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Tuesday
Jul162019

Emmy Nomination Announcement, Live

Ken Jeong and D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place) announcing the nominees for the television Academy's 71st annual prizes.

And here are the nominations in the top categories announced live via screenshots. We'll talk more about the Emmys once we wrap our head around these nominations...

BEST DRAMA SERIES

BEST COMEDY SERIES

BEST LIMITED SERIES

BEST TELEVISION MOVIE

BEST COMPETITION PROGRAM

BEST VARIETY TALK SERIES

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

BEST ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

further Emmy reactions

THE SHOWS WITH THE MOST ACTING NOMINATIONS, THEN & NOW - Where does Game of Thrones land?

A LAST CRY FOR THE SNUBBEES: Publishing at 7:30 PM tonight

OUR FAV NOMINATIONS & OTHER REACTIONS: Coming in the wee hours of the night

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Reader Comments (44)

Finally some love for Schitt's Creek

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterArlo

Arlo -- they definitely upped their profile but I'm so shocked. It's a good show but usually if Emmy ignores you that long, they don't go all in like they just went.

July 16, 2019 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

At least D'Arcy Carden got to present the nominees. She should have been saying her own name though.

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTom G.

No Michelle Williams??!!??

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

They spend more time cracking awful jokes than reading the nominees. I hate this new era of announcements.

Happy for Schitt's Creek

Robin Wright was quite bad in the final season of House of Cards. The Jessica Lange nomination for AHS is also a joke and don't get me started with the Harrington/Clarke combo.

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Too many Game of Thrones actors in the Supporting categories. Rhea Seehorn couldn't even get nominated! I hope they all cancel one another out.

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Fiona Shaw for the win!

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Sian Clifford in fleabag though :) : ) : )

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered Commentergizmo

Eight shows nominated for Best Drama?? Why don't they just nominate every show?

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMatt L.

Ditto on the joke-cracking, Peggy Sue. I just skipped it after a category and was grateful for the screenshots.

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterzig

They did so much better with comedy than with than drama! At last! That's my final take. Now, back to The Sundowners.

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

SO Happy for Schitt's Creek, Eugene and Catherine!

Also Pose, Ben Whishaw, Alfie Allen, Special in short form.

I think they did a really good job this year.

Odd no Julia Roberts. (Or Richard Madden)

It seems like streaming shows have all the buzz.

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJW

I'm a little surprised that Homecoming got shut out. It got great reviews, and all the actors were strong. I wonder if it just got lost in the prestige shuffle, or voters didn't like that it was 30 minutes?

One big surprise is seeing Viola Davis make her way back into the category.

The lead actress in a comedy series category is really exciting. It seems like a Brosnahan vs Louis-Dreyfus matchup, but Applegate gave a stellar performance and could spoil.

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

Also, both Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Robin Wright end their runs having been nominated for every season of their show!

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

The Good Place! Schitt's Creek! I'm all of a dither!

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSawyer

That comedy actress category is pure gold, the strongest category this year. There is no weak link and anyone of them would be a worthy winner. Having said that, I need Catherine O’Hara or Phoebe Waller-Bridge to win. JLD is very strong especially in Veep’s series finale but we need a new winner in this category.

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBecausewhynot

Why do they hate Rhea Seehorn? :(

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Carden

Very happy for Fiona Shaw who after years of having no major screen nominations now has a BAFTA and two Emmy nominations in the space of a few months.

I was one of those who defended the final season of Game of Thrones, but some of those 10 acting nominations are shocking.

Michael Sheen and David Tennant probably deserved citations for Good Omens. But I am mostly disappointed that Miranda Richardson couldn't break into the Supporting Actress Miniseries category for her bravura performance in that show.

Completely devastated for Rhea Seehorn, who continues to be the best actress working on TV. What does she need to do to get nominated!?

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLuke

Luke -- i guess wait for GAME OF THRONES to be over. I mean, whenever Emmy gets obsessed with a show there's very little hope for other actors until it goes off the air

July 16, 2019 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Peggy's right. Less jokes, more categories. Supporting actors at least

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDarcy

How is Bradley Whitford nominated for handmaids tale when it didn’t have a season eligible? Love the nominations for fleabag and as much as I dislike to many acting nominees from one show I like the Christie nomination for thrones and all three of the supporting actor nominees from Barry. I figured winkler and root were in but Carrigan was a wonderful surprise

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Troutman

Michael Troutman, three of last season's episodes aired after the eligibility window, so by the rule of the "hanging episode", those episodes are eligible for individual nominations, even if the season as a whole is not (it's kind of stupid, I know, but there it is)...

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRichter Scale

Happy to see Jharrel Jerome get some love post Moonlight!

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBushwick

All those Fleabag nominations and nothing for Andrew Scott?! I’m so confused.

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBrad

Between all that Fleabag and Killing Eve love, what a day for Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKeegan

I am so happy for the comedy categories. I would be happy to see just about anybody to win that actress category, but does O'Hara have a shot, being the only overtly comedic performance among the nominees?

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterguest

fucking THRILLED for Jodie Comer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDAVID

Schitt's Creek - FTW!
Also, I didn't end up like Fosse/Verdon that much but very glad Michelle Williams got a nod for Lead Actress b/c she was fantastic.

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRob

Alfie Allen's not horrible but he's nowhere near the league of Dinklage and NC-W. The definition of a coattail nomination.

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSawyer

As a movie person, for the first time I'm actually jealous of TV people, and this lineup is throwing me into a bit of an existential crisis. I feel like maybe the sea change for intelligent entertainment is about complete and movies can't really compete with this.

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRobert A.

‘Killing Eve’ just ended a 17-year dry spell in drama actress with Emmy bids for BOTH Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer

“Killing Eve” made a killing with Tuesday’s Primetime Emmy Awards nominations with nine total. Two of those are for Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer in Best Drama Actress, marking the first time since 2002 that a show produced double nominations in the category.

The last duo to make the cut were Frances Conroy and Rachel Griffiths from “Six Feet Under.”

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMe

My favorite nomination is probably Nailed It! for Outstanding Reality Competition Program. Totally deserved and something I wanted, but didn't think would actually happen.

Also, I feel like they were actually awake while voting for the comedy categories this year... sad for Tracee Ellis Ross tho. Idk how Anthony Anderson always makes it in, whether she accompanies or not. She's so good.

Drama... I'm not going to pretend I ever really watch dramas, but when they announced Bodyguard and Succession, i'd literally never heard of them...felt like it was a joke. Fake shows that sound like they'd be nominated for Emmys. lol

Welcome to the golden era of television.

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip H.

Like Dreyfus and Wright, Dinklage has also been nominated got every season of his show.

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJulia Roberts

My favorite nomination is the Comedy Writing Phoebe Waller Bridge got for the first episode of Fleabag's season 2. BRILLIANT writing, you should all check it out :)

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLucky

I’m sad that the Guest acting categories continue to reward famous people for showing up over lesser-known jobbing actors that had one amazing episode.

Listen, I’m a Jessica Lange fan as well, but no way was she more deserving than Hong Chau in Forever; Khalilah Joi in Grey’s; or literally any female in The Good Fight.

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJames from Ames

They obviously watch Succession since they nominated it for series which makes the absence of any acting nominees even more baffling.

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Troutman

Did Homecoming receive any nominations? That series made me finally appreciate Julia Roberts and Stephan James was sublime.

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBrad

Even though I think the rule that got the Handmaid’s tale in is ridiculous, I’m really excited to see Holly nominated. It’s, quite easily, the best episode of the 2nd season and probably one of the best in that series.

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

James -- i share your frustration with that. It's not supposed to be actors i like who happen to have done a cameo. It's supposed to be "best" or "outstanding"... it's an acting award like any other so it should be the performance.

the Emmys desperately need blue ribbon panels.

July 16, 2019 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

This year I'm all in for Schitt's Creek, if Catherine O'Hara doesn't get an Emmy there is no taste and there is no justice. I don't care about Game of thrones or Big Little Lies, give Catherine O'hara an Emmy for goodness sake! Now if only a majority of real Emmy voters felt the same way.

July 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLadyEdith

Jessica Lange?

July 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterFaye

Completely agree about Catherine O’Hara. Comedy legend who deserves recognition.

July 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTom Ford

The worst part about the guest acting categories is the takeover of SNL hosts over the past few years. This year I'd have nominated Emma Thompson and that's it. Hong Chau in "Forever" and especially Cate Blanchett for that epic episode of "Documentary Now!" should have been nominated. I also don't know wtf is going on with Jason Mitchell, but he wasn't even submitted for that aame episode of "Forever".

Julia Roberts had to have pissed somebody off. "Homecoming" got ignored across the board. I know I was pissed about "The Haunting of Hill House" and "Castle Rock". For years Ryan Murphy's camp fest was in the running and now that there are actual quality horror series, also ignored. I'm glad "When They See Us" pulled in as manybacting nominations as it did, but there's something off about those four Lead Actress and Supporting Actress nominations. Like, they should be switched. Or no one in Lead at all.

The lazy voting habits need to be ridiculed. Both Drama acting categories only had one holdover actress in each category from last year. They had the ability to completely overhaul both categories and instead they doubled down on the shows they already watched. Bringing back Viola Davis and Robin Wright were unnecessary when Mj Rodriguez, Julia Roberts and Christine Baranski were waiting in the wings. AND THAT'S WITH AN EXTRA NOMINEE! So they tied on that tired lineup. Along with adding an extra "Saul" nominee, two more from "Barry", an additional "Maisel" actress and three more females from "GoT" and one male while also pulling in Chris Sullivan from "This Is Us" but Susan Kelechi Watson and Rhea Seehorn get left behind because every actress from GoT was submitted. It's just lazy.

A poster mentioned earlier up there ^ that there were eight nominees in Drama and that was too much. Nowhere close. There's far too much television. The problem is when those eight nominees aren't anywhere near as eclectic as they should be with televison being as extreme as it is. Eight nominees is about right.

July 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan (the 1st)

You say it right Morgan (the 1st) where are Susan Kelechi Watson and Chrissy Metz? They were stellar in this Season of "This is us"! Those GOT-Acting Nominations are NUTS! Most of them are laughable! Hopefully GOT got snubbed for big wins. Have they seen the final Season? It was a DESASTER!!!

July 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

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