Emmy nominees 2019: Still on ‘Game,’ but welcoming newcomers, too


Cable and streaming again dominate major categories

This year, the Primetime Emmy Awards could give several to “Schitt’s.”

Among nominees not often seen in the running for the honors – which Fox will televise Sunday, Sept. 22, from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater – the Canadian-made, soon-to-end Pop sitcom “Schitt’s Creek” has several major bids. It’s a relatively rare case of a basic-cable show breaking through in categories again dominated by premium cable networks and streaming services, Emmy darlings “Game of Thrones” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” being among familiar titles. Because certain programs were new during the past television year, though, the contests also encompass many fresh names.

Here are the nominees in several major categories in the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards.

Comedy Series

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

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)

Limited Series

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

Television movie

  • “Bandersnatch” (“Black Mirror”) (Netflix)
  • “Brexit” (HBO)
  • “Deadwood: The Movie” (HBO)
  • “King Lear” (Amazon)
  • “My Dinner With Hervé” (HBO)

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)

Lead actor in a comedy series

  • Anthony Anderson, “black-ish” (ABC)
  • Don Cheadle, “Black Monday” (Showtime)
  • Ted Danson, “The Good Place”
  • Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)
  • Bill Hader, “Barry”
  • Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”

Lead actress in a comedy series

  • Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me” (Netflix)
  • 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”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie

  • Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”
  • Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”
  • Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC)
  • Laura Linney, “Ozark”
  • Mandy Moore, “This Is Us”
  • Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”
  • Robin Wright, “House of Cards” (Netflix)

Lead actor in a limited series or movie

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

Lead actress in a limited series or movie

  • Amy Adams, “Sharp Objects”
  • Patricia Arquette, “Escape at Dannemora”
  • Aunjanue Ellis, “When They See Us”
  • Joey King, “The Act” (Hulu)
  • Niecy Nash, “When They See Us”
  • Michelle Williams, “Fosse/Verdon”
Jay Bobbin

Jay Bobbin

Jay Bobbin has decades of experience covering the television and movie businesses, winning Tribune Media Services’ Crown Jewel Award in 2008 for his performance in the company. Over those many years of interviewing and writing, he has spoken with everyone from Robert De Niro and John Travolta to Paul McCartney and Tony Bennett … from Meryl Streep and Julie Andrews to Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.

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