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2016 Emmys nominations announced — including Tom Hiddleston, Mr. Robot & more

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Tom Hiddleston & Benedict Cumberbatch compete for Lead Actor at the 2016 Emmys

This year, Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards — but who are the nominees?

Many have speculated and asked the important questions regarding this year's potential contenders — some veterans, others newbies. For instance, Vulture asked: Could HBO's 15-year run as the most-nominated network come to an end? While Rami Malek was brilliant in Mr. Robot, will he get the Best Actor in a Drama Series nods he so deserves? The Hollywood Reporter thinks so. Will Netflix's Jessica Jones be the next female-lead series to win best drama? (Something that hasn't been done since 2012, with Homeland.) Will Viola Davis win Best Actress in a Drama again? How about Fresh Off the Boat's Constance Wu: Will she get nominated and win, further diversifying the list of Emmy winners?

Well, let's find out.

Black-ish's Anthony Anderson and Gilmore Girls' Lauren Graham announced the highly-anticipated list of nominees for the 2016 Emmys. Let's take a look:

Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

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  • Kyle Chandler
  • Rami Malek*
  • Bob Odenkirk
  • Matthew Rhys*
  • Liev Schreiber
  • Kevin Spacey

*First-time nominee

More: 22 Photos of Rami Malek through the years

Lead Actress in a Drama Series:

Tom Hiddleston & Benedict Cumberbatch compete for Lead Actor at the 2016 Emmys
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  • Claire Danes
  • Viola Davis
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Tatiana Maslany
  • Keri Russell*
  • Robin Wright

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

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  • Bryan Cranston
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Idris Elba
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.*
  • Tom Hiddleston*
  • Courtney B. Vance*

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

Tom Hiddleston & Benedict Cumberbatch compete for Lead Actor at the 2016 Emmys
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  • Kirsten Dunst*
  • Felicity Huffman
  • Audra McDonald
  • Sarah Paulson
  • Lili Taylor
  • Kerry Washington

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

Tom Hiddleston & Benedict Cumberbatch compete for Lead Actor at the 2016 Emmys
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  • Anthony Anderson
  • Aziz Ansari*
  • Will Forte
  • William H. Macy
  • Thomas Middleditch*
  • Jeffrey Tambor

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

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  • Ellie Kemper*
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Laurie Metcalf
  • Tracee Ellis Ross*
  • Amy Schumer
  • Lily Tomlin

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program:

Tom Hiddleston & Benedict Cumberbatch compete for Lead Actor at the 2016 Emmys
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  • The Amazing Race
  • American Ninja Warrior
  • Dancing With the Stars
  • Project Runway
  • Top Chef
  • The Voice

Outstanding Variety Talk Series:

Tom Hiddleston & Benedict Cumberbatch compete for Lead Actor at the 2016 Emmys
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  • 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 with Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding Television Movie:

Tom Hiddleston & Benedict Cumberbatch compete for Lead Actor at the 2016 Emmys
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  • A Very Murray Christmas
  • All the Way
  • Confirmation
  • Luther
  • Sherlock

Outstanding Limited Series:

Tom Hiddleston & Benedict Cumberbatch compete for Lead Actor at the 2016 Emmys
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  • American Crime
  • Fargo
  • The Night Manager
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson
  • Roots

Outstanding Comedy Series:

Tom Hiddleston & Benedict Cumberbatch compete for Lead Actor at the 2016 Emmys
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  • black-ish*
  • Master of None*
  • Modern Family
  • Silicon Valley
  • Transparent
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Veep

Outstanding Drama Series:

Tom Hiddleston & Benedict Cumberbatch compete for Lead Actor at the 2016 Emmys
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  • The Americans*
  • Better Call Saul
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland
  • House of Cards
  • Mr. Robot*

More: Mr. Robot: 8 Things to know if you've never seen the award-winning show

Game of Thrones received the most nominations (23), while The People v. O.J. Simpson and Fargo came in second with 22 nominates and 18 nominations, respectively.

View the full list or watch the full live-stream:

Were your favorite shows and actors nominated? Did anyone get snubbed? Let us know in the comments below.

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