'People v. OJ Simpson,' 'Game of Thrones' lead Emmy nominations

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Apparently she was Facetiming her mother when she got a Twitter notification that she was nominated for an award.

"Game of Thrones", which won a record 12 Emmys last fall including best drama, gets the chance to claim its second top award.

HBO fantasy drama "Game of Thrones" has received 23 nominations at the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, while true-story series "American Crime Story: The People vs O J Simpson" trails closely behind with 22 nods. The three actresses congratulated each other with heartfelt posts on social media. This time, Tracee Ellis Ross, who stars as wife, mom and doctor in the sitcom about an African-American family trying to keep its ethnic heritage alive, may get her own leading actress bid.

Cuba Gooding Jr, who played OJ Simpson, and Courtney B Vance, who played Simpson's lawyer Johnnie Cochran, are both up for best lead actor in a limited series.

"I'm traveling right now and there are a few shows I would love to be watching, but I don't have cable, but I do have access to YouTube", she said after the Emmy nominations were announced.

The nods for Game of Thrones included best supporting actor and actress nominations for last year's victor Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headley, Emilia Clarke and Maisie Williams and nods for writers David Benioff and DB Weiss.

Nominees for Best Drama Series include Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul, Downton Abbey, Homeland, House of Cards, newcomer Mr. Robot and The Americans finally received a nod.

HBO's political satire "Veep" led the comedy race with 17 nominations, including a nod for best actress for Julia Louis-Dreyfus. And Amy Schumer has nominations for "Inside Amy Schumer", "Saturday Night Live" and "Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo".

His show "Black-ish" was also nomimated in the outstanding comedy series category, joining "Master of None", "Modern Family", "Silicon Valley", "Transparent", "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Veep". I am so happy to be part of this cast and honored to be nominated with such an outstanding group of people and many of my friends.

The 2016 Emmy Awards are scheduled to take place on September 18 in Los Angeles and will be hosted by comedian-talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel.

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