The 71st Emmy nominations are finally out and have brought quite a fair share of surprises. With 32 nominations, HBO's Game of Thrones broke the record for the maximum nominations for a drama series in a year.
A not-so-close second was Prime's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which landed 20 nominations.
HBO really was the winner as far as nominations were concerned, because their limited series Chernobyl also won 18 nominations across multiple categories.
Phoebe-Waller Bridge's relatable, emotional, and humorous, tragicomedy Fleabag also landed 11 nominations, and in fact, all the female stars from the show landed a nomination.
And if we're talking about female leads, it's interesting to note that four of our favourite GoT stars are actually battling it out in the same category.
First-time nominees Sophie Turner and Gwendoline Christie, along with Lena Headey and Maisie Williams have been nominated in Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Other first-time nominees include Mandy Moore (This Is Us), Amy Adams (Sharp Objects), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) and others.
Additionally, while Veep and Game of Thrones have long been Emmy favourites, new shows like Russian Doll, Killing Eve, When They See Us, Schitt's Creek also won a fair share of nominations as well.
Here is the complete list of nominations:
Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul (AMC)Bodyguard (Netflix)Game of Thrones (HBO)Killing Eve (AMC/BBC America)Ozark (Netflix)Pose (FX)Succession (HBO)This Is Us (NBC)
Outstanding Comedy Series
Barry (HBO)Fleabag (Amazon Prime)The Good Place (NBC)The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime)Russian Doll (Netflix)Schitt’s Creek (Pop)Veep (HBO)
Outstanding Limited Series
Chernobyl (HBO)Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)Fosse/Verdon (FX)Sharp Objects (HBO)When They See Us (Netflix)
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (Netflix)Brexit (HBO)Deadwood: The Movie (HBO)King Lear (Amazon Prime)My Dinner with Herve (HBO)
Outstanding Lead Actor (Male) in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, OzarkSterling K. Brown, This Is UsKit Harington, Game of ThronesBob Odenkirk, Call SaulBilly Porter, PoseMilo Ventimiglia, This Is Us
Outstanding Lead Actor (Female) in a Drama Series
Emilia Clarke, Game of ThronesJodie Comer, Killing EveViola Davis, How to Get Away With MurderLaura Linney, OzarkMandy Moore, This Is UsSandra Oh, Killing EveRobin Wright, House of Cards
Outstanding Lead Actor (Male) in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, Black-ishBill Hader, BarryDon Cheadle, Black MondayEugene Levy, Schitt's CreekMichael Douglas, The Kominsky MethodTed Danson, The Good Place
Outstanding Lead Actor (Female) in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate, Dead to MeRachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselJulia Louis-Dreyfus, VeepNatasha Lyonne, Russian DollCatherine O'Hara, Schitt's CreekPhoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
Outstanding Lead Actor (Male) in a Limited Series or Movie
Mahershala Ali, True DetectiveBenicio Del Toro, Escape at DannemoraHugh Grant, A Very English ScandalJared Harris, ChernobylJharrel Jerome, When They See UsSam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon
Outstanding Lead Actor (Female) in a Limited Series or Movie
Amy Adams, Sharp ObjectsPatricia Arquette, Escape at DannemoraAunjanue Ellis, When They See UsJoey King, The ActNiecy Nash, When They See UsMichelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon
Supporting Actor (Female) in a Drama Series
Gwendoline Christie, Game of ThronesJulia Garner, OzarkLena Headey, Game of ThronesFiona Shaw, Killing EveSophie Turner, Game of ThronesMaisie Williams, Game of Thrones
Supporting Actor (Male) in a Drama Series
Alfie Allen, Game of ThronesJonathan Banks, Better Call SaulNikolaj Coster-Waldeau, Game of ThronesPeter Dinklage, Game of ThronesGiancarlo Esposito, Better Call SaulMichael Kelly, House of CardsChris Sullivan, This Is Us
Supporting Actor (Female) in a Comedy Series
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselAnna Chlumsky, VeepSian Clifford, FleabagOlivia Colman, FleabagBetty Gilpin, GlowSarah Goldberg, BarryMarin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselKate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Supporting Actor (Male) in a Comedy Series
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky MethodAnthony Carrigan, BarryTony Hale, VeepStephen Root, BarryTony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselHenry Winkler, Barry
Supporting Actor (Female) in a Limited Series or Movie
Patricia Arquette, The ActMarsha Stephanie Blake, When They See UsPatricia Clarkson, Sharp ObjectsVera Farmiga, When They See UsMargaret Qualley, Fosse/VerdonEmily Watson, Chernobyl
Supporting Actor (Male) in a Limited Series or Movie
Asante Blackk, When They See UsPaul Dano, Escape at DannemoraJohn Leguizamo, When They See UsStellan Skarsgård, ChernobylBen Whishaw, A Very English ScandalMichael K. Williams, When They See Us
Guest Actor (Female) in a Drama Series
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New BlackCherry Jones, The Handmaid’s TaleJessica Lange, American Horror Story: ApocalypsePhylicia Rashad, This Is UsCicely Tyson, How to Get Away With MurderCarice van Houten, Game of Thrones
Guest Actor (Male) in a Drama Series
Michael Angarano, This Is UsRon Cephas Jones, This Is UsMichael McKean, Better Call SaulKumail Nanjiani, The Twilight ZoneGlynn Turman, How to Get Away With MurderBradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
Guest Actor (Female) in a Comedy Series
Jane Lynch, The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselSandra Oh, Saturday Night LiveMaya Rudolph, The Good PlaceKristin Scott Thomas, FleabagFiona Shaw, FleabagEmma Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Guest Actor (Male) in a Comedy Series
Matt Damon, Saturday Night LiveRobert De Niro, Saturday Night LiveLuke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselPeter MacNicol, VeepJohn Mulaney, Saturday Night LiveAdam Sandler, Saturday Night LiveRufus Sewell, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
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)Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)
Outstanding Competition Program
The Amazing Race (CBS)American Ninja Warrior (NBC)Nailed It (Netflix)RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)Top Chef (Bravo)The Voice (NBC)
Structured Reality Program
Antiques Roadshow (PBS)Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives (Food Network)Queer Eye (Netflix)Shark Tank (ABC)Tidying Up With Marie Kondo (Netflix)Who Do You Think You Are? (TLC)
Unstructured Reality Program
Born This Way (A&E)Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel)Life Below Zero (National Geographic)RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked (VH1)Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell (CNN)
Host for a Reality or Competition Program
James Corden, The World’s BestEllen DeGeneres, Ellen’s Game Of GamesMarie Kondo, Tidying Up With Marie KondoAmy Poehler & Nick Offerman, Making ItRuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Directing for a Comedy Series
Barry: “The Audition,” HBO (Alec Berg)Barry: “ronny/lily,” HBO (Alec Berg)Fleabag: “Episode 1,” Prime Video (Harry Bradbeer)The Big Bang Theory: “Stockholm Syndrome,” CBS (Mark Cendrowski)
Directing for a Drama Series
Game of Thrones: “The Iron Throne,” HBO (David Benioff, D.B. Weiss)Game of Thrones: “The Last of the Starks,” HBO (David Nutter)Game of Thrones: “The Long Night,” HBO (Miguel Sapochnik)Killing Eve: “Desperate Times,” BBC America (Lisa Bruhlmann)Ozark: “Reparations,” Netflix (Jason Bateman)
Directing for a Limited Series or TV Movie
A Very English Scandal, Prime Video (Stephen Frears)Chernobyl, HBO (Johan Renck)Escape at Dannemora, Showtime (Ben Stiller)Fosse/Verdon, “Glory,” FX Networks (Jessica Yu)Fosse/Version, “Who’s Got the Pain,” FX Networks (Thomas Kail)When They See Us, Netflix, (Ava DuVernay)
Directing for a Reality Program
American Ninja Warrior: “Minneapolis City Qualifiers,” NBC (Patrick McManus)Queer Eye: “Black Girl Magic,” Netflix (Hisham Abed)RuPaul’s Drag Race: “Whatcha Unpackin?,” VH1 (Nick Murray)Shark Tank: “Episode 1002,” ABC (Ken Fuchs)The Amazing Race: “Who Wants a Rolex?,” CBS (Bertram van Munster)
Writing for a Comedy Series
Barry: “ronny/lily,” HBO, (Alec Berg, Bill Hader)Fleabag: “Episode 1,” Prime Video (Phoebe Waller-Bridge)PEN15: “Anna Ishii-Peters,” (Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle)Russian Doll: “Nothing In This World Is Easy,” Netflix (Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler)Russian Doll: “A Warm Body,” Netflix (Allison Silverman)The Good Place: “Janet(s),” NBC (Josh Siegal, Dylan Morgan)Veep: “Veep,” HBO (David Mandel)
Writing for a Drama Series
Better Call Saul: “Winner,” AMC (Peter Gould, Thomas Schnauz)Bodyguard: “Episode 1,” Netflix (Jed Mercurio)Game of Thrones: “The Iron Throne,” HBO (David Benioff, D.B. Weiss)Killing Eve: “Nice And Neat,” BBC America (Emerald Fennell)Succession: “Nobody Is Ever Missing,” HBO (Jesse Armstrong)The Handmaid’s Tale: “Holly,” Hulu (Bruce Miller, Kira Snyder)
You can check the categories for Variety (Special) and Short-form comedy here.