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Emmy nominations 2019 – catch up: Game of Thrones receives record-breaking 32 nods

This year's competitors have been announced

Jacob Stolworthy
Tuesday 16 July 2019 17:18
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The Emmy nominations for 2019 were announced today in Hollywood, with Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul, Chernobyl and Fleabag receiving attention from voters.

Ken Jeong and The Good Place star D’Arcy Carden announced the names of the drama, comedy and limited run shows that’ll duke it out come September.

Making things more exciting was the fact that an alarming number of heavyweights - including The Handmaid's Tale and The Crown - were exempt from contention this year.

You can find a full list of nominations here.

Follow along with all the live updates from this year’s nominations as they were announced below.

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air 22 September at about 1am UK time.


Well, here we go - another round of Emmy nominations are scheduled to take place later today and The Independent has you sorted with all the information you need right up until they're announced. Buckle up!

Jacob Stolworthy16 July 2019 10:55

Let's talk about the elephant dragon in the room: Game of Thrones. The show has 38 Emmy wins altogether, which is a goddamn record. Its been nominated for Outstanding Drama Series for every season - but will the negative response to season eight affect its chance of getting another one? In short, no.

Jacob Stolworthy16 July 2019 11:13

Through fear of this becoming a smorgasbord of indecipherable information, let's take it category-by-category. First up: Outstanding Drama Series.

Jacob Stolworthy16 July 2019 11:30

The Handmaid's Tale, The Crown, Stranger Things and Big Little Lies (which will compete next year in this category as opposed to the Limited Series one) aren't eligible for nominations. Nor is The Americans, which ended last year.

Jacob Stolworthy16 July 2019 11:45

Thrones is a dead cert - and if it wins, it'll match the record held by Hill Street Blues, LA Law, The West Wing and Mad Men (four Best Drama wins).

Jacob Stolworthy16 July 2019 12:00

But what's gonna join it? Better Call Saul will get a look in as will This Is Us and Pose. Killing Eve seemed like a contender until the lukewarm reception to its second season and HBO breakout Succession has the vote of viewers but it's uncertain whether it'll be picked by the professionals making it this year's Leftovers, which was NEVER nominated for Best Drama. Outrageous.

Jacob Stolworthy16 July 2019 12:15
Jacob Stolworthy16 July 2019 12:30

Which brings us on nicely to Best Actress in a Drama Series - a category that some serious big-hitters (Elisabeth Moss! Claire Danes! Everyone in Big Little Lies!) aren't eligible for. This paves the way for - wait for it - Emilia Clarke, who has been put forward by HBO as a Game of Thrones lead.

Jacob Stolworthy16 July 2019 12:44

Julia Roberts is likely to pick up a nomination for her role in the aforementioned Homecoming, while Killing Eve recognition could pit its lead stars - the wonderful Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer - against each other. Comer is finally getting the plaudits she deserves, after all.

Jacob Stolworthy16 July 2019 12:58

Victory for Villanelle, indeed.

Jacob Stolworthy16 July 2019 13:10

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