The 2019 Emmy nominated actors include 12 Oscar winners, 31 Emmy winners, 30 Golden Globe winners and 29 first time Emmy nominees. With 17 Oscars among them, the Oscar-winning talent includes two-time acting Oscar winners Robert De Niro (best actor, Raging Bull; best supporting actor, The Godfather: Part II), Jessica Lange (best actress, Blue Sky; best supporting actress, Tootsie) and Mahershala Ali (best supporting actor, Moonlight; best supporting actor, Green Book). Emma Thompson, won best actress for Howard's End, but won her second Oscar for best adapted screenplay for Sense and Sensibility, and before Michael Douglas won best actor for Wall Street, he won an Oscar for best picture as a producer for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The remaining seven Oscar winners include one best actress (Olivia Colman, The Favourite) five best supporting winners (Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine; Patricia Arquette, Boyhood; Viola Davis, Fences; Benicio Del Toro, Traffic; Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), and Matt Damon's best original screenplay win for Good Will Hunting.
Previous Emmy winners include Christina Applegate (Friends), Patricia Arquette (Medium), Alex Borstein (Family Guy and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story), Patricia Clarkson (two-time winner for Six Feet Under), Ted Danson (Damages and Cheers), Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder), Peter Dinklage (three-time winner for Game of Thrones), Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra), Bill Hader (Barry and South Park), Tony Hale (two-time winner for Veep), Cherry Jones (24), Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us), Jessica Lange (Grey Gardens and two-time winner for American Horror Story), John Leguizamo (John Leguizamo: Freak), Eugene Levy (two-time winner for writing SCTV Network 90), Laura Linney (The Big C, John Adams, Fraiser and Wild Iris), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine six acting wins for Veep, plus three producing wins for Veep), Jane Lynch (three-time winner for Hollywood Game Night, plus wins for Dropping the Soap and Glee), Peter MacNicol (Ally McBeal), Kate McKinnon (two-time winner for Saturday Night Live), John Mulaney (writing wins for John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City and Saturday Night Live), Bob Odenkirk writing wins for The Ben Stiller Show and Saturday Night Live), Catherine O'Hara (writing win for SCTV Network 9), Tony Shalhoub (three-time winner for Monk), Emma Thompson (Ellen), Glynn Turman (In Treatment), Cicely Tyson (two wins for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman plus Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All), Bradley Whitford (The West Wing and Transparent) and Henry Winkler (Barry).
First time Emmy nominees include 14 industry veterans Amy Adams, Paul Dano, Benicio Del Toro, Vera Farmiga, Hugh Grant, Michael McKean, Mandy Moore, Kumail Nanjiani, Billy Porter, Sam Rockwell, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emily Watson, Ben Whishaw and Michelle Williams with nineteen additional actors earning their first major nomination between Emmys, Oscars and Golden Globes. Nominees include Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie and Sophie Turner for Game of Thrones, Michael Angarano and Chris Sullivan for This Is Us, Asante Blackk, Marsha Stephanie Blake and Aunjanue Ellis for When They See Us, Anthony Carrigan, Sarah Goldberg and Stephen Root for Barry, Marin Hinkle, Luke Kirby and Rufus Sewell for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, plus Stellan Skarsgård (Chernobyl), Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Julia Garner (Ozark), Margaret Qualley (Fosse/Verdon) and Fiona Shaw (Fleabag and Killing Eve). See all of this year's nominees' past wins and nominations below.