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Emmys 2016: How to stream every show that got nominated

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Prashant Gupta/FX; Helen Sloan/HBO; Eric Liebowitz/Netflix

In honor of the Emmy Awards on Sunday, this special edition of your daily What to Watch post runs through how to stream every single show nominated for a major series award — as well as why you should.

BEST DRAMA SERIES

The Americans

FX, available on the Amazon Prime and FX Now

Talk to almost any person paid to write about television, and they’re likely tell you the same thing: The Americans is one of the best shows on TV. While it hasn’t reached the crazy levels of buzz that many of its peers often enjoy, the show’s been operating at an extremely high level for years — and it’s worth bingeing all the way through.

Game of Thrones

HBO, available on HBO GO and HBO Now

Dragons! Swords! Peter Dinklage! The show won a boatload of awards at last year’s Emmys, and expect it to take home even more this time around.

House of Cards 

Netflix

In a crazy, unpredictable election year that might result in our nation’s first female president, it’s even more of a delight to watch Robin Wright’s ascent on the political drama’s most recent season.

Mr. Robot 

USA, available on the Amazon Prime and FX Now

The Rami Malek-Christian Slater hacker drama blew people’s minds with its twist-filled first season. So, like, make sure to save your mind in case!

Better Call Saul

AMC, available on Netflix

Bob Odenkirk is obviously great in this, but season 2’s real secret weapon? Rhea Seehorn, who handles her character with amazing emotion and finesse.

Homeland

Showtime, available on Hulu 

I like to call the show The Carrie Diaries, because Claire Danes’ intrepid former CIA agent is always managing to find herself in the wackiest situations. For example, in this most recent season, she went to Germany and somehow got involved in yet another international terrorism plot. Nutty!

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BEST COMEDY SERIES

Veep

HBO, Streaming

Three words: Julia, Louis, Dreyfuss. Duh. 

Transparent

Amazon Prime

The incredibly tender, funny, and poignant Jill Soloway series won Jeffrey Tambor a Best Actor award last year — though some say it should’ve won the Best Comedy category outright. (I was one of those people.)

Silicon Valley

HBO, available on HBO GO and HBO Now

Personally, I think this is the best comedy of the year; the ensemble of Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, and Martin Starr is just too good to beat. Think I’m wrong? Binge every episode and then come back to me.

Modern Family

ABC, available on Hulu

If you don’t know about this show yet, then you’re on the wrong site.

Master of None

Netflix

Aziz Ansari broke through in a big way with his semiautobiographical dramedy about a young, modern New Yorker looking for love… and tacos.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Netflix

How many jokes do you like in your comedies? What about all the jokes? Creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock cram every minute of their Ellie Kemper-led show with one-liners — enough to satisfy even the most ardent 30 Rock fan.

Black-ish

ABC, available on Hulu

The Kenya Barris comedy found new and inventive (and funny!) ways to keep its finger on our nation’s pulse this season with special episodes that addressed everything from casual racism to police brutality.

BEST LIMITED SERIES

American Crime

ABC, available on Hulu

The serious-minded drama starring Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton smartly tackles issues of class, race, society, and all the other Big Topics of today.

Fargo

FX, available on FX Now

It’s not winter yet, but it’s never a bad time to put on a super-puffy parka and take a trip to this excellent show’s always-frosty setting. The latest season featured so many highlights, including but not limited to: Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Jesse Plemons, Jean Smart, and, of course, TV god Ted Danson.

The People v. O.J. Simpson

FX, available on FX Now

This probably will be one of the biggest winners coming out of the Emmys, with plenty of awards doled out to its amazing cast (Sarah Paulson! Sterling K. Brown!) and to the Ryan Murphy-produced series itself. And you know what? It’ll deserve every statuette it gets.

Roots

History, available on Hulu

It’s a challenge to remake something as iconic and fondly remembered as the original Roots miniseries, but this updated version managed to pull it off — and still pack a punch. 

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