'Game of Thrones' leads the Emmy nominations with 23.

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington

The fantasy TV series racked up just one nomination more than 'The People v OJ Simpson', which is the first series since the 1990s to achieve over 20 nominations in its first season.

'Game of Thrones' will face off against 'The Americans', 'Better Call Saul', 'Downton Abbey', 'Homeland', 'House of Cards' and 'Mr. Robot' in the Best Drama category and it also picked up a number of acting nods.

Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington will compete for Best Supporting Actor, while Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey and Maisie Williams have all been nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' will compete in the Outstanding Limited Series category alongside 'American Crime', 'The Night Manager', 'Fargo' and 'Roots', while also picking up nods in the Outstanding Actor/ Actress in a Mini-series or Movie categories, along with Supporting Actor.

Meanwhile, 'Fargo' received 18 nominations, 'Veep' got 17 and 'Saturday Night Live' scooped 16.

Nominees for the Variety Talk Series include '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' and 'Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon'.

Beyoncé also received four nominations for her visual album 'Lemonade', which aired on HBO.

'Gilmore Girls' actress Lauren Graham and 'black-ish's Anthony Anderson announced the nominees for the 68th annual Emmy Awards, which will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on September 18.

For the full list of Emmy 2016 nominees, go to Emmys.com

Best Drama

'The Americans' (FX)

'Better Call Saul' (AMC)

'Downton Abbey' (PBS)

'Game of Thrones' (HBO)

'Homeland' (Showtime)

'House of Cards' (Netflix)

'Mr. Robot' (USA)

Best Comedy

'black-ish' (ABC)

'Master of None' (Netflix)

'Modern Family' (ABC)

'Silicon Valley' (HBO)

'Transparent' (Amazon)

'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' (Netflix)

'Veep' (HBO)

Best Limited Series

'American Crime' (ABC)

'Fargo' (FX)

'The Night Manager' (AMC)

'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' (FX)

'Roots' (History)

Television Movie

'A Very Murray Christmas' (Netflix)

'All The Way' (HBO)

'Confirmation' (HBO)

'Luther' (BBC America)

'Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)' (PBS)

Best Actor, Drama

Kyle Chandler, 'Bloodline'

Rami Malek, 'Mr. Robot'

Bob Odenkirk, 'Better Call Saul'

Matthew Rhys, 'The Americans'

Kevin Spacey, 'House of Cards'

Liev Schreiber, 'Ray Donovan'

Best Actress, Drama

Claire Danes, 'Homeland'

Viola Davis, 'How to Get Away With Murder'

Taraji P. Henson,' Empire'

Tatiana Maslany, 'Orphan Black'

Keri Russell, 'The Americans'

Robin Wright, 'House of Cards'

Best Actor, Comedy

Anthony Anderson, 'black-ish'

Aziz Ansari, 'Master of None'

Will Forte, 'The Last Man on Earth'

William H. Macy, 'Shameless'

Thomas Middleditch, 'Silicon Valley'

Jeffrey Tambor, 'Transparent'

Best Actress, Comedy

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 'Veep'

Laurie Metcalf, 'Getting On'

Ellie Kemper, 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

Tracee Ellis Ross, 'black-ish'

Amy Schumer, 'Inside Amy Schumer'

Lily Tomlin, 'Grace and Frankie'

Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie

Bryan Cranston, 'All the Way'

Benedict Cumberbatch, 'Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)'

Idris Elba, 'Luther'

Cuba Gooding Jr., 'The People v. O.J. Simpson'

Tom Hiddleston, 'The Night Manager'

Courtney B. Vance, 'The People v. O.J. Simpson'

Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie

Kirsten Dunst, 'Fargo'

Felicity Huffman, 'American Crime'

Audra McDonald, 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill'

Sarah Paulson, 'The People v. O.J. Simpson'

Lili Taylor, 'American Crime'

Kerry Washington, 'Confirmation'

Variety Talk Series

'Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee' (Crackle)

'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (ABC)

'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver' (HBO)

'The Late Late Show With James Corden' (CBS)

'Real Time With Bill Maher' (HBO)

'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' (NBC)

Variety Sketch Series

'Documentary Now!' (IFC)

'Drunk History' (Comedy Central)

'Inside Amy Schumer' (Comedy Central)

'Key & Peele' (Comedy Central)

'Portlandia' (IFC)

'Saturday Night Live' (NBC)

Supporting Actor In a Drama

Jonathan Banks, 'Better Call Saul'

Peter Dinklage, 'Game of Thrones'

Kit Harington, 'Game of Thrones'

Michael Kelly, 'House of Cards'

Ben Mendelsohn, 'Bloodline'

Jon Voight, 'Ray Donovan'

Supporting Actress In A Drama

Emilia Clarke, 'Game of Thrones'

Lena Headey, 'Game of Thrones'

Maggie Smith, 'Downton Abbey'

Maura Tierney, 'The Affair'

Maisie Williams, 'Game of Thrones'

Constance Zimmer, 'UnREAL'

Supporting Actor In a Comedy Series

Louie Anderson, 'Baskets'

Andre Braugher, 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

Tituss Burgess, 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

Ty Burrell, 'Modern Family'

Tony Hale, 'Veep'

Keegan-Michael Key, 'Key & Peele'

Matt Walsh, 'Veep'

Supporting Actress In a Comedy Series

Anna Chlumsky, 'Veep'

Gaby Hoffman, 'Transparent'

Allison Janney, 'CBS'

Judith Light, 'Transparent'

Kate McKinnon, 'Saturday Night Live'

Niecy Nash, 'Getting On'

Supporting Actor In a Limited Series or Movie

Sterling K. Brown, 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story'

Hugh Laurie, 'The Night Manager'

Jesse Plemons, 'Fargo'

David Schwimmer, 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story'

John Travolta, 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story'

Bokeem Woodbine, 'Fargo'

Supporting Actress In a Limited Series or a Movie

Kathy Bates, 'American Horror Story: Hotel'

Olivia Colman, 'The Night Manager'

Regina King, 'American Crime'

Melissa Leo, 'All The Way'

Sarah Paulson, 'American Horror Story: Hotel'

Jean Smart, 'Fargo'