HOLLYWOOD—It’s the biggest accolade one in the entertainment industry can receive on the TV side of things. Yes, the contenders for the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Tuesday, July 16, and leading the pack of all nominees was the HBO series “Game of Thrones” with a whopping 32 nominations including Outstanding Drama Series. Look, let’s all be honest, we know that eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” was not its best, but this is the Academy’s way of bidding farewell to the series.

In a distant second place was “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” which earned 20 nominations including Outstanding Comedy Series, and right on its tails was “Chernobyl” with 19 nominations. Now, it wouldn’t be an awards ceremony if we didn’t talk about the snubs people. The buzz is what the hell happened to “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” which was completely snubbed for any awards considering the series also bid adieu to TV watchers this year. “Black-ish” failed to earn an Outstanding Comedy Series nomination after being up for the prize each year since 2015.

No love for Julia Roberts for her work on “Homecoming,” and sentiment continues with “The Big Bang Theory” getting little to no love for its final season. Look I’m starting to think if you’re on network TV that is the worst thing when it comes to the TV world and accolades because Cable networks and streaming services are dominating across the board. To view the full list of nominees click here.

A partial list of this year’s contenders can be viewed below:

Outstanding Drama Series

-“Game of Thrones”

-“This is Us”


-“Better Call Saul”


-“Killing Eve”



Outstanding Comedy Series



-“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

-“Schitt’s Creek”

-“Russian Doll”


-“The Good Place”

Outstanding Lead Actor In a Drama Series

-Jason Bateman “Ozark”

-Sterling K. Brown “This is Us”

-Billy Porter “Pose”

-Kit Harrington “Game of Thrones”

-Bob Odenkirk “Better Call Saul”

-Milo Ventimiglia “This is Us”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

-Emilia Clarke “Game of Thrones”

-Viola Davis “How to Get Away With Murder”

-Jodie Corner “Killing Eve”

-Laura Linney “Ozark”

-Sandra Oh “Killing Eve”

-Mandy Moore “This is Us”

-Robin Wright “House of Cards”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

-Julia Louis-Dreyfus “Veep”

-Christina Applegate “Dead to Me”

-Catherine O’Hara “Schitt’s Creek”

-Phoebe Waller-Bridge “Fleabag”

-Natasha Lyonne “Russian Doll”

-Rachel Brosnahan “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

-Anthony Anderson “Black-ish”

-Ted Danson “The Good Place”

-Eugene Levy “Schitt’s Creek”

-Don Cheadle “Black Monday”

-Michael Douglas “The Kominsky Method”

-Bill Hader “Barry”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

-Alfie Allen “Game of Thrones”

-Nikolaj Coster-Waldau “Game of Thrones”

-Peter Dinklage “Game of Thrones”

-Jonathan Banks “Better Call Saul”

-Giancarlo Esposito “Better Call Saul”

-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”

-Julia Garner “Ozark”

-Fiona Shaw “Killing Eve”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

-Tony Hale “Veep”

-Anthony Carrigan “Barry”

-Alan Arkin “The Kominsky Method”

-Stephen Root “Barry”

-Tony Shaloub “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

-Henry Winkler “Barry”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

-Alex Borstein “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

-Olivia Colman “Fleabag”

-Kate McKinnon “Saturday Night Live”

-Marin Hinkle “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

-Sarah Goldberg “Barry”

-Betty Gilpin “GLOW”

-Sian Clifford “Fleabag”

-Anna Chlumsky “Veep”

Outstanding Limited Series

-“Sharp Objects”


-“When They See us”


-“Escape at Dannemora”

Outstanding TV Movie

-“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch”

-“My Dinner With Herve”

-“King Lear”

-“Deadwood: The Movie”

-“Brexit: The Uncivil War”

Outstanding Competition Program

-“RuPaul’s Drag Race”

-“The Amazing Race”

-“Top Chef”

-“The Voice”

-“Nailed It”

-“American Ninja Warrior”

Outstanding Variety Talk Show

-“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”

-“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”

-“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

-“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”

-“The Late Late Show With James Corden”

-“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out live on Sunday, September 22 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The ceremony will air on Fox at 8 p.m. No host for the ceremony has been announced.