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ABC Receives 12 Nominations for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards


The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be airing live on ABC, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, on Sunday, September 18, 2016. The awards will honor the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2015 until May 31, 2016, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Naturally ABC received several nominations this year…twelve to be exact, making it the fourth most nominated network at this year’s awards:

Here are the talented shows and cast that received Emmy nominations:

Outstanding Comedy Series:
Black-ish (ABC)
Modern Family (ABC)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series:
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Outstanding Limited Series:
American Crime (ABC)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program:
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Sr. on Black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Tracee Ellis Ross as Dr. Rainbow “Bow” Johnson on Black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Viola Davis as Prof. Annalise Keating on How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy on Modern Family (ABC)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:
Felicity Huffman as Leslie Graham on American Crime (ABC)
Lili Taylor as Anne Blaine on American Crime (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:
Regina King as Terri LaCroix on American Crime (ABC)

We wish them all good luck on September 18! If you’d like to see the full list of nominees for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmys, please visit