'Game of Thrones' receives record number of Emmy nominations

Publish Date
Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 9:17AM


'Game of Thrones' lead the Emmy nominations with a record-breaking 32 nods.

The HBO series, which concluded in May this year after eight years on screen, is in the running for a host of honours at this year's ceremony, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor for Kit Harington, thanks to his portrayal of Jon Snow, while Emilia Clarke - who played Daenerys Targaryen - could bag the Outstanding Lead Actress prize.

Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Lena Headey and Gwendoline Christie - who played Sansa Stark, Arya Stark, Cersei Lannister and Brienne of Tarth in the show - are up against one another in the Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category, while Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau or Peter Dinklage could nab the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series gong.

Although 'Game of Thrones' is no stranger to winning Emmy awards - having won 47 in the past - this is the first time in TV history that any show has secured that many nominations in a single year.
The Lead Actor in a Drama Series category will see Ozarki's Jason Bateman go up against Pose's Billy Porter, Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk and This Is Us' Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia as well as Harington, while Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh are up for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for their portrayal of Villanelle and Eve Polastri, respectively, in 'Killing Eve'.

Also in that category is How to Get Away with Murder's Viola Davis, Ozark's Laura Linney, This Is Us' Mandy Moore and 'House of Cards' Robin Wright.

The Outstanding Comedy Series category will see 'Veep' vying against 'Fleabag', 'Barry', 'The Good Place', 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel', 'Russian Doll' and 'Schitt's Creek', while Outstanding Limited Series sees 'Chernobyl', 'Escape at Dannemora', 'Fosse/Verdon', 'Sharp Objects' and 'When They See Us' on the shortlist.
The Emmy Awards will take place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on September 23.

Selected Nominations for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards are as follows;

Outstanding Comedy Series
'The Good Place'
'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'
'Russian Doll'
'Schitt’s Creek'

Outstanding Drama Series
'Better Call Saul'
'Game of Thrones'
'Killing Eve'
'This Is Us'

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'
Michelle Williams - 'When They See Us'

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Ben Whishaw - 'A Very English Scandal'
Stellan Skarsgard - 'Chernobyl'
Paul Dano - 'Escape at Dannemora'
John Leguizamo - 'When They See Us'
Michael K. Williams - 'When They See Us'
Asante Blackk - 'When They See Us'

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Emily Watson - 'Chernobyl'
Margaret Qualley - 'Fosse/Verdon'
Patricia Clarkson - 'Sharp Objects'
Patricia Arquette - 'The Act'
Marsha Stephanie Blake - 'When They See Us'
Vera Farmiga - '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'

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'

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’

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Batema – ‘Ozark’
Sterling K. Brown – ‘This Is Us’
Kit Harrington –‘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
Jonathan Banks – ‘Better Call Saul’
Giancarlo Esposito – ‘Better Call Saul’
Alfie Allen –‘Game of Thrones’
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau –‘Game of Thrones’
Peter Dinklage –‘Game of Thrones’
Michael Kelly – ‘House of Cards’
Chris Sullivan – ‘This Is Us’

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Gwendoline Christie –‘Game of Thrones’
Lena Headey –‘Game of Thrones’
Sophie Turner –‘Game of Thrones’
Maisie Williams –‘Game of Thrones’
Fiona Shaw – ‘Killing Eve’
Julia Garner – ‘Ozark’

Outstanding Reality Competition Series
‘Amazing Race’
‘American Ninja Warrior’
‘Nailed It’
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’
‘Top Chef’
‘The Voice’

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’
‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’
‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’
‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’
‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
‘At Home With Amy Sedaris’
‘Documentary Now!’
‘Drunk History’
‘I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman’
‘Saturday Night Live’
‘Who Is America?’

Outstanding Television Movie
‘King Lear’
‘My Dinner with Hervé’

Outstanding Limited Series
‘Escape at Dannemora’
'Sharp Objects’
'When They See Us'

This article was first published on BANG Showbiz and is republished here with permission.

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