The New York Post: Here are the first-time Emmy nominees to watch this year

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Comedian Aziz Ansari at the 75th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony on May 21, 2016, in New York City.

With the nominations for this year’s 68th Emmy Awards, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences proves it can still surprise us.

While the 2016 pack includes its share of familiar TV faces and winners, it also bestows nods on a number of first-timers — 36 to be exact. RuPaul Charles, a first-time nominee after hosting “RuPaul’s Drag Race” for eight seasons, got the rookies off to a good start with a win at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sept.

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