So many of our favorite TV stars got their first-ever Emmy nominations on July 14. From ‘Game of Thrones’ star Kit Harington to Taylor Swift’s beau Tom Hiddleston, this is the list of the first-time Emmy nominees!
The 2016 Emmy nominations featured so many first-time nominees. Kit Harington and Maisie Williams snagged their first Emmy nominations after their incredible season of Game of Thrones, Rami Malek was nominated for Mr. Robot (and not Christian Slater), Beyonce slayed with Lemonade nominations and more!
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.
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.
Taylor Swift’s man Tom Hiddleston nabbed an Emmy nomination for his role on The Night Manager. His performance was enigmatic and left many believing he should be the next James Bond. Maybe he’ll bring Taylor to the Emmys!
After a brilliant first season of Mr. Robot, Rami was nominated for his magnificently twisted role. Elliot is definitely all sorts of crazy, but Rami’s performance makes you love him no matter what’s going on in his head.
The Americans co-stars and real-life lovers Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys were nominated for the first time ever. Constance Zimmer snagged a nomination for her role as the deliciously wicked Quinn on UnREAL.
Pretty much the entire cast of The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story were named as first-time nominees: Courtney B. Vance, John Travolta, Sterling K. Brown and Cuba Gooding Jr. Check out the rest of the first-ever nominees by looking in our gallery now! The Emmys will air Sept. 18 on ABC.
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