Try to Contain Your Excitement: Here Are the Women to Watch at the 68th Emmy Awards

Since Amy Poehler won her first Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmys on September 10 (after receiving 17 past nominations for acting and writing), we can't contain our excitement for the 68th Emmy Awards.

With a star-studded list of nominees, this year's awards ceremony will honor some of the most renowned names in the industry.

And among them are 18 entertainers whose undeniable talent will be recognized and celebrated. Click through the gallery above to see all of this year's female nominees.

Tune in to watch the award show LIVE on ABC on Sunday, September 18 at 7pm ET/4pm PT. Can't watch it? Don't worry! Follow us on Twitter for live updates to join in on the fun.

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Gallery

Claire Danes Nomination: Lead Actress In A Drama Series Show: "Homeland" Photo Credit: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Viola Davis Nomination: Lead Actress In A Drama Series Show: "How To Get Away With Murder" Photo Credit: REUTERS/Mike Blake

Taraji P. Henson Nomination: Lead Actress In A Drama Series Show: "Empire" Photo Credit: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Tatiana Mislany Nomination: Lead Actress In A Drama Series Show: "Orphan Black" Photo Credit: REUTERS/Fred Thornhill

Keri Russell Nomination: Lead Actress In A Drama Series Show: "The Americans" Photo Credit: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Robin Wright Nomination: Lead Actress In A Drama Series Show: "House of Cards" Photo Credit: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Kirsten Dunst Nomination: Lead Actress In A Limited Series or Movie Series/Movie: "Fargo" Photo Credit: REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Felicity Huffman Nomination: Lead Actress In A Limited Series or Movie Series/Movie: "American Crime" Photo Credit: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Audra McDonald Nomination: Lead Actress In A Limited Series or Movie Series/Movie: "Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grill" Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Sarah Paulson Nomination: Lead Actress In A Limited Series or Movie Series/Movie: "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" Photo Credit: Michael Tran/FilmMagic via Getty Images

Lili Taylor Nomination: Lead Actress In A Limited Series or Movie Series/Movie: "American Crime" Photo Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Kerry Washington Nomination: Lead Actress In A Limited Series or Movie Series/Movie: "Confirmation" Photo Credit: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Ellie Kemper Nomination: Lead Actress In A Comedy Series Series/Movie: "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Nomination: Lead Actress In A Comedy Series Series/Movie: "Veep" Photo Credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Laurie Metcalf Nomination: Lead Actress In A Comedy Series Series/Movie: "Getting On" Photo Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Tracee Ellis Ross Nomination: Lead Actress In A Comedy Series Series/Movie: "Blackish" Photo Credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Amy Schumer Nomination: Lead Actress In A Comedy Series Series/Movie: "Inside Amy Schumer" Photo Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage via Getty Images

Lily Tomlin Nomination: Lead Actress In A Comedy Series Series/Movie: "Grace and Frank" Photo Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage via Getty Images