The Emmy Awards honor the best creative teams and the performers in television. This year saw the end of an era for Game of Thrones, while other miniseries dramas like Chernobyl, The Marvelous Ms. Maisel, and When They See Us clearly exceeded our expectations.
Though the final season of Game of Thrones may have been very polarizing, it didn’t seem to faze the television academy, as it awarded HBO’s highest-rated drama with a record-setting 32 nominations. HBO’s miniseries Chernobyl received 19 nominations, and their comedy Veep snagged two nominations. Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Fleabag also have nominations of their own, with the former having 20, and the latter having four – unfortunately Andrew Scott got snubbed. And Netflix’s When They See Us is the streaming site’s biggest winner. They have 16 nominations.
Check out the list of the major nominees for the 2019 Emmy Awards below.
The 69th Annual Emmy Awards ceremony was broadcast live tonight on CBS from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, with Late Night‘s Stephen Colbert hosting for his first time.
The Handmaid’s Tale and Veep took home the big wins in their respective categories “” drama and comedy “” while the limited series Big Little Lies, starring Nicole Kidman (who also won); Donald Glover and his series Atlanta; and long-running sketch series Saturday Night Live all took home their fair share of awards as well. For SNL, guest star Alec Baldwin grabbed the Emmy for his popular repeated portrayal of President Donald Trump.
Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus made history tonight when she snagged her sixth consecutive win for best actress in a comedy series, which is the most Emmy awards won by a performer for one role. The HBO show went on to win the Best Comedy Series award.
See below for the list of Emmys 2017 nominees and winners.
The 68th Annual Emmy Awards aired tonight, and host Jimmy Kimmel needed to get to the show. His opening skit was a medley of shows in cars – from our Modern Family to Veep to James Corden of The Late Late Show … leading to their karaoke performance of Wham’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.” You just cannot unsee that… but you won’t want to. It all culminates in a Game Of Thrones finale.
Watch the opening bit here and check out the list of nominees and winners just below.
Tonight was the 68th Annual Emmy Awards, and what is even more fun than watching your favorite shows win or lose, or the banter between presenters (looking at you Andy Samberg and Jon Snow!) is the opening number. For host Jimmy Kimmel, he had to get to the show.