Game of Thrones’s final series receives record nominations haul at 2019 Emmys

The best of television has been recognised in this year’s Emmy Awards lineup with Game of Thrones leading the pack.

Despite a controversial final series, the epic HBO hit has dominated again with a record-breaking 32 nominations including the coveted Outstanding Drama Series gong.

Close to a dozen of the cast received nods as well with Emilia Clarke (Lead Actress) and Kit Harington acknowledged in the lead categories for their iconic portrayals of Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow. Co-stars Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) and Carice van Houten (Melisandre) were also recognised for their performances.

Thrones goes up against British programmes Bodyguard and Killing Eve for outstanding drama series, alongside Better Call Saul, Ozark, Pose, Succession and This is Us.

Another top nominee was Sky’s nuclear disaster mini-series Chernobyl, which received 19 nominations, including best limited series. Stars Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson were all nodded in their respective acting categories.

Also performing well in the limited series lineup is the Netflix drama When They See Us which scored a remarkable sixteen nominations. Based on the true story of the Central Park Five, the series received a number of acting mentions for the likes of Jharrel Jerome, Niecy Nash and Michael K. Williams.

After winning the TV BAFTA for Best Actress in May, Liverpool-born actress Jodie Comer finds herself in contention for the same award for her acclaimed role as psychopathic assassin Villanelle in Killing Eve. She competes against her co-star Sandra Oh in a strong Best Actress (Drama) line-up.

Hugh Grant is nominated for best actor in a limited series or movie for his role as controversial politician Jeremy Thorpe in A Very English Scandal. His competition, aside from Harington, Harris and Jerome, is Mahershala Ali (True Detective), Benicio Del Toro (Escape at Dannemora) and Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon).

Fleabag, a dark comedy about a Londoner (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) grappling with the death of her best friend and her troublesome family, sees nominations for all five of its female stars – Waller-Bridge, Olivia Colman, Sian Clifford, Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw – who picks up a second nomination for her role as MI6 chief Carolyn Martens in Killing Eve.

However, Waller-Bridge, who created Fleabag, faces stiff competition in the best comedy actress category.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who already holds the record for the most Emmy awards for a single role, will be hoping to pick up a seventh prize for her portrayal of vainglorious US President Selena Meyer in the final series of Veep.

Last year’s winner, Rachel Brosnahan, is also a favourite for Amazon Prime’s comedy-drama The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, in which she plays an aspiring comedian in 1950s New York.

There were also a series of surprising snubs with the likes of Richard Madden (Bodyguard), Ricky Gervais (After Life), Julia Roberts (Homecoming), Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul) and Ian McShane (Deadwood: The Movie) ignored in the acting categories while the final series of The Big Bang Theory was overlooked altogether.

The ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on 22nd September.

The main list of Primetime Emmy nominations can be found below (winner predictions in blue):

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
BETTER CALL SAUL
BODYGUARD
GAME OF THRONES
KILLING EVE
OZARK
POSE
SUCCESSION
THIS IS US

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 COMEDY SERIES
BARRY
FLEABAG
THE GOOD PLACE
THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
RUSSIAN DOLL
SCHITT’S CREEK
VEEP

OUTSTANDING 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

OUTSTANDING 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

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alan Arkin, THE KOMINSKY METHOD
Anthony Carrigan, BARRY
Tony Hale, VEEP
Stephen Root, BARRY
Tony Shaloub, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
Henry Wrinkler, BARRY

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alex Borstein, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
Anna Chlumsky, VEEP
Sian Clifford, FLEABAG
Olivia Colman, FLEABAG
Betty Gilpin, GLOW
Sarah Goldberg, BARRY
Marin Hinkle, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
Kate McKinnon, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES
CHERNOBYL
ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA
FOSSE/VERDON
SHARP OBJECTS
WHEN THEY SEE US

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE
BLACK MIRROR: BANDERSNATCH
BREXIT
DEADWOOD: THE MOVIE
KING LEAR
MY DINNER WITH HERVE

OUTSTANDING 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

OUTSTANDING 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, FOSSE/VERDON

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Asante Blackk, WHEN THEY SEE US
Paul Dano, ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA
John Leguizamo, WHEN THEY SEE US
Stellan Skarsgard, CHERNOBYL
Ben Whishaw, A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL
Michael K. Williams, WHEN THEY SEE US

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Patricia Arquette, THE ACT
Marsha Stephanie Blake, WHEN THEY SEE US
Patricia Clarkson, SHARP OBJECTS
Vera Farmiga, WHEN THEY SEE US
Margaret Qualley, FOSSE/VERDON
Emily Watson, CHERNOBYL

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Michael Angarano, THIS IS US
Ron Cephas Jones, THIS IS US
Michael McKean, BETTER CALL SAUL
Kumail Nanjiani, THE TWILIGHT ZONE
Glynn Turman, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
Bradley Whitford, THE HANDMAID’S TALE

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Laverne Cox, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
Cherry Jones, THE HANDMAID’S TALE
Jessica Lange, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALYPSE
Phylicia Rashad, THIS IS US
Cicely Tyson, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
Carice van Houten, GAME OF THRONES

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Matt Damon, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Robert De Niro, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Luke Kirby, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
Peter MacNicol, VEEP
John Mulaney, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Adam Sandler, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Rufus Sewell, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jane Lynch, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
Sandra Oh, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Maya Rudolph, THE GOOD PLACE
Kristin Scott Thomas, FLEABAG
Fiona Shaw, FLEABAG
Emma Thompson, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

The rest of the nominations can be found in the following link: https://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners

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