HBO and Game of Thrones dominate the Emmy nominations for the third year in a row.

Anthony Anderson, of ‘black-ish, and Lauren Graham, of Gilmore Girls and the upcoming Netflix miniseries Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, announced the nominees on behalf of the Television Academy Thursday morning. HBO and FX are the big winners heading into the 68th Emmy Awards.

Leaders of the pack

Ryan Murphy’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Storyfollowed Game of Thronesas the second-most nominated series, while FX followed HBO as the second-most nominated network.

FX’s Fargo took third place, and HBO’s Veep nabbed the most nominations for a comedy. The streaming service Netflix moved up from sixth place last year to third place this year.

Twitter reacts

Many are hailing the Television Academy's decision to embrace diversity, as it nominated 18 non-white actors.

Special attention to diversity at the Emmys was inevitable, asthis year's Oscars were widely criticized for havingno people of color in the majorcategories, spawning the popular hashtag #OscarsSoWhite.

Fans of FX'sThe Americans are rejoicing, as the critically acclaimed series has finally broken into the Emmy Awards in its fourth season. Fans of Beyoncé are also celebrating, as the singer'sLemonade music videogarnered four nominations.

Notable snubs

Netflix favorite Orange is the New Black didn’t get nominated for best drama series. Four-time winner of lead actor in a comedy series Jim Parsons, of The Big Bang Theory, missed out. The Daily Show, which had swept the Emmys for years with Jon Stewart at the helm, failed to make the list of outstanding talk show nominees with Trevor Noah as the host.

Nominations by the numbers

Top 10 Networks:

  1. HBO 94
  2. FX 56
  3. Netflix 54
  4. NBC 41
  5. ABC 35
  6. CBS 35
  7. FOX 29
  8. PBS 26
  9. AMC 24
  10. Showtime 22

Top Ten Series:

  1. Game of Thrones 23
  2. People v. O.J. Simpson 22
  3. Fargo 18
  4. Veep 17
  5. Saturday Night Live 16
  6. House of Cards 13
  7. The Night Manager 12
  8. Silicon Valley 11
  9. Downton Abbey 10
  10. Grease: Live 10

The Emmys will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and will air September 18 at 7:00pm ET on ABC.

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