By Daniel D'Addario
September 18, 2016

This year’s Emmys broke new ground up and down the ballot. Mr. Robot and The Americans entered the Best Drama race for the first time, with stars Rami Malek (Robot’s troubled hacker) and Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell (two feuding Americans) along for the ride. In comedy, Tracee Ellis Ross and her show black-ish got their first nods, along with Aziz Ansari’s auteurist Master of None. And, for the first time in memory, all of this is somehow less exciting than what’s happening in the miniseries fields, where Fargo would be a likely candidate to sweep… were it not for its FX network-mate The People v. O.J. Simpson. There’s plenty to celebrate in these year’s nominations—here’s how the winners could be every bit as exciting as the nominees list (and how, realistically, they’ll likely shake out).

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