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2019 Emmy Nominations: Game of Thrones Dominates, Mrs. Maisel & Chernobyl Strong

July 16, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Game of Thrones may have had a contentious final season, but it was the clear frontrunner in the 2019 Emmy Nominations. The Television Academy announced the nominations on Tuesday morning, with the HBO series leading the way at a record-breaking total of 32 nominations. That includes nods for Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor (Kit Harington), Lead Actress (Emilia Clarke), three nominations for Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and…Alfie Allen?), and a dominant four out of six nominations for Supporting Actress (Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams).

Thrones was expected to lead the way in nominations, particularly since it is the last time for the Academy to honor the series. But it is up against some hefty competition in the Drama Series category, where it faces fellow veterans like Better Call Saul and This Is Us alongside newcomers like Pose and fan-favorite dark horse candidates like Killing Eve and Bodyguard. Netflix’s Ozark and HBO’s Succession also earned nods in that category.

Outside of the Drama categories, the big winners among the nominations were Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and HBO’s Chernobyl. Maisel ruled the comedy categories with a total of 20 nods, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actress (Rachel Brosnahan), two Supporting Actress nominations (Alex Borstein and Marin Hinkle) and one Supporting Actor nod (Tony Shalhoub). Surprisingly quiet was Veep, which earned just nine nods for its final season including expected Outstanding Comedy Series and Lead Actress (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) nods. Maisel and Veep will face HBO’s Barry, Amazon’s Fleabag, Netflix’s Russian Doll, NBC’s The Good Place, and Pop TV’s Schitt’s Creek in the Comedy Series race.

Chernobyl had 19 nominations to power into the Limited Series and TV Movie Races, edging out FX’s Fosse/Verdon (17) and Netflix’s When They See Us (16). The critically-acclaimed drama earned nods for Outstanding Limited Series, Lead Actor (Jared Harris), Supporting Actress (Emily Watson) and Supporting Actor (Stellan Skarsgård).

All in all, HBO led the way with 137 total nominations, followed by Netflix (117), NBC (58), and Amazon (47). The nominees in the key categories are below:

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

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

Outstanding 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)

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 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)

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

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
* Christina Applegate (Dead To Me)
* Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag)
* Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll)
* Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek)
* Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
* Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
* Stephen Root (Barry)
* Henry Winkler (Barry)
* Anthony Carrigan (Barry)
* Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)
* Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
* Tony Hale (Veep)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
* Sarah Goldberg (Barry)
* Sian Clifford (Fleabag)
* Olivia Colman (Fleabag)
* Betty Gilpin (GLOW)
* Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
* Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
* Marin Hinkle (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
* Anna Chlumsky (Veep)

Outstanding Limited Series:
* Chernobyl (HBO)
* Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)(
* Fosse/Verdon (F/X)
* Sharp Objects (HBO)
* When They See Us (Netflix)

Outstanding Television Movie:
* Bandersnatch (Black Mirror) (Netflix)
* Brexit (HBO)
* Deadwood (HBO)
* King Lear (Prime Video)
* My Dinner With Herve (HBO)