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. 

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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)

Television Movie

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, Ozark 
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Bob Odenkirk, Call Saul
Billy Porter, Pose
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Outstanding Lead Actor (Female) 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 (Male) in a Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Lead Actor (Female) 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 (Male) 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 Actor (Female) 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

Supporting Actor (Female) 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

Supporting Actor (Male) in a Drama Series

Alfie Allen, Game of Thrones 
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul 
Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau, Game of Thrones 
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones 
Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul 
Michael Kelly, House of Cards 
Chris Sullivan, This Is Us

Supporting Actor (Female) 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
Radio Times

Supporting Actor (Male) 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

Supporting Actor (Female) 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

Supporting Actor (Male) 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

Guest Actor (Female) in a Drama Series

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

Guest Actor (Male) in a Drama Series

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

Guest Actor (Female) in a Comedy Series

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

Guest Actor (Male) in a Comedy Series

Matt Damon, Saturday Night Live 
Robert De Niro, Saturday Night Live 
Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 
Peter MacNicol, Veep 
John Mulaney, Saturday Night Live 
Adam Sandler, Saturday Night Live 
Rufus 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)
Hollywood Reporter

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 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

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)
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You can check the categories for Variety (Special) and Short-form comedy here.