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Mazel! Top Chef Earns a 2016 Emmy Nomination

Did your other favorite TV shows make the cut?

By Laura Rosenfeld
Tom Colicchio Cooks for the Top 2!

To all the TV lovers out there, today is your day! The Television Academy announced the nominees for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards with a little help from Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham Thursday morning. 

How to Watch

Catch up on Top Chef on Peacock or the Bravo App.

Bravo's very own Top Chef earned its 13th consecutive Emmy nomination for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program. Top Chef is joined in this category by American Ninja Warrior, Dancing with the Stars, Project Runway, The Amazing Race, and The Voice. Top Chef has won two Emmy Awards, one for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program in 2010 and one for Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming in 2008. 

"I'm so honored and excited that after 13 seasons, our fans at the Academy are still enjoying the show as much as we enjoy making it,” Top Chef host and judge Padma Lakshmi told The Daily Dish via email.


Inside the Actors Studio also earned a nomination for Outstanding Informational Series or Special, along with Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, and Vice. This is Inside the Actors Studio's 19th nomination. The series took home the Emmy for this category in 2013.

“As strange as it may seem, all of us who are responsible for Inside the Actors Studio are as excited about our 19th nomination as we were about our first," series creator, executive producer, writer, and host James Lipton told The Daily Dish via email. "What a journey – for which we have our hundreds of generous and gifted guests to thank."

Check out all of the nominees announced on Thursday below, and head over to the Emmys' official website for the complete list of nominations 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Kyle Chandler - Bloodline

Rami Malek - Mr. Robot

Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys - The Americans

Liev Schreiber - Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey - House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Bryan Cranston - All the Way

Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Idris Elba - Luther

Cuba Gooding Jr. - The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Tom Hiddleston - The Night Manager

Courtney B. Vance - The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie 

Kirsten Dunst - Fargo

Felicity Huffman - American Crime

Audra McDonald - Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Sarah Paulson - The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Lili Taylor - American Crime

Kerry Washington - Confirmation 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Ellie Kemper - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep

Laurie Metcalf - Getting On

Tracee Ellis Ross - black-ish

Amy Schumer - Inside Amy Schumer

Lily Tomlin - Grace and Frankie 

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Dancing with the Stars

Project Runway

Top Chef

The Voice 

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

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

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding Television Movie

A Very Murray Christmas

All the Way



Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Outstanding Limited Series

American Crime


The Night Manager

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


Outstanding Comedy Series


Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones


House of Cards

Mr. Robot

See who takes home the gold when the 68th Emmy Awards live on Sunday, September 18 at 7/6c on ABC to find out who will take home the gold.

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