Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent
Judith Light, Transparent
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Niecy Nash, Getting On

Limited Series
American Crime
The Night Manager
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
TV Movie
A Very Murray Christmas
All the Way
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
Actor in a TV Movie/Limited Series
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

Actress in a TV Movie/Limited Series
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emersons Bar and Grill
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Lili Taylor, American Crime
Kerry Washington, Confirmation
Supporting Actor in a TV Movie/Limited Series
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
Jesse Plemons, Fargo
David Schwimmer, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo

Supporting Actress in a TV Movie/Limited Series
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Hotel
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Regina King, American Crime
Melissa Leo, All the Way
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Hotel
Jean Smart, Fargo
Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice

Reality Host
Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
RuPaul Charles, RuPaul's Drag Race
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

Variety Talk Series
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
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Variety Sketch Series
Documentary Now!
Drunk History
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Saturday Night Live