2019 Emmy Nominations: HBO And Game Of Thrones Get Tons Of Attention After Final Season

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It's time to honor the very best that television has to offer. Not through Twitter posts and homemade costumes, but through the 71st annual Emmy Awards, which are set to air later this year.

The Good Place star D'Arcy Carden took the stage with comedian Ken Jeong to announce all the 2019 nominees. After joking about the heights of Jeong's medical education, and a reference to Carden's winning turn on HBO's Barry, they got down to business...eventually...after giving viewers time to go back and reflect on last year's winners. But without further ado, here's the sometimes sordid cream of the crop from the past year of television.

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul


Game of Thrones

Killing Eve




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 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 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 Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks - Better Call Saul

Giancarlo Esposito - Better Call Saul

Peter Dinklage - Game of Thrones

Michael Kelly - House of Cards

Alfie Allen - Game of Thrones

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau - Game of Thrones

Chris Sullivan - This Is Us

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Carice van Houten - Game of Thrones

Laverne Cox - Orange Is the New Black

Phylicia Rashad - This Is Us

Cherry Jones - The Handmaid's Tale

Cicely Tyson - How to Get Away with Murder

Jessica Lange - American Horror Story: Apocalypse

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Ron Cephas Jones - This Is Us

Bradley Whitford - The Handmaid's Tale

Michael McKean - Better Call Saul

Glynn Turman - How to Get Away with Murder

Kumail Nanjiani - The Twilight Zone

Michael Angarano - This Is Us

Outstanding Comedy Series



The Good Place

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Russian Doll

Schitt's Creek


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate - Dead To Me

Rachel Brosnahan - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Julia Louis-Dreyfuss - Veep

Natasha Lyonne - Russian Doll

Catherine O'Hara - Schitt's Creek

Phoebe Waller-Bridge - Fleabag

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 Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Anna Chlumsky - Veep

Alex Borstein - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Marin Hinkle - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Kate McKinnon - Saturday Night Live

Sarah Goldberg - Barry

Olivia Colman - Fleabag

Betty Gilpin - GLOW

Sian Clifford - Fleabag

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Carrigan - Barry

Alan Arkin - The Kominsky Method

Henry Winkler - Barry

Tony Shalhoub - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Tony Hale - Veep

Stephen Root - Barry

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Fiona Shaw - Fleabag

Jane Lynch - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Sandra Oh - Saturday Night Live

Maya Rudolph - The Good Place

Emma Thompson - Saturday Night Live

Kristin Scott Thomas - Fleabag

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Peter MacNicol - Veep

Robert De Niro - Saturday Night Live

Adam Sandler - Saturday Night Live

Matt Damon - Saturday Night Live

Luke Kirby - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

John Mulaney - Saturday Night Live

Rufuss Sewell - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Limited Series


Escape at Dannemora


Sharp Objects

When They See Us

Outstanding Television Movie

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch


Deadwood: The Movie

King Lear

My Dinner with Hervé

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Amy Adams - Sharp Objects

Patricia Arquette - Escape from Dannemora

Aunjanue Ellis - When They See Us

Joey King - The Act

Niecy Nash - When They See Us

Michelle Williams - Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Hugh Grant - A Very English Scandal

Jared Harris - Chernobyl

Benicio del Toro - Escape at Dannemora

Mahershala Ali - True Detective

Sam Rockwell - Fosee/Verdon

Jharrel Jerome - When They See Us

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Emily Watson - Chernobyl

Marsha Stephanie Blake - When They See Us

Patricia Arquette - The Act

Margaret Qualley - Fosse/Verdon

Patricia Clarkson - Sharp Objects

Vera Farmiga - When They See Us

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Ben Whishaw - A Very English Scandal

Stellan Skarsgård - Chernobyl

Asante Blackk - When They See Us

Michael K. Williams - When They See Us

John Leguizamo - When They See Us

Paul Dano - Escape At Dannemora

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 Competition Program

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Nailed It

RuPaul's Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice

That's a lot of great nominees, right? Game of Thrones really stepped it up in the acting department across just about all levels. (We won't go into the writing portion of the Emmys here, though, don't worry.) Though the lead performance nominations were limited to Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke, the show earned a wealth of supporting actor noms, and even Carice van Houten got herself some recognition.

Elsewhere, HBO was still all over the place with a ton of nominations for Bill Hader's Barry, with the co-creator himself getting a nod. Not to mention all the other onscreen talent, and those behind the scenes. It even outshined the final season of Veep, though Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale got their expected attention.

Don't forget to tune into the 2019 Emmy Awards when they air on Fox on Sunday, September 22, at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Nick Venable
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