Emmys: HBO, 'Game of Thrones' Dominate Nominations

7:13 AM 7/16/2019

by Kimberly Nordyke

The HBO drama landed 32 nominations, setting the record for the most Primetime Emmy noms for a show in a single year.

Game of Thrones dominated the nominations for the 71st Emmy Awards, which were announced Tuesday morning.

The HBO drama landed 32 Emmy nominations, setting the record for the most noms for a show in a single year. In addition, HBO earned 137 nominations overall, beating its own record for most noms for a network in a single year (it landed 126 in 2015). Netflix came in second with 117 Emmy nominations after topping HBO last year. NBC came in third with 58 total, followed by Amazon with 47 Emmy noms.

In addition to being nominated for best drama series, a category it has won four times previously, Game of Thrones also landed acting Emmy nominations for Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Alfie Allen, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Gwendoline Christie and guest star Carice van Houten.

Meanwhile, other shows scoring multiple Emmy nominations include Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (20), HBO's Chernobyl (19), Saturday Night Live (18), HBO's Barry and FX's Fosse/Verdon (17 apiece), and Netflix's When They See Us (16). (Click here to see which shows and talent were snubbed, and click here for The Hollywood Reporter's TV critics' takes on the noms.)

The 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards, honoring the best in TV programming, will be handed out Sunday, Sept. 22. The show will air live on Fox starting at 5 p.m. PT from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. A host has not yet been announced.

The noms for the 2019 Emmy Awards were announced by Ken Jeong and D'Arcy Carden at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Wolf Theatre in North Hollywood starting at 8:30 a.m. PT. They were joined by TV academy chairman and CEO Frank Scherma and president and COO Maury McIntyre. 

For all the news and analysis about this year's Emmy Awards, visit THR.com's Emmys hub. Click here to see the full list of 2019 Emmy nominations.

  • Drama Series

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

  • Comedy Series

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

  • Limited Series

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

  • Competition Program

    RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1) (WINNER)
    The Amazing Race (CBS)
    American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
    Nailed It (Netflix)
    Top Chef (Bravo)
    The Voice (NBC)

  • Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

    Bill Hader (Barry) (WINNER)
    Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
    Don Cheadle (Black Monday)
    Ted Danson (The Good Place)
    Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
    Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek)

  • Lead Actor in a Drama Series

    Billy Porter (Pose) (WINNER)
    Jason Bateman (Ozark)
    Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
    Kit Harington (Game of Thrones)
    Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
    Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us)

  • Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

    Jharrel Jerome (When They See Us) (WINNER)
    Mahershala Ali (True Detective)
    Benicio Del Toro (Escape at Dannemora)
    Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal)
    Jared Harris (Chernobyl)
    Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon)

  • Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) (WINNER)
    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)

  • Lead Actress in a Drama Series

    Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) (WINNER)
    Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)
    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)

  • Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

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

  • Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

    Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) (WINNER)
    Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones)
    Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)
    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones)
    Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul)
    Michael Kelly (House of Cards)
    Chris Sullivan (This Is Us)

  • Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

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

  • Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

    Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal) (WINNER)
    Asante Blackk (When They See Us)
    Paul Dano (Escape at Dannemora)
    John Leguizamo (When They See Us)
    Stellan Skarsgård (Chernobyl)
    Michael K. Williams (When They See Us)

  • Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

    Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) (WINNER)
    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)

  • Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

    Julia Garner (Ozark) (WINNER)
    Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones)
    Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
    Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve)
    Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones)
    Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones)

  • Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

    Patricia Arquette (The Act) (WINNER)
    Marsha Stephanie Blake (When They See Us)
    Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects)
    Vera Farmiga (When They See Us)
    Margaret Qualley (Fosse/Verdon)
    Emily Watson (Chernobyl)

  • Television Movie

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

  • Variety Sketch Series

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

  • Directing for a Drama Series

    "Reparations," Ozark (WINNER)
    Directed by Jason Bateman

    "The Iron Throne," Game of Thrones
    Directed by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

    "The Last of the Starks," Game of Thrones
    Directed by David Nutter

    "The Long Night," Game of Thrones
    Directed by Miguel Sapochnik

    "Holly," The Handmaid's Tale
    Directed by Daina Reid

    "Desperate Times," Killing Eve
    Directed by Lisa Brühlmann

    "Celebration," Succession
    Directed by Adam McKay

  • Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

    Chernobyl (WINNER)
    Directed by Johan Renck

    Escape at Dannemora 
    Directed by Ben Stiller

    "Glory," Fosse/Verdon 
    Directed by Jessica Yu

    "Who's Got the Pain," Fosse/Verdon 
    Directed by Thomas Kail

    A Very English Scandal 
    Directed by Stephen Frears

    When They See Us
    Directed by Ava DuVernay

  • Directing for a Comedy Series

    "Episode 1," Fleabag (WINNER)
    Directed by Harry Bradbeer

    "The Audition," Barry
    Directed by Alec Berg

    "ronny/lily," Barry
    Directed by Bill Hader

    "The Stockholm Syndrome," The Big Bang Theory
    Directed by Mark Cendrowski

    "All Alone," The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino

    "We're Going to the Catskills!" The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Directed by Daniel Palladino

  • Directing for a Variety Series

    Saturday Night Live, "Host: Adam Sandler" (WINNER)
    Directed by Don Roy King

    Documentary Now!, "Waiting for the Artist"
    Directed by Alex Buono, Rhys Thomas

    Drunk History, "Are You Afraid of the Drunk?"
    Directed by Derek Waters

    Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, "Psychics"
    Directed by Paul Pennolino

    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, "Live Midterm Election Show"
    Directed by Jim Hoskinson

    Who Is America?, "Episode 102"
    Directed by Sacha Baron Cohen, Nathan Fielder, Daniel Gray Longino, Dan Mazer

  • Variety Talk Show

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

  • Writing for a Comedy Series

    "Episode 1," Fleabag (WINNER)
    Written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

    "ronny/lilly," Barry
    Written by Alec Berg and Bill Hader

    "Janet," The Good Place
    Written by Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan

    "Anna Ishii-Peters," PEN15
    Written by Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle

    "Nothing in This World Is Easy," Russian Doll
    Written by Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler

    "A Warm Body," Russian Doll
    Written by Allison Silverman

    "Veep," Veep
    Written by David Mandel

  • Writing for a Drama Series

    "Nobody Is Ever Missing," Succession (WINNER)
    Written by Jesse Armstrong

    "Winner," Better Call Saul
    Written by Peter Gould and Thomas Schnauz

    "Episode 1," Bodyguard
    Written by Jed Mercurio

    "The Iron Throne," Game of Thrones
    Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

    "Holly," The Handmaid's Tale
    Teleplay by Bruce Miller and Kira Snyder

    "Nice and Neat," Killing Eve
    Written by Emerald Fennell

  • Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

    Chernobyl (WINNER)
    Written by Craig Mazin

    "Episode 6," Escape at Dannemora 
    Written by Brett Johnson, Michael Tolkin, Jerry Stahl

    "Episode 7," Escape at Dannemora 
    Written by Brett Johnson, Michael Tolkin

    "Providence," Fosse/Verdon
    Written by Steven Levenson and Joel Fields

    A Very English Scandal
    Written by Russel T Davies

    "Part Four," When They See Us
    Teleplay by Ava DuVernay and Michael Starrbury

  • Writing for a Variety Series

    Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (WINNER)
    Senior Writer Dan Gurewitch, Jeff Maurer, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner
    Written by Tim Carvell, Raquel D'Apice, Josh Gondelman, Daniel O'Brien, John Oliver, Owen Parsons, Charlie Redd, Joanna Rothkopf, Ben Silva, Seena Vali

    Documentary Now! 
    Written by John Mulaney and Seth Meyers

    Full Frontal With Samantha Bee 
    Head Writer Melinda Taub
    Written by Samantha Bee, Miles Kahn, Kristen Bartlett, Mike Drucker, Pat Cassels, Eric Drysdale, Mathan Erhardt, Nicole Silverberg
    Writing Supervised by Ashley Nicole Black and Joe Grossman
    Special Material by Allison Silverman

    Late Night With Seth Meyers 
    Written by Jermaine Affonso, Alex Baze, Karen Chee, Bryan Donaldson, Sal Gentile, Matt Goldich, Dina Gusovsky, Jennifer Hagel, Allison Hord, Michael Karnell, John Lutz, Seth Meyers, Ian Morgan, Seth Reiss, Amber Ruffin, Mike Scollins, Mike Shoemaker, Ben Warheit

    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
    Head Writer Opus Moreschi, Jay Katsir
    Written by Aaron Cohen, Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Barry Julien, Paul Dinello, Matt Lappin, Michael Brumm, Emmy Blotnick, Cullen Crawford, Ariel Dumas, Glenn Eichler, Django Gold, Gabe Gronli, Greg Iwinski, Daniel Kibblesmith, Kate Sidley, Jen Spyra, Brian Stack, John Thibodeaux, Michael Pielocik, Asher Perlman, Eliana Kwartler

    Saturday Night Live 
    Head Writer Michael Che, Colin Jost, Kent Sublette
    Senior Writer Bryan Tucker
    Written by James Anderson, Steven Castillo, Andrew Dismukes, Anna Drezen, Alison Gates, Steve Higgins, Sam Jay, Erik Kenward, Michael Koman, Alan Linic, Eli Coyote Mandel, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Josh Patten, Simon Rich, Gary Richardson, Pete Schultz, Marika Sawyer, Will Stephen, Julio Torres, Bowen Yang
    Weekend Update written by Megan Callahan, Dennis McNicholas, Katie Rich
    Writing Supervised by Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Streeter Seidell