Game Of Thrones Sets New Record With 32 Nomination In Its Final Emmy Awards Showing

by Erik Amaya

Many may have found the final season of Game of Thrones wanting, but it acheived a victory lap at the 2019 Emmy Award nominations on Tuesday.

The series, which aired its final episode in May, earned 32 nominations in this year’s contest, including Outstanding Drama Series. That may seem a bit rich if “The Long Night” or the ending burned away your love for the series, but it is always possible GoT may grab the award just for completing its run. Think of it as the Emmy version of The Return of the King‘s Oscar win in 2004. Meanwhile, the show’s nominal leads — Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke — earned nominations in the lead actor drama categories. The series dominated the supporting actress drama category with Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Lean Headey and Gwendoline Christie all taking home nominations. We’re inclined to make Christie our pick for the win, even if the series botched her final dramatic moments. But watch Williams get it.

The supporting actor drama category also felt the touch of winter with Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage all earning nods. Although, if we’re being honest, Allen’s nomination only makes sense as a completion prize — his best work was at least two seasons ago — with Dinklage being the easy favorite here.

Other nominations include technical and creative arts categories which the series definitely earned this year. While the writing was lacking, the show looked pretty damned good. Well, except the Battle of Winterfell, of course.

Unlike last year, the 2019 Emmy nominations lack for a wider array of genre recognition. Black Mirror earned several nominations, but GoT‘s dominance of the awards meant anything remaining went to more grounded fare like Chernobyl and Better Call Saul. Take a look at the full list of nominations below:

Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
Bodyguard
Game of Thrones
Killing Eve
Ozark
Pose
Succession
This Is Us

Outstanding Comedy Series
Barry
Fleabag
The Good Place
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Russian Doll
Schitt’s Creek
Veep

Outstanding Limited Series
Chernobyl
Escape at Dannemora
Fosse/Verdon
Sharp Objects
When They See Us

Outstanding TV Movie
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
Brexit: The Uncivil War
Deadwood: The Movie
My Dinner With Herve
King Lear

Outstanding 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)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Don Cheadle, Black Monday
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Michael Douglas, The Kiminsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

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 Harrington, Game of Thrones
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Billy Porter, Pose
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Mahershala Ali, True Detective
Benicio Del Toro, Escape From Dannemora
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal
Jared Harris, Chernobyl
Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us
Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette, Sharp Objects
Aunjanue Ellis, When They See Us
Joey King, The Act
Niecy Nash, When They See Us
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul
Alfie Allen, Game of Thrones
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
Chris Sullivan, 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 Comedy Series
Anthony Carrigan, Barry
Stephen Root, Barry
Henry Winkler, Barry
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tony Hale, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Sarah Goldberg, Barry
Sian Clifford, Fleabag
Olivia Coleman, Fleabag
Betty Gilpin, GLOW
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Stellan Skarsgård, Chernobyl
Paul Dano, Escape at Dannemora
Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal
Aante Blackk, When They See Us
John Leguizamo, When They See Us
Michael K. Williams, When They See Us

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Michael McKean, Better Call Saul
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
Glynn Turman, How To Get Away With Murder
Ron Cephas, This Is Us
Michael Angarano, This Is Us
Kumail Nanjiani, The Twilight Zone

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Jessica Lange, (American Horror Story: Apocalypse)
Carice van Houten, Game of Thrones
Cherry Jones, The Handmaid’s Tale
Cicely Tyson, How To Get Away With Murder
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black
Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Rufus Sewell, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Adam Sandler, Saturday Night Live
John Mulaney, Saturday Night Live
Matt Damon, Saturday Night Live
Robert De Niro, Saturday Night Live
Peter MacNicol, Veep

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Fiona Shaw, Fleabag
Kristin Scott Thomas, Fleabag
Maya Rudolph, The Good Place
Jane Lynch, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Emma Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Sandra Oh, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Last Week Tonight
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Late Late Show With James Corden
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
At Home With Amy Sedaris
Documentary Now!
Drunk History
I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman
Saturday Night Live
Who Is America?

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Ellen DeGeneres, Ellen’s Game of Games
Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Making It
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Marie Kondo, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo
James Corden, The World’s Best

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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