The 71st annual Emmy Awards nominations have been announced, and it looks like cable and network TV are still holding their own against the hot and trendy streaming services many thought might take them down. It’s not happening this year, anyway. In terms of recognition, HBO rules once again (Netflix beat ’em last year) with Game of Thrones bludgeoning everyone on the boob tube battlefield with 32 nominations, and Veep, which also ran its final show on HBO this year, garnering 9. In total, HBO reigns for 2019 with a total of 137 nominations, but Netflix is right behind with 117.

Network programs such as This Is Us, The Good Place and the venerable Saturday Night Live also have strong showings. Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel swept the awards last year, and makes a bid to do it again with 20 nods, while Ryan Murphy’s groundbreaking FX series Pose and Netflix’s Russian Doll were deservedly recognized in multiple categories. Russian Doll is not exactly a comedy though, is it? Natasha Lyonne’s a hoot, but still. If you’re asking yourself why  The Handmaid’s Tale, Stranger Things and Big Little Lies aren’t on the list much, it’s because they are currently airing outside the eligibility window, which leaves more room for some newbies.

FX’s Pose

We would have liked to see some love for Starz’s Vida or TBS’ hilarious The Detour (two of our favorite shows right now), or more acknowledgment for Hulu programs such as Shrill or Catch-22 (at least Pen15′s writers Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle are on the ballot). And it is nice to see RuPaul’s Drag Race recognized once again as well as host-ess RuPaul, who curiously goes head to head with sweet but bland Marie Kondo of Netflix’s Tidying Up. When They See Us, about the Central Park Five, just qualified for consideration, airing before the cut-off and its 16 nominations are all well-deserved.

The big question in L.A. — after “what will they be wearing at the ceremony?” — is this: Did all those FYC (“for your consideration”) billboards placed around town to brainwash Emmy voters into picking certain shows make any difference in the end? Only the studios’ accountants know for sure.

Read Michael Cooper’s interview with Emmy nominee Lena Headey, and his piece about the importance of Pose, and read my takes on nominees Russian Doll, Big Mouth, Surviving R. Kelly and more from earlier this year in my other TV Party columns. 

See the major nominations below. Full list (including technical, editing and writing) at The 71st Emmy Awards will air Sept. 22 on Fox.

And the nominees are…

Drama Series
Better Call Saul
Game of Thrones
Killing Eve
This Is Us

Comedy Series
The Good Place
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Russian Doll
Schitt’s Creek

Limited Series or Movie
Escape at Dannemora
Sharp Objects
When They See Us

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

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

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

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Don Cheadle, Black Monday
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

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

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

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

Television Movie
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
Deadwood: The Movie
King Lear
My Dinner with Hervé

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

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Sarah Goldberg, Barry
Olivia Colman, Fleabag
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Sian Clifford, Fleabag
Betty Gilpin, Glow
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Lena Heady, Game of Thrones
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones
Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones
Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve
Julia Garner, Ozark

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Johnathan 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

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

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

Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away With Murder
Cherry Jones, The Handmaid’s Tale
Carice van Houten, Game of Thrones
Laverne Cox, Orange Is The New Black
Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us

Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Michael McKean, Better Call Saul
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
Michael Angarano, This Is Us
Glynn Turman, How to Get Away With Murder
Kumail Nanjiani, The Twilight Zone
Ron Cephas, This Is Us

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Fiona Shaw, Fleabag
Sandra Oh, Saturday Night Live
Maya Rudolph, The Good Place
Kristin Scott Thomas, Fleabag
Emma Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Jane Lynch, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Matt Damon, Saturday Night Live
John Mulaney, Saturday Night Live
Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Peter MacNicol, Veep
Robert De Niro, Saturday Night Live
Adam Sandler, Saturday Night Live
Rufus Sewell, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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

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?

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

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

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

Animated Program
Big Mouth
Bob’s Burgers
BoJack Horseman
Adventure Time
The Simpsons

Documentary or Nonfiction Series
30 For 30
American Masters
Chef’s Table
Hostile Planet
Our Planet

Documentary or Nonfiction Special
FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
Jane Fonda In Five Acts
Leaving Neverland
Love, Gilda
Minding The Gap
The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley

Documentary Filmmaking
Divide And Conquer: The Story Of Roger Ailes
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
The Sentence
Three Identical Strangers

Variety Special (Live)
72nd Annual Tony Awards
Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All In The Family’ And ‘The Jeffersons’
The 61st Grammy Awards
76th Annual Golden Globe Awards
The Oscars

Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette
Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé
Springsteen On Broadway
Wanda Sykes: Not Normal

Host of a Reality or Competition Program
Ellen DeGeneres
Marie Kondo
Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman
James Corden

Short Form Animated Program
Love, Death & Robots
Robot Chicken
SpongeBob Squarepants
Steven Universe
Teen Titans Go!

Children’s Program
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Carmen Sandiego
Song of Parkland
Star Wars Resistance
When You Wish Upon A Pickle: A Sesame Street Special

Information Series or Special
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman
Surviving R. Kelly

Character Voice-Over Performance
Kevin Michael Richardson
Seth MacFarlane
Eric Jacobson
Alex Borstein
Hank Azaria

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