Emmy Nominations 2019: ‘Game of Thrones’ Breaks ‘NYPD Blue’ Record with 32 Nominations!!!

The 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations have been announced, and as always when it comes to this notoriously finnicky organization, it’s a mixed bag. The big news is that, as expected, the final season of Game of Thrones was recognized across the board. In fact, Thrones landed a whopping 32 nominations, breaking a long standing record set by NYPD Blue for the most nominations for a single season. Emmy voters really threw it around this final go-around, giving Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke Best Actor and Actress nominations and filling out the supporting categories with the likes of Sophie TurnerMaisie WilliamsGwendoline Christie, and even Lena Headey despite the fact that Cersei just sat in a castle the whole season and had maybe 20 minutes of screentime.

Offscreen, Thrones was also nominated for Best Directing in a Drama Series for the Battle of Winterfell episode “The Long Night”, the aftermath episode “The Last of the Starks”, and the series finale “The Iron Throne.” The series finale—which was written and directed by showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss—was also nominated for Best Writing

HBO—which, it should be noted, has the most voters in the TV Academy which in turn feeds into their dominance—shined bright even beyond Thrones. After losing out on total noms to Netflix last year, HBO was back on top with 137 total nominations this year. The excellent, critically acclaimed Barry collected 17 total Emmy nominations. Bill Hader won Best Actor in a Comedy and Henry Winkler won Best Supporting Actor last year, but in addition to nominations for the two this year, actors Sarah GoldbergAnthony Carrigan, and Stephen Root were all nominated in the Supporting category. Hader is also nominated this year for writing and directing the tour-de-force episode “ronny/lily”.

Outside of the Home Box Office, the acclaimed PopTV series Schitt’s Creek finally picked up deserving nominations for Best Comedy Series and Actor and Actress for Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy, while The Good Place also picked up its first-ever Best Comedy Series nomination. And Fleabag Season 2—one of the best pieces of storytelling in 2019, across all mediums—scored a number of nominations including Best Actress in a Comedy for Phoebe Waller-Bridge. But I have to say, the total snubbing of Andrew Scott as The (Hot) Priest is completely uncalled for and I will be writing several strongly worded letters.

On the limited series/TV movie side of things, two of the most critically acclaimed pieces of television scored big: HBO’s Chernobyl and Netflix’s When They See Us. The latter fared particularly well in the acting categories, with Jharrel Jerome picking up a Lead Actor nominations alongside Chernobyl‘s Jared Harris.

The biggest snubs in my book? The Haunting of Hill House for Limited Series and acting and Late Night with Seth Meyers for Outstanding Variety Talk Series—although I was heartened by the writing noms for both Late Night and Documentary Now!

Check out the major Emmy nominations highlights below. The 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on FOX on September 22nd.

Comedy Series

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

Drama Series  

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

Limited Series

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

Television Movie

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (Netflix)
Brexit: The Uncivil War (HBO)
Deadwood: The Movie (HBO)
My Dinner With Herve (HBO)
King Lear (Amazon)

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV 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 TV Movie

Amy Adams (Sharp Objects)
Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora)
Joey King (The Act)
Niecy Nash (When They See Us)
Michelle Williams (Fosse/Verdon)
Aunjanue Ellis (When They See Us)

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 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)

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)

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)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)
Anthony Carrigan (Barry)
Tony Hale (Veep)
Stephen Root (Barry)
Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Henry Winkler (Barry)

Supporting Actress in Comedy Series 

Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep)
Olivia Colman (Fleabag)
Sian Clifford (Fleabag)
Betty Gilpin (GLOW)
Sarah Goldberg (Barry)
Marin Hinkle (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)

Writing for a Comedy Series

Barry – “ronny/lily” – Bill Hader and Alec Berg
Fleabag – “Episode 1” – Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Pen15 – “Anna Ishii-Peters” – Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle
Russian Doll – “Nothing in This World Is Easy” – Teleplay by and Story by Leslye Headland, Story by Natasha Lyonne and Amy Poehler
Russian Doll – “A Warm Body” – Allison Silverman
The Good Place – “Janet(s)” – Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan
Veep – “Veep” – David Mandel

Directing for a Comedy Series

Barry – “The Audition” – Alec Berg
Barry – “ronny/lily” – Bill Hader
Fleabag – “Episode 1” – Harry Bradbeer
The Big Bang Theory – “Stockholm Syndrome” – Mark Cendrowski
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – “All Alone” – Amy Sherman-Palladino
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – “We’re Going to the Catskills!” – Daniel Palladino

Writing for a Drama Series

Better Call Saul – “Winner” – Peter Gould and Thomas Schnauz
Bodyguard – “Episode 1” – Jed Mercurio
Game of Thrones – “The Iron Throne” – David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
Killing Eve – “Nice and Neat” – Emerald Fennell
Succession – “Nobody Is Ever Missing” – Jesse Armstrong
The Handmaid’s Tale – “Holly” – Bruce Miller and Kira Snyder

Directing for a Drama Series

Game of Thrones – “The Last of the Starks” – David Nutter
Game of Thrones – “The Long Night” – Miguel Sapochnik
Game of Thrones – “The Iron Throne” – David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
Killing Eve – “Desperate Times” – Lisa Bruhlmann
Ozark – “Reparations” – Jason Bateman
Succession – “Celebration” – Adam McKay
The Handmaid’s Tale – “Holly” – Daina Reid

Reality/Competition Series

The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice 

Variety Talk Series

Last Week Tonight (HBO)
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
The Late Late Show With James Corden (CBS)
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)

Variety Sketch Series

At Home with Amy Sedaris (truTV)
Documentary Now! (IFC)
Drunk History (Comedy Central)
I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman (Hulu)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Who Is America? (Showtime)

Animated Program

Big Mouth (Netflix)
Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
Bojack Horseman (Netflix)
Come Along with Me (Adventure Time) (Cartoon Network)
The Simpsons (FOX)

 

via Collider

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