Emmy Nominations 2019
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Despite its controversial final episodes, HBO's unstoppable “Game of Thrones” earned 32 Emmy Award nominations, including best drama series — and shattered the record for the most nods for a show in a single season. Close behind were Amazon’s critic-favorite comedy “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” with 19 nominations, and HBO’s surprise hit “Chernobyl” with 18. NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” also walked away with 18, and landed plenty of noms for its celebrity guest hosts, including Sandra Oh, Emma Thompson, Matt Damon, Robert De Niro, John Mulaney and Adam Sandler. FX’s absorbing drama “Fosse/Verdon” and HBO’s dark comedy “Barry” tied with 17 each, while Netflix’s “When They See Us” Ava DuVernay’s searing miniseries about the Central Park Five, scored 16 nominations.


 Game of Thrones

 Kristofer Hivju, Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke in a Scene from "Game of Thrones"

Although TV critics typically complain about the Emmys ignoring their favorite shows, they have plenty to celebrate this year: Critically adored series such as Netflix’s “Russian Doll,” Amazon’s “Fleabag”and FX’s “Pose” were all nominated, along with Canadian import “Schitt’s Creek.” And despite cable and streaming services dominating as usual, network TV still managed to break through in the major categories. NBC’s “This Is Us” earned nine nominations, including best drama series. Over on ABC, Viola Davis landed a lead actress in a drama nod for “How to Get Away With Murder,” while Anthony Anderson was nominated in the lead actor in a comedy category for “Blackish.” Many Beyoncé fans were also thrilled to see that “Homecoming,” the Netflix special that chronicled the behind-the-scenes of the singer’s groundbreaking 2018 Coachella performance, received six nominations, including variety special (prerecorded). 


 Emmy Statues Multiple


List of EMMY Nominees 2019:


 Drama Series:
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Bodyguard (Netflix)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Killing Eve (AMC/BBC America)
Ozark (Netflix)
Pose (FX)
Succession (HBO)
This Is Us (NBC)


Comedy Series:
Barry (HBO)
Fleabag (Amazon Prime)
The Good Place (NBC)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime)
Russian Doll (Netflix)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Veep (HBO)


Limited Series:
Chernobyl (HBO)

Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Sharp Objects (HBO)
When They See Us (Netflix)


Television Movie:
Black Mirror
King Lear


Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
Kit Harington (Game of Thrones)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Billy Porter (Pose)
Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us)


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)


Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Don Cheadle (Black Monday)
Ted Danson (The Good Place)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
Bill Hader (Barry)
Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek)


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)


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)


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)


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


Variety Talk Show:
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)