‘Game of Thrones’ Leads Emmy Nods with Record-Breaking Nominations

It was an exciting morning in Hollywood on Tuesday, as the 2019 Emmy nominations were announced by Ken Jeong and D’arcy Carden.

The roster of recognized shows, performers and crew was a mixed bag of both favorite standbys like “Veep” and relative newcomers such as “Pose.” Leading the pack — no surprise here! — was “Game of Thrones.” The HBO juggernaut picked up a record-breaking number of nods with whopping 32, breaking the drama series number that “NYPD Blue” earned more than 25 years ago. Other big nominees include “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” with 20 nods, “Chernobyl” landed 19, while “Saturday Night Live” received 18. “Barry” and “Fosse/Verdon” both received 17. Netflix’s most-nominated program was “When They See Us,” which is up for 16 awards.

One notable nominee is Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who broke her own Lead Comedy Actress record. This year marks her seventh nod in the category — the “Veep” star has received 26 total nominations throughout her career. Another standout is Patricia Arquette, who is nominated for both Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for “The Act” and Leading Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for “Escape at Dennemora.”

Stars have already started reacting to this morning’s news and their respective nominations. Ava DuVernay thanked the Academy and her “When They See Us” cast. Christina Applegate expressed her shock over her “Dead to Me” nod, Laverne Cox shouted out to her “Orange Is the New Black” team, Natasha Lyonne tweeted a gif about “Russian Doll’s” recognition, and Sterling K. Brown shared the cutest video with his son!

The Emmys air on Sunday, September 17. Check out the full list of nominations right here.


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