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2019 Emmy Nominations – HBO regains its crown

by Sean P. Aune | July 16, 2019July 16, 2019 12:35 pm EDT

The Television Academy announced the nominations for the 2018 Emmy Awards on Tuesday, and some of these categories are going to make you tear your hair out picking a winner in your office pool.

First off, a break down by outlets. HBO took back the crown for the most nominations this year after Netflix beat them last year.

Top Broadcasters

  • HBO – 137
  • Netflix – 117
  • NBC – 58
  • Amazon Prime Video – 47
  • CBS – 43
  • FX Networks – 32
  • ABC – 26
  • Hulu – 20
  • Fox – 18
  • Showtime – 18
  • CNN – 17
  • VH1 – 14
  • National Geographic – 13
  • AMC – 11

Top Series

Game of Thrones goes out with a band in its final season.

On to the nominations, and there are some simply amazing fights about to happen that we don’t envy the voters.

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”
  • Aunjaunue Ellis, “When They See Us”
  • Joey King, “The Act”
  • Niecy Nash, “When They See Us”
  • Michelle Williams, “Fosse: Verdon”

Lead Actor in 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”

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”

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”

Competition Program

  • “The Amazing Race,” CBS
  • “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC
  • “Nailed It!” – Netflix
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” VH1
  • “Top Chef,” Bravo
  • “The Voice,” NBC

Variety Talk Series

  • “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah,” Comedy Central”
  • “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee,” TBS
  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” – ABC
  • “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” HBO
  • “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” CBS
  • “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” CBS

Television Movie

  • “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,” Netflix
  • “Brexit,” HBO
  • “Deadwood,” HBO
  • “King Lear,” Amazon
  • “My Dinner With Herve,” HBO

Limited Series

  • “Chernobyl,” HBO
  • “Escape at Dannemora,” HBO
  • “Fosse: Verdon,” FX
  • “Sharp Objects,” HBO
  • “When They See Us,” Netflix

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • “Barry,” HBO
  • “Fleabag,” Amazon
  • “The Good Place,” NBC
  • “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Amazon
  • “Russian Doll,” Netflix
  • “Schitt’s Creek,” Pop
  • “Veep,” HBO

Outstanding Drama Series

  • “Better Call Saul,” AMC
  • “Bodyguard,” Netflix
  • “Game of Thrones,” HBO
  • “Killing Eve,” BBC America
  • “Ozark,” Netflix
  • “Pose,” FX
  • “Succession,” HBO
  • “This Is Us,” NBC

The 71st Emmys will air on Sunday, Sept. 22, starting at 8pm ET/5pm PT on Fox.



Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing