The 2019 Emmy nominations are out and they’re proving controversial

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    From the end of Game of Thrones to season two of Killing Eve, it’s safe to say that 2019 has been a massive year for TV, with too many of us spending too much time on our Netflix as a result. It’s hardly surprising therefore that this year’s Emmy nominations – released this week – boast some pretty big names.

    The list did prove controversial, with Big Little Lies and Stranger Things being noticeably absent from the line-up, but it has since been explained that this is due to ineligibility, with the two series starting after the cut-off date, therefore making them eligible for the 2020 Emmys instead.

    This year’s awards, the 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, are set to take place on September, with the ceremony returning to LA’s Microsoft Theatre.

    But who’s nominated this year? Here’s everything you need to know…

    2019 Emmy nominations

    Outstanding Drama Series

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

    Outstanding Comedy Series

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

    Outstanding Limited Series

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

    Outstanding Drama Actor

    Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
    Kit Harington (Game of Thrones)
    Jason Bateman (Ozark)
    Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
    Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us)
    Billy Porter (Pose)

    Outstanding Drama Actress

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

    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

    Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
    Gwendoline Christine (Game of Thrones)
    Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones)
    Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones)
    Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve)
    Julia Garner (Ozark)

    Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

    Michael McKean (Better Call Saul)
    Glynn Turman (How To Get Away With Murder)
    Kumail Nanjiani (The Twilight Zone)
    Bradley Whitford (The Handmaid’s Tale)
    Michael Angarano (This Is Us)
    Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us)

    Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

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

    Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

    Game of Thrones “The Last Of The Starks”
    Game of Thrones “The Long Night”
    Game of Thrones “The Iron Throne”
    Killing Eve “Desperate Times”
    Ozark “Reparations”
    Succession “Celebration”
    The Handmaid’s Tale “Holly”

    Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

    Better Call Saul “Winner”
    Bodyguard “Episode 1”
    Game of Thrones “The Iron Throne”
    Killing Eve “Nice And Neat”
    Succession “Nobody Is Ever Missing”
    The Handmaid’s Tale “Holly”

    Outstanding Comedy Actor

    Bill Hader (Barry)
    Don Cheadle (Black Monday)
    Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
    Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek)
    Ted Danson (The Good Place)
    Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)

    Outstanding Comedy Actress

    Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag)
    Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek)
    Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll)
    Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

    Henry Winkler (Barry)
    Anthony Carrigan (Barry)
    Stephen Root (Barry)
    Tony Hale (Veep)
    Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
    Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)

    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

    Sarah Goldberg (Barry)
    Sian Clifford (Fleabag)
    Olivia Colman (Fleabag)
    Betty Gilpin (GLOW)
    Marin Hinkle (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
    Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
    Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
    Anna Chlumsky (Veep)

    Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

    Robert De Niro (Saturday Night Live)
    John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live)
    Adam Sandler (Saturday Night Live)
    Matt Damon (Saturday Night Live)
    Luke Kirby (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
    Rufus Sewell (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
    Peter MacNicol (Veep)

    Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

    Fiona Shaw (Fleabag)
    Kristin Scott Thomas (Fleabag)
    Emma Thompson (Saturday Night Live)
    Sandra Oh (Saturday Night Live)
    Maya Rudolph (The Good Place)
    Jane Lynch (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

    Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

    Barry “The Audition”
    Barry “ronny/lily”
    Fleabag “Episode 1”
    The Big Bang Theory “Stockholm Syndrome”
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel “All Alone”
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel “We’re Going To The Catskills!”

    Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

    Barry “ronny/lily”
    Fleabag “Episode 1”
    PEN15 “Anna Ishii-Peters”
    Russian Doll “Nothing In This World Is Easy”
    Russian Doll “A Warm Body”
    The Good Place “Janet(s)”
    Veep “Veep”

    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series

    Mahershala Ali (True Detective)
    Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal)
    Benicio del Toro (Escape At Dannemora)
    Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon)
    Jared Harris (Chernobyl)
    Jharrel Jerome (When They See Us)

    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series

    Amy Adams (Sharp Objects)
    Patricia Arquette (Escape At Dannemora)
    Michelle Williams (Fosse/Verdon)
    Joey King (The Act)
    Aunjanue Ellis (When They See Us)
    Niecy Nash (When They See Us)

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series

    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)

    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series

    Emily Watson (Chernobyl)
    Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects)
    Marsha Stephanie Blake (When They See Us)
    Vera Farmiga (When They See Us)
    Patricia Arquette (The Act)
    Margaret Qualley (Fosse/Verdon)

    Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

    A Very English Scandal
    Chernobyl
    Escape At Dannemora
    Fosse/Verdon “Glory”
    Fosse/Verdon “Who’s Got The Pain”
    When They See Us

    Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

    A Very English Scandal
    Chernobyl
    Escape At Dannemora “Episode 6”
    Escape At Dannemora “Episode 7”
    Fosse/Verdon “Providence”
    When They See Us “Part Four”

    Outstanding Television Movie

    Bandersnatch (Black Mirror)
    Brexit
    King Lear
    My Dinner with Hervé

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    Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

    An Emmy For Megan
    Better Call Saul Employee Training: Madrigal Electromotive Security
    Hack Into Broad City
    It’s Bruno!
    Special

    Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

    Patton Oswalt (An Emmy For Megan)
    Jimmy Fallon (Beto Breaks The Internet)
    Ed Begley Jr. (Ctrl Alt Delete)
    Jonthan Banks (Better Call Saul Employee Training: Madrigal Electromotive Security)
    Chris O’Dowd (State of the Union)

    Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

    Ilana Glazer (Hack Into Broad City)
    Abbi Jacobson (Hack Into Broad City)
    Jessica Hecht (Special)
    Punam Patel (Special)
    Rosamund Pike (State of the Union)

    Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series

    Creating Saturday Night Live
    Pose: Identity, Family, Community (Inside Look)
    Fosse/Verdon (Inside Look)
    RuPaul’s Drag Race’s: Out Of The Closet
    RuPaul’s Drag Race’s: Portrait Of A Queen

    Outstanding Short Form Variety Series

    Billy On The Street
    Carpool Karaoke: The Series
    Gay Of Thrones
    Honest Trailers
    The Randy Rainbow Show

    Outstanding Animated Program

    Big Mouth “The Planned Parenthood Show”
    Bob’s Burgers “Just One Of The Boyz 4 Now For Now”
    BoJack Horseman “Free Churro”
    Come Along With Me (Adventure Time)
    The Simpsons “Mad About The Toy”

    Outstanding Competition Program

    American Ninja Warrior
    RuPaul’s Drag Race
    Nailed It!
    The Amazing Race
    The Voice
    Top Chef

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    Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program

    Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)
    RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race)
    Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman (Making It)
    James Corden (The World’s Best)
    Marie Kondo (Tidying Up With Marie Kondo)

    Outstanding Structured Reality Program

    Antiques Roadshow
    Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives
    Queer Eye
    Shark Tank
    Tidying Up With Marie Kondo
    Who Do You Think You Are?

    Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

    Born This Way
    Deadliest Catch
    Life Below Zero
    RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked
    Somebody Feed Phil
    United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell

    Outstanding Directing for a Reality Program

    American Ninja Warrior “Minneapolis City Qualifiers”
    Queer Eye “Black Girl Magic”
    RuPaul’s Drag Race “Whatcha Unpackin?”
    Shark Tank “Episode 1002”
    The Amazing Race “Who Wants A Rolex?”

    Outstanding Variety Talk Series

    Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
    Jimmy Kimmel Live!
    Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
    The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
    The Late Late Show With James Corden
    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

    Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

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

    Outstanding Variety Special (Live)

    The 72nd Annual Tony Awards
    Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All In The Family and The Jeffersons
    RENT
    The 61st Grammy Awards
    The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards
    The Oscars

    Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series

    Documentary Now! “Waiting For The Artist”
    Drunk History “Are You Afraid Of The Drunk?”
    Last Week Tonight With John Oliver “Psychics”
    Saturday Night Live “Host: Adam Sandler”
    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert “Live Midterm Election Show”
    Who Is America? “Episode 102”

    Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

    Documentary Now!
    Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
    Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
    Late Night With Seth Meyers
    Saturday Night Live
    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

    Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special

    Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool
    Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé
    Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All In The Family and The Jeffersons
    Springsteen on Broadway
    The Oscars

    Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special

    Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh
    Amy Schumer Growing
    Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool
    Hannah Gadsby: Nanette
    Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé
    Wanda Sykes: Not Normal

    The 2019 Emmys will be taking place on September 22nd – see you there.

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