Who dominated at this year's Primetime Emmy Awards?

Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2019

The 71st Primetime Emmys: In Review

Following the Creative Emmy Awards Sept.14-Sept.15, we awaited the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theather in Los Angeles this past Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. EST/ 5 p.m. PCT on Fox. The competition was fierce. Which network did we expect to clench the most winning titles?

Who stole the throne?

If you’re getting tired of the Game of Thrones frenzy, this year’s awards set the stage for sweeping wins for the HBO drama series, especially after the series won several awards at the Creative Emmys. Game of Thrones was trailblazing with a whopping 14 nominations for this year’s Primetime Emmys.

The following details some of the winners at this year's Primetime Emmys.

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series

  • Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series

  • Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

  • Bill Hader, Barry

Outstanding reality/competition series

  • RuPaul's Drag Race

Outstanding limited series

  • Chernobyl

TV Movie

  • Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Outstanding variety sketch series

  • Saturday Night Live

Outstanding variety talk series

  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Outstanding comedy series

  • Fleabag

Outstanding drama series

  • Game of Thrones

A full list of nominations and winners can be found here.

Nominations set the tone

The following list details some of the shows with the highest number of nominations:

  • Game of Thrones. 14 nominations.
  • When They See Us. 11 nominations.
  • Barry. 9 nominations.
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. 7 nominations.
  • Chernobyl. 6 nominations.
  • This Is Us. 5 nominations.
  • Schitt’s Creek. 3 nominations.
  • Pose. 2 nominations.

Battle of the networks

This year’s television scene was cut-throat. With HBO leading nominations at 47, Netflix trailed behind at 30 nominations.

The following networks dominated with nominations:

  • HBO: 47 nominations.
  • Netflix: 30 nominations.
  • Prime Video: 18 nominations.
  • NBC: 15 nominations.
  • Showtime: 10 nominations.
  • FX: 9 nominations.

The takeaway

This year's Emmys set the stage for an eventful awards season. As film and production professionals, any opportunity to acknowledge the tireless and brilliant work of others is an honor.

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