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So, it’s that time of year again. No, we’re not talking about the summer TV hiatus — we’re talking about the dog and pony show that is the Emmys, of course. Sure, the actual awards (as hosted by Jimmy Kimmel) don’t air until mid-September, but as of Thursday morning, we officially know who’s in the running.

Gilmore Girl Lauren Graham and Black-ish star Anthony Anderson made the announcements live on the Emmy’s streaming site, and we have several immediate reactions…

The most shocking nomination

We have to divide this one into three: Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell and The Americans. Critics have long celebrated the 80s’ set spy drama and the stars who so admirably play KGB agents, but other than giving some love to guest star Margo Martingale, the Emmys have always ignored the show. It’s about time they honour them, we suppose, but it does feel a little late to the party.

The biggest snub

No one ever pretended that the third season of Orange is the New Black was stellar television. The show obviously wanted to enter this year’s race as a comedy, but the academy classified it as a drama instead. So now we don’t see it anywhere, following all of the Season 1 and 2 hype. No worries, we’re sure now that these lines have been drawn, OITNB will definitely show up in drama next year. If you’ve seen Season 4 you know what we’re talking about.

Runner-up here goes to Making a Murderer. For all the hype it garnered, we expected it to at least make an appearance on this list.

The biggest no-brainer

You don’t have to hack the system to know that Mr. Robot quickly became one of the most talked-about new entries last season. It’s kind of fitting that the show got some love the morning after its Season 2 debut. If we’re being completely honest, we were worried the Emmys would forget this little show that could, so we’re completely over the moon that it’s getting the credit it deserves.

The potential underdog

Constance Zimmer’s Quinn character on unREAL is a force to be reckoned with. We weren’t sure the show would get any love at this year’s Emmy’s, but Zimmer proved to be ahead of the pack there (she was also recently nominated for a Television Critics Association Award, too). The thing is, she’s in a pretty tough category with lots of big names. If she can pull a win this year, we shall definitely bow down.

The dark horse

Aziz Ansari is the master of banter in Master of None, which quietly hit the TV circuit and has kind of been picking up steam as more and more people catch on to its brilliance. But, as is the case with Constance Zimmer above, Ansari and his show are both in pretty tough categories. We’d like to think he could pull off a win given how relevant the comedy actually is to some of today’s issues, but we also think it’s a long shot.

The one we’re going to talk about

The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime story has one of the most annoyingly long names of the pack, but it was also one of the year’s most memorable entries. Brilliant actors coupled with a memorable, ripped-from-the-headlines story mean that this show is going to be the hit of the night. Not only will it probably win for best mini, but we’re throwing our hats in the ring for Sarah Paulson and Courtney B. Vance to win as well.

The Canadian connection

Huge kudos to Tatiana Maslany on the nomination. We’re rooting for you girl, especially since you’re probably in the toughest category of the pack.

The new trend this all sets

If you aren’t sick of limited-series and crime stories yet, you very well could be a year from now. The anthology series has been picking up steam for a few years now (ever since the introduction of American Horror Story, which is strangely missing from this list), but now it’s fully blown up. Of course anything involving a crime (or true crime) seems to be the winning formula.

And now the list of major nominees…

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
Silcon Valley
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA

Kyle Chandler, Bloodlines
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA

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

LEAD ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock The Abominable Bride
Idris Elba, Luther
Cuba Gooding Jr., The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

LEAD ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Sarah Paulson, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Lili Taylor, American Crime
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY

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

LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY

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

REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES

The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice

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

LIMITED SERIES

American Crime
Fargo
The Night Manager
The People vs. O.J.: American Crime Story
Roots

TELEVISION MOVIE

A Very Murray Christmas
All the way
Confirmation
Luther
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Kit Harrington, Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA

Dame Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Emilia Clark, Game of Thrones
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones
Maura Tierney, The Affair
Constance Zimmer, UnREAL

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY

Louie Anderson, Baskets
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Keegan Michael-Key, Key and Peele
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Titus Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale, Veep
Matt Walsh, Veep

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY

Niecy Nash, Getting On
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Judith Light, Transparent
Gaby Hoffman, Transparent
Anna Chlumsky, Veep