2019 Primetime Emmy Awards Preview


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The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards is set to air live on September 22, live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony, which honours the best in primetime television programming from June 1, 2018, until May 31, 2019, will be broadcast in Canada on CTV and by Fox in the U.S. Canadians will be able to watch live (coast to coast) on CTV and CTV.ca from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. 

HBO’s Game of Thrones has earned a record-breaking 32 nominations including Outstanding Drama Series where it is favoured to win against Better Call SaulBodyguardKilling EveOzarkPoseSuccession, and This Is Us.

CBC series Schitt’s Creek finally received recognition by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as the comedy (which airs on Pop TV in the U.S.) was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, where it will face off against BarryFleabagThe Good PlaceThe Marvelous Mrs. MaiselRussian Doll, and Veep. 

Canadians actors nominated this year include Schitt’s Creek’s Catherine O’Hara and Eugene LevyKilling Eve’s Sandra Oh is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama as well as Outstanding Guest Actress for her SNL hosting gig —  which falls under the Creative Arts ceremony. Barry’s Sarah Goldberg is nominated for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series — this is the Vancouver-born actress’ first Emmy nomination.

Check out all the major series and acting nominees from the Sept. 22 Primetime Emmy Awards telecast below.

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • Bodyguard (Netflix)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO/Crave)
  • Killing Eve (BBC America/Bravo)
  • Ozark (Netflix)
  • Pose (FX Canada)
  • Succession (HBO/Crave)
  • This Is Us (NBC/CTV)

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Barry (HBO/Crave)
  • Fleabag (Amazon Prime Video)
  • The Good Place (NBC/Global)
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime Video)
  • Russian Doll (Netflix)
  • Schitt’s Creek (CBC/Pop TV)
  • Veep (HBO/Crave)

Outstanding Limited Series

  • Chernobyl (HBO/Crave)
  • Escape at Dannemora (Showtime/Crave)
  • Sharp Objects (HBO/Crave)
  • When They See Us (Netflix)

Outstanding Television Movie

  • Bandersnatch – Black Mirror (Netflix)
  • Brexit (HBO/Crave)
  • Deadwood: The Movie (HBO)
  • King Lear (Amazon Prime Video)
  • My Dinner with Hervé (HBO/Crave)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO/Crave)
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS/CTV)
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS/Global)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

  • At Home with Amy Sedaris (truTV)
  • Documentary Now! (IFC)
  • Drunk History (Comedy Central)
  • I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman (Hulu)
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC/Global)
  • Who Is America? (Showtime/Crave)

Outstanding Competition Program

  • The Amazing Race (CBS/CTV)
  • American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
  • Nailed It! (Netflix)
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
  • Top Chef (Bravo)
  • The Voice (NBC/CTV)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson (Black-is)
  • Don Cheadle (Black Mondy)
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place)
  • Micheal Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
  • Bill Hader (Barry)
  • Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Christina Applegate (Netflix)
  • 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 Harington (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 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)
  • Niece Nash (When They See Us)
  • Michelle Williams (Fosse/Verdon)

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 Actress in a Comedy Series

  • 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 Drama Series

  • Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones)
  • Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Fame 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 (Kelling Eve)
  • Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones)
  • Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones)

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 Skarsgard (Chernobyl)
  • Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal)
  • Michal 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)   

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards air Sunday, September 22, at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.


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