Movies & TV / News

Emmys Report: Game of Thrones, Fleabag, Chernobyl Win Top Prizes

September 22, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Game of Thrones Fleabag Chernobyl Emmy Awards 2019

The 71st annual Emmy Awards saw big winners at Amazon and HBO as Game of Thrones, Fleabag, and Chernobyl took home the top prizes. Thrones won two awards, namely Best Drama and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for Peter Dinklage, to end its run as a four-time Emmy Award winner for Best Drama and Dinklage a four-time winner for his category. The wins leave Game of Thrones with a final tally of 160 Primetime Emmy nominations over its eight-year run and a total of 57 wins.

Thrones was not the most winning show of the night though, as it cot topped by both Chernobyl and Fleabag. Fleabag has the most wins from the ceremony with four, dominating the Comedy series with wins for Best Comedy, Lead Actress in a Comedy (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), Writing for a Comedy (Waller-Bridge) and Directing For a Comedy (Harry Bradbeer). The show notably put a damper on Veep’s final season, leaving the show and Julia Louis-Dreyfus out in the cold. Louis-Dreyfus was easily the front-runner to take home the award, and Fleabag’s upset made for a huge moment not only for Waller-Bridge and the show, but Amazon who placed second in total awards for the night with seven.

Similarly, Chernobyl dominated the Best Limited Series or Movie category, winning Emmys for Best Limited Series, Writing for a Limited Series or Movie (Craig Mazin) and Directing for a Limited Series or Movie (Johan Renck). The Best Television Movie Award went to FX’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.

Among the other winners were Billy Porter, who became the first openly gay African-American to win Best Actor in a Drama for his role in FX”s Pose, and Jodie Comer who won Best Actress in a Drama for Killing Eve. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver ruled the Variety Show categories and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel took home what comedy awards than its Amazon Prime sibling Fleabag. You can see the full list below:

TOTALS BY SHOW:

Fleabag: 4
Chernobyl: 3
Game of Thrones: 2
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: 2
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: 2
Ozark: 2
Saturday Night Live: 2
A Very English Scandal: 1
The Act: 1
Barry: 1
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
Fosse/Verdon: 1
Killing Eve: 1
Pose: 1
RuPaul’s Drag Race: 1
Succession: 1
When They See Us: 1

TOTALS BY NETWORK:

HBO: 9
Amazon Prime: 7
Netflix: 4
FX: 2
NBC: 2
BBC America: 1
Hulu: 1
VH1: 1

WINNERS:

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Tony Shalhoub – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Harry Bradbeer – Fleabag
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Bill Hader – Barry
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: RuPaul’s Drag Race
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Patricia Arquette – The Act
Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series or Movie: Johan Renck – Chernobyl
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Ben Whishaw – A Very English Scandal
Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series or Movie: Craig Mazin – Chernobyl
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie: Jharrel Jerome – When They See Us
Outstanding Television Movie: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie: Michelle Williams – Fosse/Verdon
Outstanding Limited Series: Chernobyl
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King – Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Jesse Armstrong – Succession
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Julia Garner – Ozark
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Billy Porter – Pose
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Jason Bateman – Ozark
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Jodie Comer – Killing Eve
Outstanding Comedy Series: Fleabag
Outstanding Drama Series: Game of Thrones