Emmys Nominations 2019

July 17, 2019

Emmys 2019 Nominations
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Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season has received a record-setting 32 nominations for this year’s Emmys leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix.

The cable giant picked up a total of 137 nominations for this year’s awards, while streaming giant Netflix was not far behind, with 117. Last year, Netflix had more nominees than HBO.

If Game of Thrones successfully defends its best drama series title and claims a fourth trophy, it will join a list of most-honoured dramas that includes Hill Street Blues, LA Law, The West Wing and Mad Men.

Emilia Clarke and Kit Harrington were both nominated for lead actor and actress in a drama series, while a slew of other cast members will come up against each other in the support categories — including Lena Headey who appeared in just four of the six episodes of the final season, and even then did not stray far from her balcony at the Red Keep.

Last year’s best comedy series, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, led the comedy pack with 20 nominations, including for its star and defending champion Rachel Brosnahan. She will be up against Emmy record-holder Julia Louis-Dreyfus of Veep.

Veep received nine nominations for its final season, a warm farewell that was not to be for The Big Bang Theory, which failed to capture a best comedy nod or for any of its actors.

Other top nominees include Chernobyl with 19 nominations, Saturday Night Live with 18, and When They See Us, the miniseries that dramatised the Central Park Five case and its aftermath, with 16.

A-list stars Julia Roberts and George Clooney were seen as the biggest snubs, failing to get nominations in their high-profile returns to the small screen in Homecoming and Catch-22 respectively.

The latest seasons of past Emmy winners Big Little Lies and The Handmaid’s Tale were not broadcast during this year’s eligibility period.

The 71st Emmy Awards will be held on Monday, September 23, Australian time.

A list of the 2019 Emmy Award nominations in key categories:

Best Drama Series

  • Better Call Saul (available in Australia on Stan)
  • Bodyguard (Netflix)
  • Game of Thrones (Foxtel)
  • Killing Eve (ABC iview)
  • Ozark (Netflix)
  • Pose (Foxtel)
  • Succession (Foxtel)
  • This Is Us (Channel 10)

Best 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)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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

Best Actress in a Drama Series

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

Best 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 Writing for a Drama Series

  • Peter Gould and Thomas Schnauz (Better Call Saul: Winner)
  • Jed Mercurio (Bodyguard: Episode 1)
  • David Benioff and DB Weiss (Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne)
  • Bruce Miller and Kira Snyder (The Handmaid’s Tale: Holly)
  • Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve: Nice and Neat)
  • Jesse Armstrong (Succession: Nobody is Ever Missing)

Best Directing for a Drama Series

  • David Benioff and DB Weiss (Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne)
  • David Nutter (Game of Thrones: The Last of the Starks)
  • Miguel Sapochnik (Game of Thrones: The Long Night)
  • Daina Reid (The Handmaid’s Tale: Holly)
  • Lisa Brühlmann (Killing Eve: Desperate Times)
  • Jason Bateman (Ozark: Reparations)
  • Adam McKay (Succession: Celebration)

Best Limited Series

  • Chernobyl (available in Australia on Foxtel)
  • Escape at Dannemora (Stan)
  • Fosse / Verdon (Foxtel)
  • When They See Us (Netflix)
  • Sharp Objects (Foxtel)

Best 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)

Best 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)

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