2016 Emmy Nominations Announced

Anthony Anderson, left, and Lauren Graham announce the nominees for lead actress in a comedy series at the 68th Emmy nominations announcement at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in Los Angeles on July 14. Jordan Strauss/Invision for the Television Academy/AP

The 2016 Emmy Award nominations are out. Anthony Anderson, star of the comedy series black-ish, and Lauren Graham, who is about to reprise her role as Lorelai Gilmore in Netflix's Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, joined Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum Thursday morning to announce the nominees in major categories.

"Even with the remarkable history of television, from I Love Lucy to Friends, and Bonanza to Breaking Bad, at no time in the past 70 years has our industry achieved the vibrancy, relevancy, consistent creative excellence and diversity we are experiencing at this very moment," Rosenblum said.

"This morning we are recognizing this generation's creative leaders," he added, at a time when television "is enjoying its most spectacular run in its history with breakthrough creativity, emerging platforms and dynamic new opportunities for our industry's storytellers."

The 68th Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, are scheduled for Sunday, September 18, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The red carpet preshow and ceremony will be broadcast on ABC from 7 to 11 p.m. Eastern time.

Watch a recording of Thursday's live-streamed announcement (starting at about 22:45):

Below are nominations in some key categories. The nominees in all categories are available here.

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
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Keri Russell, The Americans

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

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

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

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 and Frankie

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice
American Ninja Warrior

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

Outstanding TV Movie
All the Way
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
A Very Murray Christmas

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

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

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