“Game Of Thrones” Just Broke Several Emmy Nomination Records

July 16, 2019 / Posted by:

The 71st Primetime Emmy nominations were announced today, and a celebratory screech rang out from the fire-filled mouths of all the dragons of the…uh…the Shire? The place where Link from The Legend of Zelda lives? Okay, so I’ve never watched a single episode of Game of Thrones. But Game of Thrones now holds multiple Emmy nomination records. “HA! Take that, you angry nerds!” thought the creators of Game of Thrones.

Deadline says the nominations were announced this morning by Ken Jeong and D’Arcy Carden, neither of which were nominated for anything. Awkward! But not anywhere near as awkward as having to say the words Game of Thrones 32 times at the crack of dawn. Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season has broken the record for the most single-year nominations, beating NYPD Blue’s record from 1994, which was 27 nominations. It’s also the record holder for the drama series with the most overall nominations, with 161 nominations. Game of Thrones is now the drama series with the most nominations in its final year (beating the final season of Breaking Bad). It also holds the record for the drama series with the most Emmy wins, at 47 awards, and most wins in a single year, at 12 wins. So it could potentially break those records too.

HBO, which airs Game of Thrones, also broke an Emmy nomination record today, with most single-year nominations (137).

Even though it sounds like we’ll be hearing “And the winner is…you already know” a lot when the Primetime Emmy Awards are given out on September 22, other people and shows were nominated. It’s too bad Blouse Barn has closed, because Catherine O’Hara needs to find a nice dress to wear to the Emmy’s. Schitt’s Creek was nominated for four awards, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Catherine, and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Eugene Levy. Last year’s winner for Outstanding Competition Program, RuPaul’s Drag Race, was nominated again, as was RuPaul for Outstanding Reality Host. And Amazon Prime’s Fleabag received 11 nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Phoebe Waller-Bridge. And yet, no nominations for that jumpsuit? That jumpsuit was robbed.

Speaking of more snubs, Julia Roberts got nothing for Homecoming. Richard Madden, who won a Golden Globe award for Bodyguard back in January, also didn’t hear his name read today. Once again, Modern Family was shut out of the Outstanding Comedy Series category. And Jonah Hill didn’t get a nomination for looking like a warm beer-chugging Tampa, Florida dirtbag in the Netflix series Maniac. But I’m sure he’ll take home all the trophies if there’s an award show recognizes achievement in dirtbaggery.

You can read the full list of nominees here, but here’s a condensed version of some of the bigger categories:

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

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

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

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

Outstanding Drama Actress
Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)
Jody 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)

Outstanding Drama Actor
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)

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

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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Alfie Allen (Game Of Thrones)
Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game Of Thrones)
Peter Dinklage (Game Of Thrones)
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)
Julia Garner (Ozark)
Lena Headey (Game Of Thrones)
Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve)
Sophie Turner (Game Of Thrones)
Maisie Williams (Game Of Thrones)

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

Outstanding Television Movie
Bandersnatch (Black Mirror)
Brexit
Deadwood
King Lear
My Dinner With Hervé

Outstanding 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)

Outstanding 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)

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

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

Outstanding Variety Talk
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

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

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

Outstanding Structured Reality
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
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 Host for Reality or Reality Competition Program
James Corden (The World’s Best)
Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game Of Games)
Marie Kondo (Tidying Up With Marie Kondo)
Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman (Making It)
RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race)

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