The Emmys really liked 'Fargo' (and 'Game of Thrones' and 'OJ')


The violence-soaked world of 1970s Luverne in "Fargo" season 2 was generally considered one of the best places to spend 10 hours of TV time.

And the Emmy people apparently feel the same way.

"Fargo" got 18 Emmy nominations this year – the third-most of any program – including for Outstanding Limited Series. Here's the full list of nominees.

"Game of Thrones" came in at 23 nominations, the highest figure, while "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" (which like "Fargo" airs on FX) snagged 22. So feel good about yourself Bokeem Woodbine:

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Some of the big nominations for "Fargo" include:

  • Kirsten Dunst – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Jesse Plemons and Bokeem Woodbine – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Jean Smart – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Noah Hawley (the showrunner) – Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series or Movie

It also got nods for sound editing, sound mixing, production design for a period narrative, casting, cinematography, writing, editing, hairstyling, makeup, and music composition.

As for season 3? Well Hawley has said he thinks it'll take place in the St. Cloud area, and it'll be set in 2010. Ewan McGregor was cast as the male lead awhile ago. But earlier this week, Variety reported Carrie Coon (recently of "The Leftovers") has secured the female lead role:

"Coon will portray Gloria Burgle, a practical woman who grabs the fire extinguisher when the bacon catches fire and everyone else panics. Gloria is the chief of the Eden Valley police, and a newly divorced mother who is struggling to understand this new world around her where people connect more intimately with their phones than the people right in front of them."

It's expected to air next year.

Louie Anderson also gets some love

Also getting some attention from the Emmys – Louie Anderson.

The St. Paul native plays Zach Galifianakis’ mother Christine on FX's “Baskets,”, a role that's earned the comedian high praise.

Anderson is now up for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

He's got two Emmy awards from earlier, both for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program from his Saturday morning cartoon "Life with Louie."

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