HBO’s Game of Thrones Bows Out in Style

After missing out on last year’s Emmys due to the longer sabbatical and production time for the final season of the ‘greatest show ever’, Game of Thrones returned to its place at the top of the game as this year’s nominations were announced yesterday.

Game of Thrones as being the biggest thing on earth, the authenticity of new show, Chernobyl and hit comedy series, Barry, helped HBO rise back to the peak with 137 nominations, ahead of its closest rival, Netflix that landed 117 noms (which betters last year’s record 112 for the online service).

Netflix has true-life heart gushing mini series, When They See Us, under the radar, Russian Doll and documentary, Our Planet to thank for its increase from last year’s nominations.

Outside the two main networks leading the pack, we see NBC, Amazon Prime Video, CBS, FX Networks, ABC and Hulu follow each other closely behind all garnering below 100 nominations each.

Moving away from the networks and visiting the shows as single bodies, these are the TV programs that garnered 10 nominations and more: Game Of Thrones, The Marvelous Mrs. Masiel, Chernobyl, Saturday Night Live, Barry, Fosse/Verdon, When They See Us, Russian Doll, Escape At Dannemora, Fleabag, The Handmaid’s Tale Showtime, Our Planet.

The highest nominated talk show is Last Week Tonight With John Oliver and highest nominated reality TV program is RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Below is a complete list of nominations in all the major categories:

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or TV 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 TV 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 lead actor in a comedy series

  • Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
  • Don Cheadle, “Black Monday”
  • Ted Danson, “The Good Place”
  • Michael Douglas, “The Kominksy Method
  • “Bill Hader, “Barry”
  • Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series

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

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series

  • Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
  • Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us”
  • Kit Harrington, “Game of Thrones”
  • Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
  • Billy Porter, “Pose”
  • Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us”

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series

  • Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”
  • Jodie 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 reality/competition series

  • “The Amazing Race”
  • “American Ninja Warrior”
  • “Nailed It”
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
  • “Top Chef”
  • “The Voice

Outstanding variety talk series

  • “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 limited Series

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

Outstanding comedy series

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

Outstanding drama series

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

Aaaaaaaaaaand my favourite category: OUTSTANDING MAIN TITLE DESIGN

This year’s Emmy Awards takes place on September 22. You all should look forward to a new post for my predictions in the coming weeks.

Bis Bald!


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