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Emmy Winners 2019. "Fleabag" and "Game of Thrones" Triumphant

We couldn't watch the Emmys tonight due to a major off-blog deadline but here is your list of winners. How satisfied are you on a scale of YAAASSSS to I FEEL SICK in each of the big sections, comedy / drama / limited series.



Best Comedy “Fleabag” (Amazon)
Best Actress, Comedy Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag”
Best Actor, Comedy Bill Hader, “Barry”
Supporting Actress, Comedy Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Supporting Actor, Comedy Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”...

Writing for a Comedy Series Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag” (“Episode 1”)
Directing for a Comedy Series Harry Bradbeer, “Fleabag” (“Episode 1”)

In a remarkable turn of events Marvelous Mrs Maisel and Veep and their leading ladies had to step aside for Fleabag. But Fleabag is brilliant so well done, Phoebe Waller-Bridge. But because Emmy can't do without some of its love of repetition, Tony Shalhoub picked up his fourth Emmy, though his first for The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. 


Best Drama “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Best Actress, Drama Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”
Best Actor, Drama Billy Porter, “Pose”
Supporting Actress, Drama Julia Garner, “Ozark”
Supporting Actor, Drama Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Writing for a Drama Series Jesse Armstrong, “Succession” (“Nobody Is Ever Missing”)
Directing for a Drama Series Jason Bateman, “Ozark” (“Reparations”)

Despite its insane haul at the Creative Arts Emmys Game of Thrones was unable to beat its own record for most wins in a single season. Instead it tied itself, winning only two big ones that it had won multiple times before: Series and Supporting Actor. We're thrilled for both Jodie Comer (a shocking win) and Billy Porter (who most people, including us, expected to prevail) as the leading winners as both are brilliant on their respective shows. Billy Porter is the first openly gay man to win Best Actor in a Drama Series. 


Best Limited Series “Chernobyl” (HBO)
Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie Michelle Williams, “Fosse/Verdon”
Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie Jharrel Jerome, “When They See Us”
Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Movie Patricia Arquette, “The Act”
Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie Ben Whishaw, “A Very English Scandal”
Television Movie “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” (Netflix)
Variety Sketch Series “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Variety Talk Series “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)
Reality Competition “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
Writing for a Limited Series or Movie Craig Mazin, “Chernobyl”
Writing for a Variety Series “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)
Directing for a Limited Series or Movie Johan Renck, “Chernobyl”
Directing for a Variety Series Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live” (“Host: Adam Sandler”)

Here's something truly remarkable given Emmys tendency NOT to spread the wealth. There's not a single repeating show between the limited series / tv movie / and ANY of the acting prizes for limited series/movie... so six different shows ended up winners. How crazy is that?


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Jharrel Jerome! Best win of the night.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMax

Jharrell Jerome and Billy Porter winning were amazing. Those were the highlights.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

YAAAS Billy Porter. So glad I finally got around to Pose, and the ep he submitted was the highlight of the season for me.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLynn Lee

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is an actual genius so she deserves everything (that she gets to fuck Martin McDonagh is icing on an already delicious cake).

Floored for Billy Porter. I've been following his career for a decade and there was barely any there And this was having discovered him 15 yrs into that career. To see him swept up in this new era in is something to behold and I wish all the things!

Wondering what it'll take for Ava DuVernay to break into the winners circle for major categories (not that her wins for "13" are less in any way)?

"Maisel's" hold on the supporting category is a ridiculous as Dinkage's on supporting actor.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterHoneybee

This Emmy show was all about Brits, boobs, and Billy Porters speech. Congrats to the winners.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSawyer

Sandra OH ........... I feel so sorry for her , yet again!

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterEthan

Sad you couldn't watch because it was a total rollercoaster.

The show was clumsy but there were many shockers/very-well deserved awards and very emotional speeches too. Michelle, Patty, Ben, Fleabag, Jerome... they did watched the tapes this year!

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

PWB is another modern phenomenon I don't get,she's just not my humour.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordonuk

Sandra Oh is getting to be the Glenn Close of the Emmys! This is the second time she's swept all of the other big prizes for a show, only to lose. Given Eve's popularity and her acclaim, I suspect we'll see her compete again next year.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

Billy! Jharrell! Michelle! Phoebe! Wow...

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMJ

Michelle Williams is a Godess....

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterstjeans

Michelle Williams and Jharrel Jerome's wins made up for Dinklage's and GOT's unexcusable wins.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I picked Jodie Comer in my GoldDerby predictions... I didn't believe in my own pick (more wishful thinking than anything else), but... GOD! It happened! Such a KILLER win for Villanelle lol

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterEd

So happy for Michelle Williams! I was really worried that she might join Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Mark Ruffalo, and Sigourney Weaver as the only actors to have nominations with the Oscars, the Emmys, and the Tonys, but no wins.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTyler

I hope this group of winners pacifies the anti-Emmy crowd! Lots of new faces and wealth spreading.

I’ve never minded the Emmys’ “favoritism.” Oscar voters can be reasonably expected to watch the nominated films. You can’t force Emmy voters to watch entire series of shows that don’t appeal to them. So naturally popularity has a hand in choosing winners in the series categories.

For example, I don’t watch Mrs. Maisel. I could watch a single out-of-context submission episode and there’s literally nothing Rachel Brosnahan could to to make me prefer her to Julia Louis Dreyfus, in a performance I’ve watched religiously from beginning to end. And besides, the category is not “Best Performance by an Actress in an Episode of a Comedy Series.”

At the end of the day are shows you’ve made a priority and shows you haven’t bothered with. Even an Emmy voter can’t do it all, and the submission format is a very poor approximation of getting everyone to evaluate all the nominees. Unless you want the Emmys to act like the Globes and merely "signal" support for series that feel fresh/relevant.

Demands on voters' time is a major factor. That's true of all awards but I'm most willing to give the Emmys a pass because there's SO much TV and loyalty to a specific show/performer is so emotional/irrational.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterH

Though I haven't watched the show, from what I have read Jodie Comer is amazing on Killing Eve. Still, it sucks for Sandra Oh - last year she got overlooked at the Emmys but seemingly won every other major TV prize and was everywhere from SNL to hosting the Golden Globes, setting up this year as her redemption. Except it seems Season Two of Killing Eve did not give her much to work with but was a great showcase for Jodie Comer, who wound up with the win this year. Its like when she was nominated all those years for Grey's Anatomy but the only win for that show was for Kathryn Heigl's single nomination. Hopefully Season 3 of Killing Eve gives her some more meaty material.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKP

"H" you make a great point about loyalty to shows. Take me for example. I was immediately turned off by GOT in the first episode because it looked to be all about fighting and death. Ozark to me was going to be all about stealing and lying. And Fleabag's first episode had too many mentions of menstruation. So, like everyone, I pick and choose.

I only watched some of the Emmys (and Fox's relentless promos of its shows is annoying). Glad that Veep and GOT are done. Now some other shows can win some awards. The NYTimes has a lovely set of photos of the fashions btw.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterrrrich7

Jodie Comer fucking DESERVED that win. My God she was brilliant in Season 2!

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDAVID

To H: I actually hate the way the Emmy's give certain awards to the same people over and over again, but I appreciate the context you provided. It make sense: who could possibly have time to watch so many series in order to vote for a prize? Most are just going to go w/ their hearts and check the box next to their favorite. Which points out a huge flaw in the voting system, but whattya gonna do. The Emmys are gonna Emmy.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRob

Like, I'm happy for Billy Porter. But I don't watch Pose because I'm wary of Ryan Murphy joints and I'm not going to suffer through uneven writing and performances (I think "uneven" is fair here.) just to give Billy Porter's lead performance a fair hearing. I'm sure he's the best thing about Pose! That's a compliment but also...the problem.

If I were a voter I would totally watch his submission, but why would I vote against Jason Bateman in a performance/series that I'm dedicated to? It would be dishonest to act like there's a nominee I prefer to him, on the basis of one submission episode completely removed from context/the arc of the performance.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterH

I was so grateful emmys went to programs I had seen, because there is way too much out there.
Kudos to Chernobyl, Killing Eve, Fleabag, Game of Thrones, Michelle Williams, PWB, Mrs. Maisel, and Jarrell Jerome.
Lows: Ozark? really? Why Peter Dinklage again?
Would have loved to see some award go to Schitt's Creek, Russian Doll, and Sharp Objects, (poor Amy Adams.)
That has to have been the worst produced award show I have ever seen. So laboured, and poorly executed. The worst opening, worst musical number, and that atrocious Tom Lennon commentary.
Fox is clearly bad at this sort of thing. Thank god the speeches were good.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLadyEdith

I watch Pose. Trust me. Billy Porter is NOT the best thing about that show. So... that's saying a lot. I do hope he doesn't get Peter Dinklage'd i.e. the ONE performer from his show with a great ensemble that gets all the wins and recognition. Pose has SO MANY amazing performers. It'll be a shame for them to not be recognized in years to come.

Fleabag! I'm so happy it won. I was really fearful it'd be a Maisel night and I was fine/expected JLD to win. But yeah wow PWB! This makes Andrew Scott's non-nomination even MORE confounding in the end.

Michelle Williams! I'm so happy she won a BIG award. And get to deliver a knock out of a speech. I hope they keep coming.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

I'm resolved to feel positive about last night's Emmys. They found a way to award both Patty and Michelle, they gave an Emmy to Succession for writing, Fleabag rightfully dominated the comedy category, and even Paddington aka Ben Whishaw managed a surprise win. Honestly, it was the best Emmys in a long time.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Why is everybody saying "Michelle won something at last"? What about the Golden Globe?

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBig Eyes

So happy for PWB , I like a lot of the other nominees in best comedy, but this was the only time they can reward Fleabag and I think it's a work of genius so I am glad it got the deserved recognition.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRami

Big Eyes, I think in many eyes an Emmy / Tony or Oscar has more prestige compared to a Golden Globe as they are voted on by the actor's peers.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRami

So glad PWB and Michelle Williams won. PWB & Fleabg are wonderful and Williams made the otherwise uneven Fosse/Verdon work. She was just fantastic.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRob

Mark Ruffalo has an Emmy for producing The Normal Heart.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLdiggitydawg

i'm just so happy for fleabag's many wins, though, given that PWB was rewarded (deservedly) in writing and producing, i'd have been happy to see her acting win go elsewhere. i would have preferred to see colman or clifford win in supporting (or shaw or thomas win in guest) than PWB in lead, but i'll take what i can get!

jodie comer, though, wow. the show is fabulous, she is incredible. if only she and sandra could have shared the award...??

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCharles O

Charles -- since it's such a duet show it would have been so cool to have a tie but maybe it'll be like cagney & lacey or the golden girls where voters obviously speak to each other and 'take turns' to make sure both are emmy'ed?

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

The winners this year feel as if the TV academy actually watched the shows. I'm also glad that next year will be a new set of winners, unless Mrs. Maisel wins everything in the absence of Fleabag and Veep.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRaul

Oh deserved the win, but I’m super happy for Comer.

Also, Billy Porter for me is one of the weakest parts of Pose. Rodriguez is clearly the heart of the show, and the fact that she wasn’t nominated is still a travesty. For a show that centers itself primarily around trans women, it’s telling that only the gay cisgender man is nominated. I also think Indya Moore should’ve been nominated as we.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterbeyaccount

If that's the kind of acceptance speech that Michelle Williams gives, then I'm going to need her to win more awards more often because, baby, that was a sermon.

Billy Porter is the kind of person I needed 20-25 years ago as a young black queer man trying to figure myself out, so his recent ascendance literally makes me misty eyed.

This time three years ago most people had no idea who the cast of Moonlight was. To see just about all of them go on to this kind of success has been such a joy to watch. I'm over the moon for Jharrel Jerome.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTroy H.

I had a feeling that Fleabag would over-perform, and it did! No offense to JLD, who's one of our best, but Veep became almost insufferably mean-spirited that it's a good thing such toxicity was skipped over at last. Next year will be interesting given that Fleabag, GoT and Veep have ended their runs.

Porter is a trip, and Williams is so, so deserving of her Emmy. It's a shame that Amy Adams was bridesmaided again, this time at the Emmys. Will she ever win anything (other than Globes)?

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMareko

How many Emmys does DRAG RACE won? 4?

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

RuPaul has won 4 times as Best Host, the show itself has only won twice. And while it certainly should have at least 2 by now, this last season was not one of its best by a long shot.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterken s.

My Yaaassss's for the night. Ru Paul, Jharell Jerome (his portrayal absolutely broke my heart), Michelle Williams (oh so good) Jodie Comer (so right but it's a shame they couldn't give a joint award to Comer and Oh), Peter Dinklage (on behalf of the whole cast who worked their butts off for 10 years in rain, hail shine, snow, sleet and fire) and GoT best drama. There's been nothing like it before and there will be nothing like it on television again, even prequels or sequels, will ever be the same. The final season may have been narratively rushed but everything else was spectacular.

I hadn't seen Mrs Maisel or Fleabag but I started watching Fleabag last night and while I can see the genius, I'm not so sure. PWB comes across as a dirtier, pervier, darker Miranda Hart. In fact at times I thought I was watching the Upside Down version of Miranda, Hart's sitcom. In that sense it's kind of unoriginal. I want to give it props though for the female perspective and subverting gender roles and I'm going to give it a chance.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne

Not watching "Fleabag" b/c there's too much "menstruation" talk? How stupid. Your loss.

Sandra Oh losing AGAIN to an inferior hot blonde FROM HER SAME SHOW must be infuriating.

BILLY PORTER! Life-giving in every respect.

Was rooting so hard for Amy Adams. You'll have your awards moment soon, and it will be glorious when it finally happens!

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterIan

the oscars are officially furious that the four limited series acting awards all went to portrayals of real people - that's their dream scenario

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterpar

Ian -- it's possible to love both Comer & Oh, you know. No need to tear one done to make a point that you love the other. They're both brilliant on the show, I think so it's a shame they couldn't tie.

Raul -- it is exciting that anything *might* happen last year in the absence of GOT, VEEP, and FLEABAG but if i know the emmy's they'll revert to form (MRS MAISEL sweeping) after a mildly shocking year (because it was only really shocking in terms of half of the comedy prizes and a few behind the camera prizes)

September 23, 2019 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Does anyone feel bad for Amy Adams? Wasn't this supposed to be her year? Winning an Oscar and an Emmy? Instead, Vice and Sharp Objects didn't get the magnificent critical acclaim we thought they would and despite being nominated in major categories didn't win much (makeup for Oscars and nothing for Emmys) Once again, Adams must sit in the audience and watch others walk up the stage. I am not taking anything away from Williams or King, who each gave marvelous performances) Will she ever win?

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTom G.

HBO seriously messed up by not premiering Sharp Objects during last years voting eligibility. Had they premiered it one month prior Adams would have walked away with the Emmy.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMichael R

Does anyone feel bad for Amy Adams ?

September 24, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKl

Jackson DeStefano on Twitter wrote:

Is Michelle Williams great in Fosse/Verdon? Yes. But does that mean Amy Adams deserved to lose? Also yes.

I love it

September 24, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBig Eyes

Amy Adams deserves the world, you cunts.

September 24, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterFr

Her peers don't seem to agree, Fr.

September 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDolor

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