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Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams on Why Her Mother Is Her Ultimate Role Model – and Her Date to the Emmys!

Originally posted 07/19/2016 03:40PM

File this under "Cutest celebrity story you'll hear all week."

In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams recalls the perfectly endearing way she found out about her Emmy nomination – on FaceTime with her mom!

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Emmys 2016: Nominations by the Numbers

Originally posted 07/14/2016 06:35PM

A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.

The 2016 Emmy nominations are out, and we are breaking down the numbers side of things. From first-time nominees to all those snubbed, here are the facts and figures to know about this year's lineup.

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Tracee Ellis Ross Called Her Mom Diana Ross After Getting Her First Emmy Nomination

Originally posted 07/14/2016 05:00PM

When Tracee Ellis Ross found out she was nominated for her very first Emmy award, the black-ish actress made sure her first phone call was to mom Diana Ross.

"I got up and I ran and danced weirdly around my dining room," Ross tells PEOPLE. "Then I opened my front door and I don't know where I thought I was trying to go, so I closed the door and I called my mom. She was really cute and we screamed for a little bit."

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Tracy Morgan Dedicates Emmy Nomination to the Friend He Lost in Fatal 2014 Car Crash

Originally posted 07/14/2016 03:50PM

Tracy Morgan could not be more grateful.

After the comedian received a 2016 Emmy Award nomination for an outstanding guest actor in a comedy series for the Saturday Night Live episode he hosted last October, Morgan was quick to share his thoughts.

"I am just so happy and want to share this with so many people and am nominated with some extraordinary company," Morgan, 47, said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. "I love you guys. I just want to thank everyone who helped me and my family after that horrific night and the months after – Lorne [Michaels] and everyone at SNL for having me come home, the doctors at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital who saved my life, the staff at JFK Medical Center who got me back on my feet, the first responders who helped me and my friends that fateful night, my AMAZING wife and kids, Lira, who helped my wife, and my father, who is looking down on me right now."

He added, "I feel like Cuba [Gooding Jr.] at the end of Jerry Maguire! But most importantly … this is for you Jimmy Mac. I love you. Thank you to everyone who made this possible."

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UpdatePosted 07/14/2016 03:05PM

Stars React to Finding Out They've Been Nominated for a 2016 Emmy Award

Originally posted 07/14/2016 01:40PM

The 2016 Emmy Award nominations are in! Now it's time to sit and argue endlessly about whether or not our favorite shows will reap the sweet fruit of victory or the bitter root vegetable of defeat.

Or we could just focus on the positive, like these stars, all of whom are just happy to be nominated! Win or lose, it's still a huge honor.

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Downton Abbey Producer 'Couldn't Be More Grateful' for Final Emmy Nominations

Originally posted 07/14/2016 02:25PM

When it comes to the 2016 Emmy nominations, the final season of Downton Abbey was definitely not forgotten.

"We are really pleased," executive producer Gareth Neame tells PEOPLE after the announcements were made on Thursday. "We've been well represented for all six seasons of the show now, but, in fact, our number of nominations has gone up for the final season. We're very happy about that indeed."

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Emmy Awards 2016: The Nominations' Biggest Snubs and Surprises

Originally posted 07/14/2016 01:15PM

The 2016 Emmy nominations are in – and not everybody's happy about the names that were read (or weren't) on Thursday morning.

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Anthony Anderson Livens Up the Emmy Nominations: His Funniest Moments (and That Epic Nod Reaction!)

Originally posted 07/14/2016 12:50PM

Anthony Anderson is up for the Emmy for lead actor in a comedy series – and his hilarious antics during the nomination ceremony is proof that the nod is well deserved.

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UpdatePosted 07/14/2016 12:05PM

Emmy Awards 2016: And the Nominees Are ...

Originally posted 07/14/2016 09:25AM

TV's biggest night is just around the corner!

Gilmore Girls' Lauren Graham and black-ish star Anthony Anderson announced this year's Emmys nods on Thursday morning, and last year's winners Game of Thrones and Veep – who are returning to defend their titles in the outstanding drama and comedy series fields, respectively – were among the big names.

Returning champs include How to Get Away with Murder's Viola Davis, Transparent's Jeffrey Tambor and Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as well as sentimental favorite Downton Abbey, which got a few more nods for its farewell season.

New entries include Golden Globe favorite drama Mr. Robot, which scored in the outstanding drama series and lead actor categories, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story in several fields, Tom Hiddleston for The Night Manager and Kirsten Dunst for Fargo season 2.

Read the highlights below and then check out our take on this year's biggest snubs and surprises.

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