Games of Thrones received 32 nominations for the 71st Annual Primetime Television Awards, the most for any TV program in a single season. Eight actors and actresses received nominations for their roles.

By Ian Horswill


Posted on July 17, 2019

HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones has received a record number of nominations for the 2019 Emmys for its final series, which ended with record television ratings for the show.

The sixth series of Games of Thrones received 32 nominations for the 71st Annual Primetime Television Awards, the most for any TV program in a single season, beating NYPD Blue‘s previous mark.

Kit Harington, who played Jon Snow, and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) have been nominated in the Best Leading actor/actress roles and eight cast members have been nominated for Emmys in the supporting categories – Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) and Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) are nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category; Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) are nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category, and Carice van Houten (Melisandre) in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series category.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister) and Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) nominated in the best supporting roles. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister) and Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) nominated in the best supporting roles. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Other shows to earn many Emmy nominations are Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (20), HBO’s Chernobyl (19), NBC’s Saturday Night Live (18), HBO’s Barry (17), FX’s Fosse/Verdon (17) and Netflix’s When They See Us (16).

There were shocks with Oscar winners Julia Roberts (Homecoming), George Clooney (Catch 22) and Emma Stone (Maniac) not receiving an Emmy nomination. Pamela Adlon (Better Things), Suranne Jones (Gentleman Jack), Justina Machado (One Day At A Time) and MJ Rodriguez (Pose) are also surprise Emmy omissions, reported AV Club.

George Clooney as Scheisskopf in the TV miniseries Catch 22. Photo: Hulu
George Clooney as Scheisskopf in the TV miniseries Catch 22. Photo: Hulu

Roberts poked fun at her own expense on her Instagram page.

“Well, I am in exceptional company at least,” she wrote.

The Big Bang Theory, which ended this year after 12 seasons, and Modern Family, which will air its final season this year, missed out on acting Emmy nominations. The Big Theory earned directing and editing Emmy nominations.

Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus will make Emmys history if she wins outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for the seventh time. Veep, which has ended after seven seasons, received nine nominations. Louis-Dreyfus, who shares the record with Cloris Leachman, will become the thespian with the most individual wins in Emmy history, CNN reported.

The Emmy nominations announced by The Masked Singer judge Ken Jeong and The Good Place actress D’Arcy Carden at the Television Academy in Los Angeles on Tuesday (local time) are:

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

Rachel Brosnahan has won The Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy in 2018 and 2019 for her role as Miriam 'Midge' Maisel in The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. Photo: Supplied
Rachel Brosnahan as the protagonist in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Photo: Supplied

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

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

Benicio Del Toro played Richard Matt in Escape at Dannemora. Photo: Supplied
Benicio Del Toro played Richard Matt in Escape at Dannemora. Photo: Supplied

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
Niecy Nash, When They See Us
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

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

Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams in FX's hit Fosse/Verdon. Photo: Craig Blankenhorne / FX
Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams in Fosse/Verdon. Photo: Craig Blankenhorn

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Emily Watson, Chernobyl
Margaret Qualley, Fosse/Verdon
Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette, The Act
Marsha Stephanie Blake, When They See Us
Vera Farmiga, When They See Us

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

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

If Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins an Emmy for her role as Selina Myer in Veep she will hold more Best Actress Emmys than anyone in history.  Photo: HBO
If Louis-Dreyfus wins an Emmy for her role ain Veep she will hold more Best Actress Emmys than anyone in history. Photo: HBO

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Stephen Root, Barry
Henry Winkler, Barry
Anthony Carrigan, Barry
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tony Hale, Veep

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

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

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

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 Reality Competition Series
Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Nailed It
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
The Daily Show
Full Frontal
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Late Show With James Corden
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

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 Television Movie
Bandersnatch
Brexit
Deadwood
King Lear
My Dinner with Hervé

Jamie Dornan and Peter Dinklage star in in My Dinner with Hervé.
Jamie Dornan and Peter Dinklage star in My Dinner with Hervé.

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

The 2009 Emmys will be held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on September 22.