Watch out for the first time Emmy nominees in 2016!

Aziz Ansari, Kit Harrington, Maisie Williams are the ones who have been nominated for Emmy Awards for the first time in their career span.

Written by Samarpita Das | New Delhi | Updated: September 17, 2016 3:16 pm
Aziz Ansari, Kit Harrington, Maisie Williams are among the ones who have been nominated for Emmy Awards for the first time in their career span. Aziz Ansari, Kit Harrington, Maisie Williams are the ones who have been nominated for Emmy Awards for the first time in their career span.

The recent nominations for the nominee only make you wonder, why wasn’t Kit Harrington, Maisie Williams or Aziz Ansari nominated earlier?

The most popular television awards will be held this Sunday and this time, you can be glad that some of the characters you have loved all this while were nominated. There have been some comebacks at the 68th edition of Emmys, with Game of Thrones, Modern Family and Julia Louis-Dreyfus once again landing nominations. This time, People v. O J Simpson has posed serious competition to Game Of Thrones.

Check out the list below.

Aziz Ansari

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Aziz Ansari’s Master of None is the kindest comedy of the year, with its thoughtful, nuanced takes on modern romance, the intricacies of text etiquette, and living and loving in New York. No wonder then that the Netflix hit racked up four Emmy nominations in its first year, for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing, and Outstanding Directing and Acting for Ansari.

Kit Harington

Kit Harrington plays Jon Snow in Game Of Thrones Kit Harrington plays Jon Snow in Game Of Thrones

Finally, one of the most loved men on television, Jon Snow — who rose from the dead — has been nominated for the Emmy Awards. Kit finally scored a nomination for his role as Jon Snow on Game of Thrones. Season 6 was undoubtedly his biggest season yet. He not only came back from the dead, he reunited with Sansa and took back the North. Kit showed off amazing range as he battled Ramsay in the Battle of the Bastards and dealing with the aftermath of being brought back from the dead.

Maisie Williams

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Kit’s co-star Maisie also scored her first-ever nomination. This past season was a pivotal one for Arya, as she worked with Jaqen H’ghar to become “no one.” Maisie’s performance over the course of the season was fierce and unrelenting. Her best moment was when she avenged her mother and brother’s death by killing Walder Frey.

Courtney B Vance, John Travolta, Sterling K. Brown and Cuba Gooding Jr.

A still from American Crime: People Vs OJ Simpson A still from American Crime: People Vs OJ Simpson

Almost the entire cast of Ryan Murphy’s People v. O J Simpson is nominated for the Emmys this year. The series has given a tough competition to Game of Thrones with 22 total nominations, which is just one short of Game of Thrones nominations. To add to the excitement, there is not one or two but four actors from the series that are making their debut at the Emmys — John Travolta, Courtney B. Vance, John Travolta, Sterling K. Brown and Cuba Gooding Jr.

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston has been on the news for his split with singer Taylor Swift. Tom Hiddleston has been on the news for his split with singer Taylor Swift.

The actor might have been in the news for his much-publicized relationship and then break-up with Taylor Swift but that can’t take the attention away from his very first Emmy Nomination. Nominated for his role as Jonathan Pine in six-part limited series ‘The Night Manager’, the actor called the show “a huge labour of love for everybody,” and said that the “most thrilling feedback” is when fans approach him having just binge-watched the show in a matter of days.

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys
keri-russell-and-matthew-rhysThe American co-stars and real-life lovers are nominated for the very first time for the Emmys. The spy drama series had been getting the royal snub at Emmys since the last three years but finally this year, The Americans is up for five major Emmy Awards including Outstanding Drama Series, one each for Rhys and Russell as lead actors, one for Outstanding Writing for Weisberg and Fields, and another for Margo Martindale, who last year won the show’s only Emmy in the Guest Actress category.

Constance Zimmer (a surprise nomination)
constance-zimmerOver the past 10 years, Constance Zimmer had recurring roles on television shows that received a combined 11 Emmy nominations for either Outstanding Drama Series, or, in the case of Entourage, Outstanding Comedy Series. But it wasn’t until the actress finally became a regular on surprise hit UnREAL that she garnered a nomination for herself.
Will the first time-timers take over the veterans?

 

The Emmy Awards will be telecast LIVE across Star World, Star World Premiere HD, Star World HD, FX and FX HD on Monday, September 19th at 4:30 am