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2019 Emmy Nominations: Game of Thrones and HBO Score Big

July 16, 2019
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The nominations for the 71st Emmy Awards have arrived. Presenters D’Arcy Carden and Ken Jeong announced the nominees from the Wolf Theatre at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center on Tuesday. The major awards are divided into separate categories which fall under the two broad spectrums of comedy and drama.  Academy chairman/CEO Frank Scherma and president-COO Maury McIntyre also joined the actors for the announcement.

As expected, the nominee list is a hand-to-hand standing between HBO and Netflix. The premium television network leads ahead of the streaming giant by 20 nominations. HBO earned a total of 137 nods while Netflix bagged 117. HBO also broke its own record for the most number of nominations in a single year with its 137 tally.

‘Game of Thrones’ is far ahead in the  race with 32 nominations. The limited series ‘Chernobyl’ earned 19 nods while the comedy ‘Barry’ got 17.  Ava DuVernay’s  ‘When They See Us’ leads Netflix’s most-nominated series list with 16 nomination. The comedy ‘Russian Doll,’ docuseries ‘Our Planet,’ drama ‘Ozark,’ Beyonce’s ‘Homecoming,’ and ‘GLOW’ followed.

Last year saw ‘Game of Thrones‘ and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘ took the Emmys by storm by winning multiple awards.

Check out the complete list of nominees below.

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul
Bodyguard
Game of Thrones
Killing Eve
Ozark
Pose
Succession
This Is Us

Outstanding Comedy Series

Barry
Fleabag
The Good Place
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Russian Doll
Schitt’s Creek
Veep

Outstanding Limited Series

Chernobyl
Escape at Dannemora
Fosse Verdon
Sharp Objects
When They See Us

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate, (‘Dead to Me’)
Rachel Brosnahan, (‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’)
Julia-Louis Dreyfus, (‘Veep’)
Natasha Lyonne, (‘Russian Doll’)
Catherine O’Hara, (‘Schitt’s Creek’)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, (‘Fleabag’)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, (‘Black-ish’)
Don Cheadle, (‘Black Monday’)
Ted Danson, (‘The Good Place’)
Michael Douglas, (‘The Kominksy Method’)
Bill Hader, (‘Barry’)
Eugene Levy, (‘Schitt’s Creek’)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Emilia Clarke, (‘Game of Thrones’)
Jodie Comer, (‘Killing Eve’)
Viola Davis, (‘How to Get Away With Murder’)
Laura Linney, (‘Ozark’)
Mandy Moore, (‘This Is Us’)
Sandra Oh, (‘Killing Eve’)
Robin Wright, (‘House of Cards’

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, (‘Ozark’)
Sterling K. Brown, (‘This is Us’)
Kit Harrington, (‘Game of Thrones’)
Bob Odenkirk, (‘Better Call Saul’)
Billy Porter, (‘Pose’)
Milo Ventimiglia, (‘This Is Us’)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

‘The Amazing Race’ (CBS)
‘American Ninja Warrior’ (NBC)
‘Nailed It’ (Netflix)
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ (VH1)
‘Top Chef’ (Bravo)
‘The Voice’ (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Mahershala Ali, (‘True Detective’)
Benicio del Toro, (‘Escape at Dannemora’)
Hugh Grant, (‘A Very English Scandal’)
Jared Harris, (‘Chernobyl’)
Jharrel Jerome, (‘When They See Us’)
Sam Rockwell, ‘Fosse/Verdon’)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Amy Adams, (‘Sharp Objects’)
Patricia Arquette, (‘Escape at Dannemora’)
Aunjanue Ellis, (‘When They See Us’)
Joey King, (‘The Act’)
Niecy Nash, (‘When They See Us’)
Michelle Williams, (‘Fosse/Verdon’)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Alfie Allen (‘Game of Thrones’)
Jonathan Banks (‘Better Call Saul’)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau (‘Game of Thrones’)
Peter Dinklage (‘Game of Thrones’)
Giancarlo Esposito (‘Better Call Saul’)
Michael Kelly (‘House of Cards’)
Chris Sullivan (‘This Is Us’)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Gwendoline Christie (‘Game of Thrones’)
Julia Garner (‘Ozark’)
Lena Headey (‘Game of Thrones’)
Fiona Shaw (‘Killing Eve’)
Sophie Turner (‘Game of Thrones’)
Maisie Williams (‘Game of Thrones’)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Alan Arkin (‘The Kominsky Method’)
Anthony Carrigan (‘Barry’)
Tony Hale (‘Veep’)
Stephen Root (‘Barry’)
Tony Shalhoub (‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’)
Henry Winkler (‘Barry’)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein (‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’)
Anna Chlumsky (‘Veep’)
Sian Clifford (‘Fleabag’)
Olivia Colman (‘Fleabag’)
Betty Gilpin (‘GLOW’)
Sarah Goldberg (‘Barry’)
Marin Hinkle (‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’)
Kate McKinnon (‘Saturday Night Live’)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’
‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’
‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’
‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’
‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

At Home With Amy Sedaris (truTV)
Documentary Now! (IFC)
Drunk History (Comedy Central)
I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman’ (Hulu)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Who Is America? (Showtime)

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special

FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (Netflix)
Jane Fonda in Five Acts (HBO)
Leaving Neverland (HBO)
Love, Gilda (CNN)
Minding the Gap (Hulu)
The Inventor: Our for Blood in Silicon Valley (HBO)

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

30 for 30 (ESPN)
American Masters (PBS)
Chef’s Table (Netflix)
Hostile Planet (National Geographic)
Our Planet (Netflix)

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program

Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)
Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman (Making It)
RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race)
James Corden (The World’s Best)
Marie Kondo (Tidying Up with Marie Kondo)

Outstanding Television Movie

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (Netflix)
Brexit (HBO)
Deadwood: The Movie (HBO)
King Lear (Amazon)
My Dinner with Hervé (HBO)

The hotly-anticipated names of the greatest achievers and shows on television in 2018 will be announced during the Emmys ceremony, which is to be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 22, 2019. The Award Ceremony will b available live on Fox.

Check out the live streaming of nominations announcement below.

Cover Image Courtesy: Helen Sloan/HBO.

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