[PHOTOS] ‘The X-Files’ at Emmy Awards: 8 actors, writers, directors on ballot include David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson …

Fox’s “The X-Files” has officially submitted four performers for consideration at this year’s Emmy Awards. (Visit our forums to view the link to the 2016 Emmy ballot.) Former Emmy nominee David Duchovny and 1997 winner Gillian Anderson make the cut, as do a supporting player and a stand-out guest star. Also submitted: four episodes in the writing/directing races including the much-anticipated Season 10 premiere that aired after a 14-year hiatus. See all eight Emmy submissions by scrolling through our photo gallery above.

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Lead and supporting performers need only name their chosen episodes that best represent their work if they receive a nomination. However, all guest performers, writers and directors must specify one episode for consideration on the nomination ballot; we provide this information in the photo gallery. Emmy contenders may be entered into competition by many different sources: production companies, TV networks, agents, managers, publicists or the contenders themselves.

[PHOTOS] ‘The Leftovers’ at Emmy Awards: Which 10 performers are on the ballot? Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon …

If your favorite “The X-Files” stars were not submitted on the ballot, that does not mean those contenders were purposefully shut out of their races. They could’ve entered themselves if they were willing to pay the submission fees, which can cost more than $200, or if they used up one of the free entries they get if they are dues-paying members of the Television Academy. Whenever someone or a TV program is left off of the Emmy ballot, it can be difficult to figure out who is responsible.

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