''Game of Thrones'' leads the Emmy Awards nominations with 23 nods, while limited series ''The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,'' and ''Fargo'' also landed top nods for U.S. television's highest honors. Bob Mezan reports.
The contenders for the 2016 Primetime Emmy awards have been announced and "Game of Thrones" led nominees with 23 overall nods. Among its nominations, the medieval fantasy series garnered recognition for outstanding drama - it won that category last year. "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," which follows the details of the 1995 Simpson murder trial, scored 22 nominations in the limited series categories, including two best actor nods for Cuba Gooding Jr. and Courtney B. Vance, and a best actress nod for Sarah Paulson. The FX crime drama "Fargo" was the third-most nominated production, with 18 nominations, including a bid for best limited series and a nod for Kirsten Dunst as best actress in that category. In the comedy series category, HBO's political satire "Veep," led with 17 nominations, including best actress for Julia Louis-Dreyfus; she's won for "Veep" every year since 2012. This year's Emmy winners will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on September 18.