HBO, Game of Thrones Lead Emmy Nominations


The nominees for the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, with HBO leading the pack with 137 nominations in total, followed by Netflix with 117, and Game of Thrones topping the program nods and setting a new record.

Game of Thrones received 32 total nominations, setting a new record for the most nominations in a single year of any drama series. Meanwhile, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel notched up 20, Chernobyl landed 19, and Barry and Fosse/Verdon each scored 17.

GoT is up for outstanding drama series, facing off against Better Call Saul, Bodyguard, Killing Eve, Ozark, Pose, Succession and This Is Us.

In the comedy series category, the nominees are Barry, Fleabag, The Good Place, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Russian Doll, Schitt’s Creek and Veep.

The contenders for limited series are Chernobyl, Escape at Dannemora, Fosse/Verdon, Sharp Objects and When They See Us. The TV-movie category features as nominees Bandersnatch (Black Mirror), Brexit, Deadwood, King Lear and My Dinner With Hervé.

In the performance categories for drama, the lead actress nominees are 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) and Robin Wright (House of Cards). Lead actor nominees are Jason Bateman (Ozark), Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Billy Porter (Pose) and Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us).

For comedy, the lead actress contenders are 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) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag). The lead actor category in this arena features Anthony Anderson (black-ish), Don Cheadle (Black Monday), Ted Danson (The Good Place), Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method), Bill Hader (Barry) and Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek).

The lead actress nominees for limited series or movie are 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) and Michelle Williams (Fosse/Verdon). The lead actor nominees in the category are 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) and Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon).

For competition program, The Amazing Race, American Ninja Warrior, Nailed It!, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Top Chef and The Voice will face off. In the category for structured reality program, the nominees are Antiques Roadshow, Who Do You Think You Are?, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, Shark Tank, Queer Eye and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. In the arena of unstructured reality program, the nominated shows are Born This Way, Deadliest Catch, Life Below Zero, RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked, Somebody Feed Phil and United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell.

The nominated documentary or nonfiction series are 30 For 30, American Masters, Chef’s Table, Hostile Planet and Our Planet. In children’s programming, the nominees are A Series of Unfortunate Events, Carmen Sandiego, Song of Parkland, Star Wars Resistance and When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special.

The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on September 22 on FOX.